Photoshop Peripherals | CG Painting

A couple weeks ago, as I was painting in Photoshop, I realized how much time I wasted doing the most mundane of things. Specifically how often I'm playing with various brush sliders rather than painting on the canvas. It occurred to me that it would be the most awesome thing ever if someone had made a USB controller specifically with Photoshop in mind; something that would have physical knobs or sliders that would effect brush size, opacity, and hardness on the fly so one could continually paint with their other hand. I went searching for such a device....

Dan Fessler April 17 2009 0 Comments
exhaustion | Personal

So I've recently moved into a new apartment here in San Mateo. I didn't have anything. Not a thing. Everything I had could fit in the back of my two-door acura integra. So you could understand how empty the apartment felt to me once I finally moved in. Its a 800 square foot 1-bedroom apartment, and all I had to my name within it was a couple baskets of clothes, a guitar, and a computer.

I really don't mind living such a simple life. In most cases I prefer it - it consolidates my worries into a nice bundled package. Before this I lived in a motel where I almost certainly overstayed my welcome. But here I am with an empty apartment. I quickly decided I needed to shop...a lot.

After bulk shopping at ikea, fry's electronics, and bed bath and beyond, I successfully transformed my empty apartment into something that felt more like home. But now a new problem arose. My wallet sure took a beating. If I have any advice for anyone out there right now, it is this. Don't furnish and flourish an entire apartment on one paycheck. It bites ya.

To build up the reserves again, I've been taking on quite a bit of freelance. So much so that I feel utterly wasted and exhausted. At this very moment in fact I'm taking a quick break from animating some characters. I sure hope I can take a breather soon.
Dan Fessler April 15 2009 0 Comments

For those of you who have found their way to this website, I truly apologize. Things have been quite chaotic for a while now as I've been developing. I have a lot planned for this site, and hopefully it will attract a bit of traffic. Such updates include a subscription feature where you will be able to receive automatic updates from this website via email, tutorials sections, and more polish all around. If you're interested in hearing how this process rolls out, check back here at the blog while I keep you updated.

I've just finished adding basic functionality to the blog section here, but it still has a long ways to go. When it's finished it will have proper tags, archiving, BBcode, and whatever else you might expect a blog to have.

keep checking back :)
Dan Fessler April 15 2009 0 Comments