You probably all know about Inktober by now, the drawing challenge created by Jake Parker in 2009, which has become hugely popular worldwide among artists. If you haven’t, the rules are pretty simple: every day of October, make a drawing in ink and post it online (or not, it’s up to you, but it’s a nice way of connecting with other artists) with the proper hashtags (#inktober #inktober2017).
As simple as it might seem, I have attempted it for the last 2 years and failed miserably every time! Continue reading
I work more efficiently in the morning, when the children are in school, even though it is less than 3 hours every day at the moment (and soon-to-be none at all, dreaded Summer holidays!).
I make a warm cup of Earl Grey, I sit at my desk. The dogs have a nap, the cat lazily lies down on the chair beside me. The house is quiet. This is MY moment.
Three days ago was like Christmas morning, when I reverently opened the box of my brand new shiny toy. After dreaming of one for so long, I finally bought a Cintiq. For those of you who wonder what kind of creature a Cintiq is, here it is: Continue reading
I have finally taken the time to frame my 1st paintings of 2017.
I always enjoy seeing them all dolled up with the neat mounts and white new frame. It brings out the colors in them and makes them look more beautiful to me. Continue reading
When I started working with Photoshop, my main difficulty was to get a nice clean line with a transparent background to work with. I remember spending hours and hours erasing every little bit of white background, every little misplaced pixel that would bother me.
Nowadays, I do this very quickly so I can spend my valuable time on more important steps. If you are a beginner in Photoshop, this article might be of interest to you.