I got up to lots of exciting things in the month of July, and I'm looking forward to telling you all about it! So without further ado...
At the start of the month I decided to jump into James Martin's Logo Lengends course. Super interesting, and James seems like a pretty sound guy.
I haven't taken a course in a few months, so it feels good to get back into the learning groove.
I bought a house!!!
I mean, it's a dollhouse, but I'm still super stoked about it! I'm hoping to do some fun things with it, so stay tuned to see what unfolds.
Patreon is back!
The hiatus is over! I'm back on patreon and excited to bring you some new goodies! From flash previews, to step-by-step design talk throughs. Plus a recorded Q & A session where I answer your common questions, including:
- How I found my style
- What brushes I use in procreate (Plus giving a couple away!)
- How to create a focal point
- My 3 step design check
Also there's a bonus for folks who sign up in August- access to July's content as well!
I made a quick blog post about some of the places around Black Cloud Tattoos that are worth a visit if you're in the area!
Wallpaper packs! I've just added two new wallpaper packs to my online store, so if you want to carry around the Always Dreaming or Sweet Dreams prints in your pocket it's your lucky day!
The sets have both phone and desktop wallpapers. Also, the Sweet Dreams set will be August's wallpaper in Patreon, so if you subscribe you'll get it.
Plus, you can now find me on tik tok! Because IG seems to be content in it's plan to self-destruct.
I've been listening to...
GIVEON // GIVE OR TAKE
So gd romantic
PINK SWEAT$ // PINK PLANET
How have I only just heard of him??? Also pretty romantic thinking about it, apparently there's a theme. And all his album artwork is doooope
REEL TO REAL // LOVE
Think this might be my album of the summer.
Honestly didn't realise Mac Miller's // Everyone's Gotta Live was a cover!
I've been watching...
STRANGER THINGS 4 (V2)
UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN
True crime series, religious fundamentalism, murder, great cast.
My god Atlanta is so good
WILDLIFE LIVE STREAMS
I found explorg.org! Livestreams of animals from all over the world. Most of them are from protected national parks. The other day I was watching an elephant drinking from a watering hole in Africa. Today I was sketching bears fishing in Alaska. In real time! How amazing is that?
Really enjoyed it (obviously not an uplifting movie). Man, Austin Butler is great in it.
Love me a period drama. Dakota Johnson is gorgeous.
Side note: is breaking the 4th wall going to be the cinematic trend of this era?
I've been reading...
UNDERSTANDING COMICS // SCOTT McCLOUD
A comic about comics. More the design concept as opposed to the history. Amazing.
PASSING FOR HUMAN // LIANA FINNICK
A beautiful graphic novel about being an outsider.
YOUR HEAD IS A HOUSEBOAT // CAMPBELL WALKER
I love the way this guy writes, he's hilarious. An illustrated guide to undertanding what's going on in your brain. For the overthinkers.
I KNOW YOU RIDER & PASSING // LESLIE STEIN
After reading her interview on Walk It Off (blog), I picked up a couple of Leslie's graphic novels from the library. I Know You Rider is especially hard hitting as it is about abortion and was written when Kavanaugh was nominated. Given where the US is now, it is a sad state of affairs. My codolences Leslie (and all potential baby havers of America).
Some things worth sharing...
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And as always, thanks for being interested in what I do!
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