A Modern Woman on the Move

in hot pursuit of the great green light…

These days, I don’t sleep for fun. And also for zines.

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Things are going pretty awesomely the last couple months. I am getting back on track in putting myself into PZS and SU, as well as having some fun times with friends.

Last night, I slept from 3am to 6am, so that I could finish coloring a drawing…

 

Basically, I imported a scan of the drawing into Illustrator, made a live trace of the black lines with a few tweaks, then colored it in Photoshop by sampling from pictures of real things… This was a real fun coloring experiment for me…

The pea’s pod coloring was sampled from a photos of a real pea pod. One person’s skin was from a photo of a real peach, another’s from a photo of a pale white rose, and the third’s from photos of coffee beans. The red hair color was sampled from a photo of a orange rose with yellow and red accents, the blonde-ish hair was taken from a photo of yellow beans. The background blue was sampled from a photo of raindrops on glass, the darker blue was taken from a dark blue butterfly’s wings. The cloud swirls’ color was from a photo of very light blue and white clouds. After cutting out chunks of each of the photos, I cloned them a bazillion times in Photoshop, then I smudged them a bit, depending on how textured the sample was versus how textured I wanted it to look. It took quite a long time, but I really had fun with it.

The release party for the issue that this is the cover of (“Peas in a Pod”) is tonight, which is also a music show! If you’re not doing anything, you should come celebrate zines and fun music with us at The Saratoga. The issues will also each be a dollar off, for tonight at the release party only.

The next deadlines for Stumptown Underground are June 23rd for summer-themed submissions and July 23rd for ocean-themed submissions. More info here: http://www.stumptownunderground.com/2011/04/issue-19-20-summer-the-ocean/

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