Over the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Rochelle Forrest Hankins illustrating her children’s book Shelly Shines™ Series. And now, I’m pleased to announce that Shelly and the Circle of Light, Rochelle’s flagship book, is available on Amazon!
I’m pleased and proud to announce the publication of Christmas Toys & Joys—a festive coloring book for kids—created by three talented young illustrators: Crystal Underwood, Devin Williams, and Hannah Drennan. These three artists are founding members of Draw the Line, a mentoring project created to enrich the skills and portfolios of junior illustrators.
Over the last month, I’ve been exploring a new way of seeing: through the lens of a Nikon D750. The amount of product information and photographic techniques and tips online is staggering. In future posts, I’ll share those that have been most helpful.
For now, here are a couple of images enshrining my husband in black and white as he tailors a mushroom-and-herb cream sauce to complement caramelized chicken-thighs.
I’m pleased to introduce animator, illustrator, and graphic designer Patrick Macauley and his upcoming tutorial series on Adobe Animate. Patrick is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, acquiring a BFA in Emerging Media, and is the owner of Mythic Design Graphics.
Updated March 4, 2019.
Almost* everything you can create in Animate is a referred to as a Shape. All the following tools are used to create Shapes:
Pen (P) Line (N)
Rectangle (R) Oval (O)
Polystar Pencil (Y)
Brush (B) Paint Brush (Shirt+Y)
* The only tool from this section that does not create shapes is the Text Tool (T). To convert text to shapes, you must first Select (V) the text box and then Break Apart (Ctrl+B). Breaking Apart a text box once will split the letters into individual text boxes. Breaking Apart a second time will turn those letters into Shapes.