I've never considered myself a photographer but I'm always trying to up my photo game, even if it's on a smartphone, and even if those photos are limited to social media posts. I use my phone 90% of the time for photographing sketches, paintings, BTS and whatnot. I have a point and shoot camera, but my iPhone 7s has a great camera and generally can get the job done for me.
After snapping photos, editing comes next, because it's rare that I'll get a perfect shot that requires no extra fluff. That and I have a weakness for punchy colors. So here are some of my favorite apps and what's so great about them!
Lapel pins are a hot ticket item right now, but traditional enamel pins can be really costly to produce. Wood pins are a unique alternative to their more pricey counterparts. Recently, I dove into pin making and designed my first ever pin! It was a learning experience and I wanted to share my experience with it!
Timber is my newest product, freshly launched at Creative Market. I've picked some of my favorite rings and packaged them up for you in a single .EPS file and a .PSD with smart objects for Photoshop users. Also, it comes with a metallic foil texture you can use as a layer mask or swatch!
I'm back from the dead! Earlier this year I had my first artists' alley experience at a nearby fan convention. I prepped for months, creating new pieces of art specifically for the convention, making new products, and generally trying to keep it together until then. It was a great first experience, and I have some definite take-aways!
I'm as much a sucker for art supplies as I am for office supplies. I don't know what it is about new brushes, pencils, and pens but I just love them. I don't think you necessarily have to get the most expensive to produce good art (but it can help, depending on what it is). Here's a few of my favorite and most frequently used art making items!