Ascaa

a blog about Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign

Just a tip..

I just watched an amazing documentary starring Annie Leibovitz
Annie is a world known photographer, specialized in portraits if I’m not mistaken. 

I just absolutely love to watch documentaries like this one.
There are no words to describe the feeling you get inside, the wanting to create something, to do something. I’ve been feeling a bit off lately, so a push like this one really helps to get the mind going again. I think we all need that from time to time, some extra inspiration.. Or simply hear someone else’s story in order to move on with your own.

The documentary is called Visionaries - Inside the creative mind.
Like I said earlier, the one i watched was with Annie Leibovitz.

Don’t worry, I’m alive..

Howdy everybody, I know.. I suck. I’m really bad at updating. But I’m working on it, and frankly, there’s not much I can show off yet.. However, the new issue (no. 8) is due to come out any day now and THEN I can start to show some of the stuff I’ve been doing lately.

I’ve also made a few painting for my appartment that I’d like to show.. Nothing spectacular, but I still like showing it here on the blog since not everybody are “born” artists, and sometimes it’s nice to realize that you don’t have to be in order to make your own art. Having stuff on the walls made by you makes your home way more personal.

I’ve also made a new logo for an upcoming company, but I can’t show you that either because the company actually needs to excist and be in business first…

…aaand for the next issue (no. 9) I’m actually going to be in it myself! It’s for a page in our magazine where three to four different employees gets to pick four different things they like and approve! Da-da-daaa’ what will I pick!?? ;)

So, hang in there wonderful readers, I’m not dead - I’m just working. Haha..

I’m back at Femina, and I’m loving every second of it.I’ve also gotten a few new tasks and I can’t wait to show you guys!Unfortunately I’ll have to, can’t tell you much until every number is printed and out in the stores each month. But hang in there!This months we’re also in a competition,  “best cover of the month” !Make sure we have the best cover of July and vote for us!

I’m back at Femina, and I’m loving every second of it.
I’ve also gotten a few new tasks and I can’t wait to show you guys!
Unfortunately I’ll have to, can’t tell you much until every number is printed and out in the stores each month. But hang in there!

This months we’re also in a competition,  “best cover of the month” !
Make sure we have the best cover of July and vote for us!

I’m back!

Today was my first day back at Femina, and oh my god am I glad to be back!!
And this time, not as an apprentice, but as a “summer-substitute” or whatever I should call it. The point is I’m staying for atleast 3 months! 
Finally, finally I have a real job as a graphic designer!

So it pretty much took me exactly one year after uni from today to get to this point.
"This point" being working at a huge fashion magazine as a layout substitute.
It’s a nice progress! And the best part is that it can get ever better! :)

So, hopefully I’ll start updating you guys a little bit more often now again, since I’ll do graphic design stuff 9-5 I should have something to write about every now and then! 
Haha 

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been posting much lately, but I’m sort of on “vacation”. hehe.In a couple of weeks I’ll be back at Femina, ready for another 3 months with layout! Can’t wait to be honest.. At first I enjoyed the peace and quiet.. The long days with nothing on your schedule but walking the dog and eating.. But I’m starting to miss the busy days and the creativity.From one thing to another..I love my apartment. It’s still not “done”. Actually, it’s not even close to done if you ask me, but I need money to be able to buy some paint and new furniture. I must say that it’s kind of nice with the waiting though. Being able to just look at the white walls and imagine what you want. I know this great website, created by adobe. It shows different colour settings and some of them truly are brilliant! This website helps me a lot. Everything from colouring different logo’s to your very own apartment! The samples above are from that webpage. Just a few i picked out to show you. Maybe the perfect colours for the living room? Or the kitchen? ;) Let the imagination flow!  visit the webpage at kuler.adobe.com.

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been posting much lately, but I’m sort of on “vacation”. hehe.
In a couple of weeks I’ll be back at Femina, ready for another 3 months with layout!
Can’t wait to be honest.. At first I enjoyed the peace and quiet.. The long days with nothing on your schedule but walking the dog and eating.. But I’m starting to miss the busy days and the creativity.

From one thing to another..
I love my apartment. It’s still not “done”. Actually, it’s not even close to done if you ask me, but I need money to be able to buy some paint and new furniture. I must say that it’s kind of nice with the waiting though. Being able to just look at the white walls and imagine what you want. 

I know this great website, created by adobe. It shows different colour settings and some of them truly are brilliant! This website helps me a lot. Everything from colouring different logo’s to your very own apartment! The samples above are from that webpage. Just a few i picked out to show you. Maybe the perfect colours for the living room? Or the kitchen? ;) Let the imagination flow!  
visit the webpage at kuler.adobe.com.

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.
— John Mason

Summerish

Today it’s aaalmost summer outside. Well, at least it’s sunny outside, and that’s the key point! Right?

