Brrrrrrr!
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It has gotten sooo cold here! Thankfully it is nowhere near as cold as many places, but I could do without it regardless. I am a sun-bird. Give me sand between my toes and the sun’s warm rays against my back any day. I do love the beauty of the snow and one good snow a year is a pleasantry but snow all winter long? I’ll pass! Aiden was a little on the cranky side today so getting around to … Read More

Digital Stamp Freebies & Wednesday Updates ^_^
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First I wanted to post the two new designs that have been added to the shop. This week’s designs are “Stop Dragon My Heart Around”, a Valentine’s themed dragon and my art nouveau angel whom I am tentatively calling “Art Nouveau Angel” ^_~. Stop Dragon My Heart Around  har har har ^_~ Art Nouveau Angel I hope you will take a moment to check em out ^_^ Well I couldn’t figure out how to get Etsy to let me give away … Read More

Santa Claus has come to town!
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Did I ever tell you guys I have the most gorgeous grandbaby ever? It’s true. I know everyone says it but it’s for really really true with Aiden ^_~ Today Grammie got to do what Grammies do best, I sent Arielle and Chris (Mommy and Daddy) to the mall with orders to not return without photos of Aiden and Santa in hand. I couldn’t go, I’ve been waiting around all day for my landlord to show up that I might … Read More

Drawing a Doll Base
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Draw Your Own Freestyle Doll Base from Scratch This tutorial teaches you how to convert a rough sketch into a tight, crisp doll base. It was written in Adobe Photoshop CS4. It’s likely this can be pretty easily translated into your graphic program of choice provided it offers layers. Using whatever color you can easily see over your background or transparency, quickly sketch in a rough idea for the pose you want to create. Do NOT replicate mine please. Create a … Read More

Colorful Shading for Your Digital Art
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How To Use Bright and Colorful Shading to Make Your Artwork Pop! This tutorial was written in Adobe Photoshop CS4. It’s likely this can be pretty easily translated into your graphic program of choice provided it offers layers. In this tutorial you will see how I use colors for more vibrant shading as in the example below. First, draw your doll with each item on its own layer. This is very important because it makes fixing things much easier =) Here … Read More

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