Red Nebula Studios

Fantasy art, costumes, crafts,
and creative endeavors.

New Artwork: The Golden Bear

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Jun 11th, 2015

The Golden Bear by Sarrah Wilkinson - An illustration of a mother and baby dragon within their treasure-filled lair. The baby dragon gleefully hugs his new toy, a non-flammable golden teddy bear.

I just recently finished a digital illustration I'm calling, "The Golden Bear", kind of a sequel to the old favorite, "Why Baby Dragons Can't Have Nice Toys"!

If you like the drawing, I've got 8.5" x 11" prints in my Etsy shop, as well as a close-up on the baby dragon on a pinback button. :)

New Artwork and Print: Wrex

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Apr 30th, 2015

Mass Effect: Wrex by Sarrah Wilkinson - A digital painting of Urdnot Wrex from the Mass Effect series.

I added a new piece of artwork, a digital painting of Urdnot Wrex from the Mass Effect video game series. And who doesn't love Wrex?

There are also 8.5" x 11" prints available from my Etsy shop!

New Death Eater Masks

Posted by Sarrah Wilkinson | Apr 21st, 2015

The sculpture with full detailing, shown from the front.

I recently finished a set of wonderfully creepy Death Eater masks; go take a look on the build page for lots of pictures and more details!

If you're interested, I've also made kits and finished masks available!

Successful cast, done in SmoothCast 65D. Unpainted mask kits
An example of a final, painted Death Eater mask, from the front. Painted masks

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!