WhatTheFont : Identify Fonts Instantly

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/mobile/

More Info:
https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/31/this-app-is-like-shazam-for-fonts/

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.

The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through MyFonts or even share them on social media.

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast with Jake Parker

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM EST
ProjectCast with Jake Parker

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-jakeparker

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com

Inktober : Inktober.com

SVSLearnSVSLearn.com


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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast with Stan Prokopenko

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 1:00 PM EST
ProjectCast with Stan Prokopenko

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-proko

Stan Prokopenko:


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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Zebra Fude Brush Pen

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

Recently, I picked up the Zebra Fude Brush Pen that I’ve had sitting around unopened while using other tools…

I have fallen in love.

I particularly enjoy the delicate lines & bristle bounce-back as well as the ink flow. It is not waterproof, but I’m not using any watercolors or gouache on top, so no issues for me.

I still like my Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen and am looking forward to trying others, but the Zebra Fude Brush Pen has become the one to beat… and from it being spoken highly of by Jake Parker (mrjakeparker.com) and Skottie Young (skottieyoung.com) (see their Instagram reviews below), I’m guessing it will stay the one to beat!


ZebraPen

Zebra Japan : Zebra.co.jp

Zebra USA : ZebraPen.com


Zebra Fude Brush Pen, Double Sided — Bristles / Hard – Fine (FD-502)

“Write beautiful brush lettering with the Zebra Brush Pen. It’s wonderful for writing letters and cards for special occasions as well as for making crafts. It contains a water-based dye-based ink.

This FD-502 model conveniently has two tips in one pen. One tip is made of hairs, giving you the experience of using a real brush. The hair is made of synthetic fibers. The other tip is a hard tip, which is great for those who prefer a tip that’s easy to use—it gives the feel of using a regular felt tip pen but still lets you write beautiful characters.” — From JetPens.com

Buy on Amazon
Buy on JetPens.com


Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, Includes 2 Black Ink Refills (GFKP3BPA)

“The Pentel Pocket Brush Pen is ideal for creating fine to broad lines with a single brushstroke. Portable and refillable with permanent pigment ink, it’s perfect for painting, cartooning, detailing, and much more.” — From DickBlick.com

Buy on Amazon
Buy on DickBlick.com


Zebra’s F-301 Ballpoint Pens

FYI: I also really like Zebra’s F-301 Ballpoint Pens!


Jake Parker

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com


Skottie Young

Trying out the Zebra Brush pen. Love it. #ink #ihatefairyland #wip #fcbd #imagecomics #makingcomics #brushpen

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Skottie Young : SkottieYoung.com


JetPens.com Intro to Pocket Brush Pens

JetPens.com also has a video talking about pocket brush pens that you might want to watch. The content from their Youtube description is below too:

JetPens
Published on Feb 23, 2015
https://youtu.be/dNWwjXqDExs
Pocket brush pens are the modern version of traditional brushes, combining a brush tip with a marker pen body where ink cartridges can be installed. In this video, we will highlight six main characteristics you should consider when choosing a pocket brush pen.

To learn more about pocket brush pens for calligraphy or art, head over to JetPens Blog to check out our articles.

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-brush-pen-for-calligraphy/pt/621

Here are the brush pens featured in the video.

1. Tip Types
Natural Hair:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-50-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Black-Body-Gold-Accents-Refill/pd/3960
Synthetic Hair:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sailor-Profit-Brush-Pen-Medium/pd/8822
Felt Tip:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Pocket-Brush-Pen-Soft/pd/2482

2. Firmness
Firm:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-Bimoji-Felt-Tip-Brush-Pen-with-Special-Grip-Medium/pd/5186
Medium:
http://www.jetpens.com/Platinum-Japanese-Art-Pocket-Brush-Pen/pd/1971
Soft:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-New-Brush-Pen-Medium/pd/11883

3. Fineness
Fine:
http://www.jetpens.com/Zebra-Disposable-Brush-Pen-Super-Fine/pd/2309
Medium:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Futayaku-Double-Sided-Brush-Pen-Fine-Medium-Black-Ink/pd/10673
Broad:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-6-Double-Sided-Brush-Pen-Soft-Gray-Black-Ink/pd/2668

