Art

Go Hang It all-in-one picture hanging & leveling tool review – Hang pictures with fewer cuss words and tears

REVIEW – We recently did a complete remodel of the upper level of our house, but even though it’s been done for several months, we have yet to hang any artwork back on the walls. Why? We’re mainly afraid that we’ll make a mistake getting multiple framed art pieces to line up. That’s where a …

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Prinker prints custom waterproof tattoos directly on your skin

NEWS – I’ve been fascinated with tattoos my entire life. I even have several of my own. Ok, I don’t have any traditional tattoos. I have several positioning dots on my chest from breast cancer radiation treatments. They might not be works of art, but I’m still counting them as tattoos because they were painful …

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Insect Lab uses real insects in their steampunk bug sculptures

NEWS – I don’t know if gears and springs make insects less scary, but they sure make them a heck of a lot more interesting. Check out these awesome sculptures from Insect Lab. Made from non-endangered, threatened, or black market insects, along with metal gears, springs, screws, etc retrieved from watches, sewing machines, and more. …

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Wacom Cintiq 22 display tablet review – A digital artist’s dream

REVIEW – Last year, I reviewed the Wacom Cintiq 16 tablet, which was (at the time), Wacom’s entry-level tablet with a built-in display. Now, there’s an even newer (and cheaper) Wacom One display tablet which almost makes the Cintiq 16 irrelevant. But this isn’t a review of the Wacom One (that comes later). This is …

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Huion HS610 graphics drawing tablet review

REVIEW – Creating art on your laptop using a mouse, or on your phone/tablet using a finger is doable, but a specially designed digitizer tablet and pen can take your drawings from doodles to Dali (he’s an artist, google him). What is it? The Huion HS610 is a graphics drawing tablet that you can use …

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Chameleon Fineliners will take your drawings to the next level

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Doodlers and artists will be interested in this new Kickstarter project for Chameleon Fineliners color blending pens that just launched earlier today. What is it? Chameleon Fineliners are pens that blend 2 or more colors instantly just by placing the cap from one color on another pen’s tip for a few seconds. …

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Slow, low-res images with Etch-A-Snap concept

NEWS – Ever wanted to take a detailed, beautiful photograph and scale it down to a 1-bit black and white 244 x 144 pixel low-resolution image?  Me neither. But someone did and created Etch-A-Snap. Etch-A-Snap is controlled by a Raspberry Pi processor.  It takes a regular image and then downscales it to one-bit black and …

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The Wacom Cintiq 16 drawing tablet removes a few pro features and cuts the price by more than half

NEWS – As a professional art director, I depend on Wacom graphics tablets for much of my photoshop work, whether it’s retouching or photo manipulation. It’s not natural doing computer art with a mouse or trackpad. Through the years Wacom has upgraded their line of Intuos and Cintique tablets for the Pro market—at pro prices. …

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