As has become the norm for me I will be posting all my inktober drawings this year for Inktober 52.
I am trying my hand at a newsletter and would love it if you would sign up to receive it. I am planning a once-a-month thing where I share different things I am working on, other artists and apps I think are worth a follow or try, and of course the shameless plugs to things like my Patreon and shops
Sharing a submission graphic created for MuggleNet to share on their social media platforms.
a simple reactions responses graphic that I built for the MuggleNet internal workplace as a get to know you game.
This is a post is about a project that I hope to continue to do for MuggleNet Patreon Patron’s.
The topic today will be nodes in Affinity designer for iPad. In Affinity, there are at least three different ways to make strokes and shapes. So we will delve into them and what options there are with them.
Lulu found a donut and Gigi wants some
Last year when MuggleNet started their TikTok I offered up some of my Potter themed fan art and time-lapses of them for them to showcase.
The goal of this graphic is meant to combat some of the misinformation surrounding the mRNA vaccines and to add more context into what is actually happening so that people are informed about how the vaccine works and are less hesitant to receive their shots.
Should someone like me, a relative unknown in the art world, be bothering with creating a Patreon for fans, followers, or anyone else who may want to support me?
Hello, creatives and fellow designers! Today I would like to share a Bingo game. The design then was shared on MuggleNet’s social media.
today I would like to share with you a quick graphic I made for the MuggleNet Staff.
This was a fun quick graphic to whip up for the site and it was also really fun to see how everyone filled in their pie charts.
The object of the game is you take a screenshot and whatever house is in the photo is the house your sorted into. I know Harry Potter fans take their house sorting seriously so I promise this is only a game and that the real sorting hat will put you in your proper house.
This post is about a new Comic series I am starting with my children. Gigi and Lulu are two characters that are created and inspired by my kids and they are actually voicing the characters.
how to draw videos that I made for MuggleNet.
today’s post is about the preferences in Affinity Designer. Everyone has their own way of working, and preferences to that end. With that in mind Affinity has made certain aspects of the UI editable and changeable in order to facilitate a better work flow for each individual.
The whole thought process behind this project was to design graphics that would represent what Molly Weasley would design on a sweater for different characters in the Wizarding world.
the Iconfactory reached out to me about making a favorite Tips and Tricks video about their drawing app Linea Sketch.
a MuggleNet campaign that was supposed to go live in October of 2020 for Text Your EX day.
This year I am organizing my illustrations a little differently when illustrating for an art challenge, as compared to other illustrations and projects I am working on.
a MuggleNet social media campaign designed around what they thought different characters from the books and movies resumes would look like.
I found myself really enjoying the progress of “painting” on an iPad and it started a transformation in my creative process.
One of my first projects for MuggleNet.
A few weeks back a fellow artist I have collaborated with before reached out to me about contributing some art for a project called “Stop Violence Against Women” and I agreed because it felt like a wonderful cause to be involved with and create for.
This year Inktober is doing weekly prompts and I plan on following along because it helps me keep sharp and push my creativity.
Here are my Illustrations, I use various apps to create my digital art, usually Linea Sketch, Procreate, and or Affinity Designer, in some combination on my iPad Pro.
This layers studio when in the export persona is different from the layers studio when in the designer persona. Added to that the layers studio in the iPad version is different from the mac/pc version and it can lead to confusion. With that said I will do my best to break down how the layers studio works in the export persona of the iPad version of designer.
a logo redesign contest for the Procreate app icon. Basically you could let your imagination run wild and create the icon any way you saw fit. This was all for fun of course because procreate was not planning on recreating their logo anytime soon.
This is about the exporting options available to you when your done with a piece and are ready to share it with the world.
Maybe? maybe not? I think we all have this feeling somedays. Maybe it is the chaos that is this year affecting me. Possibly it is that I am too risk averse. I am not sure what it is but it has been running though my head a lot lately. Thoughts like do I have enough …
During Inktober 2020 there was a prompt that was just one word Ominous. Given that the 2020 election was coming up here in the United States something about that word struck a chord with me.
These designs are some of my hand lettering and typography Art and are usually created using a combination of apps on my iPad Pro.
Sometimes when you create a design it just isn’t enough to sketch out something. You need to work out a final product.
I want to make artwork I love to make and I would love if people want to buy it but if they don’t than that is fine too. I hope people would want to buy my art but I can accept that I am not going to be a success overnight.
The slices studio is found in the export persona section of affinity designer. It is designed to give you precise control of different exportable areas or slices.
When Covid started the whole world got turned upside-down, and as I reflect back on what it means and has meant to me it makes for an interesting head space
Today’s post is about the paragraph section of the text studio. These controls give your text and typography paragraph editing options that will affect a larger body of text.
So this is a selection of illustrations that I made for a company called ReproRed.
today’s post is about the character adjustments that can be made from the Text studio in Affinity Designer on the iPad. Within the text studio there are both character and paragraph adjustments that can be made to text within a piece of art or illustration you’re working on..
Hello all you wonderful creatives and designers! It is that time of year again!! Welcome to my collection of 2020 Inktober drawings, this year I will be writing a bit of my thought process behind the illustrations (for those of you interested). Without further ado…
The text studio will be very similar to the character and paragraph panels on the desktop version of Affinity Designer.
