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30 days design challenge – Part 3 – Final

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Yeahhhhh!!! Finally I finish this Challenge. It took me a lot of time and energy, but it’s very fun and I feel I level up, as a Super Saiya. Just kidding, but you know this feeling:

A genius is only a normal person knows how to become a Super Saiya.

You can see 2 previous parts of 30 days design challenge here:

Now, let see my daily challenge from day 21 to day 30

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Day 22: Dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

It’s my photo. I’m Super Saiya :v

Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

Day 23: I don’t know what I should call it :'(. My photo again.

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Day 24: A crab

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Day 25: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Day 26: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

I do it along a tutorial of Diana Toma

Tomato Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Day 27: Portrait Painting

Portrait Photo Into a Painting

Day 28: Fantasy Miniature World in Photoshop

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Day 29: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

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Day 30: Vector Painting – Robin – Finalllll <3

 

Robin Vector Painting

I also record the process I draw it. You can see here

Speed vector painting – Robin

 

 

30 days design challenge – Part 2

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The beginning

As you know, I set up a 30 days design challenge for myself and it’s very easy at the beginning. I’m curious and enthusiastic, everyday I design with my heart and T want to make it a good habit – design new thing everyday – train my brand, my eyes and my hands. It’s going well till about the day 15, I had a trip to take pre-wedding photos with my friends (Tung&Tao’s Pre-Wedding ) and I could not design at this day, then 2 days more, I was so tired and lazy. And then day 24, I also miss the deadline… But now I must keep on doing to finish my challenge. And next part, I will write more about what I design everyday, not only show an image – a result, but also the process.

Day 11: I use Brush to create the trees, from trunk, boughs and leaves

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Day 12: Draw text Kani Poly with Watermelon effect

I do it along a tutorial, and it’s very easy but the result is beautiful.

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Day 13: Text POLY with 3d effect

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 Day 14: A logo with a deer

It’s quite simple. If I do it again, I will add more details .

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 Day 15: Turn a photo to oil painting effect

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 Day 16: Money effect

I plan to make a Kani’s Dollar, but it takes a lot of time, and I don’t want to use the American Dollar, so I decide to just make money effect. If I have a chance, I will make Kani’s Dollar.

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Day 17: Use some new effects with photos

They are all my photos. It’s very fun to make new effects with romantic colors like that.

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Day 18: A crab with old effect.

I use bumper and grunge to make this effect. Like a old tattoo.

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Day 19: Retouch my photo

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Day 20: Retouch a photo, movie effect

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30 days design challenge – Part 1

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Phew, at this time, I’m busy as a bee, a stupid bee. And I hate it so much. What I need to do now is focusing on important things, big stones – not small stones or rubbles.

I start 30 days design challenge to create new things everyday, learn and train my design skill.

Day 1: Myself

Use Photoshop to do some manip. Actually, it’s not successful as I hope but I have learn some new adjustment skill in Photoshop.

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Day 2: Text effect

I want the bluer light , this pic is so yellow. Quite interesting when you can create something like that.

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Day 3: Universe

It’s a strange experience. I’ve never done this style before, and it’s quite complicated, symetry, colorful.
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Day4: A pet

I use a reference photo of a pub and create vector on Illustrator.

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Day 5 : Magic is believing in your self. If you can do that, you can make everything happen.

I do a tutorial and change the quote I want.

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Day 6: Happy new delicious year!

Another text effect.

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Day 7: Text effect – Christmas Cake

I think I’ll do it again and make a template or mockup to use it with another shape, logo,.. etc.

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Day 8: A cupcake

It’s like digital painting . My cupcake is not similar as a real cupcake but it’s fabulous, right?

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Day 9: I don’t know how to call it

But it’s a new experience, again, so interesting, although this texture is not good enough.

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Day 10: Lighting and cloud

Hummm, quite hard.

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Kani's Lumix GF1

My first steps in photography

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Today I receive my first camera and it’s so great! Lumix GF1, it takes me about only $300 – Great choice for the beginning!

Before, I asked some friends about “How to buy a camera?”, “What is the best camera for beginner?”. They showed me some cameras, Canon 600d,650d,700d, …etc. And it costs a big amount of money. Humm, I don’t want to waste much money because I know the most important here is the photographer who really understand the camera and knows how to use his tool effectively. I’m not the kind of people who can pay a big amount of money to show off how rich I am, how professional I am. It’s so stupid, it just shows arrogant and ostentatious.

