Teaching Yourself the Arts

I’ve been writing articles for this blog since 2016. My focus from the start was art and creativity because I had just finished an art course and I was transitioning away from freelance web design (which I had taught myself for fun over a period of several years after leaving University with an Archaeology degree…

Free Tools for Organizing Personal Creative Projects
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Free Tools for Organizing Personal Creative Projects

In this article I will briefly outline the basic process of starting creative projects and then list some related software tools. Coming up with Ideas Write it Down Take notes whenever you have an idea or see something interesting you want to look into in more detail later. Unless you have amazing memory retention it…

Plans for this blog in 2021

Plans for this blog in 2021

I’m not going to beat around the bush, the last few years have been a trial for most of us to say the least. I won’t go into the details, I’m sure you know what I mean. If you don’t then you are probably one of the elite/super-rich or something. Wishing to keep things positive…

Painting in PD Howler

Painting in PD Howler

This article accompanies a painting study I worked on recently using PD Howler 2021. PD Howler is a paint program with lots of features, you can find out more about it on their website. As I was doing this painting I made some notes about the software which are in this article. I have also…

Trying Out Ebsynth

Trying Out Ebsynth

What is Ebsynth? Ebsynth is currently a free program whilst it is still in Beta which allows you to stylize videos with different art styles. The developers are working on a final professional version which will be licensed and paid. The basic usage is that you paint over a key frame (or several key frames…

Fun and Intuitive 3D Art Software

3D software can be intimidating to beginners. This article describes how I gradually overcame my fear of using 3D software and lists some 3D tools here: Solutions for making 3D art easier. My experience so far I’ve been learning Blender and 3D Coat since late 2018. I found that the learning curve was steep and for…