How I feel on the inside when I am a "7/10" for happiness. by Keith Richardson

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This is my entry for the competition described below. It was created using vector drawing tools in Photoshop, and applying some cartoon-drawing skills I have been learning recently.

“Sagmeister is producing a Happy Film that will look at the wellbeing of people around the world. I met Stefan in Oxford and we talked about how RedBubble artists could participate (I love the potential of global art projects).
The project is simple, RedBubble artists are asked to rate themselves on a scale from 1-10 (1 being seriously depressed, 10 being overjoyed) and then create a self-portrait expressing that state. Any artistic medium/technique is allowed. Stefan and team will be animating the best of these results into a sequence.
The works should use this template, including its 16:9 landscape format. (The line of that template does NOT have to be part of the final piece, this is for composition only.)
Stefan will select works to go into the documentary and it is possible that works will also be exhibited in a New York Gallery.
+ Prizes. We will be giving away two signed copies of Sagmeister’s amazing book Made You Look.
So get the crayons, plasticine, canons, cannons out over the next week and then add your work to the challenge.”

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I take great delight in good design, excellent photography, ongoing learning, and rising to creative challenges. Many of my photographic images on RedBubble are from extensive travels where I enjoy ‘getting to understand’ local customs and experiences. A second strand of my RedBubble portfolio is represented by various design projects.

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  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 5 years ago

    LOVE this!!!!

  • Thank you RPD – your comment is so appreciated!

    – Keith Richardson

  • Many thanks for adding this to your favorites RPD – most appreciated!

    – Keith Richardson

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    Very creative and well done.

  • Many thanks Lois – do you do vector drawing yourself?

    – Keith Richardson

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    No I don’t do vector drawing – not even sure what all is involved but I do quilt and love this strong use of color and bold effect. You may have inspired me to learn a little about this technique.

  • Oh, that’s good – feel free to ask me anything you want!
    My learning curve with vector drawing is still very steep, as I keep finding more things that I did not know existed, but its power can be intoxicating. So easy to create beautiful looking curves, simply by bending straight lines, and moving them until you are happy with the result. Keith

    – Keith Richardson

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Buddy!
    All with your old friend Photoshop!

    – Keith Richardson

  • Loisb
    Loisbabout 5 years ago

    Thanks for your offer of answering my questions Keith – I am sure you will be hearing from me just as soon as I learn enough to ask questions.

  • My pleasure Lois – just waiting for your call…

    – Keith Richardson

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    hey this is just great Keith, i love this interpretation of self, really wonderful expression of what’s within …. :) wishing you all the very best in the challenge too! ;)

  • Thank you Karin… An interesting experience… I look forward to viewing everyone else’s.
    Cheers, Keith

    – Keith Richardson

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 5 years ago

    Hey!! Congrats on being the “example” for the challenge!!

  • Wow – I can’t see what you mean RPD, but thanks for telling me!

    – Keith Richardson

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 5 years ago

    If you go to the Challenge page and click on the example link it brings you back here. That’s so COOL!!!!!!

  • Wow – thank you RPD!

    – Keith Richardson

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    wooOOT! Thiz iz ACE sweetheART lol! ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you Valzart!

    – Keith Richardson

  • Roslyn Slater
    Roslyn Slaterabout 5 years ago

    Great! Love the colours.

  • Hi Roslyn – glad you like them too.
    As you might suspect I tried many combinations until I found the ones I was looking for. Keith

    – Keith Richardson

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