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Rachel Nabors


v2

Three Tales of Hoodie Crow

Hoodie on her perch. Notice the excessive love of whitespace and large fonts. Also, lined up the T in the title with the H's vertical. The robin. Funny how small details can make something so much better. Whether it's a hot towel while you're waiting or an extra animal in the margins of a children's book. If I had all the time, I'd add so many more little details like this one. But you have to learn to pick and choose what you "plus" in a time frame of a given project. Mama Owl is another of those fine details. Originally I wanted to slip her into the animation, but when I decided to use branches as page breaks, I knew where she belonged!

Three Tales of Hoodie Crow

Working on a retelling of three fables about crows. The main character is Hoodie, this gal!

Sesame Street Project

I have a Sesame Street project (!!), which is super exciting but also intimidating. I'm not sure how much style freedom I have, and muppets are notoriously tricky to draw on form. So I thought I'd get warmed up with some sketches. - A) Is the artistc style I envision: painterly, on-model. But this is also a foreign style for me, so it'd be more labor intensive. I'd rather spend that effort on the code for this project. - B) This is like a cross between my normal style and the above, with colored lines softening my graphic edges. - C) Closest to my own style. If I go with this one, it will be the fastest. This is a much rougher example than my normal inks because I used Photoshop instead of Manga Studio. But I feel like at least Snuffy is short on interest with this style. - D) Someone on Twitter asked to see them in Justice League style, and I obliged :)

v3

Tin Magpie Logo Doodles

You can see how well the inks pair with a distressed serif font. These new versions are inked organic shapes instead of vectors. Wings swept forward In progress shot of a bird for the site's footer. Finished-ish footer bird. There will be a small armada of them flying up from the bottom of the page.

v2

Tin Magpie Logo Doodles

My first take on the Tin Magpie logo in its vector format. It has two forms, sitting and flying, sometimes with or without the key depending on whether it's part of a sequence or not. What do you think?

Map of the DOM in relation to HTML and JavaScript

There's been a lot of discussion about what the DOM is. I find this Yggdrasil-esque visualization has helped me keep track of it, especially when it comes to imagining events "bubbling up." [Chris Coyier goes into more depth](http://css-tricks.com/dom/), and if you want to know more about the god-like Global Object, check out my [_JavaScript for Designers_ slides](http://rachelnabors.com/javascript-for-designers/) or [the recorded presentation](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkR0RCfI0XM). If you REALLY want to dig in, read [Cody Lindley's DOM Enlightenment](http://www.domenlightenment.com/). Peace out.

Clever Gander Logo Doodles

I'm playing around with naming my interaction development/transmedia publishing company (there's a mouthful!). I am thinking of either "Tin Magpie" or "Clever Gander." But choosing is hard! So I'm playing with their logos ([magpies are here](http://forrst.com/posts/Tin_Magpie_Logo_Doodles-G3R)). I have lots of stories to tell about geese, even [compared them to developers on Pastry Box recently](http://the-pastry-box-project.net/rachel-nabors/2013-october-28/). What do you think about the names and my doodles?

Tin Magpie Logo Doodles

I'm playing around with naming my interaction development/transmedia publishing company (there's a mouthful!). I am thinking of either "Tin Magpie" or "Clever Gander." But choosing is hard. I have lots of stories to tell about geese, even [compared them to developers on Pastry Box recently](http://the-pastry-box-project.net/rachel-nabors/2013-october-28/). But people often don't like geese. Magpies are more neutral, and I like corvids. **Update:** I learned there is a company that publishes interactive storybooks for iOS and Android called [Loud Crow](http://loudcrow.com/). I worry that Tin Magpie might not be different enough for my company in the same space. What do you think?