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Adobe Offsetting: December 2014

For December, I thought it would better to hear directly from the source with an interview. Gustav González, the main developer for Tupi, has been…

3D printing + Blender = fancy DIY bike camera

Yesterday I hopped out of bed with purpose. I was getting up early to test my new bike camera. In the past couple weeks, I’ve…

Win a new laptop by entering iAniMagic 2014

For those interested in making wonderful animations with the chance of winning a new computer, look no further! Kdan Mobile extended their iAnimagic 2014 competition….

A premium Yiynova stylus

One of my previous blog posts helped set Yiynova on a path to create Linux drivers. As a “thank you,” they sent me their new premium stylus. Having Yiynova…

Adobe Offsetting: October 2014

For October I decided to support a wonderful free resource instead of my usual software endorsement for this month’s Adobe Offsetting. As an artist, it’s always…

Adobe Offsetting: September 2014

I was hoping it was still September somewhere in the world yesterday morning when I made my contribution to Adobe Offsetting. I wanted to give…

Alupen Digital review

Last week, my Alupen Digital stylus arrived in the mail. I wasn’t expecting receiving the pen to ship until the end of September. It was…

Photo finish with Cade Martin

I thought that I’d share some of the before and after shots from the photo shoot that I was just on. Cade Martin was the…

Yiynova monitor tablet works on Linux

Sometimes the second time is the charm. Last Friday my friend Mike (@lungching) came over to the house to help me install the Yiynova monitor…

Alupen Digital Coupon

I tried to see if I could get a Alupen Digital Stylus before its release for review, but came up short. A representative from Just…

Google Nik Collection makes me salivate

A couple of weeks ago I discovered a set of plug-ins that it seems everyone knew about but me. I was overseeing a photo shoot…

Adobe Offsetting: August 2014

It was difficult to come up with what to support for this month. Do I find another software to support? Do I spend time looking…

Hanx app reignites manual typewriter romance

My first experiences typing as a child was with a cast-iron Underwood. It weighed what seemed to be over a hundred pounds and had ebony…

Cheating on my stylus made our relationship stronger

Recently, Ray Frenden posted on his blog about the Ugee pen. He bought one and discovered that it works with Yiynova monitor tablets, Huion tablets,…

Living with less Wacom

Wacom is the ultimate company for tablets. I’ve been using them almost exclusively for over twenty years. Their dominance in the tablet industry is directly…

Adobe Offsetting: July 2014

I discovered shortly after my blog post yesterday on great animation software announcements that Tupi was launching their Indiegogo campaign the following day. Well today is…

Animation a plenty!

In the past month there have been many great developments in animation software. We’re seeing new life being breathed into old friends and groundbreaking developments…

Adobe Offsetting: June 2014

Hopefully it’s still June somewhere in the world. I was going to write this post last night, but I ended up playing with the software…

Benefits of running in a pack

By nature, most artists aren’t built to be pack animals. They tend to prefer seclusion and autonomy over team-building activities with peers. Most artists are…

60 days with Blender

What can I say other than that Blender is an amazing tool. As I’ve learned more and more about the software over the past 60…

Masking with Gimp

So I decided to record my first attempt at creating a masked composite in Gimp. I still have a lot to learn, but I was…

Adobe Offsetting: April 2014

This will be a short and sweet post for this month’s Adobe Offsetting. For the second month in a row, I decided to back Project…

Fridays with Ricardo

A couple of weeks ago I saw an advertisement for an event on Google Plus. It was for an animation workshop using open-source software presented…

Inkscape and Gimp take the spotlight

A few days ago I decided to start make an official break with Adobe in my personal life and work in open source software and…

Goodbye Photoshop, hello Gimp

April is a month of change. Filing taxes finally puts 2013 to rest; trees are beginning to bud; and it’s a time to start taking…

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