2013 Class Schedule

Every once and a while it’s good to finally get out of the office and away from the computer. That’s why I love to teach. Here are a few places you can find me this year.     2013 Class Schedule Cartooning classes for kids (Cary Arts Center) Adobe Photoshop – adults (State Personnel Development Center) Adobe Illustrator – adults (Wake Tech Community College) Adobe InDesign – adults (Wake Tech Community College) Illustrating Children’s Books – […]

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An Ugly Comment

An Ugly Comment I was talking with an author friend of mine who’s recently jumped into the eBook market. Her work is outstanding. Our conversation eventually turned to comments and reviews, specifically on line reviews. She was bothered by a particularly ugly comment left by some pompous jerk with nothing constructive to say. I commiserated with her and mentioned that anytime I’m feeling a little cocky or too full of myself I head on over […]

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Illustrating an eBook

I’ve been working with author Julia Dweck on an eBook about dinosaurs. We’ve been having tons of fun with this book and it should be coming out any minute now. Here’s a quick behind the dino-scenes look at how to illustrate a dino-eBook. Illustrating an eBook step 1: This book is a based on a poem about dinosaurs.  The theme for this particular page was about a dino party at night. I wasn’t quite sure […]

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How to Draw a Cat by Bob Ostrom

How to draw a cat. Here is a little video for anyone who loves cats and loves drawing. I did this one down at Burning Oak Studio down in Raleigh a few years ago. I had a great time shooting these. I was a little nervous when I first went in because I had no idea what I was doing but the folks in the studio were great and helped me figure out which end […]

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Adobe Photoshop Tip – Working with Smart Objects in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Working With Smart Objects I’m not going to go into all kinds of details about Smart Objects this is just a quick tip I hope some of you will find useful. Recently I was working on some files for a client. It was a sizable project with lots of little moving pieces. Somewhere along the way I lost a couple of Illustrator files that went with the project. Because of a tight deadline I didn’t […]

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Santa Animation

Merry Christmas Everyone! © Santa Animation – Animated gif by Bob Ostrom This animated GIF was produced using Photoshop CC. To Learn more about how to produce an animated GIF or do other fun things with Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign come see me at: [aio_button align=”center” animation=”none” color=”blue” size=”small” icon=”none” text=”BobTeachesArt.com” relationship=”dofollow” url=”http://bobteachesart.com”]

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