Load To Instagram Via Computer

Instagram is pretty exclusively a phone only app, but you can load images onto it using your computer. Here’s how… using a Google Chrome Browser, log onto your Instagram page. Then…

1. Click the 3 dots in the top right corner. (If you don’t have three dots you will be prompted to update your browser) 

2. On the dropdown menu choose MORE TOOLS. 

3. Then choose DEVELOPER TOOLS.

4. A page representing your phone appears. Choose your phone brand on the left and make sure the little device icon on the right is blue.

5. This is the most important step. REFRESH THE BROWSER.

6. Refreshing the browser makes the PLUS button appear. That is how you will access images from your computer.

The rest is pretty easy to figure out. Choose a picture, caption and hashtag it and load it up. 

A lot of you asked me how to do this so I hope this was helpful. If you want to see a bunch of my older work, you can visit my Instagram Page HERE.

Silver Dollar City Maps

When I was fresh out of college, the very first professional work I did was for SILVER DOLLAR CITY, an amusement park located in the Missouri Ozarks. I did several park maps and miscellaneous activity and coloring books for them. I just received an email and a picture from some folks in Oregon that said…

Mr. Jones: Just a note to say how much I enjoyed your Silver Dollar City artwork back in the day.  As a youth, I loved pouring over the Street Maps waiting till the next summer when my family would go down to the Ozarks. This season, my own children helped make a mural in our house in anticipation of our next trip.  It might look familiar. Thanks for the memories!

These folks created a mural in their house from one of my old SILVER DOLLAR CITY maps. How awesome is that!!

QuickTime Screen Capture

My friend James wondered if I might be able to throw up a DEMO on my digital painting process. I said I can’t because my old screen capture software no longer works on new IOS… and that got me thinking. After a quick investigation I discovered a little known feature on all Macs… Quicktime will do screen capture, so here is something I threw together super fast for James.

My process is really simple. I draw my pictures traditionally. Scan them into my computer (Photoshop) and make the DRAWING a MULTIPLY layer so I can see through it. I work on the layer BELOW to block in colors and put the finishing touches on the layer ABOVE the drawing. Pretty simple…. and the music is a clip from something my youngest son Pete wrote and produced.