Actually I don’t know much about photography and I was afraid a lot such as I don’t have talent in photography, I don’t have enough time for photography, I don’t have enough money to buy a camera… And then I watched a video about Focus

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I asked myself “Do I dabble?” Design, Draw, Animation, French, Photography,… Do I have enough time? I was OK a lot of things, but I need to be great, so do I need to be focus on only one thing? Ok Ok I will try my best, I only live once, so just do what I want!

My friend, Luong Son Tung helped me to buy my first camera, it’s small and comfortable to bring. I cannot wait for the day I can go around and take some photos with it. Here you are:

Lumix GF1 – Kani’s great choice for the beginning in photography!

Kani's Lumix GF1

And its lens, small and cute. By the way, it’s not my hand.

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I learn to use it, step by step.

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New big challenge – How to have enough time for photography

I am so excited to have my first camera but I know now I have to face a very serious problem: How can I manage my time? How can I take enough time for photography?

 

LamNguyen Niche Site

Happy b-day to Lam Nguyen

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23/12 is the birthday of my special friend. Today, he is 20 years old, a very young Internet marketer but rich and genius. Lam Nguyen, and his site about Niche Site LamNguyenZ.com. He started his career when he was very young, earned the first money when he was just a pupil. When he was 14 years old, he could earn as much money as an adult with a full-time job. He’s a friend of Tung Tran, founder of CloudLiving.com.

Lam Nguyen, the first teacher teaches me about Internet Marketing

Lam Nguyen, the first teacher teaches me about Internet Marketing, especial about Niche Site, always care about student, although I’m too lazy and sometime stupid. You know what I’m a designer, so I don’t have a logical brain, all I think and want is beautiful things and I don’t care about CR, SEO, internal links, Private Blog network … and a lot of stuff like that. With me, PBN likes a strange concept that I can’t understand. And he still patiently teaches me again and again. Actually, I forget almost and learn again. Can you believe that he teaches me again!

Then I got the first sale. And second sale, … Things happen. So it’s the reason I have enough money to live till today. Niche Site is quite great.

He is my little teacher, is one of the few men that I admire, not just because he is talent but also about his heart. He often reads books about self-improvement, build Niche Sites, and teaches his students. He is young and his life just begins, he has a lot of time to do awesome things. He is different others, he has a cozy heart and cute voice. Nowadays, you can find tons of course on the Internet teach you how to earn money on the Internet, right? But he is the most conscientious and handsome teacher, I believe. He has a lot of students, and he still takes his time to care about all of them. Sometimes, I’m jealous, I only want I’m his sole student.

And he is also the reason that I start this blog. Just action and write, the world will know about you but I don’t know when.

Today I’m still a beginner of Internet Marketing, who earns little money, sometimes feels poor and doesn’t have enough money to buy something when a lot of my friends who also learnt at the same time with me become a professional marketer and earn huge money. Such as Huy Nguyen and Bach Nguyen, you can read Success Story – Bách Nguyễn với Niche Site $2,200/tháng.

I’m still feeling happy, maybe I’m really stupid, don’t care about money. Haha. I take more time on designing, drawing, learning languages and I believe in myself. (I hope that)

I can buy a lot of site to earn money but not this time, I think when I have abilities to understand and comprehend what I do, I do it better and easily.

Lam Nguyen Birthday

Happy b-day, my dear. I love you more than I can say, you are my magician.

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Kani Poly’s first Post

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Hi,

This is the first post on my blog. And maybe nobody reads it, nobody knows about this blog. But it’s OK, because it’s my blog and it starts my new life. And the first post maybe has a lot of mistakes that I make, but it’s OK again, because I start blogging to improve myself, to become better, it’ll show how hard I try, how I can change myself.

As you know, self-actualization is the highest floor in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. And now I decide to become a self-actualizer, I’m living creatively and fully using my potentials. Today, I’m still a chicken, and I’m training to become an eagle.

I thought about the name of this category: “self-improvement” is a good choice. And then “nurture yourself”. I feel I’m still be a kid and it’s very nice to nurture myself like nurturing a kid. “Self-actualization” is also an intriguing category. In summary, although “self-improvement”, “nurture yourself” or “self-actualization”, or anything else, they are the same, just different in the name how we call it, but they are similar and the most important here is You really live the life you want.

Sometimes I ask myself “do I need to try a lot like that?”, you know – being a chicken is quite good, peace and don’t need to think much, but being a chicken means you can not decide the way you live, you depend on other, and do the normal things. Everybody knows you only live once, so why I choose just to be a chicken, right? It depends on other’s opinions, different person has different idea about his life. I really want to dream big, do magnificent things, make other’s life better, so I want to become an eagle. Although I was born as a little chicken, effeminate, stupid and poor. But I still want to try. Maybe it takes me a longtime, but I’m happy with it.

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Just do it and see what can you do, Kani!