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Gaming: Animal Crossing

March 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Oh, my goodness you guys! One of my consistently favorite games since Covid has hit is Animal Crossing New Horizons. For Those of you who might not know Animal Crossing has been around for a very long time. Personally, I only began playing it at the beginning of the pandemic when I got my Nintendo Switch but for a brief overview: (North Ameri...
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Happenings: March Reading Wednesdays

February 23, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
All too often I find myself in the children's section of the book stores looking for new stories that inspire me. Being an illustrator I like to keep up with what is new on the market and being a child at heart you can't keep me stay away from the whimsy of the storytelling. That is why I was ever so pleased when I had come across the following bo...
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Learn Something New: File Formats

February 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
First, we should define the term "file format." The easiest definition of a file format is simply the encoding of information that a particular program uses to create a data file that can be opened at some future time. What you have is information that your program saves, which you can open and change or share with others. The file format is repres...
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Learn Something New: The Properties of Color

February 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Properties of Color What are the properties of color? Many scientists throughout history have studied the phenomenon of color. In fact, our understanding of color today reflects a tradition of study that began in ancient Greece and has continued to the present. Albert Munsell, a leading color theorist of the 19th century, defined colo...
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Learn Something New: What is Color?

February 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
What is color? Color is perhaps the most important aspect of your visual language and can be the most complex. Color has the potential to engage a viewer more powerfully than any other design element; it can override all other considerations in a design. Many scientists throughout history have studied the phenomenon of color. Sir Isaac Newton...
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Call For Artists

February 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I would like to take the time to formally introduce myself, my name is April Martin and I am the owner and operator of the new creative studio in town Amagination Studios. I have been a resident of Taylorsville for 18 years, if you personally do not know me, then you might know my children Cameron Swanson and Gregory Martin. You have learned a lit...
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Learn Something New: German Expressionism

February 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
After world war one German artists had to find a different way of expressing themselves due to the oppression and control of the government. One of the ways of doing this was through a form of art called expressionism. Artists that tapped into the raw struggles that had been stirring beneath the surface were known as expressionists. This is how Ger...
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Learn Something New: Light & Shadows

February 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Light and Shadows Light can turn simple shape outlines into fully rendered forms. One example would be turning a simple drawing of a circle into a sphere. Where the light and shadow fall isn't very complicated to determine; however, it does take a bit of observation and practice. WHERE IS THE LIGHT COMING FROM The first thing you need to d...
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