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Harry Styles promotes accessibility at Amsterdam concert

Harry Styles promotes accessibility at Amsterdam concert

On Wednesday, March 14th, Harry Styles broke a barrier when it comes to accessible seating at a concert. His show, part of a packed tour, was in Amsterdam’s Ziggodome. It was my first time attending this particular venue, but when it comes to live music, I’m a seasoned, wheelchair-bound, concert…

Art with a story: Stevie Nicks for Harry Styles

Art with a story: Stevie Nicks for Harry Styles

Sometimes, I paint just because I need something to do. As a reminder that there is something I’m really good at. Sometimes, there’s more of a story behind it, or something that’s happened that causes me to paint a person. I’ll be sharing some of these stories with you on…

New things a’coming

I haven’t published anything on my website for a long long time but I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things. That means I’ll finally be adding my portfolio, I’ll start posting more art things and I’ll be…

How to install Brush Presets in Photoshop

How to install Brush Presets in Photoshop

I recently made a step by step that showed you how to install brushes in Adobe Photoshop. However, that tutorial focuses on brush files (.abr files) and Photoshop also has another way of importing brushes: Brush Presets (.tpl files) So here’s a little how to for that. Step 1 Save…

How my art got to One Direction

How my art got to One Direction

Remember when my painting of One Direction reached 250.000 people? I thought that was pretty amazing and to be quite honest, thought that was about as far as I was gonna go. Little did I know that it would become a common occurrence in the years to come. Because apparently,…

How to install brushes in Photoshop

How to install brushes in Photoshop

As a digital artist who uses Adobe Photoshop to paint, one of the program’s biggest assets is the ability to create and install custom brushes. I have a few available for (free) download, which you can find here. While I find it fairly easy to install, some of you might…

Wacom Cintiq 24HD: one year anniversary!

Wacom Cintiq 24HD: one year anniversary!

Exactly a year ago today, I came home from a holiday to find a Wacom Cintiq 24HD  (graphics tablet/monitor) standing on my desk. A present for my 25th birthday, and then some Christmases, future birthdays, etc etc. You get the point. I’d had a Cintiq before. A model from 2008, that…

Kroodle Launch Party with Chris Hughes (and other cool people)

Kroodle Launch Party with Chris Hughes (and other cool people)

Yesterday, I was at the official launch party for Kroodle, the first social insurance company that is completely paperless and uses Facebook for everything. The party was pretty damn awesome. Who said insurers are dull? It was a little more than a launch party, because there were a lot of interesting…

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