There was a little bit of a bummer with my tablet - it doesn't work with Krita, the free art program I downloaded to work with. There was much flailing, but the cheapest alternative I could find was the subscription for Photoshop. Painter was way expensive (ignoring the fact that I only know the basics), … Continue reading Terrible Doodles
I'm sure you've seen one of those art dolls - the little wooden dolls that are supposed to help artists with drawing the human form? Spoiler: they're practically no help at all. They don't flex or move right, their arms and legs are tubes with no muscles, they don't bend at the waist right. No … Continue reading Is This Considered Nudity?
Another YouTube artist! You'd almost think I spent a lot of time the last few weeks sitting on YouTube or something. Ha. Yes, that's totally what I was doing. This one is Angel Ganev, and his channel is a little different than the others. He's a fantastic artist, and he's good at teaching and breaking … Continue reading ITJFU: Angel Ganev YouTuber
Today's spotlight is on LavenderTowne's adorable YouTube Channel and Comic on Tapas. She's soft spoken and upbeat, and her artwork is both stylized and adorable. I LOVE the way she changes the shape of the pupil in her characters' eyes to reflect how they're feeling, what they're doing, the general situation - it's so cute! … Continue reading ITJFU: LavenderTowne YouTuber + XP-Pen
There has both been a ton of stressful things going on in my life that I can't talk about yet and nothing of interest otherwise. Thus, this week will be Interesting Things Just for You posts. The first is GinjaNinjaOwO on YouTube. She's an animator and artist with cute illustrations, a super cute representation of … Continue reading ITJFU: GinjaNinjaOwO YouTuber
I commissioned some artwork from Ina Wong on DeviantArt for the cover of my Young Adult Urban Fantasy novel, 'Still Water'. You can find her here on DeviantArt, and her work is AMAZING. I gave her a basic description of the main character, indicated she would need to be muscled like a swimmer, and let … Continue reading Take a Sneak Peek at My Cover Art!
Do you enjoy garage kit models? Do you love watching someone carefully paint and listen to them explain why things do or don't work? Do you love gorgeous models of anime characters you love? Leona's Workshop is the place to go. She has a quirky sense of humor, and these are fun videos to watch! … Continue reading ITJFU: Leona’s Workshop
In early March, I put in a commission request for Inawong on Deviant Art. They produce professional level work that I like, and a particular piece of theirs caught my eye. (Found here since I don't want to steal their image.) I gave a budget, a rough description of what I needed, and a request … Continue reading Imma Bleed Money But It’s a Good Thing
This will sound a little odd - I'm not sharing photos samples for this artwork here because all of their photos are the actual pieces of art and not like a header to a page or a promotional image. But I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by this team's sculptures. They took existing prehistoric skeletons and … Continue reading Quite Possibly the Best Artwork I’ve Ever Seen
I attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which was a wonderful and desperate experience. I was so sick during this time period that it was a struggle. But, one semester, I don't remember what year, probably 2005 or 2006, I took an art class. My professor came down on me hard for making everything … Continue reading When Something You Create Becomes Precious