How Graphics are Born - by Amy Marash, graphics producer - I'm a self_taught artist, retired TV camerawoman. Here's how I crank out 3 to 4 original graphics each week

How Graphics are Born
by Amy Marash, graphics producer
I'm a self_taught artist, retired TV camerawoman. Here's how I crank out 3 to 4 original graphics each week

 

Hi friends of Here & There,

Every week my husband @davemarashKSFR encourages you to enjoy the graphics I create for his podcast.

I’m a self-taught artist, retired TV camerawoman. Here’s how I crank out 3-4 original graphics each week:

First, Dave sends me a list of upcoming shows.

Then I ask him to help me decide what kind of image might represent  each podcast.

Then I make a pencil sketch for each show.  

I try to draw on sketchbook paper, but sometimes I draw on anything.

Next I import my drawings to Photoshop and work with each image.  I clean up the drawing and add layers of color or public domain images.  

So this:

becomes this:

and this:

becomes this:

Sometimes I’m able to use photos with permission of our guest, like this incredible Guardian US picture of a hungry man in California

I letterboxed the image to fit our square format and added text

Sometimes I stick with stick figures, as in this sketch that represents the results of the Hofstra University Broadcast News Survey about women and minorities in American radio and TV newsrooms.

The meaning may not be clear on its own, but once you know the podcast subject, I think it makes sense.

I like to email my weekly set to Mary Lou Cooper our researcher and Dave, who vote on their favorite.  We seldom agree.  You neither?

 

Thanks for letting me show you what I do.

I have so much fun making these that we might set up a Graphics gallery on the H&T website.  

yrs,

Amy Marash

graphics for Here & There with Dave Marash

amymarash@gmail.com

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