Make Something Cool #7

Erica S.


Did a photo shoot today with my cousin. This is what I made today.


Make something cool #3

Was out playing and taking pictures with my little boy today in the yard and he got upset with me because I would not get into his little play house with him and yell at the birds.  Its really hard to get a 6ft tall 260lb man into a 2yr olds play house.  Even though I am posting this on my “make something cool everyday” project, by no means to I think its cool to make a little kid cry (And I was not making him cry either).


Make something Cool Everyday

Recently I watched a speech that Nick Vegas did which you can find here. During that speech he talked about “Making something cool everyday.”  This idea started with a guy (who’s name I forget now) who started a design forum in which he started a thread where he shared with others something cool that he made everyday! From that others started sharing then more and more people joined in. I think it’s an awesome idea, so I have decided that I will “Make something cool Everyday!”  I will not plan what I am going to make ahead of time. I will just wake up in the morning check my emails, read the paper and then decide what cool thing am I going to make today. Formats will not be limited, I will use Illustrator, Photoshop, Maya, Unity, Zbrush, Paint, Photography, and even crayons if I think its cool (which it will be).  The other thing is that no matter what it looks like in the end I will post my work. When I come up with my idea I only have about 18 hrs to make it. So finished or not it will get posted.

The reason I am doing this is so I can become a better artist. If you think about it you really will. I will get better at time management, organization, planning, and meeting deadlines. I also will become more efficient in my use of mediums. If I decide to draw, paint, airbrush, use Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D, digital sculpting, photo manipulation or whatever I eventually will become a better artist.

So starting TODAY will post something cool.


Today I took part in a photo challenge at

This weeks challenge was CARS. The assignment was very basic. “We’ve all seen those beautiful pics in advertisements and some of us regularly pick up magazines with stunning images of cars in all their glory, so let’s see what you can do.” We’ll for my part in this weekly assignment I didn’t have to think very hard of what I wanted to do. This past weekend I was cleaning out a bunch of junk and packing stuff up for our move and I came across one of my coolest toys from my childhood a Micromachine.  I haven’t seen this car in 20 years maybe and for it to still be in perfect shape was awesome. The only problem with it was it is missing the really tiny car that sits inside of it. Oh well. SO I decided to snap some pics, since my camera hangs from my neck now, and this is my favorite shot.