Category Archives: Misc Art

Fused Glass Cats

Hey guys, I finished my fused glass classes and this is the final stuff I made.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, only thing I might have changed was to make their eyes translucent. Everyone else in the class was making many quick projects, I just spent around 9 hours making these small cats instead. I bet if I did them again it would be 3 times faster.

If you go back a few posts you can also see some coasters I made earlier.
glass cats

Fused Glass

Hey guys, I made some things out of fused glass.

A photo doesn’t really show off how shiny they are, so I’ll just say that they’re very shiny.
There’s a bit of trial and error involved – some glass changes colors when cooked, and some colors melt more than others, so you don’t always get what you expect. And cutting glass is tricky, if you do it wrong you can’t fix it.

The blue one turned out super smooth, some of the others less so. They’re supposed to be coasters but they may be a bit slippery and wobbly for that.

As my hobby turned into a grindy job, I’m looking for other creative things to do.
So I’ve signed up for all the arts and crafts workshops – more stuff to come later.

Cintiq Practice

I upgraded my old Bamboo Fun tablet and got a Cintiq 13HD!

It was incredibly awkward to use at first, as expected, but I’ve started to get used to it after only a few hours, so that’s a good start. It feels weird going back to a more natural style of drawing again. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have your hand blocking your drawing, and it’s a shame that the resolution doesn’t match my monitor (I wasn’t ready to splash on the super expensive QHD one). But we’ll see how it goes. I’ll give it a few weeks and let you guys know if it was worth getting or if it’s just an expensive toy.