Happy New Year Everyone! I’m excited for the year 2013 and I hope you are too. Thanks goes out to my new subscribers and to the ones that have stuck with me for the past 3 years. 2012 was a major year for me filled with highs and some powerful lows, but I’ve learned that it’s how you respond to those lows that makes a difference. I accomplished some of my goals from last year and some will be a continuous effort, like blogging more (at least once a week) and producing a monthly wallpaper. Here’s my design for the month of January celebrating the new year. I wanted something strong and dark, but at the same time pops. I also wanted something that both genders could appreciate. My wallpapers so far have leaned toward the feminine. The font I used was Old English Text MT and the outlines were constructed in Illustrator and brought into Photoshop.
Whether it’s due to color profiles, some system setup, or the fact that I’m working at different scales, the image in my psd file is slightly different from the final result. I’ve included a screenshot. I like the stronger red tones.
A new year triggers a review of the previous in a culmination of “Best of” lists. Here are a few “Best of 2012″ from some blogs I follow:
Line25 – Best Web Designs of 2012
Good.is – The Best Smart Products of 2012
Blogspoon Graphics – Greatest Tutorial Hits of 2012
Digital Arts – Best Creative Tech for 2012
JUST Creative – Popular Posts of 2012
Wising Everyone a Bright
and Prosperous New Year!!!