Hi! I'm Niki (I prefer that over Nicole), and I'm a digital artist from southern Ontario. I blog about things related to the arts, animation & film, anime & manga, food, video games, and writing. If you're interested in my design and animation work, I like to post what I've been working on here. I … Continue reading Welcome!
Sketching on a tablet (with a display) isn't something I'm used to, but it's also gotten me sketching digitally more often (I guess having to wait for the computer to fire up was a bigger deterrent than I realized), which can only be good.
This is my third ever purely-for-fun sketch on an iPad with an Apple Pencil. I'd heard good things about the pencil, in particular, from other digital artists on Twitter (and friends offline), and so far I haven't been disappointed. It's not exactly like pencil and paper, per se, but at the time of this writing, … Continue reading iPad Sketch
So, regarding my last post, I've decided to abandon Instagram. My account password got changed on me twice today—once in the morning and again in the evening—and I only got it back because of the 'revert' links in Instagram's automatic emails. All of my photos are backed up (which is what I care about most) … Continue reading Re: Instagram Hack
So, I've had to make a hard decision… I'm putting my 'deceased' Macbook Pro aside until I can either open the case and retrieve its hard drive or find some other way to siphon off my data/deactivate anything that needs deactivating. This has been suggested as a temporary workaround (which would allow me to at … Continue reading RIP Macbook Pro
I liked the result of my last attempt, so I decided to try out a couple of ink attempts. I say 'attempts' because I didn't properly finish either. All I wanted to do was get a feel for the tools. Both are the same character, sketched within Krita on an animation template even though I … Continue reading More Krita Doodles & an Update
Without a 'working' copy of Photoshop on my PC (aside from Elements 5, thanks to an old CD that came bundled with my Bamboo fun tablet—and Clip Studio Paint, whenever I get around to properly acquainting myself with that interface), I decided to test out some 'alternatives' for casual sketching. Here's a quick Krita re-sketch of … Continue reading Krita Doodle
So, it turns out that my Windows 7 DVD (the one I've been pulling my hair out for the last couple of months trying to find) had been safely tucked inside a clear plastic bin labelled "nightstand". From this, I conclude two things: one, that the memory I had of it being near my desk … Continue reading Re-installing Windows 7