Pokemon Weapon Art by @rebusalpa

An inspiring reminder that creativity comes from anywhere, and to just keep meshing two supposedly unrelated things over and over until one eventually becomes right.

In this post I wanted to save this repository of all these Pokemon mashed with multiple styles of weapons, as if they were to wield their own for battle. Rico Busalpa, under the Instagram tag @rebusalpa, seems to be uploading one Pokemon evolution per day.

Main collection: https://www.instagram.com/pokeapon/
Personal account, fusions, mega evolutions: https://www.instagram.com/rebusalpa/

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Icon A Day

Icon A Day is an awesome project started by Marko Stupić of Five Agency, a mobile design and development firm. Since August of last year, Marko decided to challenge himself by drawing an icon every day for an entire year. They naturally became full-on illustrations as Marko became a stronger designer, and by the end of this month Marko will have reached his full year! The above left icon was his very first illustration for this project, and the right illustration depicts his illustration skills 11 months later.

His blog post talking about this challenge is exactly everything I would have said if he did not write it up himself. He talks about commitment, putting in consistent work, and getting feedback and support from friends and the design community. There’s no secret to becoming an amazing designer, but if there were, this project is it. His design skills definitely surpass mine, even when he just started this project, and the amount of effort he’s put into this shows as his most recent work is simply jaw-dropping.

Definitely something I will consider doing sometime in the near future, my main reason for writing up this post so I myself don’t forget about it! Check out his work by clicking the images above (or here)!

Traveling the World in 2 Hours!

During Memorial Day weekend, I decided to explore downtown San Diego on my own for the first time. Living all the way up in Carlsbad, about 30 miles away, without a car makes this a long and/or expensive trip, but with the Smash tournament going on later that evening I figured I’d make the most of my day in downtown while I’m there. First stop, Balboa Park, possibly the most iconic landmark of San Diego (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!). Known for over a dozen museums, theaters, gardens, and its zoo, even without a plan for the day I knew I’d enjoy myself there. I was just planning to check out a few museums, perhaps sit down somewhere and read, but turns out there was this fantastic event going on: the Annual Ethnic Food Fair. Coincidentally I was just dropped off from my Uber ride at the one spot in Balboa Park where this was taking place.

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