Posted Nov 23, 2013. Filed under site. Leave a comment?
Hi folks! Been a long time since I last updated. I’m at art school now, which is pretty cool, and I’ll be studying graphic design starting next year. I have by no means dropped web design—rather I’ve been working on a number of projects for different people and am still very much in love with coding and design. Because of this I am more and more aware of how a lot of my content here has become outdated compared to my current abilities. I’m going to be working on some reorganization of the site, provided I don’t poof again. Here are some things I’d like to do:
- Convert website layouts to wordpress themes.
- Destroy evil influx of spam comments—although it really has been interesting to watch the evolution of spam from gibberish to coherent sentences over the years.
- Reorganize navigation to bring best content to the forefront, particularly resources like brushes and textures.
- Segregate neorelated content from other stuff and retire low quality content.
- Possibly open current projects page, or connect with my more up to date stuff on the web.
I kind of really doubt anyone is keeping up with figmint at this point—but if you are and have any suggestions for the reorganization, the comment form is yours. (:
Posted Aug 13, 2013. Filed under site. Leave a comment?
Well now! That’s a very good questions. It seems everything is zipping by very quickly. Since January when I posted last (how is that possible?) I have mostly been steadily working through school and freelance jobs, and somewhere in there I graduated high school. In a few days now I’ll be moving to go to art school and no doubt the coming school year will also leave me dazed and blinking in the sunlight.
Hm, so what’s to come of Figmint? Well I have no intentions of taking it down, but somewhere along the line it may be transmogrifying into more of an artist’s site with neo stuff on the back burner and more of my current work in plain view. However, don’t worry, I promise not to remove anything but whatever unbearably ugly works connived their way onto my website through strange modes of self deception. In the meantime I may continue to slowly update, or I may not. As I said, the school year tends to go fast. However, you can keep an eye on me if you like, on deviantArt or tumblr, where I am more active these days than this site currently.
Posted Jan 27, 2013. Filed under resource, articles. 3 comments.
The other day I was wandering around the internet looking for images of extinct animals and I discovered this wonderful old book that had been scanned and was filled with 5000 woodcut (or perhaps lithographic) engraved images from the 1800s. I found a couple more books of the same type, but there was no means to search them all at once for the images I was looking for, so I compiled this page. Simply by hitting control/apple f you can browse the list of illustrations from a good number of vintage books and find what you’re looking for. Don’t know if this will be handy for you, but I am finding it quite useful.
I’ve seen a lot of photoshop brush sets based on similar engraving-style images, so if any of you are in the mood for that sort of thing, you can really have a blast.
[Search for sweet 1800s illustrations!]
Posted Oct 11, 2012. Filed under site. 76 comments.
Hello chappers. School’s started and may just be calming to a manageable steadyness, so that means I might actually have time to do a thing or two around here.
As I get pickier, it seems like I have problems with more and more of my older creations, and a visitor kindly pointed out to me that my userlookups are having trouble. I will get around to fixing these problems immediately.
Improved Userlookups: Jubjub Cloud, Sketch Shoyru, Explorer Shoyru, Zombie Kacheek.
I tested the Snowickle and Grey layouts. They work fine, but the preview shows up wrong. I still have a few more to polish up under the neopets section, and then I’ll sift through the others.
Posted May 26, 2012. Filed under resource. 4 comments.
This set is a bit different. I was helping clean out some old computer stuff and found an old manual with some nice diagrams in it. After scanning them I put together a brush set. I imagine these could be useful for any sci-fi designs. Have fun.