The Sandbox Blog

This is where I share studio notes and thoughts from behind the scenes here at Creative Sandbox Solutions™ HQ. I’m all about process here, and I’m transparent about mine, so you can learn from both my wins and my mistakes.

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Visual Notes from Melissa’s Studio: Apr 25, 2019 07:36PM


Here’s the finished art from the video that will go live tomorrow (sneak peek coming soon!) 🖍
The most challenging part of processing photos of big charts is “dropping out” the paper background. I used to use a little application called ScanScribe, which made it a snap—just one click! But sadly, the software got corrupted, and it’s no longer made or supported. 😭
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Trying to accomplish the same results in Photoshop is a BEAR! 🖍
Today I decided to try Microsoft Office Lens, an iPhone app with a built-in feature for snapping pics of whiteboards. As you can see in the second and third pics here (color and b&w filters), it messes with the colors, but it sure drops out the paper!
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What do you think? Which version do you like best?
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Visual Notes from Melissa’s Studio: Apr 21, 2019 01:46PM


The main event at today’s Creative Sandbox Playday: visually recording a podcast.
WorkLife with @adamgrant. It’s my new fave! 🖍
There’s so much to work on to improve (crowding, lettering, organization, etc…), but that’s what practice is for. Plus I had a ton of space left over at the bottom, and didn’t want to belabor it, so filled it in with swooshes.. 😂
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Visual Notes from Melissa’s Studio: Apr 12, 2019 09:43PM


Trying out some ideas that I’d drawn in my journal at the flip chart. There’s simply nothing like drawing with big markers! 👍😁🖍
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