All posts by Sabrina Goodnature

About Sabrina Goodnature

She's a college student whose love of theatre, tea, and TV almost trumps her love of food, which is very surprising, to say the least. She enjoys pop culture and humour just as much as the next guy does. She aspires to become a journalist or an actor -- it all depends who loses jobs first.

My First Attempt at T-Shirt Graphics

Imaginative Space

 

This is basically the first design I made in Illustrator.  It took a while, let me tell ya.

I had just gotten Illustrator the day before, and I was wondering what I wanted to make with it first.  That same day, I saw a YouTube video featuring one of my fave people, Philip DeFranco.  (He’s a cool dude with notable opinions, so you should go check him out.  He has a web show called The Philip DeFranco Show.)

Anyhow, he was talking about space and how awesome it is (because really, what can you say about space besides that it’s awesome?) and I saw in one of the comments that quoted DeFranco saying something cool, and this person was like, “Yeah, this should be on a shirt.”

Challenge accepted.

Now, I had experience in Photoshop, so it was too difficult.  The problem was working in vectors.  So I just decided to make the background in Photoshop and then the rest in Illustrator. Thus, you see the finished product.

I’ve submitted this design to a couple t-shirt websites, so I guess we’ll see if it’s t-shirt material!  Hope y’all like it!

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I Don’t Know What I’m Doing… But Here Goes!

I find myself in the throes of indecision.  But really, it’s just a fancy way of saying that I don’t know what I want to do with my life.

I thought that I knew what I wanted to do in high school.  (Then again, we all think we know what we want to do in high school.  We really don’t.)  I was set on becoming an engineer, working in space and with NASA.

After getting to the college of my choice, and being here for a year, I’ve finally concluded that being an engineer is really not for me.  Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t that I was terrible at it, or that I didn’t do the work; it all came down to passion.  Though I really liked the field, I just didn’t feel as passionate as I did upon first coming to college.  It now feels like a chore instead of a career.

While I was here, though, I found something that I really like doing: graphic design.  I’m not a super-duper professional at it (the header does say “amateur”), but it’s something that I really like to do.  And after seeing the numerous people on the web and in real life creating these awesome things, it made me wonder if I could do it too.  I mean, I like to think that I have a pretty good eye for things, and I love creating things.

My uncle was a sort of inspiration for my creativity.  He’s a freelance photographer who studied at one the best photography schools in the country;  he realised his passion after he retired from the grocery business.  He never thought that it would result in a big business, but so far, he’s doing well and has a great clientele.  Maybe it’s possible for me to do things like this, also.

I like to be optimistic about my future.  And yeah, I get that graphic design is a pretty competitive market, with only the highly educated and well-known designers up for grabs. But perhaps there’s some room for the amateurs in the world too.

Money isn’t an object here.  I’ve got a job.  So I guess you can just enjoy my artwork.

This is Sabrina, signing off.