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, I don’t know why, but I’m going to blame the dog, just to have something to blame it on.. You see I’m babysitting my brothers dog now for a month or so, and it has changed my life quite a bit!

Now I have to get up in the morning, feed a little puppy (she’s 7 years old to be honest) and then walk the pup every day for at least an hour.

So.. My life has changed, for now. I’m a mom (sort of) 
Does my blaming work?
I guess not.. haha. To be honest I have no idea why I haven’t been posting any new drawings or anything lately. I guess I just took a holiday or something. 

But I’m back, or I’m about to be, (been drawing a bit today and really felt good about it)
so hopefully I’ll be showing you some of my latest work in no time!
If nothing creative shows up I’m pretty sure it’s about to, because on thursday I’m going to meet my relatives in Italy for a couple of days, and what gives you creativity if not Italian food? Huh? 

GLAD PÅSK! 

GLAD PÅSK! 

Some late night inspiration to all of you out there who likes photography and like me, just gets amazed by what light can do and how you can work with it. 
All creds to Denis Smith, professional light painter.

Hahaha, I’ve been thinking about wether I should upload this photo or not.. It’s not my best work ever, but skulls really are a good thing to draw when you need to learn shadings etc. So much fun too! Made with Promarkers! Hope you like it!  ps. don’t forget that you can click on the photo to make it bigger!  

Hahaha, I’ve been thinking about wether I should upload this photo or not.. 
It’s not my best work ever, but skulls really are a good thing to draw when you need to learn shadings etc. So much fun too! Made with Promarkers! 

Hope you like it!  

ps. don’t forget that you can click on the photo to make it bigger!  

Promarkers

It’s a promarkers day today! Trying to learn how to draw with them, so much fun! 
Watching youtube tutorials really help.. But it’s still hard! Especially for someone like me who isn’t extremely talented when it comes to drawing..

I keep trying to blame my bad shading on different things, just a few minutes ago I blamed the fact that I dont have enough different colors to get the shadings right. There are a million different promarker colors, and I have 18 of them.. But with 18 different nuances I should be albe to provide something better than what I have at least haha.

Oh well, I’ll get back to you when I’ve made a masterpiece! Haha 

This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago, when me and my boyfriend was out walking and taking photos. Winter had finally begun to withdraw and you could just barely feel the first signs of spring :) I found this tree that had a perfect spot for something you could carve in, and for some reason, I carved in the peace sign hehe. 

The text that I’ve added is from Legend of the Seeker, I just love it. It’s probably one of the sayings that motivates me the most for some reason.

This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago, when me and my boyfriend was out walking and taking photos. Winter had finally begun to withdraw and you could just barely feel the first signs of spring :) I found this tree that had a perfect spot for something you could carve in, and for some reason, I carved in the peace sign hehe. 

The text that I’ve added is from Legend of the Seeker, I just love it. It’s probably one of the sayings that motivates me the most for some reason.

Words of wisdome is to come

Hi guys, 
Sorry I’ve been so off. But vacation overtook me. Hehe.
Sooo nice to be able to sleep until noon and do absolutely nothing all day.
But my fingers have finally begun to itch a bit, they want to draw and do photoshop-magic. So you wont have to wait much longer.. Soon Ascaa will be back with lots of photos and art. :)  

I’ve found about a thousand pictures that inspires me, and I have so many ideas in my head I’m about to explode. Just wait and see. 

Arrivederci ?

Today is my last day at Femina.
It feels weird, but I’m not sad. I’ve had a great time and I’ve learnt so much.
But the biggest gift of them all is that I finally know what I want to do in life.
It’s a great feeling and something I thought I’d be the last one to find out..

Turns out I found out at 21, so now I have better things to do in life than
walking around thinking about who and what I want to be “when I grow up”! Haha

I have a little suprise for you all.. The reason that I’m not moping today
is because this isn’t my actual last day at Femina.
Oh yes, I’ll be back! ;)


Hi guys, I haven’t been updating you for a while so I thought I’d hit you with this!This is another layout made by me, and this is my favorite type of layouts.I have pretty much completely free hands, they give me the pictures and the text and the rest is up to me (except for what fonts to use).I just love these type of pages ‘cause theyre so much fun to do, like I’ve said before, it’s sort of like laying a puzzle. It can be annoying at first, but when you start to manage to fit the pieces together so that the page looks good, it’s one of the best feelings in the world! Woho!

Hi guys, I haven’t been updating you for a while so I thought I’d hit you with this!
This is another layout made by me, and this is my favorite type of layouts.
I have pretty much completely free hands, they give me the pictures and the text and the rest is up to me (except for what fonts to use).
I just love these type of pages ‘cause theyre so much fun to do, like I’ve said before, it’s sort of like laying a puzzle. It can be annoying at first, but when you start to manage to fit the pieces together so that the page looks good, it’s one of the best feelings in the world! Woho!