Sketching Fruit & Flowers: Breaking Out of a Creative Slump with Wendy Hollender’s “Botanical Drawing in Color”

Sometimes, it feels like I'm stuck in a rut - drawing the same type of pictures over and over or editing the same scenes over and over, without any forward momentum at all.  You know the feeling?  There's nothing wrong with perfecting a technique,  of course, or with polishing a scene until it gleams, but … Continue reading Sketching Fruit & Flowers: Breaking Out of a Creative Slump with Wendy Hollender’s “Botanical Drawing in Color”

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What I Used for Inktober 2016: Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

River Painting: Finishing Touches with Sakura Gelly Roll SMALL

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience.  Check out my Disclosures page for more info.Welcome back to the fourth and (for now) final installment of What I Used for Inktober!  Today we'll be looking at the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in White, a gel pen that I like to use for accents, outlines, … Continue reading What I Used for Inktober 2016: Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

What I Used for Inktober 2016: Tombow Dual-Brush Pens

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. Check out my Disclosures page for more info. Welcome back to the What I Used for Inktober series!  Last week, we looked at the Prismacolor Premier 0.005 black pen for inking, and today we're looking at Tombow Dual-Brush Pens in Grayscale.  Which means we're at my … Continue reading What I Used for Inktober 2016: Tombow Dual-Brush Pens

What I Used for Inktober 2016: Prismacolor Premier 0.005 Fine Line Pen vs Dollar Store Gel Pen

River sketch - Inked with the Prismacolor Premier 0.005 fine line pen

This post contains Amazon Associates links for your convenience. Check out my Disclosures page for more information. Welcome back to my Inktober supplies review series!  Last week, we started with the blue sketch pencils by Caran d'Ache and finished up with a sneak peek (?) of the inking for today's post.  Here's the picture inked … Continue reading What I Used for Inktober 2016: Prismacolor Premier 0.005 Fine Line Pen vs Dollar Store Gel Pen

What I Used for Inktober 2016: Caran d’Ache Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencils

This post contains Amazon Associates links for your convenience. Check out my Disclosures page for more information. Last September, flushed with excitement at the thought of doing my first Inktober challenge, I splurged on some new art supplies.  Since I usually worked digitally, I thought it was a good opportunity to try out some different … Continue reading What I Used for Inktober 2016: Caran d’Ache Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencils

A Little Announcement: What I Used for Inktober Review Series Starts Tonight

Starting tomorrow, I'm pleased to begin a series of reviewing art supplies! We'll start with the supplies I picked up last year for Inktober.  As I started NaNoWriMo right after Inktober ended, this series is a little late in the game, but hopefully my review will be useful no matter what time of year it … Continue reading A Little Announcement: What I Used for Inktober Review Series Starts Tonight

Vocaloid Trial: Megpoid English!

Just a quick post today! Two days ago I was able to download and install the 14-day trial for Internet Co.'s Megpoid English. . . and I'm having a blast! So far I've found that the Tiny Vocaloid 3 Editor included in the trial is very easy to use (though I did have to look up a few things in the User Manual). It's easy to input the notes and lyrics of "Scarborough Fair", and the best bit so far is that Megpoid sounds great even with very little tuning! Here's the second beta test that was posted on Youtube, "Time After Time" (originally by Cyndi Lauper), so you can hear what she sounds like with no tuning: