Re: graphics/illustration tips and techniques

Subject: Re: graphics/illustration tips and techniques
From: "Kari K. Gulbrandsen Andres" <kandres -at- UDel -dot- Edu>
To: Dan Roberts <droberts63 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 07:41:33 -0500 (EST)

i would like to second this request after the hell i went thru this
weekend............

Kari Gulbrandsen Andres
http://copland.udel.edu/~kandres/default.htm


On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Dan Roberts wrote:

> I'm a pretty good TW and can usually write my way out of a paper bag.
>
> However, from time to time, I have to include illustrations or graphics in
> my doc (handmade, not screen captures). And the illustrations I generally
> create look pretty lousy. The info is there, but the 'artfullness' of the
> illustration is lacking. A graphic designer is out of the question - and
> foisting the illustration work to another TW with a better eye for design is
> not always an option, either.
>
> Can anyone suggest books, articles, web sources, and such, that can give me
> a list of tips, techniques, tricks, hints, and other helpful advice that can
> help me produce better illustration? I'm not looking to become a fabulous
> graphic designer - just a TW with adequate graphic skills.
>
> Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.


On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Dan Roberts wrote:

> I'm a pretty good TW and can usually write my way out of a paper bag.
>
> However, from time to time, I have to include illustrations or graphics in
> my doc (handmade, not screen captures). And the illustrations I generally
> create look pretty lousy. The info is there, but the 'artfullness' of the
> illustration is lacking. A graphic designer is out of the question - and
> foisting the illustration work to another TW with a better eye for design is
> not always an option, either.
>
> Can anyone suggest books, articles, web sources, and such, that can give me
> a list of tips, techniques, tricks, hints, and other helpful advice that can
> help me produce better illustration? I'm not looking to become a fabulous
> graphic designer - just a TW with adequate graphic skills.
>
> Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.


On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Dan Roberts wrote:

> I'm a pretty good TW and can usually write my way out of a paper bag.
>
> However, from time to time, I have to include illustrations or graphics in
> my doc (handmade, not screen captures). And the illustrations I generally
> create look pretty lousy. The info is there, but the 'artfullness' of the
> illustration is lacking. A graphic designer is out of the question - and
> foisting the illustration work to another TW with a better eye for design is
> not always an option, either.
>
> Can anyone suggest books, articles, web sources, and such, that can give me
> a list of tips, techniques, tricks, hints, and other helpful advice that can
> help me produce better illustration? I'm not looking to become a fabulous
> graphic designer - just a TW with adequate graphic skills.
>
> Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.


On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Dan Roberts wrote:

> I'm a pretty good TW and can usually write my way out of a paper bag.
>
> However, from time to time, I have to include illustrations or graphics in
> my doc (handmade, not screen captures). And the illustrations I generally
> create look pretty lousy. The info is there, but the 'artfullness' of the
> illustration is lacking. A graphic designer is out of the question - and
> foisting the illustration work to another TW with a better eye for design is
> not always an option, either.
>
> Can anyone suggest books, articles, web sources, and such, that can give me
> a list of tips, techniques, tricks, hints, and other helpful advice that can
> help me produce better illustration? I'm not looking to become a fabulous
> graphic designer - just a TW with adequate graphic skills.
>
> Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.


> However, from time to time, I have to include illustrations or graphics in
> my doc (handmade, not screen captures). And the illustrations I generally
> create look pretty lousy. The info is there, but the 'artfullness' of the
> illustration is lacking. A graphic designer is out of the question - and
> foisting the illustration work to another TW with a better eye for design is
> not always an option, either.
>
> Can anyone suggest books, articles, web sources, and such, that can give me
> a list of tips, techniques, tricks, hints, and other helpful advice that can
> help me produce better illustration? I'm not looking to become a fabulous
> graphic designer - just a TW with adequate graphic skills.
>
> Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.


On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Dan Roberts wrote:

> I'm a pretty good TW and can usually write my way out of a paper bag.
>
> However, from time to time, I have to include illustrations or graphics in
> my doc (handmade, not screen captures). And the illustrations I generally
> create look pretty lousy. The info is there, but the 'artfullness' of the
> illustration is lacking. A graphic designer is out of the question - and
> foisting the illustration work to another TW with a better eye for design is
> not always an option, either.
>
> Can anyone suggest books, articles, web sources, and such, that can give me
> a list of tips, techniques, tricks, hints, and other helpful advice that can
> help me produce better illustration? I'm not looking to become a fabulous
> graphic designer - just a TW with adequate graphic skills.
>





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