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I began my first field journal in Belize, during my time there for biology field school. Each evening after night walks I would jot down a list of the day’s seen species under the fluorescent hum of generator lights. Flipping through the spiral-bound notebook now a decade later, I wish I…
I have been using Prismacolor pencils for a good amount of time now. They are great for layering color. They can help you put more precise details into your paintings too. I wait until a painting is dry and then I can add some detail whith a well sharpened pencil. I have never used Polychromos, but I ran across this great product review about Prismacolor vs. Polychromos: http://liannewilliams.com/sketchblog/2015/5/26/prismacolor-vs-polychromos-lets-compare
Lianne Williams does such a good job at showing the pros and cons of both pencils. She shows good comparison pictures of using both in different drawing techniques. I definitely would love to try both pencils in my art some time after reading her product review.
This has some great advice for saving old micron pens to shade in your ink drawings.
A lot of us that Zentangle or Doodle use Micron pens. And if you do use Micron pens, you know how easy it is for those nibs to get crushed if you exert too much pressure on them. And if you’re as addicted to this art form as many of us are….you know we go through a lot of pens. Don’t throw out those pens that are a little past their prime – there is still some life left in them!
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It’s another snowy day in the Northeast, and I’m perfectly fine with it. I don’t mind the snow and I know I’ll look back on the winter fondly when the heat of the summer sets in. Today was not only make a video day, but I did finish…
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If you’re interested in digital art, there’s a lot of great apps out there to help you get started. Wether you are an experienced digital artist or interested in beginning, these apps make it so easy to experiment with creating digital art. A lot of them are fun to use and also, there’s a lot of YouTube tutorials for them. One great use for these apps is how you can use them anywhere. Traveling with these apps can give you a great opportunity to do travel sketches and paintings. Some of these apps have files in them, so it’s easier to organize and find your projects as well. Here is some links and information on the apps currently available for iOS and android.
1. Inkist app is free for a limited time with iOS: http://inki.st/ipad.
2. This link is for a great current 2016 list of art apps for iPad: http://www.creativebloq.com/digital-art/art-on-the-ipad-1232669.
3. This is a link to a list from 2015, but it has a couple of apps not mentioned in the list above that are still good apps to use for digital painting or sketching: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/illustration/8-best-apps-for-artists-draw-sketch-paint-on-your-ipad-2015/#1
4. Some of the great free apps on iPad include:
Bamboo paper: https://vimeo.com/57071228
and many Adobe apps.
5. Painter Mobile is an android app that is available at Amazon and on Google play:
6. This is a link to a list for android digital art apps:
I have been looking at online photo sharing communities for years. I just discovered 500px. It really has great options for sharing and meeting other photographers. You can sell and license your photos with them. They have the option to watermark your work as well. It seems to be a really useful and friendly community for sharing your photography. It was Created in 2009 from Toronto. It’s a global online photography community for sharing and licensing photos. Images on 500px are the work of professional and beginning photographers. Through its marketplace, 500px works with thousands of agencys and brands that use 500px images in their campaigns. Their Website is http://500px.com. Here’s a link to their most popular photos right now https://500px.com/popular. They also have royalty free stock photos here https://marketplace.500px.com/?&gclid=CL7gztuEl8wCFUiPfgodOosILw