While I know that many friends out east have already gotten snow — and in some places, way too much of it — we didn’t have our first snow of the season until earlier this week — all 3 tablespoons worth. Very exciting! So exciting, in fact, that it inspired our own little feline sugar plum to haul out her favorite winter holiday costume a little earlier than usual this year.
The rest of the household was pretty psyched by our first wee snowfall as well, as documented in these looser doodles for Dad that showed up on the breakfast table the next morning.
—All were excited except for Blackie, that is. He suffered a major anxiety attack about whether or not we have enough provisions socked away for the coming months. (A concern never far from his mind, no matter what the season.)
Below was our first assigned exercise. We started out nice and easy, giving me extra time to fritter away on headers and color palette and writing fake copy.
The pages below include a handy little date and time script (which, for whatever reason, I fell in love with and use on the home page of my current illustration site), plus a not-so-handy tip calculator. (There must be a bazillion mobile apps for this kind of thing, yes?)
The contact addresses and company names in all these exercises, like the sites themselves, are all fake, by the way. (Don’t send ’em any inquiries!)
Below is a page that converts fahrenheit to celsius, and a page that confirms that a password is in the correct format and matches itself when typed a second time. (OK, that latter one is pretty useful, I guess, though if I were ever designing a site that needed this kind of thing, I’d likely go running to the nearest bonafide programmer to help me out.)
One more…form validation again. (This one doesn’t link to the live page, as I don’t want you to actually submit the form…I just liked the color scheme, header, and background pattern I came up with for this one.) 😉
OK, enough (pseudo-) tech talk. Let’s close with another cartoon, shall we? This is one done last year for Dad’s breakfast table while I was taking the above mentioned class. Taking the time to color in my doodles was one of my favorite procrastination techniques when I should have been doing homework. (It was also very soothing for my nerves.)