February and March were busy months, but because I was working on creative projects and not necessarily completing them, there is not much to show for it. It feels as if I didn’t do much, though that’s not true. I have a fair bit to share in the next few days/weeks, all things I have been working on that are finally nearing the stage where I get to share them. I’m looking forward to it.Continue reading
Every month, current ko-fi supporters are entered in that month’s draw. At the end of the month, a random winner gets a sketch of their choosing. February’s winner requested a sketch of their favourite plant in a tree stump they carved out and prepared themselves!
The timelapse is up on Youtube and a little bit different from the style of my previous ones. I’d love to hear which type of timelapse you prefer so I know what to use in the future. Let me know in the comments. 😀
My February + March 2021 Art Update will be ready in the next few days, and I’ll go into more detail about what I have been up to the last couple months. 🙂
One thing that I have wanted to set up for ko-fi was an intro video. I didn’t want to believe that at first, though.
When I started up my ko-fi page, posting a video was an impossibility. The option to link a video was there, of course, and was encouraged by ko-fi. It was impossible because of me. I didn’t know anything about video editing, and I was okay with that. Why would I even want to be in a video, anyway? Honestly, though, I wanted to have a video. (Welcome to Denial.) Still, I told myself I didn’t want or need one: making something like that, and being “okay” with it going up, was just not possible.
Except, last month, I considered it again and it was much less frightening. (It was still scary, but not the impossible kind.) I learned how to use Adobe Premiere Pro, video editing software, in December, so that I could put together timelapses of my work and share them on Youtube. Suddenly it wasn’t impossible anymore and seemed considerably less daunting. The only difference with this video is that I would be talking about me and what I do, directly, rather than about something I made.
So, here it is. I did it.
Check out the video for details on who I am, why I do what I do, and an explanation of my supporter rewards on ko-fi. I would imagine many following this blog are aware of these things already, or perhaps you may learn something new. I’ve included some details from the video below to make accessing the important information easier.Continue reading
Has it been a month already? And it’s February now? What happened? Did this month seem to disappear for everyone else, too?
I’ve been working on personal art projects, watching lectures about writing, writing, and some freelance design work. I’ve been keeping myself busy with some exciting projects, and I look forward to continuing to make progress on those.
Anyway, here is some of the art I have been working on this month. More works-in-progress can be found on my ko-fi page for supporters, for those who want more of a behind-the-scenes look at my process.Continue reading
My latest timelapse video is now ready! I cannot promise I will create videos every week, but I can say that I aim to post 2 every month. Some months may have more, but my goal here is to create, enjoy doing it, and not get burnt out by pushing myself too much too soon.
Click here to view the video directly on Youtube.
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Back in May, Pianta (Céli) created a Draw This In Your Style (DTIYS) Challenge on Instagram. I have been wanting to complete this challenge for a while now, and am glad to be able to show you my process for this piece. Watch as I go from sketch to final in this digital art timelapse in Clip Studio Paint.
Remember: anyone that supports me on ko-fi in 2021 enters into that month’s draw. The cost of a ko-fi is $3, and I have no plans to change this number.
Every supporter will now be in the month’s raffle that they offer their support, and the raffles take place the first day of the following month. (For example, those who donate in January will be in January’s raffle, which would occur February 1st.) And should you be the only supporter that month, then the winner is clear!
Winners will be able to request a portrait sketch from me of a character of their choosing!*
Sketches will be delivered later that same month, and have a sketchy quality to them as part of their charm. Also, note that a person can win multiple months consecutively, though I may change this rule when there are more supporters to ensure more people have a chance to win.
*Check out my Commission Information for what I will, and will not, draw. I reserve the right to refuse drawing a character for any reason and will give winners the chance to choose another should that occur.
As always, supporters will have access to the Supporter Downloads album on ko-fi for 30 days from their support date. Rewards consist of colouring pages and both mobile and desktop backgrounds of my work for supporters’ personal use. I’m also open to requests and suggestions, so feel free to tell me what you’d like to see!
In my last post, I shared a bunch of my recent work from this year. One of those works was a gift for my husband, of his World of Warcraft orc rogue, Thievens.
While creating this portrait, I experimented with recording my screen through OBS Studio and using Skillshare to learn how to use Premiere Pro for video editing. These projects and courses have certainly kept me occupied the last few months, and I’m happy to now have something to show for it.
I can finally share my first Youtube video with you, a timelapse of this orc portrait done in Clip Studio Paint and finalized in Photoshop.
As you may have noticed, I disappeared after my last post on June 9th.
My ability to create was, for a few months during the summer, shaky-at-best. I don’t need to detail the pandemic or quarantine or make vague allusions by calling the past few months these troubling times. We know. We all get it. It’s a rough time for all of us, and some more than others.
Let’s catch up, shall we?
Since my last Art Update, back in May 2020, I have been both procrastinating, dealing with burn-out, and discovering new ways to paint digitally. I’ve spent the last few months working on pet portraits, commissions, and other related work.Continue reading