• Misc

    Online Learning

    Just a quick update. I know a lot of people are looking to learn online especially these days. Over on my Resources page I have a bunch of links to things that will helpfully aid you on your own artistic journey. Arun over at Syn Studio Art School was kind enough to reach out and it was a good reminder that I want to update that page with more resources. I applied a while back but unfortunately didn’t make the cut for their diploma program but it’s nice to see they’ve expanded with more online classes as well. Direct from the source:

  • Misc

    Trying to find the Joy…

    The past few months have been hard for most people I imagine. It’s been difficult to find the headspace and desire to create especially when so much is going on. I could write thousands of words and still not fully express exactly how I feel or even feel that my words are needed in the scope of how big the problems the world is facing now. There is so much beauty, love, life, and joy in my community despite how much many of us have had to endure and will likely continue to endure. So I hope my art in some small way can remind us and others why we…

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    Photoshop YouTube Tutorials

    If you use Photoshop then you are probably already aware that it was updated to the 2020 version. Have you been taking full advantage of the new features though? If not or even if you have and still want tips that might help improve your workflow- here are 3 Youtube learning gems I want to quickly share:

  • Misc,  Updates

    2020 Updates !

    *Blows off some cobwebs and dust*  Not gonna lie 2019 was not my year. Lots of things were going on and artistically my ideas and stories had so extremely eclipsed my skillset (despite significant amounts of time, money, and effort) that I didn’t see how I would ever be able to achieve those things I really wanted to with my art. So I went back to writing and wrote a book (go me!) and the whole time I was thinking I want to illustrate this, what would this scene look like in a comic, and so on. It was a kind of frustration I can’t even really begin to adequately…

  • Misc,  Updates

    New Skillshare Class- Customizing a Clip Studio Paint Workspace

    Hellooooooo! Long time, no chats 🙂 Since I published my first Skillshare Class on Clip Studio Paint I’ve gotten a lot of questions and feedback. Taking that into consideration I spent a lot of time making (and remaking!) a class that would go over more in-depth all that Clip Studio Paint has to offer. I’ve just published the first class in a series that will address things like customizing your workspace, using and manipulating 3D objects in Clip Studio Paint, working with rulers for perspective work in 1point/2point/3 point, and a lot more. The first class in that series is up and it is all about the basics of your Clip Studio Paint workspace-…

  • Misc,  My Art

    Cabin in the Woods Study

    I came across a great photo of a cabin in the woods by Daniel Cristian over at Unsplash and decided to use it for a nature study. Done in Procreate over an hour and a half using brushes from Frankentoon (my favorite!) and Mike McCain. #FinishedNotPerfect

  • Misc,  Tips & Tricks

    Photoshop Tips & Tricks

    I’m getting a head start on my 2019 resolution to ‘master’ Photoshop. I feel like ‘master’ is perhaps an overly ambitious resolution but it sounds more goal worthy than ‘get to a point where I don’t rage quit in frustration because PS doesn’t do YY like app ZZ.’ With PS coming to iPad as well it seems a good time to put in the time to really get familiar with the software. So with that in mind I’m going to be posting frequently a condensed-ish post with tips and tricks I am picking up and sharing them here. ViewsTips 1 and 2 come courtesy of the incredibly skilled Goro Fujita.…

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    Welcome

    Hello and thanks for stopping by~! I hope you’ll enjoy your ‘stay’ at my little piece of the internet. Feel free to send questions my way or post on the relevant pages if you have thoughts, comments or questions. Happy arting! Jei