SOOC shots. No edits. Canon 6D MARK 2. Nifty fifty lens. It focuses fast. It feels good in my hands. It delivers impressive images. Let me tell you the hardest and most difficult thing with this camera. And that is this, properly attaching my vintage camera strap. Quite literally took me forever. More images to come. In love with this new baby.
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Lately I’ve been keeping super busy as to not dwell on the sadness I feel when there is no little man by my side. It’s awfully hard to get motivated. Yet, painting and working on projects on the iPad Pro helps tremendously. Today I improved and enhanced my online shops. Red Bubble has added some nifty new products such as shower curtains and water bottles. Had to snapshot the pages be they only allow to share on fb or Pinterest. Stupid imho. My hand hurts and I need a break. But I’m so happy with these products!
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Part of the cat series I’m working on. This one will be titled drunk Cat Series. Cats who are drunk/high from too much plant eating. I’m really happy with this piece and it’s color composition. It’s a retro look I’m going for. Plus it sorta has a screen printed vibe as well. Simple lines and geometric shapes with a few carefully selected retro colors is the aim here. Love this piece.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
I love this comparison of images. The top image is taken with a Canon EF 50mm F1.8 aka the nifty fifty lens. Also some simple edits in Snapseed such as contrast and highlights, curves, tones, sharpness and ambiance. It’s rich and dramatic and moody and has pretty good tonal range. Plus the charm of a good looking cat.
The bottom image is taken with the Canon EFS18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens. As you can see the kit lens does a mediocre job. It’s flat and boring and simply just blah. And my model knows it!!
But, I will say that this camera/lens does a pretty good job as a video camera. Which is what it was originally intended for. Leia used it for her YouTube videos for about a year in 2017. Then I purchased the 50mm lens in mid summer of 2018. I’ve used it for a year now and have taken 4-5k photos. Now that a year has flown by it’s time to upgrade. Keeping the nifty fifty to use with the new eos rp that came out this year. Stay tuned for the new. The smaller (body) The bigger (ff sensor). Can’t wait!
Saturday, July 6, 2019
A work in progress painting using the ArtRage painting app. It’s realistic paint blobs are fantastic and I truly love that! However it can be a little frustrating to figure out all the buttons and techniques. I hope I discover quick hot buttons soon. They really need to simplify the way to create layers and color palettes. Maybe I just need more practice. Oh and patience as well. Final touches, highlights and details should be complete by today. I miss my black lab Kenobi.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Uploading the time lapse video may just be impossible using blogger. Not having any luck. This image was borrowed from Pinterest and no artist name was found so I can’t give anyone credit. Using my own images in the future. This bird was simply a delight to paint. I don’t typically trace but it worked and is helping me learn this new skill. I prefer to not trace and refer to the reference photo instead. The procreate app is so sophisticated I am just barely entering the land of magical creations. Fine. Perfection is the enemy of progression. That is so true. I’m happy working and creating at the speed I’m currently moving. I plan to do a series of birds now. Of course. Wild. Native. Endangered. And simple regular old backyard finches. They are so fascinating to me. Little birdie.....
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Finally I can now add TEXT with the new add on text application from Procreate!Yippee! This is super basic for my purposes and I am constantly learning new moves every day with this amazing and super duper sophisticated app. Today I completed these two guys. Cleaning up and figuring out my style that I want to bring forward. Simple pieces with retro colors and a few fun details. Playing also with the signing of my Artworks. Kim k studio/kimk_art/puppycat_art.
For now it’s still a work in progress. Feels good.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
My very first original creation. About 2 months ago I came up with an idea for a series of Artworks. I just completed this special piece today. Part of me cannot decide on backgrounds and color composition. But I think I’m getting the hang of it and I am pretty sure this is the look I’m going for. Vintage folk art Cats. I need retro colors and simple shapes. This piece took approximately 4 hours and has about 4000 strokes. I just find this new found love of illustrating highly therapeutic. Call it a labor of love. Below are the canvas specs. Hopefully no issues with printing and final output of this guy.
Monday, March 25, 2019
I recently made a big purchase. Since I haven’t upgraded my computer in forever I figured it was time to invest in something worthwhile. At first sight it’s a pretty piece of technology. Shiny. Bright. Smooth. Fast. Big. And just a lovely work of art. And then you get to know the most important part of why most creative people like me buy this. The drawing part. The pen is not too slippery and not too grippy. It feels right. Sticks to it real good too. I’m a photographer. I know what I want something to look like. And the procreate app allows me to do just that. I feel like I’m on to something. So yesterday I spent literally all day (about 10 hours) drawing. Creating. Making stuff that is meaningful. To me. I sketched, inked and painted so hard I had to switch hands just to complete a piece from my series I’m working on. Then I realized I can’t draw with my left hand. The top piece is the nearly final. The look and style I’m aiming at. As you can see from the 30 second speed drawing I need tons more practice with cat anatomy. No probs. This machine is my new sketchbook. But I’m pretty pleased with how this all turned out.
The iPadPro has literally changed my life. I’m now obsessed and excited about the projects I’m creating and what my mind can conjure up as I live with this new best friend. Love.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
My sloppy copy original sketch of the kitchen series. I’ve gotten a bit carried away and will probably end up with a hundred sketches. This is sketch number 17 and am working on color composition for each piece. Sloppy copies are great. I can throw out everything that’s going on in my crazy mind but then really in the end you gotta just simplify the final. I want to put focus on some key elements such as the tea pot, pull out cutting board and the heart waffle. Grandmas was frequently on that micro kitchen but grandpa created to best Norwegian waffles on the planet.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Golden AND Liquitex heavy body. Worth every pretty penny. Roughly $10 for 2 oz. Cheap paints are like...cheap. These are made in USA or France or Germany or even UK. This fun piece is based on a vintage framed needlepoint work of art that I own. I am pretty satisfied. The paint is heavy and vivid and flows nicely! I still need much more practice with my flowers though. But hey-it's abstract/expressive/loose. I Try not to dwell too much. It's good. But the next one will be better. Cats.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
I have been selling all kinds of collectibles on EBAY since 2007. My feedback seller/score/rating is a perfect 100%--with 454 positives. It's fun. It's time consuming. But rewarding. My user name has been ggirl1969. Not original, but Ebay won't permit me to change much. Shop name change to good old Puppycat Photography/Shop/etc. would make things less confusing, but like I said, they won't let me. So, I've been tossing around the idea of selling on Etsy. For a year. Created a fancy big banner today. (For some reason 3 years ago I changed my shop name to Puppycat and mouse. And now it's stuck) I do seem to stick with the 'puppycat' theme-so that's safe. I would love to continue to sell items on eBay, they are super duper easy peasy to navigate and set up sales in a snap. But the fees are too high for me now. 10% fvf. No tanks. Right now I'm going to figure out my ETSY shop. I've added links from my blog/website/instagram/'facebook'-but, the thing is, the FB link is actually my feedback seller rating from Ebay. Etsy will not permit me to customize links. Customer ratings are PRECIOUS!!!! So...there you go. I hope this doesn't confuse customers too much. Ultimately I am a seller of old goods such as vintage items. Cool collectibles. Old paper. And just about anything that is 20 years and older. OMG-1999 is the 'vintage' cut off year. Huh. Hopefully my lovely looking banner will shine and stand out. My product photography will look better than ever. And I hope I can just take the time to get the hang of this smoothly and successfully. I really LOVE picking items and reselling them to people who just adore the stuff I collect. Ebay made it easy for me all these years. And now I want to say tanks and goodbye. Hello ETSY.