4 Mar 2014
28 Jan 2014
“ Make Up, No Make Up... “
Part of a small series I have been adding to since 2006.
This is one of those 'needs to be viewed as a print, especially framed and hanging on a pristine wall with other work from the series' kind of situations.
20 x 20 in.
© Sarah Kane 2014.
15 Jan 2014
SARAH KANE 2014 ©
Untitled (Fictional Portrait #1)
Very, very early stages of a work in progress. Pencil on paper, scanned with Kodak, traced in Sketchbook Pro and now I am starting to do some painting with Art Rage. It really is very, very early stages.
Warning: Lots of art-nerd/geekery ahead!
Part of all the great presents my brother spoiled me with this Christmas included a gift certificate allowing me to pick out a new Stylus for the ipad. I have been doing a lot of work/play on it lately, taking illustration commissions and what not. I did a lot of research and decided to go for the Sensu Solo. The Sensu Solo is incredibly affordable, so I was somewhat dubious, but considering the reviews were nearly all stellar, it was hard to ignore it. Plus, being a very tactile artist, I loved the idea of using a brush rather than a faux-pen.
I ordered it in blue, but it came in green (hardly a huge issue), but considering that is the only complaint I have about it, it is fairly safe to say that I absolutely love it. It gives me exactly what I have been looking for in a stylus (and I have previously paid far more for ones which are nowhere near this quality). I have a total of six professional stylus pens now ranging from around £10 - £100. This is by far my favourite.
I use it completely on my iPad. When I use my MacBook Pro for illustration work I use my Wacom Bamboo. I have yet to try it on my iPhone, but then again I doubt I even will (no point in that really). I use a range of programmes/apps such as Sketchbook Pro, Brushes, Art Studio and so on, but by far the app I use more than any other (pretty much the only one I use these days) is ArtRage (both for the iPad and Mac - but more so the iPad version).
Some people were complaining about the Sensu having a slow lag-time, but I have not found that at all (I used to think ArtRage would sometimes lag as an app, though lately it has been better - or I could be imagining so). I honestly don't have much else to say other than it is pretty perfect for what I want and I am really enjoying it, even though I am yet to produce any finished work.
I think my next stylus related puchase will be with Sensu, unless I can be swayed by something really stellar elsewhere (but I think I have finally found what I was looking for in terms of a Stylus - what a geek!).
And just to point out - I am not being paid by Sensu, ArtRage, Apple or any other company mentioned in this post. This is NOT a sponsored post!
9 Jan 2014
12 x 10 inches.
Price (per one print) - £15
Price (set of two prints) - £25
(All orders, 1 or 2 prints, require an additional payment of £3.99 P&P within UK, additional standard charges apply for International Postage).
Other sizes availble (both smaller and bigger, and prices will vary to suit the size).
Also available framed, mounted or as acrylic prints (again, prices will vary).
Professionally printed Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper.
All prints are signed and numbered.
EMAIL ME if you are interested in ordering print(s).
18 Dec 2013
I once wrote an essay that consisted of about 75% of it referencing how generic, boring and generally amateur photographs of sunsets are despite the fact that they can be a great example of natural beauty. Even in Nature Photography I still find them to be repetitive and monotonous. The kind of photographs you see in the 'How To' kind of Photography magazines (which dominate the photographic magazine market) that are aimed at the hobbyist who just bought their first DSLR. Yet, I still find myself taking lots of photographs of every sunset that has any kind of dramatic or beautiful light. I am not saying my photographs are any different or better, they aren't, but it is a habit to photograph them to the extent where I understand why the likes of Flickr is overflowing with sunset photographs. The ultimate go-to photograph.