Day 23: Wolverine
I'm not familiar enough with Wolverine to choose a look, but it seemed they all had the blades in common. Of course. He's not Mr. Squishy Pillows.
Day 22: Green Lantern
Drawing the ring at this angle was difficult. I had to fudge and add fixes. Happy with it. I'd love to try to perfect it, but not as a challenge. Just as a "let's obsess about the little things" fun time.
Day 21: Superman
I chose a specific strip to copy from a blog post I found. I wanted to highlight the S on his cape because that's what Paul Cassidy added. He's my grandpa, so it was a way to have a PHC day. I don't care that it's not really my best. It's too big and has too much for the time allotted, but I just had to do a PHC Supe.
Day 20: Mike or Sully from Monsters, Inc.
I knew something from Monsters, Inc. was coming up, but I thought it was any monster. I had mentally planned for Randall. I kept it simple with Mike because I wanted to not spend as much time on it. Do other projects. I was on fire until I hit the hands and feet. Oh noes! I don't have the time left to plan for that. Hellooooo mittens and booties.
Day 19: Werewolf
I had no idea what to do, so I started with the body. As I sketched, Mozart came to mind. I went from there.
Day 18: Vampire
I named him Stewart since he looks like a former student of mine. He is not a vampire. He's a nice young man with a good complexion and an abhorrence to drinking blood.
Day 17: Zombie
I do not understand why zombies are always angry. They have it made. This one has manners, but before she turned, she was a feral redneck, so it just goes to show, you never know how they'll turn out. Had fun with this. Did it relatively quickly, too.
Day 16: Frankenstein
Frankenstein is not the monster but the doctor, so I played with a little Gene Wilder and funnery with punnery. I made size a variable and regret it. Won't do that again. Also made it too big.
Day 15: Pie
Main objective for me was to time my keyframes to that it looks like the mouse is stealing the cherry. I have a long way to go with animations, but I'm getting there. I also did the blobs of glaze using an iteration in Pug, so I'm happy to be thinking about ways to make this easier.
Day 13: Taco
Just playing with taco and cat and figured that Grumpy Cat would be a good excuse to play with curves (frowns) and shadows (fur blend).
Day 12: Hamburger
I did not want to just do the burger and patty combo. I also understand that on days where I teach, I don't have the time to get too fussy. Instead of getting detailed with the burger, I added a background and mood. Is he happy to be eating McD's or is he sad to be hooked on convenience?
Day 11: Pizza
I wanted to do something different on a day I had not a lot of time to do it. Lesson learned. I don't like this one. I am happy for a few things, like the picnic blanket done in organised box-shadow pixels and the starts that are all random box-shadows of one original star. Other than those, I'm not happy with the lovers. Ah well ...
Day 10: Pencil Jar
I focused on using mixins for repeated code (pencils and paperclips), opacity and border width for dimensions.
Day 9: Calendar
I consider this complete for the task—it is a calendar— but my original plan was to have the days turn into raindrops and fall off of the calendar. I'll return to this in a new Codepen and finish it. I worked a lot with mixins, especially with media queries, so the time lost learning that was worth it. Also to use list items instead of just divs was useful for v1. I think v2 will probably use divs and copies of divs for the animation.
Day 8: Notepad
I kept this one relatively simple. There are no animations or anything too fancy. Short on time and had enough to think about with :before. I wanted to learn how to curl a page, but that would be more than what I had time for. That, my friends, is what the weekends are for.
Day 7: Ruler
I saw a chance for a homograph play. Ruler that is a tool or a monarch?
Day 6: Clock
I did not want to go analog because I wanted to experiment with the digital blinkies and find a use for animation. Also, browser compatibility on Codepen for the project is doing my head in. I need to check out preprocessors to do that. Again? When?!? Can't I just punish people who use IE8?
Day 5: Dory
With this challenge, I am finding keeping up with all of hte vendor prefixes in Codepen annoying. Yeah yeah. I need to up my template for an autoprefixer, I am sure. But when? WHEN, DAMMIT?!
Day 4: Tiger
This time around I tried to focus on just the face and not get too caught up on the details. This is a daily challenge. I can't let this be an all-daily challenge.
Day 3: Beaver
The next time I do a Google images search for “beaver”, shoot me! These are not supposed to take all day, but I'm making it that way. My habits are changing so that I don't do as many duplicates. This is a great exercise for me and my mildly sassy attitude.
First time with Pug, too. Not convinced but open to change.
Day 2: Elephant
It's Ella Fitzgerald's birthday today, so I listened to her as I created this Ellaphant Fitzgerald. I kept it minimal with just a quotation from a song that has “stampede” in it and an old-fashioned mic. Women do not like being compared to elephants, so I was nervous about offending. Take no chances.
Day 1: Bear cub
I started with the koala from the tutorial and played and tweaked from there. I find that this brings out the obsessive in me. Knowing when to stop? Yeah. I'm not good with that.
Beginner’s Guide to Pure CSS Images by Michael Mangialardi
A quick tutorial I tweaked before I start Daily CSS Images. This was the most helpful explanation of
position: absolute I've had.