08 How I paint a watercolor of a mouse

Just posted a new video on my process for painting a mouse character using watercolors.

I'm also posting this coloring sheet version of it for those that want to paint their own mouse. It is a JPG file and you can copy it and save it. I took the image and put it in Photoshop and used the Image>Adjustments>Threshold option. Then I put it on a lower opacity. That way you can print and then color it in. If you are printing this on an inkjet printer please be aware that the inks will run. Print to a copier or laserjet printer for best results. Enjoy!

06 How to Photomerge a traditional drawing in Photoshop CC 2020

I created this video to show how to merge sections of a drawing you want to merge together in Photoshop. I had someone in my class ask me how I did it. Figure make a video tutorial on it.

05 Episode Tracing Your Sketch in Photoshop CC 2020

I've made a video 2. I'm posting on the weekends. Currently working at a sweet little coffee shop and getting some classwork done for my graduate class and getting a video posted. I'm getting all the business stuff done today. Saturday is a good time to do it. I'm posting links to my videos, adding to Instagram stories. The things that every artist just loves to do, said No artist ever. I've learned to try and start treating my work as a business.

I had a talk with a writer from work. He has had several books published in the SCFI genre. Discussed the nature of creative work. I want to make it a full-time job and still do some teaching on the side. I told him I feel like there is always the push in school to try and shoot for excellence which is great. I'm practical in my old age. It would be great to be a Caldecott winner, or place gold in some prestigious illustration contest. When I was first working I did get into the SILA competition. Who has the money to …

04 Youtube Tutorial on my Digital Illustration

I've started a Youtube Channel with some videos of my process of how I create my digital illustrations. This is the 4 episode on my channel. I'm also going to try and do some art product reviews of supplies I find that are great to use. 

I'm also going to include a JPG of the sketch if you would like to follow along and try doing the steps in Photoshop. I'm using Photoshop CC 2020 in the video. See the drawing below. 

3.01 Blair Hartman, artist

I can't believe I am on Season 3. I have been doing some hiatus between every 13 episodes. I decided to do with the TV industry does. I love interviewing my artist friends. I learn so much. I had the pleasure of interviewing Blair Hartman, an artist based out of Statesboro, GA. We meet from teaching in the same county. He is currently working on his own creative pursuits like a picture book. I really enjoy looking at his work, and they have such an otherworld quality to them.

Listen to the podcast at My Creative Life Blair Hartman
You can see more of his work on Instagram @artman_hartman.

2.15 Interview with Ken Perenyi, Art Forger

I happened to be watching youtube and came across this youtube video from Sunday Morning on Ken Perenyi. Go figure I found it happens to be a relation of my husband. Second cousin on his mother's side.
Here is the link to the video Sunday Morning Ken Perenyi