An Introduction to Making and Using Textures in Digital Art

Today on Katy Blogs Things, I’m talking about the many benefits of making and using your own textures! Textures are versatile tools that every digital artist ought to have at their disposal. By changing the layer mode, opacity, or color of a texture, you can create unique effects in your artwork using your own custom … More An Introduction to Making and Using Textures in Digital Art

Muse of the Month: Lore

Missing the Halloween season already? Still craving something creepy? I’ve got you covered with November’s Muse of the Month, which is a deliciously spooky podcast called Lore! Written, produced, and hosted by author Aaron Mahnke, Lore examines the horrors that dwell, mostly forgotten, in the darkest corners of human history. Each half-hour episode proves that … More Muse of the Month: Lore

Four Simple Types of Repeating Patterns, and How to Make Them in Photoshop

For the longest time, I thought that repeating patterns looked so hard to make… but earlier this year, I ended up proving myself wrong! When I started making my own repeating designs, I quickly went from feeling overwhelmed to realizing that there are all kinds of ways to create a seamless pattern, and many of them … More Four Simple Types of Repeating Patterns, and How to Make Them in Photoshop

Muses of the Month: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Since I was busy traveling last month and didn’t get around to posting a Muse of the Month for September, this month’s post will be a twofer: the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and its sequel series, The Legend of Korra! At the time of this writing, it has been twelve years since the … More Muses of the Month: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Inktober 6-11

There’s been so much going on lately that I’ve barely had time to keep up with anything on my to do list, let alone Inktober, but I’m only a couple of days behind and still happy with the work I’m producing so far! Things are extra-hectic today, because the departure date for my next California … More Inktober 6-11

Inktober 1-5

I didn’t end up finishing Inktober last year, but I’m determined to complete all thirty-one drawings this time around! I’ll be spending the last week or so of the month out of state and away from reliable Wi-Fi, so my blog updates might be a little sporadic around the end of October and early November, but … More Inktober 1-5