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Hand Lettering and a Freebie

I’ve been busy creating new artwork for BluePrint. This is my first big show in the States and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I will be showing with Cinnamon Joe Studio. If you’d like to see more of my artwork feel free to contact them. I’m excited for the opportunity to finally be getting my artwork out there! I recently purchased a Cintiq 13hd and have loved illustrating on it, especially for hand lettering. I feel that I’ve finally found a tool that works for me. I don’t really consider myself a painter, and it’s frustrating that I can’t “undo” something when working that way. So being able to work in Photoshop with paintbrushes has been the perfect balance for me.

 

I love the chalk feeling of the image below. I think I only used one brush. I had been trying to create this in Photoshop for almost a year, but just couldn’t get it to look right, until I purchased a Cintiq 13hd.

 

The hand lettering brushes I use are from Shauna that she created for Retro Supply. You can grab a few of them for free here, or you can purchase the whole set here. Totally worth it in my mind! Another great resource for brushes is from Kyle Webster. I created the image below using them. If you’d like to get the image below as a free download, just click on this link, or sign up for my newsletter, for a freebie straight to your inbox every newsletter.

 

FREE PRINTABLE POSTER :: TODAY IS A GREAT DAY

I like to remind myself often that TODAY IS A GREAT DAY! I know that our attitude determines a lot what happens in our lives and I also know that when we keep a positive grateful attitude our lives are happier. I hope this quote will remind you of that! If you are a member of my Newsletter List, then you will receive this quote as a free printable. If you are not yet subscribed, you can do so on my blog’s sidebar as well as my websites homepage. Happy Day!MG_today_is_great_print-05

Fathers Day Card Printable :: June Newsletter Freebie

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Do I have a fun one for you this month! I’ve been working on my brush and ink work and decided to put it on a card. And to make it more fun, I’ve added watercolor dots, for those of us who like a little fun in our day! But for those of you with more modern dad’s, here’s a plain ‘ole black and white version! Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dad’s out there! I sure have a great one! He taught me to be honest and work hard at everything you do.

I also have a great husband who is an amazing father to our two precious children. How blessed I feel to have him in my life. I love you Chris!

 

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