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Category: Graphic Design

My first convention and how I got there: selling Total Babesville at Blythecon Brooklyn

When I started my Total Babesville coloring book project, my main goal was just to finish the book. The book took ten months from start to…

Making enamel pins with mostly-free software

This month I made my first set of pins that are based on an illustration from my upcoming coloring book. I picked one of the…

Abandoning Android and my return to iPad

This year I attempted using my Samsung Tab Note Pro tablet as my primary tool for creating a coloring book. Apps like MediBang Paint make…

It’s been a while: taking a blog sabbatical

  Earlier this year, I suspended my regular contributions to this blog as an attempt to focus on completing a personal project. My initial intent…

The Workbook that makes Affinity Designer a must

In October, Serif released the Affinity Designer Workbook along with the launch Affinity Designer 1.5. The book is essential for beginners and seasoned vector art professionals. It…

Affinity Photo’s birthday, Windows, giveaways, discounts, iPad apps, free brushes, and UX tools

  Affinity is having a busy summer with lots of development and special offers to attract new users. Last week Affinity Photo celebrated turning “one”. With…

Two months of using Sketch App

Creating visual prototypes for web has always been a challenging process with everyday design software. In my search for a new alternative, I came across…

Major companies make their software free for everyone

  In March, both Google and Dwango announced they would free software collections by the end of the month. These industry giants decided to make their software free…

Paid Software and Linux

This week, the Affinity line (Designer and Photo) announced they’re releasing their award-winning Mac software on Windows later this year. It’s wonderful to see new tools…

An Affinity for WIndows

  Serif, maker of Affinity Photo and Designer, announced their commitment to creating Windows versions of their software this week. Windows users can go to…

How I developed an infographic and didn’t get MERS from a camel

Infographics are a tricky thing. A lot of work goes into looking at data and figuring out how best to tell your narrative visually. The…

Getting to know Timothée Giet: Krita instructor extraodinaire

Earlier this week, I purchased the Secrets of Krita, a new series of training videos available on the Krita site. Buying the DVD is a great way…

Adobe Offsetting: October 2015

Over the past two years, Krita has become a force to be reckoned with in the digital painting arena. Their ambitious developers have launched two successful…

Affinity Photo FREE ten-day trial

On the heels of the much anticipated release of Affinity Photo this summer, Affinity announced in late August that they’re now offering a free ten-day…

Adobe Offsetting: July 2015

For a second month in a row, open source is taking a back seat to proprietary software for my Adobe Offsetting. As a rule I…

Affinity Photo launches today

Lift off! Today marks the end of Affinity Photo‘s beta and the launch of  version 1.0 with an introductory price of only $39.99 USD. Affinity’s Project Manager, Dale…

Serif’s Affinity Designer and Photo taking the design world by storm

Affinity Designer is a drawing program for the Mac that has gotten a lot of buzz, earning lots of high praise in just its first…

Dell is all about Ubuntu

A couple months ago, my Samsung laptop went on the fritz and I was surprised to find myself tempted to purchase a Dell. It turned…

Adobe Offsetting: May & a Krita interview

Spring is in the air, taxes are done, and it’s time to focus on fun stuff—like digital painting! Krita is attempting a second stab at…

Adobe Offsetting: April 2015

At the end of March, Smashing Magazine announced the release of their new book, Real-Life Responsive Design. Smashing offered a one-day sale price of only $29…

Samsung’s 12″ Note Pro replaces my iPad

Since 2011 I’ve been using my iPad daily. It has replaced my laptop in many ways. From drafting to writing documents and notes, it covers…

Morris Wang, the man behind Yiynova tablets

Most people, like myself, wonder about Yiynova as a company. Do they have my best interest at heart? Who are they? Are they a company…

Adobe Offsetting: February 2015

It seems that my heart belongs to Blender lately. Since this is the season of Valentines and heartfelt messages, I have to make Blender my…

2014 iAniMagic winners

Over Thanksgiving week, I was fortunate enough to participate as a judge in Animation Desk’s iAniMagic contest. Animation desk is an animation app that’s available…

Mischief acquired with a new price

About a year ago, I wrote about an innovative and new program called Made with Mischief. It’s a light weight but powerful drawing tool that uses…

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