Hello there! Thanks for stopping by.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Catharine Graff and I am someone who is passionate about all things beautiful. Learn more about me here.

You may also find me at one or more of these places:
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Ongoing projects:
My Life Drawn
Ask Me To Draw

Until next time.

Keeping Busy

Keeping busy this week, but still managing to update my own personal projects, like, this website for one. I tend to change it with the seasons and I can feel (or at least am hallucinating) that the weather is warming up. Either way, I’ll take it.

So, if there’s any quirks, I’m probably working on it or haven’t noticed, feel free to let me know if you see anything weird.

Otherwise, I’ve also updated My Life Drawn and Ask Me To Draw. There is no method to my madness, they are updated in a completely random fashion.

Enjoy!

Society6 Shop: Red Panda + Koala Bear

Society6 just let me know they put me in their shop (which I suppose is different from being in my shop at Society6?).

Anyways, this is the illustration they chose and I’ve added a few more products for this one specifically. So, if you’re into cute koala bears and red pandas, this is for you!

Get this products here: http://society6.com/product/Red-Panda–Koala-Bear_Print

Proofing for colour blindedness

I was reading about colour blindedness and wondered how what I’ve designed here would look to someone who is colour blind. Would it at least be useable? Would it look awful? Well, there is a way to check in Photoshop, and for reference, this is how:

http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/photoshop.html

If you don’t feel like reading that, these are a few screen caps that show just how it would work and also how this site looks to those who are colour blind. It does look a bit like I’ve converted it to sepia, which is unintentional, but I don’t actually mind it. I was at least happy that it is readable. Something to keep in mind for when I design in the future.

Photo Enhancement

I’ve been scanning a lot of old photos of my grandparents and their friends and children. I had been looking for this one for quite some time and was so happy to find it. Even if it wasn’t exactly as I remembered.

There were a lot of scratches, strange dots and tape from other photos sitting on top of it. As well as the added hair gifts from my cats to the scanner.

This is the before:

And this is the after:

It’s definitely not perfect (I tend to like the old look of it and wanted to keep some of the flaws), but I did manage to get it cleaned up and also to bring out more features. Mostly a lot of clone stamping, spot heal brushing and fiddling with the filters.

I can’t wait to get it printed.