Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017!



Happy Valentine's Day! If you're reading this blog post, then I love you. I don't care who you are or what you're doing or even if it's actually Valentine's Day- you are my Valentine and my world is better because you are in it.

Be sweet to each other and do something nice for yourself!

Love,
Rebecca

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Krita

I downloaded some new digital art software and got so excited that I actually made something for my blog!

The software is called Krita, and it's a free alternative to Photoshop. I was so excited to find out about it since my Photoshop Elements self-destructed a while back and my other software had a few bothersome characteristics. Krita works well with my Wacom tablet, which is AWESOME.

Krita was made by artists for artists. It appears to be intended mainly for drawing rather than editing photos. It has bells and whistles that I, a casual doodler, have no idea what to do with, so I'm betting a serious digital artist could get some great use out of it.

You can download Krita here: https://krita.org/en/

Like I said, it's FREE! They do accept donations, but you don't have to donate. It's basically the best thing ever.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hairy Man with a Hairy Hat

Today, for no particular reason, I doodled a man wearing a coonskin cap on a post-it.





Friday, September 2, 2016

"Shiny" Pikachu


This isn't the shiny Pikachu that most gamers want to have, but it IS a cool demonstration of how awesome my new metallic gel pens are. Shine on!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Cloudgazing

I saw a really cool cloud outside my window at work yesterday. It looked like a duck about to eat a breadcrumb.


Meeting Doodles 1

I was having a really, really hard time paying attention in a meeting at work today until I started doodling on my notepad. That doesn't always work as a concentration strategy for me, but it definitely helped today.

Here's what I drew:


Friday, April 29, 2016

Fresh Paint

Hey, friends! So my sister just got a cool new computer- a Dell Inspiron 13. It has a touch screen and it folds all the way back to become a tablet. My sister downloaded an app called Fresh Paint, which is an art app. She likes navigating around the interwebs with a pink Bamboo stylus that her super awesome older sister got her.

So tonight my sister volunteered to play a farming-type game on my phone for me. That worked out fine for me; that game can go suck someone else's life away for a while. But while she was doing that, she let me try out her laptop, and I doodled around with the Fresh Paint app.

It seems pretty cool. I've never used an art program that let me draw right on the screen with a stylus before. My Bamboo tablet doesn't have its own screen, so this was a bit of a new experience. Fresh Paint has a nice little variety of tools. I haven't had a chance to test out all the tools yet, but it seems like a great program for making really great casual art. I would have to ask a better artist about using it for serious art projects. I really liked the watercolor tools, though- they look and act like digital watercolor brushes should.

Here's a little doodle I did! My sister has this "Cardio Queen" tank top that really makes me laugh, so I drew it.