4. Flexibility
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793

5. Ink Flow
Wet:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sailor-Profit-Brush-Pen-Medium/pd/8822
Medium:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-8-Fountain-Brush-Pen/pd/2672
Dry:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Standard-Brush-Pen-Tsumi-Tip/pd/2416

6. Pigmentations
Gray:
http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Brush-Pen-Set-Gray-Fine-Broad-Tip/pd/2682
Black (Light)
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Kirari-Portable-Brush-Pen-Medium-Sakura-Pink-Body/pd/11598
Black (Dark)
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pigment-Ink-Brush-Pen-Extra-Fine/pd/10976

7. Links
Newsletter : http://www.jetpens.com/newsletter/subscribe
Blog : http://www.jetpens.com/blog
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JetPens
Instagram : http://www.instagram.com/JetPens
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/JetPens
Pinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/JetPens
Tumblr : http://JetPens.tumblr.com

Who Wore It Better: Salvador Dali or Pennywise?

Posted on Sep 3, 2017

Every time I see Pennywise from 2017’s It, I think of Salvador Dali…

Illumination, The Art of Lee White

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

How exciting it was last week to receive the beautiful, Kickstarter-backed book, Illumination: The Art of Lee White, by Lee White of SVSLearn. It is a 128 page, hardcover book covering the past 6 years or so of Lee’s work, and it has all the stories and inspiration behind the images. With the book came a couple wonderful prints that look great framed and on our wall! Congrats and thank you, Lee! I look forward to spending time soaking it all in!

While the Kickstarter campaign has ended, you can get one of these great books as well as many prints from Lee White’s website:

Lee WhiteLeeWhiteIllustration.com

Character Design Quarterly Magazine by 3DTotal Received!

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

YAY! Just received the first issue of Character Design Quarterly Magazine by 3DTotal — Looks great and comes with some nice extras!

Original Kickstarter Campaign Content:

Character Design Quarterly: “A new magazine bringing expert insights and leading techniques to illustrators, artists and character enthusiasts worldwide”!

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting new print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine will offer inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine will provide a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs.

The first issue is already in production so we can proudly announce that it will feature instructive tutorials by Max Grecke, Shaun Bryant, Simone Grünewald, and Brett Bean. We also have interviews with the creative people behind the multi-award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo, and up-and-coming character designer Amanda Jolly who talks about her exciting career working for companies including Warner Animation Group and Disney TVA. Get top tips from the likes of Loish, Randy Bishop and many more besides, plus learn about the creation of the first issue’s amazing cover image by CreatureBox!

The Original Kickstarter Campaign Link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1906838062/character-design-quarterly

3DTotal:

shop.3DTotal.com
3DTotal.com
Instagram.com/3DTotal/
Twitter.com/3DTotal/

Character Design Quarterly Issue 01 Features:

Randy Bishop
Randybishopart.com
Instagram.com/randybishopart/

Brett Bean
Drawntoitstudios.com
Instagram.com/brett2dbean/

Loish (Lois Van Baarle)
Loish.net
Instagram.com/loisvb/

CreatureBox
Creaturebox.com
Instagram.com/creaturebox/

Max Grecke
Maxgrecke.artstation.com
Instagram.com/maxgrecke/

Shaun Bryant
Art-bomb.com
Instagram.com/shaun_bryant/

Simone Grünewald
Schmoesi.tumblr.com/
Instagram.com/schmoedraws/

And more…

Astropad Luna Display

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Luna Display is a new hardware device that adds second screen capability to Astropad (Turn your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for Mac). Learn more at lunadisplay.com (Astropad’s quickly funded Kickstarter for Luna Display)

Astropad.com
Twitter.com/astropadapp
Instagram.com/astropadapp/
Facebook.com/astropadapp

Bryan Engram of Brazen Entertainment on Tempest

Posted on Aug 19, 2017

Greatly enjoyed listening to Bryan Engram discuss his company Brazen Animation (brazenanimation.com) and their full-length animated feature film, Tempest, this morning. If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer or their other work, go do so — great stuff! www.brazenanimation.com/tempest/teaser/

BrazenAnimation.com
Instagram.com/brazenanimation
Twitter.com/BrazenAnimation
Facebook.com/brazenanimation