The Making Of…

CircleQuest Logo

by Sonya Shannon March 19, 2012
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Touching a wild horse eluded me, but the encounter inspired a logo.

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Early Photo Retouching: From Chemicals to Pixels

by Sonya Shannon August 29, 2010
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The author’s very first job as a computer artist involves retouching a product shot.

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Focus and Color Perspective: Retouching Jewelry

by Sonya Shannon August 31, 2010
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Color perspective, first described by Leonardo Da Vinci, can be used in digital photo retouching to enhance the viewer’s focus.

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From Signature to Banner: Visualizing a Website

by Sonya Shannon November 17, 2011
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Trouble starting your website design? Here is a solution for finding a visual starting point—through your own signature!

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Journals of a Digital Imaging Pioneer: Star Trek II

by Sonya Shannon August 29, 2010
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An early journal serendipitously spans the dawn of digital imaging.

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PrairieOcean

by Sonya Shannon March 30, 2012
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Sometimes a piece of art grows out of a dialogue with a client.

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Pretty Little Villains: Character Design for ‘Evil Ballads’

by Sonya Shannon January 20, 2011
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Designing characters—especially villainous characters—is one of the most fun challenges for an illustrator. Five "bad-girl" flower characters embellish a new CD by singer/songwriter Sarah Townes.

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