Unsatisfied with my design education (though keep in mind I’ve only been in school for 10 weeks out of 52), I spent my weekend watching videos, reading books, and researching graphic design, in particular, typography and book covers.
I can’t remember the last time I did a crafts post. A few arts posts, sure, but I think the last time I did a crafts post was back when I first started blogging and I drew on a mug with a marker. This craft took a little more effort than that. But not by much.
I have found a new hobby: Making book covers. I started with a few for my stories on Wattpad. Then I made a few more for other people’s stories. Could this be the beginning of a career?
For Wattpad I just use pictures I find off the internet. I mean, it’s not like I’m making any money off of these. But maybe I could design actual book covers someday? It’s an option, and that’s better than a lack of one.
Anyway, here are a few of my favourites:
Oh no! It’s been too long since I last posted!
Quick update: I did nothing all weekend. Today I had class, two meetings, and some reading to do. I’m still working on the reading, but it’s coming along. Will I be able to read 177 pages for 9:15am tomorrow? No. Was that my fault? Yes. Will I be able to get away with it and participate in the conversation during tomorrow’s class? Probably.
Here’s a comic I did for Textual Intervention last semester. I mentioned it here, here, here, and here. I knew I was taking a chance by doing a comic, and either my teacher would love it or hate it. Lucky for me, she loved it and I was very relieved to discover that I received an A- for this.
Here is The Eye That Sees All, based on the story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. (You can click on each of the pages to make them bigger, but it’s even better if you can get them to open in a new window.)