Take Inspiration From Your Earworms

March 6, 2018

 "I became such a strange shape, such a strange shape from trying to fit in." 

                            Patrick Stump

 

I've had a Fall Out Boy song stuck in my head for a while now. Particularly, the line from "Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)" quoted above. The constant humming of this phrase in my head has definitely gotten annoying, but it also gave me a clear vision of something I wanted to learn how to make. Inspiration can be elusive and I'll take it wherever I can get it, even through involuntary musical imagery brought on by overly catchy hooks.

 

This evening I broke out a gemstone logo tutorial that I had been meaning to learn. The result of my efforts can be seen above.

 

While working through the tutorial I got to learn a lot of cool new tools that I'll be able to use in future designs working with polygons, multi-faceted shading, and gradients. But way more important than all of that stuff- I got the humming to stop.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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