Saturday, 13 September 2008

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I participated in the divider contest on Smashing Magazine few weeks ago. I sent five entries, out of which four made it to the website, though it didn't make it to the top 25. Not that I ever expected mine to make it there; I'm just an amateur and would never stand a chance against so many professional graphic designers that participated. I'm happy that mine even made it to their website. It boosted my morale and confidence. Just getting selected among the 1000 designs that they received is good enough for me.

Here are the four designs that made it:
And the one that didn't make it (I'm assuming it was because it was too big for a divider):
If anybody wants to use my designs, they may do so without any restrictions whatsoever, that is why these designs were made.
Read more about it, or see more amazing dividers here: [Smashing Magazine]

Monday, 8 September 2008

Painted Umbrella

This idea was originally my sister's, who once told me that she would buy a white umbrella and paint on it. I loved the idea and looked for a white umbrella high and low, in vain. All I could find was this colour, whatever the colour is called. So I sat down to draw one evening, and painted it the next evening with silk paint I had in my room.Unfortunately, for me, I never got to use the umbrella, because everytime I wanted to go out and use it, the rains somehow seemed to know that I was going out, and it would stop raining.