I've been doing very limited graphic designs for a while now and they have all been for my personal use. I'm not a professional graphic designer and never plan to be. I taught myself a little Photoshop in July and I have been non-stop designing marketing materials for myself ever since. I am proud of that fact. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Here are just a few of the examples of designs I created recently. My art show marketing postcards, my banner and this adorable marketing image to share on my social media accounts. All turned out just the way I wanted them to; colorful and humorous. I think they are just a perfect fit for my artwork.
The past 9 months have been amazing. I'm loving the Photoshop I have learned and it allows me to create so many things. Photoshop has taken my artwork to a whole new level Now let me remind you, that I have had no formal training in either art or graphics so everything you see here is created from basically my gut feelings and my creative eye. I just found out that BOTH HAVE BETRAYED ME!
One of my favorite marketing themes as of late, is to use images of members of my family and add them into different funny settings that then advertise the gallery. Here are just a few of social media marketing images I created for the Art House LV Gallery.
At that moment, I felt as if my whole world had changed. I mean COMIC SANS has been my standard go to font for everything. I even have it set up as my default font for my emails. How could I not know this? I'm just now learning that it is right up there with the font Papyrus. Yes, I did watch the SNL skit regarding the Papyrus font being used on Avatar. I think the humor was lost on me at that moment.
I came home from the gallery and in a moment of weakness I posted my misery for all my Facebook Friends to read. That is when I received my enlightening to the errors of my ways. These friends held nothing back.
If you think you might like my art, please check out my Etsy Shop or my website gallery and please don't tell me if it is also in COMIC SANS font because I haven't checked there yet.
ME: I'm just a bit upset right now. I was just informed that graphically speaking, Comic Sans as a font is just a bad choice. That is like my go to font. Now I have to rethink everything.