The past few years, I have written an annual summary post at the end of the year. 2020 has certainly toppled a lot of expectations for how the year should have gone. Most everybody felt a lot of negative events versus positive. Myself included. Here’s my attempt at wrapping the year 2020. The short story... Continue Reading →
Adobe Capture and Making Simple Patterns
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 →
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 →
Masks Part 2: Now on Society6!
You probably remember my last post on having masks. Well, it didn't take long for Society6 to jump on the bandwagon. Now they have their version, a pleated design. The design choice does disrupt the printed images a little, but I think it works best for patterns. Another positive addition to Society6 having masks available... 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 →
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 →
Art on Masks
You can now buy my art on masks. What a weird time to be alive? I’ve had the designs up for awhile now. I never really thought several months ago that we would be in global pandemic. Enough time has passed that it’s become “the new normal” and masks are slowly becoming more commonplace. I’m... 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 →