So this is a new technique for me, and I'll need to perfect it, but I watched a tutorial on how to ink in Illustrator and I was blown away. I guess I've never invested in these tools with enough time or money to really get what I wanted out of them. And, I had no idea what I was missing. I was using CS2 until I got hired and only because I thought I couldn't afford a new version. What I didn't think about was how it waiting was probably holding me back.
I'm working on a movie poster spoof for RethinkDB right now. It's great because I chose a style I want to learn and am walking myself through the process as I complete the poster. There are so many tutorials out there, it's madness.
I also played around today and made a type face from my own handwriting. I was all giddy over it until my co-worker pointed out my kerning was off. He was right. I have to much to learn, and these guys I work with, although they're programmers and not artists, they are constantly surprising me with hard core constructive feedback. And that just goes to show that I'm assuming poorly, and that I have a great team behind me that will help me get better!! How cool is that?
Here's a website to create a new font: http://www.myscriptfont.com/ Easy as pie.