Review: Huion Kamvas Pro 19 pen display (2024) with touch support
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by Teoh Yi Chie
6d ago
Review: Huion Kamvas Pro 19 pen display (2024) with touch support Review unit provided by Huion The Huion Kamvas Pro 19 and Kamvas Pro 27 pen displays were released in early 2024 and these are Huion's best pen displays to date. My first experience with Huion products was more than 10 years ago and it is amazing to see how much the products have improved over the years. Both Kamvas Pro 19 and 27 are 4K pen displays with etched glass and touch support (only for Windows). You can think of these two as the successor to the Huion Kamvas Pro 24 (4K) which was released in 2021. The new models now u ..read more
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Book Review: でほぎゃらりー (Deho Gallery) ARTBOOK
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1w ago
Book Review: でほぎゃらりー (Deho Gallery) ARTBOOK Deho Gallery (でほぎゃらりー ) is a Japanese animation studio that focuses on creating background. The company was founded in 2015 and the mission listed on their website is this: Our mission is to inherit the expression and technique of hand-drawing with the paintbrush and paints that have supported Japanese animation to the future. This is a company that wants to preserve the hand-drawn quality of Japanese animation background art, and I've got to say they are doing an excellent job when you look at the beautiful artworks included in this 240-page pa ..read more
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Huion Prime Day SALE (16 Jul 2023) and my recommendations
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1w ago
Huion Prime Day SALE (16 Jul 2023) and my recommendations This is a sponsored post to let you guys know that Huion will have a sale for Amazon Prime Day which is happening on the 16-17 July 2024. Huion Kamvas Pro 19 (left), Huion Kamvas Slate 10 Below's the list of discounted Huion products on Amazon Prime Day 2024. And since I have reviewed many Huion products in the past, I'll give you my personal recommendations below. Country Model (links to Amazon) Type Original Price Discount Price Discount Start date End date US Kamvas Pro 16 (2.5K) Pen display 599 479 20.03% 15/07/2024 21/07/2 ..read more
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Book Review: Field Sketching for Environmental Designers
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1w ago
Book Review: Field Sketching for Environmental Designers Detailed guide to environmental design As the title of the book suggests, this book is for environmental designers, more specifically for those who work with landscape architecture and urban design. The author Chip Sullivan is an artist and professor at Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. This book covers the thought process for urban planning through the use of sketching, and features numerous sketching techniques. The chapters in this book are as follows: Woods, groves and grid ..read more
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Book Review: The Art of DreamWorks Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1M ago
Wildly imaginative It's always great to see a 3D animated film and companion artbook that shows off a visual style that's very different from other films. It is difficult for me to describe the art direction for this film expect to say that it's wildly imaginative, and the feeling I get is one of looking at undiscovered deep sea creatures. The artists probably had lots of fun coming up with all these designs and ideas. This 176-page large format hardcover is published by Cameron + Company, an imprint of ABRAMS. When I saw the book's introduction which is a few pages long talking about the p ..read more
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Arrtx Acrylic Marker review: 15mm JUMBO and Standard
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1M ago
Review samples provided by Arrtx Arrtx is a company that sells art supplies and they have sent me their new 15mm Jumbo acrylic markers as well as the standard ones for review. Prices of the markers are as follows: 15mm Jumbo with 10 colours: USD 26 10mm Jumbo with 12 colours: USD 25 36 colours with brush tip: USD 33 60 colours with brush tip: USD 50 The pricing seems reasonable and rather attractive. Free shipping may be included depending on your country and how much you spend. These are just some of the many acrylic markers that the company sells. They also have dual-tip acrylic markers ..read more
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Affinity design software 50% off June 2024 sale
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1M ago
Not sure if this is in response to Adobe's new we-can look-at-your-cloud-content-if-we-feel-the-need-to terms but Affinity design apps are now 50% off https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/ Tags:  affinity photo ..read more
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Adobe can access your cloud content for review
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1M ago
Adobe has just updated their terms and conditions so that they can look at your content that's stored on their cloud server. One of the terms read: Clarified that we may access your content through both automated and manual methods, such as for content review Is that legal? Because if that's legal, what's stopping Microsoft and Apple from changing their terms and conditions to look at your backups that are also stored on their cloud server? Of course the online reaction from people are not positive and for good reasons. https://petapixel.com/2024/06/06/photographers-outraged-by-adobes-new-p ..read more
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Review: Epomaker Shadow-S wireless mechanical keyboard
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1M ago
Review unit provided by Epomaker Epomaker is a company that makes and sells well-made mechanical keyboards. I've had the opportunity to review several for the past year and I really enjoy using them. Epomaker Shadow-S is an 85-key gasket-mounted wireless mechnical keyboard that comes with a customisable 1.14 inch display. Retail price is USD 99 and it's the same price on Amazon too. Things included Keyboard 2m USB-C to USB-A braided cable Keycap and switch remover 3 extra switches User manual USB-A receiver Design The keyboard is available in either White Brown or Pink White colours. Sw ..read more
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Book Review: Tomidoron: The Art of Tomii Masak
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by Teoh Yi Chie
1M ago
Tomii Masak (Instagram | Twitter) is an illustrator based in Tokyo who focuses on book cover art. This artbook is a 256-page paperback that collects the artworks that she has created from 2008 to 2023. Most pages are low gloss with a few matte pages. Binding is good. Her illustrations usually has characters appearing in sometimes familiar everyday environments, and other times highly imaginative landscapes, such as the one you see in this book cover. You can probably describe her style has manga style by looking at how she poses and draws her characters. There's storytelling element too. He ..read more
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