Doodleworlds – a coloured template.

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This is the finished Doodleworlds template that was started a couple or so days ago.

I needed a quiet day or two and colouring seemed to be the way to go, and it gave me a chance to work more with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and my Microsoft Surface Pen and Surface Book.

There’s a facebook group dedicated to my colouring books – Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans

#createdonsurface

#autodesksketchbook

 

WIP Wednesday

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It’s WIP (work in progress) Wednesday over in the Angela Porter Coloring Books Fans facebook group.  This is one of my current ones.  It’s from my Doodleworlds book, available on Amazon, and a pdf version is available from my Etsy shop, Artwyrd.

I’ve been laid a tad low with some kind of cold, and I’m still not right today; it’s been  a week or so now.  So, my arty output has been curtailed somewhat, but it’s beginning to ramp up a tad now.

Colouring done using my Surface Pen using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my Microsoft Surface Book.  I’m using various brushes for the design elements, but have used a gradient fill for the skies.

#createdonsurface #autodesksketchbook

Doodleworlds, December facebook group challenge

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Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans facebook group challenge for December

This month, the challenge for the members of the facebook group Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans is a little different.  I’ve set them a challenge to use limited palettes of winter or Christmas or holiday colours to colour in any template they wish and to share their results.  I’m hoping for lots of sparkle and shine!

The image above is my offering today for the group, the template I created exclusively for them, so if you’d like to get it and colour it, head over to Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans and sign up.  You’ll be sure to get a warm welcome there!

I drew the design on my Microsoft Surface Book using my Surface Pen and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.  I used the same tools to colour the image.

#createdonsurface  #AutodeskSketchbook

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Just a reminder that the Doodleworlds colouring book is available via my Etsy shop, called Artwyrd, and on Amazon.co.uk, other European Amazon sites, but not on Amazon.com yet.

WIP Wednesday!

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First work in progress (WIP) for this Wednesday is the Doodleworlds colouring book.  It is currently in the last phases of approval and proofing at CreateSpace.com, so it should be ready to purchase soon!  There will be a pdf version available on Etsy at the same time.

The coloured cover art on the front and back covers has been done by the winners of the contest run in the facebook group Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans.

Here’s the back cover with the list of winners and their images on the covers:

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Congratulations to them, and thank you for your work as well!

WIP Wednesday is a weekly event in the Angela Porter’s Coloring Book Fans facebook group, so pop on over if you’d like to join a whole heap of lovely, creative, friendly coloring fans!

And here is my contribution to this week’s WIP Wednesday:

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Hand lettering and update

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks with various projects, as well as sorting out my accounts for my accountant (a very stressful thing for me, I panic so much about money it’s ridiculous).

One project is exploring the realms of hand lettering, and the above image is one result from this.  I had fun doing this one, as if I don’t always have fun doing art!

Another project is the completion of the coloured art for Eerie Entangled, a book due out next July in the Creative Haven series from Dover Publications.

I’m still working on getting my Doodleworlds book ready for self-publication, that should happen before the end of this month, or at the latest the start of next.

Crafty explorations

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I’ve spent the day creating these … and what I’m going to be doing with them, well … you’ll have to wait and see!

The pink, purple. blue and green ones are varnished and drying after having some iridescent paints added to them.  The others have yet to have some metallics added.

A nice, calming way to spend a day after a busy day, including an emotionally draining and puzzling counselling session too.

reMarkable tablet – my first impressions

cofFinally, today my reMarkable tablet has arrived, and I am so pleased with it!

I’ve had a few worrisome moments that I may have decided on something that wouldn’t be of much use to me, or wouldn’t work for me (as was the case with the Slate).

I need not have feared.

Although I’d like a bigger screen, one that is almost or a little bigger than A4 in size, the experience of writing or drawing on the reMarkable is as close to pen and paper as I think you can get.  The sound of the pen on the screen is even reminiscent of the sound of pen on paper.

The friction between the screen and the pen tip means it feels like writing on paper too.

A totally pleasurable sensory experience.

Setting up was easy enough, you’re walked through it by the device and the website.

Using it after that is easy too, it’s meant to be.

I love all the different templates for different paper types that are available; there’s even music manuscript paper, as well as an isometric grid!

I have looked at the simple sketch/doodle I’ve done on the screen on the Surface, and ok, it’s pixelly, which you’d expect from a 100dpi png image.  The page size is 8 x 10.5 inches (approx) which is perfect! It means I can export an image from the reMarkable to my puter and into Autodesk Sketchbook, adjust the resolution and then use the sketch as a basis for a finished drawing.

No scanning.

I detest scanning … but it’s now not necessary as long as I use the reMarkable.

Ok, there’ll still be times when I’ll need to scan work in, such as finished coloured works of art and so on, but as far as sketching out drawings and so on, well no more!

A  plus side of this is that there could be a lot less paper ‘floating’ around my home!  That would be great, there’s a big pile that is overdue for sorting and filing as it is.

Not only that, I can set up sketchbooks, yes books in the plural, on the reMarkable, so it should help me organise files on my ‘puter a bit better.

So yes, I’m happy.

Oh, did I mention that there’s different styles of pens and pencils, with different thicknesses?  No?  Well there is!  Ok, not as many as in Autodesk Sketchbook, but enough to keep me happy.

Did I mention that the pen and surface is pressure sensitive?  No?  Well it is.

Lots of playing around to be done by me with it, and a lot of work to be done with it.

Yes.  I’m happy.  Very happy with the reMarkable.