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How to Create a Kiddie Rocket Ride Illustration in Assembly

Cayce Garrison — September 8, 2017

I think we can all remember those times when we went to the grocery store or pharmacy with our parents and begged them to let us ride on the kiddie rides outside the store. In my case I usually got a “No.” Thats besides that point. Today I will show you how create a kiddie rocket ride illustration using the Pixite’s vector app Assembly. Let’s get started.

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Artist Spotlight – Remco Bakkar

Cayce Garrison — August 1, 2017

Today we have an interview with Remco Bakker, a talented illustrator from the Netherlands, who offered his fun and imaginative characters to the Pigment community. Take a few minutes to learn what brings his playful characters to life.

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Video Tutorial – Transparency Effect and Realistic Hair

Cayce Garrison — May 26, 2017

Need a little help adding that extra something to really make your design pop? Make sure you’re subscribed to the Pigment YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on our bi-weekly tutorials. Check out our latest videos from colorist Britton Dael.

Tutorial: Transparency & Glass

Tutorial: Realistic Hair

 

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Want to be a Featured Artist in Pigment?

Cayce Garrison — April 19, 2017

Pigment is the premier coloring book app on iOS and Android and is featured on all iPad Pros in Apple Stores all over the U.S. Pigment has over 5 million downloads and an average monthly user count of over 750,000. Get your artwork out to the enthusiastic Pigment users and watch them color and interact with your designs. 

As a Featured Artist you will have your own artist profile about your book. This includes a profile image, a short bio, and any links you wish to have featured. On top of the profile in Pigment, we also post a short Artist’s Spotlight post on our blog.

The process to have your designs featured in Pigment it quite easy. To get started, send an email to our Content Manager, cayce@pixiteapps.com.

Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Location
  • Sample designs or link to a portfolio

We will get in contact with you after your designs have been reviewed.

 

 

Japanese Animals by James Salzman Contest

Cayce Garrison — April 12, 2017

Enter the Japanese Animals by James Salzman Contest for a Chance to Win a $25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card.

1. Like the Pigment Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/ and/or follow Pigment on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/

2. Download Pigment for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/…/pigment-coloring-b…/id1062006344… or Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

3. Color any of the pages from the Japanese Animals by James Salzman book. Only that book is eligible. Daily designs will not be accepted. Enter as many times as you’d like.

4. Post your work to Facebook or Instagram by April 19th with the following hashtags @pigment_app and #pigmentjamessalzman.

5. The winner of the grand prize ($25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card) will be selected at random. The winner will be notified by April 24th and emailed their gift card.

Complete contest rules available here..

Happy coloring!

Japanese Animals by James Salzman – Contest Rules

Cayce Garrison — April 12, 2017

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter the contest and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Pixite LLC (“Pixite”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Pixite as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on April12th, 2017 12:00PM Pacific Time and ending April 19th, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time. All online entries must be received by April 19th, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by “liking” the Pigment app page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/) and submitting a Facebook post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “#pigment_app #pigmentjamessalzman”. Otherwise, the Campaign must be entered by “following” the Pigment Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/) and submitting an Instagram post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigment_app #pigmentjamessalzman”.  The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. You may enter as many times as you would like. The digitally colored version of the eligible illustration must by completed by You. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Pixite.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Pixite. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Pixite’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Pixite to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected at random. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Pixite shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PIXITE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Pixite, anyone acting on behalf of Pixite, and Pixite’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pixite from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Pixite may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Pixite’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Pixite may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Pixite. Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Pixite has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Pixite reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Pixite and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in San Diego, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Pixite website. To read the Privacy Policy, click http://pixiteapps.com/privacy-policy/.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Pixite LLC, 3919 4th Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103. Requests must be received no later than April 30th, 2017 5:00PM Pacific Time.

15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Pixite is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Featured Artist Spotlight – James Salzman

Cayce Garrison — April 11, 2017

Pigment has a new Featured Artist this week. We would like to introduce you to James Salzman. James is a talented tattoo artist based in Japan and he is bringing his unique style for the Pigment users to enjoy. Take a second to learn a little more about him.

