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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stikin Monkies 1

TA DA!!!! Here it is the very first Stinkin Monkies webcomic.  I would like to thank my grampa for providing the inspiration for this strip and many more to come.... O yeah he was evil. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inkscape quick tutorial

Inkscape is my favorite vector design software and best of all its free. Its pretty simple and simple to use depending on what you are trying to do. I like to trace my drawings and make shirt designs on Inkscape. I know there are many levels to doing things like this but for what I need it for it is pretty simple.

Step 1- draw picture with pencil and paper
Step 2- scan drawing into the computer
Step 3- open inkscape (I’m going to assume you have it downloaded already)
Step 4- click file- open and choose the file you saved your drawing under
Step 5- open the pen tool not the pencil (well that’s what I use if it’s a sketchy drawing)
Step 5.1- If it’s a really good drawing with only black and white and solid black lines then use Path- Trace bitmap this should give a clean trace vector of your drawing.
Step 6- use the pen to trace small sections of the drawing and use the “Edit Path Nodes” tool to manipulate the lines. (I try to limit each line to only one curve…. Play with it a little and you’ll get it.)

When your done tracing you will have a complete vector rendering of your artwork. Stay tuned for more Inkscape tutorials I’ll be posting more in the future. If you need any help just drop me a line on twitter @smellyfingertee and I’ll be happy to help any way I can.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Puppets are Coming

The puppets are coming… yay! I’ve got some videos in the works that are going to use puppets as the actors. You guessed it, I don’t want to be in front of the camera but I want to make videos with puppets. Like every other kid I grew up on Sesame Street and had wicked twisted ideas about where the show should go as an adult. I honestly don’t know why puppets are so awesome but I know they are. These videos are going to be mostly fun but are going to be a bit of business too. I’m about to launch a video campaign of funny shorts with puppets.

Speaking of campaigns I also have a web comic in the works I’m going to create a new blog for it… at least that’s the plan as of right now. It’s a little comic based around twin brother and sister and their imaginary adventures with their arch nemesis, grampa! Both of these little projects are less about business and more about something that I have always wanted to do.

Stay tuned because I’ve got all the updates coming your way.

When you get time check out the store its what keeps everything funded so check it out and let me know what you think.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Selling on Ebay In December

December was the first time I had ever sold on eBay. It was not a success in the sense that I did not become an overnight millionaire. (I didn’t even make enough to cover the fees) It was a success in the sense I have a better grasp on what I am doing on eBay and a great sense of how hard its going to be. Now we are in 2011 a new year and a fresh start at doing this stuff. The old saying of “never say die” is my new years resolution. I am determined not to give up learning about online selling but I am going to have an iron will. Lots of ideas and promotions coming up so stay tuned. Ebay doesn’t really help in exclusive promotions but as soon as I get it figured out I’m sending it right to my customers. Until next blog… same blog time same blog channel.