Blacktober is happening over on Twitter and there are soooo many gorgeous posts from original OCs to re-imagined favorites. Here are my contributions so far.
Busy bee me- Unreal Unity
I’ve been extremely busy over the past few weeks- taking an online class on visual storytelling while also trying to learn how to use Unreal along with Blender. Making progress and despite how basic they are really proud of this marble setup that rotates and moves- next are walls and continuing to sculpt the sword. Currently working through two really great tutorials- the first with the marble is about Unreal Engine and Blueprint over at Udemy and the sword is a free Blender tutorial over at Youtube. Aside from those been busy working on some other projects and ideas.
Adobe Creative Residency Fund
Excited to share some news that’s kept me (and my PC) fairly busy over the past few weeks. I got an email about the new Adobe Creative Residency Fund. I immediately applied and was beyond excited to find out that Adobe wanted to provide funding for my proposed project, #Black_____. With everything going on right now in the world and especially in my community, with every day bringing new images and videos of Black trauma, I wanted to push back with images of love, peace, joy, and other elements of beauty that make up a much larger portion of the Black experience. So with Adobe’s help- that’s what I did.…
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:
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…
Hallway Meet- a short short comic
I just published a new short, short comic over at Gumroad and going to post it in a bit over at my new Instagram account: Insta10shorts. You can check it out for FREE here: Loading…
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:
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…
CSP: RGB Shift Auto Action
This is a really cool effect I’ve only mainly seen people do in Photoshop. Really cool to find an auto action that works in CSP too. Thanks Raikuki! https://assets.clip-studio.com/en-us/detail?id=1751433
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-…