Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Update on art and life

Hey y'all.

So I have some news: I have a real design job! Actually, I have 3 (THREE) jobs right now. I work as a page designer for my school's newspaper, which is only an hour or two a week, and I get payed peanuts, so it's just for the experience really. Then I have been freelancing Snapchat filters. Snapchat is a phone app that allows you to send pictures and messages to your friends, or anyone really if you know their usuername--I totally follow Ariana Grande--and the pictures and messages disappear  in seconds. And people and businesses pay me to create custom filters, for business events, birthday parties, sporting events, anything really. You could technically pay me to make you a filter for laundry day. What a time to be alive! And now I have a job as a graphic designer at my school. 

I don't know how I'm handling this, but I have taken 19 school credits in the past, so I think I got this. Maybe.

All this is my way of saying that I won't be making as much art as I had hoped this summer. It's sad, but getting a paycheck is a cool, adult thing to do. A girl needs new shoes. 

Anyways, I'll post every two weeks or so, it won't be as much art as it has been in the past, but I'll try to have at least a few sketches and updates on long term projects. 

Here are some examples of my latest project: wine labels! I got the idea after a very emotional night where my friends and I watched the last few episodes of the series Friends. There may have been some crying and wine drinking. 

I thought it would be fun to get wine for specific occasions, but not the "you got the job!" kind of occasion. Instead these are funny, sardonic, and maybe too real for certain moments in life--moments when you just need a bottle of wine and some friends. 

(The movie "Office Space" comes to mind)

(Don't dwell on your troubles, take a break with this Zinfandel)

(For when you're dealing with a lot, and just surviving is a reason to celebrate)

These lovely mockups came from behance.net, they bring my labels to life.

I plan on making a few more, including "You did things today!" and "It's finally the weekend!" We'll see how that goes. Other ones can be seen on my Instagram at divasque. 

To finish, here are some random doodles I've made!

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