Artist Spotlight: Loish

Recently, I spoke briefly about Loish AKA Lois van Baarle a bit as one of the artist for Horizon Zero Dawn in my previous post. She is a big inspiration of mine as an artist. I love her art style and even purchased her first art book off her kickstater campaign when it first started. She is very sweet and upfront on social media and has given out many simple tutorials both for free and for purchase.

About Loish:
Loish is a self taught artist, like me, that had to teach herself to draw her entire life and began her push to draw digitally in 2003, she even started with a mouse (again like myself, haha) and received her first tablet a year later at 16. She was born in Holland, but has lived around the world! Pretty amazing. After high school she pursued a study in animation. She currently works as a freelance artist and animator in the Netherlands.

Why she inspires me:
When I first found Loish online, I didn’t know who she was, I saw her artwork first. Her artwork caught my as truly unique art style with interesting characters. Her art has shown her great knowledge of composition and use of vibrant colors the mix well for her imagery.

When I saw she was giving out tutorials on DeviantArt, I was floored as I was just learning the trade at the time. Those tutorials really helped improve, along with the free brushes she provided at the time. She answered a lot of other young and prospective artist’s questions and seems honest and kind about it. She even has a huge FAQ page with resources on her site. Talk about being helpful!

Loish’s Site
Loish’s FAQ Page
DeviantArt

For more of her social media, you can find that on her FAQ page.

Game Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Hello Loves~

I am so happy to do a review of Horizon Zero Dawn, this is long over due as I played and finished the game within 2-3 months alongside my sister right after the game came out. The game is set in a post apocalyptic world, where the characters in the world live alongside robots and the people hunt them for parts to build weapons. No one really knows where the robots came from but the people of various lands all have their theories, you’ll have to play to find out, and boy is it interesting! 😉

BEWARE: There are a few spoilers below the line.

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Cheap Sticker Making DIY

When I was a kid, we didn’t have sticker paper where you get to make your own from a printer. That stuff doesn’t come cheap, and for a 6 year old girl with a creative mind, and a need for more sailor moon stickers in her life. She did what she does best, get crafty, with a little bit of mess, I was 6!

So here is my tutorial to make your own do-it-yourself stickers! You’ll have fun with the kids on this and it should cost you little to nothing if you already have the supplies in your home.

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Etsy shop

Hello everyone!

My Etsy shop is now open for business. You can find my shop by simply clicking here.

Tree to Tub- Review

Early December last year I got to order the Soapberry products from Tree to Tub’s Black Friday promo sale. I’ve now been using the shampoo and body was since then and I like it though I have a few complaints.

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My Pin Making Adventure/Disaster.

If you are an artist trying to sell your art, you have probably tried to make some DIY shrinky dink pins! If you haven’t yet, please learn from my mistakes and do a trial batch you are willing to scrap later.

I have seen so many artists online making their own pins but rarely do I see a tutorial showing the road bumps or disasters I’ve gone through to make them. I’ve been trying (and failing) to make my own handmade pins for awhile now. The issue was that my ink would always bleed on my pins after applying a coating to waterproof the pin.

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Shopping Haul

Hey guys!

I went shopping last weekend and I thought it would be nice to share with y’all what I got. I wasn’t originally planning to go out since I’m trying to keep up my savings but my sis needed a few things and the shopaholic in me took over at the end to buy just one item, even though it’s not for me. 🙃

My sis tried on all the shoes I asked her to and I must say those black Report shoes are too cute! She ended up buying these in store at Nordstrom Rack and a nude pair online.

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While my sis was trying on more shoes I walked over to the handbag section with my mom and found these cute mini bags.
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We got hungry and ate at Gordon Birsch and I had a mani mahi sandwich with sweet potato fries and a slice of my mom’s veggie pizza from her plate.

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Last but not least, the item I bought that wasn’t for me. My boss asked me to buy a plant buddy for his office so I found an about $20 artificial one at Home Goods. My boss can’t grow a thing as he is a newbie so artificial is best, plus this looks super real! He said if he doesn’t pay me back, and he hasn’t yet, I can keep or return it. 😗 I’ve gotten so many compliments already on it just after a day so I may just keep it at my station!

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