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News and Resources for February

News and Resources for February

I’ve been trying to collate resources for another resource roundup for some time now whilst working on my art projects. Unless I am looking for something I might use myself now or in the future, I don’t always write these type of posts which is why they tend to be sporadic. At present I’m working…

Winter Draws In

Winter Draws In

I know I haven’t posted much recently but I think I need a little break. Perhaps I’ll be back at some point. I have been in more of a brainstorming and idea exploration phase lately and I need to develop my own art. The blog has primarily been about getting back into art and discovering…

Get Howler 2022 for Free

Get Howler 2022 for Free

I think I have mentioned this in one of the resource roundups but here is a reminder that you can still download the full version of Howler (PD Howler AKA Project Dogwaffle- it’s all the same thing I think) 2022 for free. Howler sounds cooler though. Today is the last day you can update to…

New 3D Mascot for the Blog

New 3D Mascot for the Blog

I have been making a different version of the squirrel mascot for this blog in 3D for several years now. Here is the latest one: I used Curvy 3D, ZBrush, 3DCoat and Blender (I’m staying on version 3.5) for this one. The eyes in this picture are from the Tinyeyes Blender asset pack, I made…

New 3D models in my Sketchfab Store

New 3D models in my Sketchfab Store

I have been busy making some 3D models for my Sketchfab store. I will be designing and making some more, including some bas relief models for CNC and 3D printing. Seahorse Seahorse by Christine on Sketchfab Humpback Whale Humpback Whale by Christine on Sketchfab Dolphin Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) by Christine on Sketchfab Mouse and…

Art Squirrel Magazine One

Art Squirrel Magazine One

This PDF eBook has taken me a while to put together in between other art related and real life tasks I’ve been doing but I’ve decided to hit the publish button on it today. I do not think this will be a regular thing I will do but it was interesting to try a different…

Krita 5.1.0 Released

Krita 5.1.0 Released

You can read about the development notes for this update on the official Krita website here. This is a major new feature release which includes the following highlights: Even more operations can handle multiple selected layers. Improved support for the WebP, Photoshop layered TIFF and Photoshop files, and there’s new support for the JPEG-XL file…

Resource Round Up for May/June

Resource Round Up for May/June

Here is another resource round up article for art and design resources I’ve spotted around the web. Lunacy Lunacy is a free design software for Mac, Windows and Linux that comes with some AI features like image up-scaling, background removal, avatar generation and text generation. Avatar Mixer A free tool by Kenny to make different…

Resource Round-up

Resource Round-up

This is the last post I will make here just as a summing up of things I was researching before I came to that decision last month. I’ve decided to move on from actively adding content to this blog so that I can focus on other things. Non of these are sponsored or requested to…