• 3D Modeling,  Art

    High Kill Book Cover Design in 3D

    When I first began on Steem, I shared and posted about my hobby, 3D modeling. Since getting into writing fiction and co-creating @thewritersblock, I have not had much of a chance to indulge in this pastime. Steemhouse Publishing, our publishing house, is in the final stages of editing our first book called High Kill, written by our very own @rhondak under her pen name, Diane Ryan. This book would naturally need cover art and a month or so ago we set about designing one. A guitar features heavily in the story and @rhondak found this photograph as a launching point to get our creative juices flowing. @tanglebranch owns a similar…

  • Art

    Come On Baby, Light My Fire – Pyrography.

    Source A friend of mine runs a mobile bar and catering business. Last year he asked me to do some work for him in the form of burning designs into these wooden bottle cases. His company is called Love Street Foods and the mobile bar is Love Bubble & Fizz. The first design he wanted was this. The bar also supplies gins and vodkas from UK company Chase Liquors, so he also wanted this brand on some cases. Source Chase distilleries also has a cider line called Willy’s. Source A few weeks ago he got in touch with me, wanting more designs burned onto cases. This time, he is supplying…

  • Art

    Muxxy Draws: Glorious Glory the Raccoon

    Some may know that @rhondak has been adopted by a raccoon she has called Glory. She rescued her as a kit and despite letting her go her merry way to live life as a wild animal, Glory insists on breaking into her house and making herself at home. It’s gotten so bad that Rhonda now leaves a window open, just to save on the destruction of her property. I have begun flexing my drawing muscles lately and decided to try to capture Glory’s attitude and general demeanor in a cartoon format. During my recent visit to Tennessee, I had a chance to meet Glory at @rhondak’s animal rescue called @tarc.…

  • Art

    Clip Studio Paint Pro Review

    Source These past few weeks I have been exercising my drawing muscles and trying out several sketching, drawing, and painting apps. Today I’m going to discuss Clip Studio Paint Pro, formerly known as Manga Studio. It was originally made for comic book and manga artists, but the toolset has been expanded very much. I had seen some impressive illustrations completed with the software on Youtube, so I downloaded the free trial and had a play around. At first glance, the interface looks a lot busier than something like Autodesk’s Sketchbook. Luckily all of the elements can be moved around, docked, or closed according to your needs. The theme can also…

  • Art,  Technology

    Apple Pencil Review – From an Apple Hater

    I hate doing this review. I don’t have any love for Apple or their products despite once owning several iPhones and iPads. Their ‘walled garden’ approach has never sat right with me and their lack of innovation in recent years has – in my opinion – put them somewhat on the back foot. That said, Ms Muxx – my other half – expressed an interest in creating digital art. She often watches me with a stylus in hand, scribbling away on either a screen or on my latest tablet. She is a big Apple fan and has both an iPhone X and an iPad Pro 12.9″. She had a little…