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Flag Module Logo by tessmonsta
Flag Module Logo
I've been working on an open source Drupal project called The Flag Module for a few years now. When I started writing the new 4.x version of the module, I created a simple logo in Powerpoint as the header graphic for a crowdfund campaign. Several versions later, and I have a redesigned version of the logo using vector graphics. It's not the first logo I've created, but I'm fond of how it turned out.
Happy Drupal-ween! by tessmonsta
Happy Drupal-ween!
So I got it into my head a while ago to take the Drupal logo ( and draw it as a skull for Halloween. I found a few reference pictures of human skulls and mapped the result onto the logo of our beloved CMS. I thought at first to use transform tools to create a rough version of the logo as a skull, but in the end it was much easier to just draw it. Shading turned out to be the problem. I was originally thinking of just relying on the line art to do all the shading, but the color layer really made this image. 

Full res images are available for download, and on-demand prints for purchase. Originals for use in presentations are available on request.

Also, if you stare at the Druplicon a bit too's kinda creepy.
When you're going to Drupalcon/When you're Not by tessmonsta
When you're going to Drupalcon/When you're Not

Like many Drupal people, I started as a hobbyist who used Drupal for her own website. Around 2011, I discovered Drupalcon and cursed myself for not being able to go. Granted, at the time I was only passionate about the CMS, not the raving, module-writing lunatic I am now. 

Back then, I felt much like I did in the bottom panel. Annoyed, angry, but mostly feeling like I was being left out. It wasn't until 2013 when I had a chance to go to Drupalcon Portland after being awarded a free ticket and copious help from family to pay for the travel costs. I was fortunate again to be awarded a scholarship to Drupalcon Austin and ran a successful crowdfund to pay for my travel costs.

Still, I never forgot what it was like to be that person in the bottom panel.

Watching Drupalcon Amsterdam happening from afar last week, I felt like I was missing a family gathering. This, despite the fact I'm a relatively new and unknown face. I reminded myself that one of my local Drupal colleagues was awarded a scholarship to attend. And while I wasn't going, it makes me smile that he finally got the chance.

GIMP 2.8 on Mac OS X, Intuos tablet.

New Job + the Breaking Brain by tessmonsta
New Job + the Breaking Brain

This me after my first week of working at my new job. As you can imagine, I’m…still confused. What I used to do as a technical challenge in my off-time is now my job. This is going to take a while to get used to…

Yep, I’m still rocking that black cami.



What do stones regret?
United States
Favourite genre of music: Techno/Industrial/Metal
Operating System: Linux
Shell of choice: Bash
Wallpaper of choice: Anime

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losercreep Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
tessmonsta!!! Thankyou for the deviant watch :) Have a good day
novus41 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favorite:)
CosmicKat Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Artist
thank you!!
flying without wings by CosmicKat
DevianTN7k1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+fav:
EmoNinja17 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave! ^^
Shivabel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for the fav :heart:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on my Reki costume! <3
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cheers for the :+fav:!
Yuki-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Thank you so much for the fav on: Empty inside :heart:

Feel free to watch my account if you want :)
kinyo-spoons Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
thank you for the fav
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