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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award & Rules

Some time ago, I got the Quill Commander Award, this time Commander Dronstad has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you are new to my blog, please read Striving to Become a Professional Artist. Before I discuss the rules of the award, I wanted to say that he is an excellent writer who is composing exciting war stories that will captivate your eyes and keep you glued to your seat. Also, he is always looking out for other bloggers. Further, it gives me great pleasure to answer his questions. Finally, if you got this far, please visit Dronstad blog, who is a well-read writer and who is sharing his stories.

Dragon Sketches Underway chronolapse

Chronolapse Dragon Sketches Underway

I’m working on putting together a visual-provoking timelapse. I experimented with software called chronolapse. It has a feature to take screenshots every second or the amount you specify. Whats more is that it can combine all of the images into a video. I decided to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, but it quickly becomes a chore to figure out how to output simple motion video. For example, I didn’t know what to set the framerate too, and I didn’t want to spend hours figuring it out.  When I have time, I might return to adobe and figure it out, unless somebody knows how to create a simple time-lapse. Chronolapse is excellent, but for some reason, Adobe Premiere is trying to provoke me. In other words, it didn’t take the MPEG format. Nor does Adobe Media Encoder. Therefore, I have to resort to using a dependable FREE VLC Fix!

Subway Doodles Sketch Underway V5

Subway Doodles Sketch Underway V5

Days ago I started a new journey of creating subway doodles. My art instructor,  recommended I try to develop doodles on the subway. He mentioned that this would be a way to practice my eye accuracy. However, my goal is to practice his technique. In fact, a few days ago, I created a video called How To Draw Proportional Spray Can? Thus, when should I practice his way and is there a way I can still blend into my daily trips?

Video Clips & Phoenix Sketches are Underway V4 Final

Video Clips & Phoenix Sketches are Underway V4

I finished the Phoenix, grabbed a few screenshots and shot some excellent video clips. I promise to go into the tools and my workflow in a few minutes. More importantly, I wanted to bring up that my goal is to publish it these every day, but I couldn’t meet the deadline, and if you stick around, I will let you know what transpired. I will go into the software I used to process my images and video clips. Besides, I will discuss my drawing and mistakes and the solutions to these issues. If you stick around till the end of this video, I will walk you through a video timelapse of the whole process.

How to Customize Prompt Thumbnail?

How to Customize WordPress Prompt Thumbnail?

I’m not satisfied with the WordPress “prompt thumbnail” screenshot. The created screenshot is a result of a pingback. Is it possible to customize the thumbnail? Is it crazy to say that we want somebody to click on our little square box to visit our blog? In my opinion, half of my thumbnail doesn’t provide any useful summary of my blog post. For example, what is the point of showing a small tiny menu and a title? In other words, the main-menu is hard to read at that size. Also, why is the name of the post displayed twice? First in white overlayed, then on the image.

Phoenix Sketches are Underway V3

Phoenix Sketches are Underway V3

This morning I decided to work on my phoenix sketches. Furthermore, I wanted a way to capture a small timelapse of my drawing. In doing this, it will give me a way to share my progress with you. For example, I can show you all the steps in between as opposed to a still image. Likewise, I used a tool called open broadcaster software or OBS for short. If you’re interested in learning more about it take a look at How to use Open Broadcaster Software? With the combination of SketchBook Pro and OBS, I started drawing. Upon finishing the video capture, the challenge of editing and combining the video files is the last step.

Hair Sketches are Underway V2

Hair Sketches are Underway V2

Lately, my next day posts become harder to write. I wanted to publish my hair sketch, but I couldn’t start on it. Usually, Monday or Tuesday I feel okay. After work, I feel drained. I figure, if I workout, do yoga, shower and eat, I should be okay. Not the case, in fact, it becomes hard to concentrate and keep the anxiety from taking over. In other words, I started working on this post, but then I decided to stream on YouTube. Here I am finishing up this post. Earlier, I created a new category Sketch-Based Articles to house these types of articles. My goal is to continue sharing my latest creations under this new category. If you’re new to the site and don’t know what I’m going on about, then check out my bio on the Striving to Become a Professional Artist.