Photographing Artwork: The Importance of Lighting

Yesterday I got all my pieces from the summer show back, so I’ve been busy photographing them. I usually take around seven or eight photos and then open them up into Photoshop to fix them up and chose the best one. With one of these pieces, I actually have versions taken under three different lighting…

Art Post (lots and lots and lots of art)

Since reading The Throne of the Crescent Moon is taking forever (I just haven’t been able to get into it), I decided to make an art update this weekend, using photos from my phone. There’s numerous pieces that I’ve only photographed with my phone, some which are on display at the art school, some in progress…

Massive Amounts of Traditional Art

I work more in traditional media than I do in digital. However, I’m not very good about photographing of scanning  my pieces. They tend to build up into massive drifts of artwork. Yesterday, I went through and photographed all the piled up paintings and drawings. Also, the week before was spent in an intensive thirty…

Corel Painter Trial

I’ve downloaded a trial run of Corel Painter Pro and have been experimenting with it. It’s not as easy to use as Sai, but that’s because it has so many more features (and it’ll be more expensive if I decide to buy it). This image was made using the liquid ink features.

More sketching in Sai

I’ve been doing some more sketches in Sai. These were all originally uploaded to my tumblr.

Review of Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn

Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn. ★★★★ From the cover blurb: “Gillengaria seethes with unrest. In the south, hostility toward magic and its users has risen to a dangerous level, though King Baryn has ordered that such mystics are to be tolerated… The King knows there are those in the noble Twelve Houses who could use this…