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Mastodon

I’m on Mastodon if you are into decentralized social media. I’m using it to post updates to the blog and find cool resources. You can find me at @artsquirrelblog@mastodon.social. it might be easier to use my RSS feed to get updates for the blog if you don’t want the hassle of social media. I’m not…

Starting a Podcast

Starting a Podcast

I will be starting a podcast for this blog. The podcast will be hosted on Substack and video versions will be uploaded to my YouTube channel. I made a little introduction video yesterday if you would like to watch it. I talk about the podcast and my computer setup.

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…

Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Back in April I announced I was going to give the blogging a break, I changed my mind but forgot to announce that. I’ve got a few articles in development. I tried some affiliate banners around the website as well, but I’ve quit doing that because it didn’t earn a penny and it looks really…

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…

And Now The End is Near

And Now The End is Near

I’ll make this short and sweet, I’ve decided to retire this blog after writing for it since 2016 because I want to focus 100% on my own art development and projects. I’ve enjoyed writing the articles and I hope people have found them interesting, but I need to move on and become the artist I…

Krita 5 Released

Krita 5 Released

Krita 5 was released just before Christmas 2021 and had its first bug fix on the 7th of January 2022 bringing it to the current version 5.02. Krita is a free open source digital painting program which also has animation features. There were a lot of updates in version 5 of the program which you…