https://www.instagram.com/p/CEccO1rjBbR/?igshid=1jxpsbxlr24qt Piggybacking on my previous post about Adobe Capture, I've also been using the program to create quick patterns for multiple projects. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6rSIoxD0Q7/?igshid=1g5ikxluk0xwz Adobe has a pattern option in the camera/image import. I like using it sparingly because it has limitations on the quality produced. The color vector patterns are splotchy; the bitmap patterns are... Continue Reading →
Making Textures and Shapes with Adobe Capture and Adobe Fresco
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEsUN9tjDrV/?igshid=1nu40f3ggoy1u I want to share my newest obsession of late: making easy digital abstract paintings in Adobe Fresco. They’re relaxing to create compared to the more thought-out illustrations and comics. I often make these in 10 minutes while my drawing students work on the gesture warm-ups at the beginning of class. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEs5fD0jalJ/?igshid=o3r4b5n3a25k I’m planning to... Continue Reading →
Another art challenge
It’s been a weird year, hasn’t it? The pandemic threw my teaching into an unpredictable loop and I’ve been scrambling for ways to thrive in this environment. One of my solutions was to create a semester long sketchbook challenge for my students. I’ve posted this also to Instagram and opened it up to other to... Continue Reading →
“As Above So Below” created in Fresco with adjustments and gradients added later in Photoshop (desktop). In digital drawing apps, I might be one of the few that prefers Adobe Fresco over Procreate. While I enjoy Procreate, I find myself using Fresco more for its simplicity. Fresco was initially called "Project Gemini" and combined the... Continue Reading →
Webtoon Short Story Contest: Fail! Oh no!
I said I would update everybody about the Short Story Contest hosted by Webtoon. I committed to the project back in March when it was first announced. Now that it is the end of June and the contest wrapped up, here are my thoughts on the whole process. To read the comic I submitted, Man... Continue Reading →
Testing out the Wacom Cintiq Pen Display
I made a pandemic purchase: a 13” Wacom Cintiq pen display. It’s used, I couldn’t afford it new. I mostly still use my iPad to make drawings, but I did use a tablet whenever I worked on my desktop. In the history of tablets I’ve owned, they have been mostly basic. The one above was... Continue Reading →
The Ghost Story – abstract designs on Society6
Around a year ago, I made a second Society6 store as a lark. I sort of forgot about it after I uploaded the designs. I accidentally logged into a few weeks ago and realized that I made a sale (ha)! You’ll notice that these designs are a far cry from my usual illustrations. These were... Continue Reading →
Webtoon Short Story Contest!
Hi all, long time no see! I guess it takes a global pandemic to get me back into the writing habit. Speaking of writing... From the Webtoon Short Story Contest Page For the months of April and June I plan on participating in the Webtoon Short Story Contest! I put my regular comic on hiatus... Continue Reading →
Art Tips: Society6 Affiliate links!
Awhile back Society6 rolled out an affiliate links feature. This was meant to boost sales and help out curators. I’m not big on curating other people’s art (I might if my social media presence was a big deal), but I did add the links to all of my posts and sites. Society6’s Affiliate Program launch... Continue Reading →
The Grievers Art and Digital Paint explorations
Oh snap! I guess I had this post in my drafts for over a few months and never got around to publishing. Created in Adobe Sketch, then finished in Adobe Fresco using some of the oil painting live brushes. I had a lot of issues with it initially in Sketch. Luckily the new tools available... Continue Reading →