I’ve been busy. Again. Super busy. But came across this old image I created for a science publication while I was trying to make space on my WD passport. It was a fun drawing to create and wasn’t sure if I’d posted it before. So it’s up on my website for now. www.susangyoung.com for more illustrations and stuff!
I do graphic design. My mfa was in Illustration, but I do graphic design and animation too. For a long time I’ve said “Oh yeah, I really should put my graphic design stuff up on my website”, or “Ohhh- I’d have to email you a pdf of all my work…” but NO MORE! I’ve finally just gone ahead and posted it. I only have a few things up there now, but it’s a start. Now that I’ve reconfigured my site it will be easier to post stuff as I dig it up.
But where did the Character Design section go?? Well, it will go under doodles.. or maybe illustration.. I still need to re-edit some things…
I created my favicon using my chop that I got from my grandfather’s home village in Southern China. I was in China 15 years ago for the opening ceremony of a library that my aunt donated to a local school in honor of my grandfather. It was quite the to-do. Some of the swag that I kept included a large commemorative metal pin in the shape of the library itself, and my chop. My chop was made from a seed that is native to the area and someone painstakingly painted words on it in possibly the tiniest writing I’ve ever seen. Here it is:
Yes, yes, the writing is upside down. That does not take away from it’s coolness.
The whole thing measures 1.25″ -so tiny writing. Super super tiny writing. Plus the chop signature itself is a highly stylized ancient form. Long story short, it’s one of the cooler things I own, and is on the list of stuff I’d like to save from a fire.
So I incorporated it into my logo, which is on my website and letterhead, etc. And for AGES I’ve wanted to get it onto the top of my website in the navigation bar- the little image by the page title up top- called a favicon.
Favicons are supposed to be easy to insert into a website, but for some reason the standard line of code: <link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico”> wasn’t working for me. Instead, I had to use this:
href=” http : // example.com / favicon.ico” >
And finally it worked!! Yay! I am certain now I can conquer the world. In the end it only took me 5 minutes to do. So go to my site, and check out the little icon on the top! GO!
I’ve been shifting some things around on my site, and am now featuring my character design work. I’ll be updating it in the weeks to come, but here’s a start. Check it out! http://susangyoung.com/characterdesign.php
Here’s a sample…
and another sample…
Just released today, a children’s book written by Dallas veterinarian Brittney Barton and illustrated by Susan Young, SMILE is available for purchase online. Veterinarian Dr. Brittney Barton Dvm, has just published her first children’s book emphasizing the importance of teaching young children about the human/animal bond.You can buy it HERE.