When is smudge not a four letter word? This week’s PS Friday is all about the smudge tool. My theory is that when someone first learns Photoshop they fall in love with a few tools and tend to stick with
Welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday popElephant people! Today I wanted to share some watercolor finds from etsy by local artists from my neck of the woods, San Francisco, CA. I love etsy’s ability to search for makers from anywhere in
Watercolor painting is so lovely. So fluid, so transparent, so…terrifying. We’ve all heard some version of the ol’ “watercolor is the hardest painting medium” refrain. I heard it so much in fact that it’s only been very very recently
Today I thought I would give you guys a list of place drawing prompts. So much of the art I’ve been seeing lately seems focused on people and things. But what about places, the space where people and things live?
TGIPF everyone! Today I want to give you a taste of one of the coolest things you can do with Photoshop: painting! There are so many videos out there of talented artists making Photoshop do what we imagine that only
Books are the most awesome, intimate repositories of human knowledge, even in ebook form. Lately I’ve been devouring book after book on creating, the creative process, and habits for creativity. It’s inspiring knowing how other artists deal with the logistics
Welcome to the first ever Photoshop Friday on popElephant! I myself am a veteran PS user (over 13 years, does that make me sound old?). However I thought for starters I might give you a roundup of beginner PS tutorials.
Recently I decided to look into painting galaxy effects in watercolor. I found some delightful things on Pinterest (duh), but this was my fave: a two-part video tut by artist Ana Victoria Calderon. She adds a twist to her galaxy paintings
I’ve been learning so much about succulents thanks to my bff who has recently become obsessed with them. My love of succulents and cacti (which are a particular type of succulent) goes a looooong way back, to my childhood. I’ve
Happy Tuesday everyone! It was a super hot day in the Bay Area and it made me long to stare at cool, soothing watercolors. So I whipped up some watercolor backgrounds in Photoshop and you can use them for free.