I was hunting around for a text-only, minimal, retro type of social site, like the old days of message boards and chat rooms when I came across Ello. I have some stuff up there now, it makes a nice break from Instagram.
Embedded from Behance, click read more to view the project here
refresh the page to see a new layout. Math.random() !
I posted this to Instagram and then immediately found some small area that I thought was incomplete. Such is life.
A story I wrote in October 2017, illustrated in panels and optimised for mobile.
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You know what’s quite nice? Autodesk Sketchbook. It’s a bit nicer than the Photoshop tablet app because it has BLENDING MODES. Jeez.
One of the mainstays in my collection of thoughts on design philosophy is that restrictions aid creativity. Limited colour palettes, size/shape constraints, pixel art and even time restraints help mold the outcome by organising the creator’s problem solving approach. I’ve always admired the ‘every days’, ‘100 images in 100 days’ type thing that people are able to do, and often how much time they’re able to put into these projects.
I’m not so lucky in the time department so I’m revisiting my roots in ballpoint pen with these 20 min sketches, photographed with a phone and coloured quickly and simply in Sketchbook.