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Toucan Paradise Animated Pattern + Vlog!

Toucan Paradise Animated Pattern + Vlog!

Hey everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since my last post–well, 3 weeks to be exact…the day of my last post was the same day I landed in California! (PS Follow me on Instagram for pics)

I’ve been visiting relatives, sightseeing, and adjusting to a new place and timezone lately so I can only squeeze in so much time for blogs and vlogs (whereas back home I’d just be working, editing, and posting the days away. Gotta admit that a break like this feels pretty good for the workaholic art soul!).

I actually have a whole backlog of unreleased art, GIFs, and pre-filmed videos for at least four vlogs, but it’s the editing and compiling that’s taking the most time! -__- This particular post is one of those backlogs.

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7 Sites for Affordable (or FREE) Fonts and Graphic Design Resources

7 Sites for Affordable (or FREE) Fonts and Graphic Design Resources

As artists, it’s only natural for us to pour ourselves in our creative endeavors. In my case, whenever I work on a project I always prefer to do most things from scratch—hand-letter my own words, digitally paint my own textures, animate my own effects, and so on.

While this definitely adds a unique, personal touch to the project, time and money are unfortunately not as flexible as we’d like. Oftentimes it’s just more practical—and sane— to work smarter instead of harder!

Fortunately there are hundreds of resources for all kinds of art and graphic design work…fonts, textures, illustrations, photos, patterns, mock ups, animation, photoshop templates, after effects templates—we are practically spoiled rotten with the choices!

Here are some awesome sites that I use for graphic design resources, and what makes each of them amazing!

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Sassy Valentine’s Day eCard Animation Tutorial

Sassy Valentine’s Day eCard Animation Tutorial

What’s a better gift for your loved ones than the usual store-bought flowers and chocolates? Something you’ve made, of course!

I’ve received questions about how I make my animation, and some of you have requested an animation tutorial on my YouTube channel.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away–and as a thank you for all the heart-warming comments, and support for my work– here’s a Valentine’s Day-slash-Thank You gift for you:

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A Look Back At 2015

A Look Back At 2015

In the beginning of 2015 I had fully expected to be living in a different place by now. I already bought my plane ticket, I’ve quit my day job, and I had been mentally preparing myself for the big move. Silly as it may sound whenever I looked at my 2015 planner I’d think this was the planner that would be filled with notes and reminders to help me transition to my new life.

Somewhere along the way though plans, circumstances, and priorities changed.

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The Christmas Buns (A Hallmark Christmas eCard) + My Process

The Christmas Buns (A Hallmark Christmas eCard) + My Process

With only less than a month left until Christmas, one gift you can send your friends, family, and all your loves ones are digital greeting cards. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are a fun and entertaining way to send some holiday wishes to everyone you know regardless of where they are in the world…as long as they have internet access, of course! 😉

With that said, I’m very excited to share with you my latest eCard project for Hallmark eCards!

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