Red Nebula Studios

Fantasy art, costumes, crafts,
and creative endeavors.

Big Ol' Website Update

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Apr 15th, 2015

Red Nebula Studios Logo by Sarrah Wilkinson - The logo of Red Nebula Studios, featuring a stylized red wolf pawprint with four stars embedded within.

One of those things I'm very proud of is that this site is built from scratch - no blogging software. I've had a crush on HTML coding since my AOL days (let's not think about how long ago that was), and it only got worse when I started learning how to use CSS and Javascript, PERL (for a while), and eventually PHP and MySQL and a smattering of jQuery.

It's kind of weird - even though I'm an artist at heart, I really enjoy the challenge of coding. I may not be the best at it, but darn it, it's fun! So while others may update the look and feel of their website without fanfare, I'm going to wave a banner and bask, briefly, in my accomplishment.

So, what's the update?

Well, mostly it's a look-and-feel thing. The two biggest changes are a move to black text on white, something I resisted for ages until realizing that resistance was genuinely futile. I finally had to admit it is simply just easier on the eyes and looks better overall.

The second big change is that the site should now look FAR better on mobile devices. The navigation buttons are nice and big, the text is readable, the images no longer shunt entire chunks of the website off the side of the screen... yeah, the old site was not very phone-friendly. It's a thing called "responsive design" - simply put, the website changes depending on the size of the screen, adapting itself to look better depending on the device you're using. Neat stuff.

That's about it, really. New, shiny look. Enjoy!

New Mix Ratio Calculator

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Mar 24th, 2015

Mix Ratio Calculator title image, showing a photograph of EpoxAcoat Part A and Part B.

Many two-part materials like epoxies and silicones have a convenient 1:1 mix ratio. However, there are some which do not... so I created a handy Mix Ratio Calculator to help determine how much of each part is needed.

I hope you find it useful!

PHXCC 2015 Exclusive - Light and Dark

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Feb 27th, 2015

Light and Dark by Sarrah Wilkinson - The final version of my 2015 Phoenix Comicon exclusive, an illustration featuring the dance of a dark dragon and fiery phoenix. I'm very pleased to announce that my brand new illustration, "Light and Dark", has been officially approved as an exclusive image for Phoenix Comicon 2015!

Costume Commissions

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Feb 25th, 2015

Me wearing the Mr. Burns mask.

As I've been asked quite a bit lately about costume commissions. While I'm not currently adding new commissions to my queue, I thought it'd be nice to put together a Commissions page discussing what I do, what I don't do, and what my commission schedule looks like.

I also added write-ups for two recent commissions I finished. One is a realistic-style Rocket Raccoon mask with full furring, glass eyes, and a moving jaw.

The other commission was a set of masks based on characters from The Simpsons, currently being used in a stage production of "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play" at UCSD California. The build page has more details, and I'll be doing a write-up with production stills within a couple days! (Hint: They look awesome.)

New Artwork: The Seas of Imagination

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Feb 24th, 2015

The Seas of Imagination by Sarrah Wilkinson - An illustration of a book surrounded by and from which ocean water sprays, a sailing ship and several natural and mystical creatures riding the waves.

I've added a new digital illustration, my contribution to the 2016 Kids Need to Read calendar. Read more about this new image and the KNTR program here: The Seas of Imagination