Took advantage of the half off sale and signed up for the next six months for $15. For $2.50 a month I can live with that.
XP-Pen Artist 22HD has arrived!
Picked it up with the Amazon Prime Day sale for less than $500. Got it set up and it is already more useful than my old 20" monitor that was only 1600 x 900.
Sum, summ, summertime
Into summer now, working on a few things including practicing with my new Intuous Pro Medium. Just ordered a custom keyboard/mouse mat with a design I whipped up today. The image came from pexels.com but did a bit with coloring and shading by adding a gradient overlay and another image from Pexels.com. Used an older mandala pattern for the main image and the board and center shield was from a pattern brush I created today. Need to condense all of my brushes into a single file for easy access.
Life as a non-Core member
Well, Core ran out and I am not paying $60 a year for a few bells and whistles. It would have to sing and dance for that price, and it really does neither. But it is fall and still working on a few different projects and still plan on posting stuff on here occasionally.
Sum, sum, summer time...
Haven't added an entry in over half a year, where does the time go? Well, Summertime has finally settled here in Michigan. Busy with product for The Knotty-Works, both artwork, layout, and content. The life of a self-publisher is not an easy one, especially with a day job to boot. Most of the artistic work of late is page background design and page elements. I love making radial patterns in Illustrator then fleshing them out in Photoshop. So much to learn about Photoshop and Illustrator, just when I think I have mastered everything I need to know for what I use them for, I learn something new.