digital art

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…

Head and Skin Tone Studies

Head and Skin Tone Studies

I’ve been working on some studies for a personal hybrid 3D and 2D Illustration project I’m doing. The main character is humanoid. I’m still developing the project, there will be non-humanoid characters as well but that is for later. I have already sculpted and prepared the character for painting but I wanted to do some…

Digital Sculpting

Digital Sculpting

The point of this blog is (hopefully) to help like minded people find resources and inspiration to perhaps try new things. I am still learning how to do digital sculpting myself and I have written a few things about that on the blog. I started learning general 3D art skills in 2018 (perhaps I dabbled…

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…

Trying out Digital Marbling

Trying out Digital Marbling

Last week I looked into methods of making digital marbling textures using the various software I have available to me. I chose to use Krita and G’MIC, PD Howler and Affinity Photo for these experiments. I made some videos to show you because it is difficult to explain otherwise. Marbling using PD Howler and gradients…

Painting Study Process: Kira

Painting Study Process: Kira

For this painting I started out as usual by making small painting studies in Krita using basic brushes. I tried a different approach than I have before for this image where I took the Initial grayscale colours and colourized them using Deoldify, an open source deep learning model to help colourize grayscale images. When I…