The constraints studio allows you to anchor elements to a particular position within other parent elements.
Hello creatives and fellow designers today’s post is about the assets studio in affinity designer for iPad. The assets studio is both similar and different to the symbols studio.
This is where you can create and store symbols from selected object s group or layers. Once you’ve made and stored a symbol they can be dragged and dropped into your artwork as much or a little as you would like.
Today we are overviewing the Navigator studio in Affinity Designer on iPad. The navigator studio will not effect your design in any way, however it gives you another way to pan and zoom around your document.
Today is a post about the history studio in affinity designer for iPad. It will track changes as different entries as a list and allows you to jump back to previous points in your design.
In this article I will be discussing the Transform Panel in Affinity Designer for iPad. This panel allows you to control your design down to the most minute of details.
Today we are explaining the styles panel in Affinity Designer for iPad. This panel allows for you to apply a pre-prepared style to a selected object.
Today I will be breaking down the Effects Panel on Affinity Designer for iPad. It is used to adjust settings that apply and modify object effects on selected layers and/or groups.
Hello my fellow creatives! Today we will be covering the Layers Studio in Affinity Designer for iPad. It controls the order objects are viewed on your page, will organize the art boards, layer visibility, locking, and opacity
These are logos I have designed over the years (when I was first starting out and had few to no clients 😉); up to and through 2020.
Sometimes all you need for an impactful logo is the right font for your style and some simple color choices.
Hello fellow Creatives and Designers. Today is an overview of the Brushes Panel in Affinity designer for iPad.
Hello all you wonderful creatives! In this post, we are going to be discussing the Stroke Panel on the iPad version of Affinity Designer for iPad.
The Swatches Panel is an area that stores recently used colors as well as has access to a range of predefined palettes.
Back when I was first starting out as a Freelance Graphic designer a company approached me about building a logo for their site. This company was called WorkBuddha and at the time it was for an independent consultant starting their own company
I recently designed a Logo for Chicago based photographer named Pat Green, and it was overall one of my favorite client experiences.
This post will be looking the Color Panel on Affinity designer for iPad.
In the middle of April another artist on Behance reached out to me about a collaboration they were organizing with other artists around the world as a way of honoring the professionals who are all working on the front lines in various capacities during this Corona Virus 🦠 Pandemic.
Hello All you wonderful Artists and creatives. Now that I have broken down the different personas, this week is devoted to a small amount of info about the Toolbar, Context Toolbar and an intro into what the Studio Panels are
Today we will look at the Export persona tools. It is designed to do exactly what you would think given the name 😉
This is a Logo design that I recently worked on for the company InterJad.
Hello all you wonderful artists and art loving people! 💚Recently I participated in my first Art Show and it is an experience that I have feelings about.
So this year is all about challenges for me and I thought one thing that I would attempt to do is learn how to do animations luckily Procreate added basic animations and text at just the perfect time. So this is where I will post my attempts at animation.
The Pixel persona in Affinity Designer contains all of your raster based image tools. This is going to have tools that produce similar effects and art to what you would find if you have ever used Procreate or Linea sketch in order to draw on a tablet or computer.
Affinity Designer’s Draw Persona is where you’ll find all your vector drawing tools.
Affinity Designer is a vector art drawing and illustration program and throughout this series of blogs, I intend to compare using this program on iPad vs. a computer.
So when your comparing the interface on a Mac or PC vs. mobile like an iPad your going to see a few differences.
This is Just a hers and hers design that started out as a gift for a family member who is marrying the love of her life.
For my own amusement and because I like to keep my skills (or lack of skills 😉) I try to submit to contests and see how I do.
Happy Inktober everyone!! I am pushing myself this year to actually get this done and follow all the prompts for 2019.
Ok so back in March of 2016 I went all in on an iPad pro as my only computer when my computer decided quite gloriously to kick the bucket. At the time there really wasn’t many options for digital drawing (other than Procreate and Paper by 53). These app are wonderful and Procreate and Linea …
Who doesn’t love to draw. I know do and always have ever since I was young. Some of my earliest memories are coloring with my mom at our coffee table (this is something I am trying to share with my children now). In the many years since I have since progressed to drawing favorite characters; usually disney or looney tunes and art was always one of my favorite classes.
Art contests can be an extremely grueling … make you feel like your not good enough experience, so why do I or any other artist even bother…. Because your Awesome … read on
This is a project I worked on when I was still in school. The Author of the book was a professor who was looking for a cover for his book, and everyone in the class came up with a design that was then picked from to be used as the book cover.
This is a magazine spread that I did for my portfolio class. The photography is all mine from a trip that I took back in 2010, and the ad was one that I made and submitted to a contest site for possible printing.
This is all from a class I took where I had to build a cafe website in WordPress as well as in Adobe XD. All the photography that I used in this project is my own.
My idea for a Music festival poster and banners, the original image of Mick Jagger was taken by Xi Quin Ho Silva. I made a few tweaks to the original image.
This is my Portfolio from when I finished up my Graphic Design degree.
This is work that was done for a restaurant in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
This is just a glimpse into my artistic process
HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!