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Art Supply Essentials

Some of you have asked what kind of pens I use and what art supplies I recommend, so I made a special video that goes over my top essentials that go with me everywhere. I hope you find it useful!

I have fallen in love with making videos. Its another art form for me to express myself and have fun. Best of all, I love connecting with all my subscribers, hearing their feedback, their experiences with art, and what they would like to see. I filmed this video over multiple days, constantly pushing myself to make the video better. A few challenges I faced was presenting a dull topic in an interesting way. I wanted to include footage of what these art supplies mean to me, because they are a part of my everyday life. I’ll admit, I do have an art supply obsession, especially with pens. Jetpens.com anyone?

The program I use to edit my videos is Adobe Premiere Pro, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud services. Every time I get a certain function on lock down, I discover something else I need to learn and its awesome!! I’m slowly getting used to being in front of the camera and being myself. In my first video I was awkwardly stiff, here’s a video of that embarrassment. The outdoor shots were taken around downtown Nashville, thankfully on a less busy day. I spooked a few onlookers with all the funny faces I made. There are some examples of my quirkiness in the bloopers below. My cat is a huge, fluffy obstacle whenever I work, and she shows up in my videos frequently by running in the frame to investigate what I’m up to. I pour a lot of work into making these videos and I’m excited when it all comes together. If you haven’t yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the latest updates and tutorials.

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Juicy Ink Kickstarter is in its final week! So much excitement going on and amazing people backing the project. This week I will be redesigning the cover and creating the exclusive art print. We are a little more than halfway towards reaching the stretch goal of $4,000 to make the book a 52-page art book. I really do hope to reach this stretch goal so I can add the recent art I’ve been working on. I can’t wait to draw everyones’ surprise drawing rewards and have the book printed. I love laying out books so much, its kinda cheesy. When I was previously working at David & Goliath, I would layout catalogs for trade shows and other purposes. Most of all I can’t wait to write everyone thank you notes and send backers rewards, because there’s nothing better than getting a special snail mail package. If you haven’t supported the book yet, definitely head over to Kickstarter and back so you’re guaranteed a signed copy.

ART SUPPLY LIST

Brown Bear Butterfly Pencil Pouch – http://www.coolpencilcase.com
Prismacolor Colerase Pencils 24 pack – http://amzn.to/1zgzrIQ
Pilot Pocket Brush Pen Soft – http://bit.ly/1AQsGg1
Pentel Aquash Brush in Light Black – http://amzn.to/1w4Tt6X
Uniball Signo UM 153 White Gel Pen – http://bit.ly/1wR4vzn
Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener
Staedtler Plastic Eraser

Moleskine Sketchbook A4 – http://amzn.to/1Io1hXR
Moleskine Sketchbook Mini – http://amzn.to/1ysMYhr

Deadhead Society

VictoriaGedvillas_DeadHeadSociety3Boo! Today I want to share a really cool brand called Deadhead Society. They launched a new online store filled with zombie apparel, undead accessories, and ghoulish art. My favorite part about Deadhead Society is that it feels like Halloween all year round. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the last Salem Undead Tote bags. But no worries there are more tote bags available on their website. Their bags conveniently holds all my art supplies when I’m on the go. In the photo I’m also wearing one of their spooky accessories, Zombie Ouija Hands. I love this necklace! Creepy zombie hands adorned with a nice black chain that I’m not allergic to, yay! Best part is, all their shirts are screen printed by hand and their accessories are assembled by hand too!

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DeadHead Society is operated by three artist, Miguel the blunt weapon master, Kiki the assault weapons master, and Ari the blade master. Together they collaborated on a zombie food themed zine called Nosh, filled with delectable illustrations by DeadHead Society artists. Above is an exclusive excerpt of the zine and one of the optional covers.

This week, Deadhead Soceity has an awesome sale of 15% off all items plus free shipping on orders over $40.

VictoriaGedvillas_DeadHeadSocietyPhoto Credit: Chris Honiball

Artist Showcase: Jennipho

JENNIPHO_PROMOTEAs many of you know, I have an obsession with Instagram. I love how easily you can find and connect with new artist. A couple of months ago, I meet an artist through a friend who totally caught my attention. She is bright and happy and also very talented. Did I mention she is also super cute? I had to draw her, here is her portrait I created with copic markers. It turns out she is a local artist of Clearwater, FL living right down the street, its a very small world. Over the weekend we finally meet up at our local Vietnamese restaurant, and she is beyond amazing.

I was greeted with an incredibly sweet gift that Jennipho Tran crafted herself. Today I share with you these treasures that inspired me to go on a product photo shoot rampage. Her work is so special with the amount of detail she pours into each piece. Jennipho’s playful personality is reflected in all of her creations, it was a true pleasure meeting her. My favorite piece is the polymer clay pho ring. I absolutely love polymer charms and pho is one of my favorite food. The ring is absolutely delicious, snag one while you can at her Etsy shop, Jennipho.

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While meeting up for the first time, we chatted about our crafts and starting a group meeting with local artists. We believe in the importance of building a strong art community that supports and encourage artists. If you are in the local area and would like to participate in the artist meet up, please do contact either Jennipho or I. We would love for you to join.

Jennipho Website: www.jennipho.net
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ennipho Instagram: http://instagram.com/jenniphotrn