Lee Sheppard

Much more than just a cartoonist

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Inspiration is perishable

We all have ideas. Ideas are immortal. They last forever.

What doesn’t last forever is inspiration. Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk:It has an expiration date.

If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now. You cant put it on a shelf and wait two months to get around to it. You can’t just say you’ll do it later. Later you won’t be pumped up about it anymore.

If you’re inspired on a Friday, swear off the weekend and dive in to the project. When you’re high on inspiration, you can get two weeks of work done in twenty four hours. Inspiration is a time machine in that way

Inspiration is a magical thing, a productivity multiplier, a motivator. But it won’t wait for you. If it grabs you, grab it right back and put it to work.

Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (37 Signals).

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Dreamworks artist publication - Moonshine : Artists after dark - is a wonderful piece showcasing the talent of the team working at the studio.

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Rotating your iPhone videos

For those weird tall skyscraper videos we manage to film on our iphones, you can get them to rotate. You just need to know this: Snow Leopard users - use Quicktime Player 7 which you can download and install without affecting your installed Quicktime 10.

  1. Open movie
  2. Go to the Window > Show Movie Properties menu and a new window appears
  3. Select Video Track on the left side
  4. Select ‘size’ on the right hand side of the Video Track. You can rotate, adjust size and more with the buttons at the bottom of this menu.
  5. Save! go to File > Export and choose the file format you want.
Good luck!

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Work in progress art. The top is a sketch I simply took a photo of using my iPhone camera and imported the image in to Illustrator. The second image indicates the wireframe of the bezier lines. The third or bottom image shows the colours added and strokes to identify more clearly some of the characters features against similar colours.

Work in progress art. The top is a sketch I simply took a photo of using my iPhone camera and imported the image in to Illustrator. The second image indicates the wireframe of the bezier lines. The third or bottom image shows the colours added and strokes to identify more clearly some of the characters features against similar colours.

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ON SUNDAY, while leading a discussion on the future of web design and publishing, I noticed a slightly confused look appearing on some faces in the audience. The discussion had been billed as “Jeffrey Zeldman’s Awesome Internet Design Panel,” and
You are all in publishing!

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These dinosaur illustrations/sketches were to represent categories for restaurant reviews. This one was to represent fine dining restaurants.

These dinosaur illustrations/sketches were to represent categories for restaurant reviews. This one was to represent fine dining restaurants.