Another 30 Minute logo challenge. The words today were “Alphabetic Raven”. It sounds like it’d be a book company or some sort of literary body, so I stuck with primarily serif fonts and figured you can’t have a “raven” in your name without depicting a raven somewhere (option 3 is what I picture with no… read more
I’ve started doing a personal challenge, which I guess I’m going to call “30 minute logos” because that’s what it is. Using a random word generator, I picked two words to create a random company name and gave myself 30 minutes (probably more like 45 here) to come up with a bunch of logos based… read more
I found this older image I had done in Illustrator. It uses pretty simple gradients to give a bit more depth to an otherwise flat object. It felt a bit off, a bit too symmetrical, so I discolored the eyes. Nothing else particularly special to say about this one.
I have been messing around with doing some skeuomorphic design in Photoshop. Below are a few results. This treasure chest was my first attempt. It is a bit less than realistic. You can see the first pass was very underwhelming, so I reworked it to give it a bit more depth, making that gilding actually… read more
I’ve updated my site twice in one year. This time it’s better though. I think the last version was more of a rough draft (lots of design choices made in CSS, which leads to pretty crummy design). This post isn’t just the “Hello World” of my site. I’m also writing it so my Featured Blog… read more
Hi. My name is Curt Rabinak. I am an animator, illustrator, digital designer, programmer, and probably some other stuff. I have a background in animation but I enjoy programming and learning new languages. I primarily started out in Flash but have since expanded out. I also really enjoy drawing comics.
You are an animator, and illustrator, a jack of all trades. You like to draw and program. You like to work in digital space.
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This is Curt’s site. He is an animator, programmer, illustrator, and Arkham Horror fan based in Chicago, Il USA. He has a background in animation and sometimes draws comics. In the past, he has also created a number of games as well. What a guy!
Drawing up to the small hut, you feel the Emberblade slowly hum in your bag, signaling the energies from last battle slowly seeping back to the Earthen Wards below. Your horse gently trots to a stop as you eye the cabin. Small puffs of smoke emerge from the chimney, revealing this particular home is occupied. Perhaps you can barter for supplies on your way to Dundereon Peak. Or perhaps it could be filled with soldiers of Alk’az Aham, the Witchking of Crows?
Explore the Cabin.
Draw the Emberblade and wait.
Ignore the cabin and continue on.
The city is hot. Hot like a flame just before it goes out forever, burning as bright as it can. The city, burning that skin, is where life all hits the bricks.
For me, the burning never stopped.
One skill traded for the world under this neon fornication of untarnished hope, crushed to pulps of old lies and twisting knives. Something else caught my eye though, like a hook through a fish’s lip.
Her name was Gloria. She was an angel. Gloria. The name felt like rain. A name that cooled the whole burning city. She danced with the angels and could sing like the clouds. I felt the bones beneath my muscles ache and tear as the bullets worked their way from in to out. No pain, no feeling. Not until this is over.
Not. Until. This. Is. Over.