Rush Ranch – Eastern Oregon
WX: 54F, cloudy
Listening to: Soundtrack, Interstellar
I am learning my art. And, I have much to learn. Much I want to do, much I want to accomplish. In that effort, I have been loading my graphics up on the Pixelscrapper “Commons” section, where designers can have their graphics checked by other designers and are provided invaluable feedback on how to achieve more enhanced results. As you can imagine, it can sometimes be a little intimidating to receive strong feedback about something that I have poorly designed. Self-inflicted wounds are the worst kind. When I am sloppy or rushed, why am I surprised by the number of errors pointed out in a design? I don’t know. I just get so excited working on a design that I want to rush it out to you – and forget to check for the usual culprits such as gamut, stray pixels, resolution, etc. I must learn how to follow the design to the end of the process, THEN release to my friends. (Patience, Grasshopper…..) The Commons at Pixelscrapper is a progressive learning site – you graduate to the higher levels depending upon certain factors including how many errors you have received in your “quality checks” by other designers. I am currently on level 2, which requires loading 150 graphics with no more than 10 errors. I shall endeavor to meet that goal.
Here are a few things that you can find on the “Commons”, just in case you have not joined Pixelscrapper. It’s a free site, so don’t hesitate to get involved in this supportive community of designers. Even if you are not a designer, you can download free graphics.
You can download these directly from my Dropbox account, too.
These are for commercial use, and each file name also has a “cu” in it to help you know what you can use in any commercial venue.
Thank you for your kind and supportive words about my designs.