We're so happy to have UK designer, Patrick Moriarty back for a second time at the SPDG. On March 9th, Patrick will be sharing with us the different stages of his design process, from choosing his initial elements to producing final color files for his clients.
He will show the paper print outs that he uses as guides to create his artworks before scanning them. Tricks, tips and shortcuts will be explained using screen shots to show the stages of his Adobe Photoshop procedures. His method of creating repeat patterns will be explained. At his first talk to SPDG in October 2016 he talked about his Paisley Power brand and his distinctive paisley patterns. Now you can find out how he creates them.
When: March 9, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm PST
Where: Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Fee: members free, drop ins $10
Note: this meeting will not be broadcast. Meeting notes and photos will be shared on our private SPDG Facebook page.
I find it mesmerizing to watch an artist at their craft. To witness them in their element at the time of artistic creation can be a moving experience.
I stumbled upon these two videos of the amazing textile designer Sarah Campbell painting in her studio and was stunned by the grace in which her brush flows across the paper and certainty of her creative vision. I hope they are as much inspiration to you to get your hands a little dirty as they are to me.
The US Copyright Office is reviewing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and wanted to gather more information on how creatives experience working with the Copyright Office. If you are an artist or designer who specifically show their work online and work with the US Copyright Office, take the survey linked below created by the Copyright Alliance.
Let your voice be heard, complete the survey by February 17, 2017, it will take about 15 minutes.
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