Bio

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After a childhood spent mostly in the library and in the woods with his cats, James graduated with a degree in Illustration and moved to central Japan. He studies Japanese design, kimono, tattooing, and raises butterflies in the summer. One of his particular interests is the ways Japanese and Western art have influenced each other for the last 200 years.

How did you get into art/illustration/design?

I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon, but I was greatly influenced by Zoobooks and Shel Silverstein as a child. Throughout school I was constantly reprimanded for drawing during class, so it was wonderful to get to college where that was not only encouraged but required!

What themes do you like to pursue?

Like many others, I’m constantly amazed by nature’s designs, whether feathers, scales or the veins of a leaf. Expressing the energy in plants and animals is central to my work.

What do you want people to get out of your designs?

After living in Japan for several years I learned to appreciate the emphasis they put on “flow” in their art. Tattoos should “flow with the body”. Shrines should “flow into the natural space around them”.  I hope people are able to effortlessly connect with their artistic “flow” when they work with my designs!

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Color Your Fantasy by Amy Brown Contest

Cayce Garrison — March 8, 2017

Enter the Color Your Fantasy by Amy Brown Contest for a Chance to Win a $25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card.

1. Like the Pigment Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/ and/or follow Pigment on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/

2. Download Pigment for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/…/pigment-coloring-b…/id1062006344… or Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

3. Color any of the pages from the Color Your Fantasy by Amy Brown book. Only that book is eligible. Daily designs will not be accepted. Enter as many times as you’d like.

4. Post your work to Facebook or Instagram by March 15th with the following hashtags @pigment_app and #pigmentamybrown.

5. Pixite will determine the grand prize winner ($25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card) based on best overall coloring. The winner will be notified March 20th and emailed their gift card.

Complete contest rules available here..

Happy coloring!

 

 

Color Your Fantasy by Amy Brown – Contest Rules

Cayce Garrison — March 8, 2017

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter the contest and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. Employees of Pixite LLC (“Pixite”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Pixite as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on March 8th, 2017 12:00PM Pacific Time and ending March 15th, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time. All online entries must be received by March 15th, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by “liking” the Pigment app page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/) and submitting a Facebook post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “#pigment_app #pigmentamybrown”. Otherwise, the Campaign must be entered by “following” the Pigment Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/) and submitting an Instagram post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigment_app #pigmentmasquerade”.  The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. You may enter as many times as you would like. The digitally colored version of the eligible illustration must by completed by You. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Pixite.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $25 iTunes or Google Play Store Gift Card. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Pixite. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Pixite’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Pixite to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Pixite based on quality of the work. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Pixite shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PIXITE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Pixite, anyone acting on behalf of Pixite, and Pixite’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pixite from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Pixite may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Pixite’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Pixite may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Pixite. Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Pixite has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Pixite reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Pixite and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in San Diego, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Pixite website. To read the Privacy Policy, click http://pixiteapps.com/privacy-policy/.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Pixite LLC, 3919 4th Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103. Requests must be received no later than March 30th, 2017 5:00PM Pacific Time.

15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Pixite is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Featured Artist Spotlight – Amy Brown

admin — March 1, 2017

Coming next week we have the talented Amy Brown bringing her wonderful and creative Color Your Fantasy designs to Pigment. If you love fairies or dragons you will be in for a real treat.

Introduction

Amy Brown is a fantasy artist residing in the Pacific Northwest with various house goblins and garden trolls. Her preferred medium is watercolors, but she’ll throw just about anything on a piece of paper if creates cool textures. She’s been creating and selling her work worldwide for more than 20 years.

How did you get into art/illustration/design?

I’ve always drawn and it became my profession almost by accident. I was working in a gallery and my boss asked me to paint something for an extra frame that had been lying around. I did and it sold in 2 days. So I did another and it sold. The career evolved from there.

What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever created?

My kids. But as far my art goes, my favorites change constantly as I develop my technique more each year.

What’s the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative?

Do it every day.

Are there other coloring book artists or illustrators that inspire you? 

There are dozens upon dozens. There are too many truly awesome artists out there. I admire so many.

What do you want people to get out of your designs?

I hope they’ll be inspired to create or at the very least that my images make people feel happy.

Links

Amy Brown Art Website

Amy Brown Art Etsy

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