vanderjess10 asked: Hi there! I participated in 'Alphabooks' blog and really had a fun time doing it. I'm curious to know when the next blog project is projected to be. Also, have you ever thought of doing a theme project based off of video/computer game characters? (It could be called 'Alphabytes' or alternately 'Alphabits'). I know a lot of artists tend to also be gamers, and I for one feel like this would be a great hit. :)
That’s a brilliant idea, but we do have a project lined up for the new year— we’ll be announcing it soon! (We’ll be sure to keep yours in mind though for next time!)
retro2263-2 asked: when/what is the new challenge?
We have a plan, but the date isn’t decided yet. We’ll post info soon!
Realized I missed the letter “Q” so went back and did a QuispBot as a tribute to the awesome Jay Ward Studios.
Wanted to finish up AlphaBots and finally got the chance to do the last two letters. Here is “Y”.
Y is for YogiBot a tribute to awesome Hanna Barbera character designer Ed Benedict.
And letter “Z”.
Z is for ZotBot a tribute to Scott McCloud.
Leah Palmer Preiss
Artificial Emotional Intelligence
Wow— the end of another Alphabet Project! Of course I still have a few stragglers to fill in, but I must say I’m happy to be (nearly) done with this one. Over the past six months I’ve certainly learned a lot about Adobe Illustrator,* but frankly I’ve lost much of my zeal for vector & robots, & I’m itching to get back to more organic artwork, both in subject matter & technique. I have a completely different & fun new series in my head & can’t wait to get started! I’m hoping to have my first piece up in the next week or two— stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out everybody’s AlphaBots from A to Z here!
*I just learned about the Distort/Roughen effect, which I used (twice) on a zig-zag path, to make the zap of electricity on this guy’s head look more convincingly random.