Day 4: I failed
Ashley: San Francisco, California, USA
District 9: Food Security
"I Volunteer as Tribute" is a charity project I started in response to Lionsgate’s inappropriate Catching Fire CoverGirl and Subway marketing tie-ins. The call-to-action is simply to make a donation, ideally that matches your…
It’s thumbnail time! This year we decided to offer several ready-made color choices beyond the traditional red for the P4A thumbnails, though of course you’re welcome to change the color and customize the thumbnail as much as you’d like.
Head on over to the Project for Awesome website to download all of the thumbnail files, and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
I’m so honored to say that I drew today’s Google doodle of Maria Callas, the renowned opera singer!
I’m happy to share some of the process—the whole thing took place in these last couple weeks and was a lot like doing any other freelance illustration job, except it was totally unexpected and for a much bigger audience!!!
My art director was the super talented Sophia Foster-Dimino (also a Google doodler)—she also gathered feedback for me from the doodler crew & google employees. When you’re working with a big company, there’s a lot of people that have to vet the final product! Luckily it all went very smoothly.
When I was given this project I didn’t have A CLUE about opera, so I spent a whole day reading about Maria Callas, listening to her existing recordings, and watching the few live videos of her performances. She is amazing! Her voice extended beyond the regular range for female singers and she had an innate gift for interpretation—she could literally sing anything written for the female voice, and sing it better than anyone else. She also had a really interesting life—Underdog beginning! Personal struggles! High-profile scandal! Crazy weight-loss! Unusual voice!
I included more info about each step of my process in the image captions— read on if you like!
Thanks to all the google doodlers for letting me be an honorary doodler today, and thanks to everyone who’s said something encouraging or recognized my work, I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to you all!
|—||Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (via telekipizzas)|
|—||Emily Gould (via chemical-lullaby)|
I’m still really curious if more women choose X and more men choose Y
1. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation; not easily understood; mysterious.
2. a person of puzzling or contradictory character; a confusing and baffling person.
3. a saying, question, picture, etc., containing a hidden meaning; riddle.
4. a German-built enciphering machine developed for commercial use in the early 1920s and later adapted and appropriated by German and other Axis powers for military use through World War II.
Etymology: Latin aenigma < Greek aínigma, equivalent to ainik- (stem of ainíssesthai - to speak in riddles, derivative of aînos - fable).