Comics by Ray of Light & Tapastic

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Hello! I am hoping to start a little webcomic series… I want to announce that I am now on Tapastic, where I will be posting my comics. And of course, I will also be sharing them on Instagram and Twitter as well. 🙂

Hope you enjoy #1!

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I’m Taking Over 53’s Instagram Account!

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I have the honor of being the featured artist to take over FiftyThree’s Instagram account this weekend! I’m super excited!

If you are on Instagram, follow @fiftythree to see what I share. You can also follow me @ray.of.light.design.

Stay tuned! During the takeover, I will be giving away one Pencil by 53 and one copy of my Hand Drawn Floral Fun Pack! I will also be posting artwork made with paper, as well as some inspiring tips and tutorials.

See you there!

New Products on my RedBubble Shop!

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I added some new products to my shop on RedBubble!

Art Prints

  1. Pink Hair, Don’t Care!

2. Bloom Where You are Planted

3. Camera Girl

4. Sisters

5. Poncho Swag

6. Selfie


Phone Cases

1. Oh Snap

2. Floral Pattern

3. Springtime Print


Greeting Cards

1. Happy Birthday

 

2. You are Beautiful

 

3. Thank You!

 

4. Some Bunny Loves You

 

5. Happy Holidays

6. God Jul!


If you want to request a new product or are interested in a commission, feel free to talk to me via the contact page!

Brush Lettering Process Tutorial

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Here’s a quick look at an easy way to create a hand lettered piece with marker.

First of all, I suggest you take a look at the “Get Better at Brush Pen Lettering” post if you haven’t yet and learn how to use a brush pen. Once you know that, you’re ready to go!

What you’ll need:

  • At least one colored marker or brush pen
  • One black marker or brush pen
  • Two sheets of printer paper
  • A pencil

1. Create an outline with your pencil.

A lot of hand lettering artists seem like they’re doing everything freehanded, and that’s fine, but I believe that an initial sketch is important. It gives you the opportunity to think of an interesting layout. In these photos, I am using a lead holder by Staedler.

2. Complete the rough draft by tracing with your black marker.

 

Don’t worry about erasing your pencil lines, this is not the final version. Here I used a black Tombow Dual Brush Pen.

3. Place the second sheet of Paper on top of your rough draft.

You should be able to see the faint outline of your text.

4. Trace over the faint outline with your colored markers.

This is the final piece, and it’s completely free of any erasing of Pencil marks. You can add flourishes, illustrations, or more text if you like. If you mess up tracing over your rough draft, you can simply grab another piece of paper and try again (which is exactly what I did: the final one is shown below).

Here I used Sakura Koi Coloring Brushes — pink blended with orange.

Shown here are two more pieces I made using this process.

Have fun trying this out, and don’t forget to share with me what you make on social media!

Photo Import in Paper

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At first I was hesitant about the new Paper feature of photo import, but it’s definitely grown on me. Thought I would share its potential with you guys.

Drawing Fashion

I enjoy importing a reference photo and drawing a look in my own style.

(Above) Kelly Dempsey’s look from Project Runway Finale.

(Below) Vintage look from Pinterest!

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Some other artists drawing fashion in Paper are Cat K and Jeong Dahaero.

 

Unique Blends of Art and Photography

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I love exploring new ways to mix Paper doodles with photos! I recommend Kaye Sedgwick and 77neko for their creative “mixed-media” works.


Revamp your Real Life Drawings

This is, by far, my favorite thing about photo import. I can draw something, even just a rough pencil sketch, and then take a photo of it and finish it up in Paper. It’s a great way to finalize a drawing.

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Hoping to share some more ideas soon. Happy Holidays!

Super Crazy Black Friday Sale

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40% off the ENTIRE Ray of Light Creative Market shop, from today (11/27) until tomorrow night (11/28). 

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Floral Fun Pack $12 –> $7 
Urban Girl $7 –> $4
Sweet Summer Treats $5 –> $3
Emotions $8 –> $5
Stilts Complete Bundle $24  –> $15
Stilts Individual Fonts $8 –> $5

Big difference — it’s pretty crazy. Enjoy!

Hand Sketched Floral Designs are now on my shop!

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I’m excited to introduce you all to the latest product in my Creative Market shop!

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I drew these designs in Paper by Fifty Three during Doodlefest, and then decided that they would make a great clip art pack, so here you are!

It comes with TONS of stuff. There’s over 75 individual pieces!

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The best part is that, if you have Illustrator or another vector program, you can mix and match the pieces. It’s so much fun that I want you guys to test it out — I’m giving out a free sample. If you like it, I hope you consider buying the full version!

Floral Designs Freebie Download

How to use:

Anyone who has a vector program can move around all the different shapes, change the colors, etc. The most common vector graphics software is probably Adobe Illustrator, but it’s an expensive subscription.  Inkscape is a free one. I don’t know enough about it, but it’s probably worth a try.

If you don’t have a vector program, it’s a .pdf, so you can still use it as clip art I guess. You just won’t get to experience the full potential of the product.


If you create something cool using any of my products, I invite you to share it on social media! Just remember to tag me.

Happy Thanksgiving!