Hi new followers, where are you all from & how did you find me??
I’m in Brazil for work for a month! It’s been so busy I haven’t had much of a chance to work on personal stuff, so have a haiku generator I made: HERE.
At the end of last year I was really into trying to learn how to code. I only ended up making a couple of tiny things and I still don’t know anything.
But on New Year’s Day of this year, I woke up with the burning desire to make a haiku generator (????). I spent a frenzied morning trying to put one together, and tweaked it over the next couple weeks, before completely forgetting about it until now, six months later. I hope you guys have fun with it! It’s pretty silly but sometimes it comes up with nice ones.
Hi Sophie. You and your Work are just amazing! What kind of Brush set do you use? It´s so soft&sexy!
Waow thanks! I have way too many brushes (scrolling through the list takes forEVER) but I pretty much only use a couple of them. If Photoshop brushes were shoes in Carrie Bradshaw’s closet, these would be her Manolo Blahniks. (I’ve been watching SATC…)
- My staple is an awesome ink brush that I believe Patrick Leger made. (EDIT: Patrick just told me that Kevin Dart actually made this brush!!) Acquired it while doing freelance for Steven Universe. I use it for sketching and inking alike, it’s so versatile.
- This is a dry brush with good texture that I got from Katy Wu. Aside from being great for painting, it’s also good to use as an eraser on hard-edged shapes, to soften them up and make them feel more organic. Good all-around brush.
- Originally this was a default brush that comes in Photoshop CS6 that I edited the preferences for. It’s called “Square Charcoal.” I liked the way it looked but didn’t like how hard the edge on it was, so I just went in and changed the tip shape to “Round,” futzed around with some other stuff, and voila. This drawing is the first thing I ever did with it, just to mess around. You can see it very clearly there. I think I’ve gotten better at using it though :P
- This is a Kyle T. Webster brush called “Deliciously Dry Brush.” I don’t use it very often since it’s a very specific look, but it more than rises to the occasion whenever I want to play around with dry media! So fun!
Hope this helps! Play around with brush settings! I used to make my own brushes but other people are much better at it than me :P
How did you hear about the google internship and what made you apply? I'm sure it's competitive, but how did you get past the doubt/fear stage of rejection? You are an inspiration!
Thanks! But there was no internship position or anything. I just asked a very kind soul to look at my blog… and then I probably annoyed him a bit with all my questions… but he had the patience to answer all of them and I still hold his advice in high regard. Anyway, from there the subject of an internship came up, and then blah blah blah now I’m here.
I still have lots of doubts — tons!! — but I know they get in the way of who I want to be, so I try to let those feelings pass through me. It’s tough though! I’m naturally a bit shy so lots of my doubts revolve around having to interact with people whose personalities sorta clash with mine. But you can tell when someone is a kindred spirit, and then that shyness just fades away. For the rest of em… life is too short to be worried ; )
Is that Rocinha in your beautiful landscape pictures? Because I screamed out loud when I saw your pictures you captured that part of Rio so perfectly.
Yeah it’s Rocinha! Slight tangent: I have to admit I felt morally uncomfortable visiting it, considering the circumstances it formed in and the tension and violence still present in hundreds of other favelas… It did feel a bit patronizing in a way. But it is a huge part of the city so I feel it would be remiss to ignore it.
I spent last week in Brazil - São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios.
In Rio, we had the amazing opportunity to walk through a favela that has been recently pacified. (“Pacification” is, essentially, the establishment of police units in favelas to drive out gangs and drug traffickers. I did feel morally uncomfortable visiting. More thoughts here) The stacked and squeezed buildings reminded me of the way San Francisco looks from outside the city, each unit a colorful little box that feels like a giant could just reach down and pull it open like a dresser drawer.
I loved Rio. The city is already gorgeous during the day, but it really comes alive at night, when the lights come on and create tiny stars on the horizon.
Where can I get more info on your RPG progress? The character looks super cool!
Hahahaha expect updates on this blog… soon… I’ve been dragging my feet on it but a couple engineer friends are super excited to help so that’s a big motivator!
Recent doodles! I’ve become somewhat of a corgi magnet lately. Not a bad thing.
Couple Audrey Hepburn sketches from memory, tried to see how well I could recreate her likeness without looking