Kamvas Pro 16 – graphics tablet review and contest details

TL; DR: If like me, you need some new tech for your digital illustration work, the Kamvas Pro 16 is a smooth-running and impressive tablet, with a great price point. The true test for me was that I found I was joyfully losing myself in the act of painting. Let’s run down the pros and cons of the Kamvas Pro 16. PROS:TECH: A gorgeous screen with brilliant colours, and excellent pressure sensitivity (8,192 levels) and…

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Trinucleus ra, the Scarab-Trilobite

© Glendon Mellow The scarab trilobite (Trinucleus ra) is an ancient, gold-smithed trilobite, haloed in blue flame. It arrests the light and gleams even in darkness. Only one has been found and is disquieting to behold. .☀Painted in ArtRage Vitae for the winter solstice (Dec 2021) with a Huion Kamvas Pro 16. I made a much-higher res version for publishing. Look for my Kamvas Pro 16 review soon (one was provided for the review). Might…

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Bat-Winged Trilobite Tattoo

I get so thrilled whenever someone gets a tattoo of my work. In 2019, I participated in Inktober, and used the daily drawing exercise to finally put down some ideas I had for a Field Guide to Flying Trilobites, which ultimately one day I’d like to see published as a book. This Paralejerus artibus, bat-winged trilobite is one of my favourites, and I’ve already completed a painted version. Jeff, or @jeff.rips on IG and @Jeffoglyph…

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Twitter Spaces – how can this benefit artists, illustrators, and image-makers?

Last night I hosted a TwitterSpace to explore how the audio-platform can benefit people in the visual arts. It was a great turnout for my 2nd hosted Space, and I hope everyone who joined in learned something, and had a chance to share if they wished. I definitely learned a lot and my deep thanks to those who chose to share. With the rise of these new audio platforms, Clubhouse and TwitterSpaces (and others), I…

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Fossil Fruit Bat Trilobite

See all the entries in the Field Guide to Flying Trilobites in their gallery. Here’s the latest one in colour. Ink drawing, painted in Procreate. Here’s the timelapse: Last night I took a poll on which flying trilobite I should paint up next for the Field Guide. And here it is!https://t.co/znXMVU4Ctq #sciart https://t.co/jt1ZT027J5 pic.twitter.com/TuqmmOCKwa— Glendon Mellow (@FlyingTrilobite) February 10, 2021

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Illuminating the Field Guide to Flying Trilobites

There’s a new gallery tab sitting atop ye olde Art in Awe of Science site: Field Guide. I’m reviving the Inktober project I attempted in 2019, where I sketched out 29 images that month of A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites: the Field Guide needs its own home. And some colour. Bumble Trilobites: tap on the images on the Guide gallery to read further descriptions. Ink on paper; painted in ArtRage. The Field Guide is…

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Trump America

Updated a piece from 4 years ago. 25th Amendment; impeachment (again) and removal; criminal charges…whatever you do America, I hope you make sure this guy and those who enabled and emulated him can never hold office again. All my best to my American friends and everyone moving your country forward and to the left. 🇺🇸For my Canadian friends, we need to keep Conservatives and other right-leaning, dog-whistling politicians out of power. We have work to…

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