Here are some sketches of April '11
Great brunch for graveyard shift
Made a demo website site for Webpop to be use for tutorials
Fresh straberries of the season. 1.79€ per kilo
Almond tree (el almendro) in bloom.
Pen & ink and watercolor on sketchbook paper. Brause 66 EF nib + W&N black indian ink
This clever bird frequents the roofs and always catch my attention from my window view.
From Wikipedia: Magpies are believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals: the European Magpie is one of the few animal species known to be able to recognize itself in a mirror test.
Pen and ink on sketchbook paper (Nib: MOS No. 190 BILBAO + Winsor & Newton 951 Black Indian Ink)
Rapid sketching on the street of Preciados while waiting for José Miguel (@twoixter).
Uniball Signo 207 gel pen on Miquelrius Flexible notebook
The warm and inviting comfort of the sofa, specially during overnight pixel-pushing work.
Testing UB Signo 207 on sketchbook paper
Lunch on the go – ham and cheese baguette and a pear.
Pen ink and watercolor on paper
African Daisy, Osteospermum
April is one of the months that is pleasant here in Madrid because the weather is just right. Thanks for viewing, Drop me a line on Twitter if anything.
Spinning web of sweetness. Enjoy!
Taken in the summer of 2010 at SM Rosales, Pangasinan.
Shot with Lumix TZ7 and edited in iMovie '11
This is an illusration I made for Webpop's first ever webinar at LiveStream.
The iMac was hand-drawn with a Pilot G-TEC-C4 (0.4); typeface and yellow background was set in Fireworks CS5.
If you are a visual web designer with HTML and CSS skills but having nightmares about using CMS's like WordPress or Drupal to make your sites dynamic, I invite you to tune into our channel on Thursday at 10 AM PST / 7 PM CET where we'll demonstrate how to turn a static mockup into a dynamic website that a client can keep up to date.
This is a great chance to learn more about Webpop – the Cloud CMS, meet the team behind it and ask all your questions, so make a mark in your calendar, come by and say hi! See you all on Thursday…
I've created a new section for my sketches. I am going to post the sketches from the past months to the present. Enjoy!
17.03.2011 Plaza España
Breakfast at Museo del Jamón after shopping for Asian ingredients at the wet market in Plaza España area. Took the bus back home instead of the Metro
18.03.2011 Five-Star Nap
Made this after my first nap (or possibly the only) this year, forgot the last time.
19.03.11 Rainbow Pearls
We found this multi-colored tapioca-pearl-like jelly ball. Just add water – fun!
Also, I have added a Subcribe via RSS at the footer.
Twitter has becoming my primary information update stream so I thought that comments or discussions on my posts here would be served via Twitter. Making it more social and consolidated.
Webpop makes it so easy to implement such comment system. Firstly, add this:
Now you are ready to customize the code from Twitter so it will grab the permalink of the article together with your Twitter username:
Quick tip: New to Webpop? No worries! The amazing Tag Auto-Completion will help you pull the necessary content tag
- Your Twitter username
- Base URL of your site
- Insert the webpop tag to grab the slug of the post <pop:permalink />
Here is my code:
<li id="comment-twitter">Comment <a href="http://twitter.com/?status=@pixeleden http://pixeleden.com<pop:permalink />">via Twitter</a></li>
And this is how it will look like:
With Webpop integrating social bits to your website is so darn simple yet you have full control over your code.
I am happy to see that the illustration went out sharp in print. This is the main piece of our stand in the recent MADinSpain 2011.
Stretched tarpaulin banner, 150cm x 200cm
Vinyl floor decals, 50cm diameter
To celebrate Pixeleden's new home – Webpop, the Cloud CMS, I am sharing to you one of my favorite work from the past.
"Sepia Flowers" – Watercolor on laid paper, c. 1994
At last, working with website is as freely as painting. You have full command of the medium and not the other way around. Webpop works to take on what you have and not dictates how you should have it.
These are exciting times for the web. As a web designer I am happy that Webpop is here to realize the designs I've always thought as great but too complex for me before to execute. I feel good again to be a web designer with full creative freedom – free at last from my CMS nightmares!
If you are a designer who loves to handcraft your design and can confidently turn it exactly as it is as static webpages, you'll gonna love Webpop as much as I do. Give it a spin today!