• art,  Digital Painting,  drawing

    Nature Digital Art Inking video

    Howdy there! I have a digital art process video to share with you guys today, it is a portion of the digital inking of one of March’s Patreon exclusive line arts, Nature.    Its a speed drawing (inking?) video the compresses a couple hours worth of inking down into a more easily digested video. Check it out…     I used an app called AZ Screen Recorder to capture this from my tablet, I’m really surprised it worked as well as it did. The app *said* it could and I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe it until I see it.    Besides this video I also recorded…

  • art

    Fairy House

    There are so many cute houses for fairies out there that I just had to make my own. I had the idea to create a fairy house (town?) on the side of a tree using the types of mushrooms you see growing there.    I drew this on my Samsung tablet and I honestly don’t think it would have come together without the ability to zoom in and out to get all those little details. Paper can only take so much of a beating before you just can’t take it any further. Poor abused paper.     Starting off by sketching in the tree bark, which is the light rusty…

  • art

    March Patreon Goodies

      This past month had been a loooow month of creativity and mojo for me, until a few days ago really. In those couple days I busted out the 2 exclusive line arts that are available for patrons, Pulling Strings and Nature.     Both of these pieces were drawn on Samsung tablet. I’m really enjoying this method of drawing, it takes away that worry that you’re going to royally mess something up when inking or sketching, hallelujah for the undo button! Its pretty freeing. If you want to know more about that you can read the big blog post.   Another fun thing about drawing on the tablet is…

  • life

    Smith Corona Galaxie Deluxe Typewriter, my new baby

    This past christmas, hubbins presented me with the world’s heaviest gift. After carrying it around now I can definitely testify to its gravitational pull, but at the time its sheer weight made it oh so perplexing.    We go to the Antique Fair in Allegan a few times from Spring to Fall and he knew I’d been looking for a cute typewriter, nothing too big, actually working. Opening this big box on christmas was a real treat when I found what looked like a hardsided suitcase inside, it was actually my new baby.     Its a Smith Corona Galaxie Deluxe, if you didn’t know by the post title, from…

  • art

    Bamboo Stylus Feel + Samsung Note 10.1

    I don’t think I’ve ever ordered something so fast in my entire life.   Once I spotted my newest art supply love on Instagram I said, and I quote… “OH SHIT!” closed that tab, opened Amazon, put it in the cart and ordered it within 2 minutes, thank you Prime!     I’ve had the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 ed) for a while but once I got my giganto phone, Note4, the tablet saw less and less use, its been in a drawer for at least 6 months. I absolutely love the stylus ability that comes with the Note but, and if you have one we can commiserate, its…

  • blog hop,  card,  card making,  crafting

    Valentine’s Hop

      Happy Loooooooove day, everyone! Welcome to the Some Odd Girl Valentine’s Hop!   We’re smothering you in well-deserved affection in the form of craft projects and giving you the opportunity to win some fun stuff! Be sure to check in and comment on each blog, including this one, to be the most eligible. Since we’re spreading the love so hardcore, everyone gets 14% off at the Some Odd Girl shop using code SOGLove! But, one lucky winner will be chosen from those of you who comment on every blog to win the grand prize!      Showing my love today I have a sweet and colorful card using my…

  • art,  Portfolio

    Faded, a new art print

    My latest art print, Faded, was an interesting process and didn’t end up as I expected it to.       When I drew the line art, I knew that I wanted to do a very dramatic lighting with this piece, her sultry expression demanded it.    On my other pieces I started out with a base color in the area I was working on and build up my colors, this was similar but instead of building up highlights, shadows and midtones on my base, the entire base was my shadow. I worked in a monotone of navy blue thru a pale blue, on top I added highlights in yellows…