Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What Happened to Downtime?

What Happened To Downtime?
This is a great article for anyone to read especially us creative types. They make some very valid points about breaking the connection to everything every so often. I can personally identify with needing to do this yet I hardly ever do. When will I learn.....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

These are the things that dreams are made of...

at least for my girlfriend. This is a picture I just finished for her. It was nice to get a chance to draw again and also to practice some of the techniques that I have been seeing some of the artists that I admire using these days. It's a mixed media  piece done in pen, ink, charcoal, water color and then finally Photoshop. I was going to add some type but not having planned for it in the beginning draft, I couldn't incorporate it smoothly in the end. I am happy to say though, I got great feedback from this important client:)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another Gem from Seth Godin

Seth's Thoughts on Self Delusion and Self Loathing

Seth's blog is one of the few that I read on a daily basis. He is pretty consistent for dropping gems of knowledge on subjects varying from marketing to personal development.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Word's Collide

A week ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet comic book icon and businessman, Todd McFarlane at the Baltimore Comicon. By meting Todd, my dreams of meeting of all of my comic book heroes is almost complete. I've met Jim lee (twice!), Michael Turner (God Bless his life!), Marc Silverstri and Joe Jusko. All I need now is an Alex Ross, and new comers Joe Benitez and Simone Bianchi to complete my list. I must also say, forget withever negative comments you may have heard about Todd. He was very polite and accommodating to his fans. I'm not sure where the horror stories of him being mean came from, but he was far from it on that day. His presentation was so energetic and personable, I felt as though I could have sat there for hours listening to him. So thanks again Todd, for being awesome and continue to give the comic book realm doses of creativity!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Rashada Design Logo

So I first begin the idea of redoing my logo back in 07". As a suggestion from Rudy, posted above are the concepts that led us to where we are today.

Overcoming the lizard brain

Well, it's finally here. Granted it's 2 weeks behind the scheduled launch date but it's here. I could come up with many reasons why it's late (ie. I was busy, tired, didn't know how to work the blog editor, my logo wasn't ready, it's Rudy's fault...) but while some of this may be true it's generally due to the lizard brain. Now for those of you not familiar with the lizard brain, it's phrase coined by Seth Godin (http://sethgodin.typepad.com/, very good insightful blog on marketing, business, creativity, and some general life messages) which generally refers to voice inside your head that tells you every reason why something can't be done instead of buckling down and just making it happen.

So today, I am just gonna make it happen. The blog is here and it may undergo some changes but at least it's out for the world to see. So as I invite you all into the astral plane, I would like to thank you for the support and I can promise I got some goodies cooking in the kitchen I can't wait to share.

PS. Shout to Ashley Hosler for the insight on how to use blogger! And as promised www.rashadadesign.com no longer exist on the interwebs but my portfolio can be found here! I still have few projects to upload but it's up!