To do or not to do: Inktober

 

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

My favorite sounds while working

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.

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How to clean your line drawing in Photoshop

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.

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World Book Day 2017

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I have been thinking of starting a blog for a while now but always found excuses not to. The usual ones: not enough time, not knowing what to write about, not being experienced enough in my job, not too confident about my English at times (in case you missed it, I’m French)…

And then I somehow managed to find the answers to these excuses. They’re pretty simple actually: Continue reading