With the latest Art Update, I’m trying something a little bit different. Instead of working through my artwork and projects chronologically for the month, I’ll break it down by work type. In this case, artwork, timelapses, ko-fi supporter rewards, and twitch art streams.
As with everything, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on this new setup: do you like it or not, and why or why not? Is there something else you’d like me to include? I would love to hear about it!
The last few months have brought a number of new projects, which was a welcome change of pace. I got to work on creating an avatar, painting flowers, emotes for Twitch, a new type of pet portrait, and I even started streaming on Twitch. (Which was a really scary thing to start, I must say.)
For some time now, I’ve been playing with the idea of giving streaming a shot. I’ve spent some time creating various graphics and overlays for my Twitch channel and stream and have procrastinated just enough that I really have no excuse but to give it a go.
At this point, I have no set schedule and don’t yet know if it’s something I will continue to do regularly. However, my current plan is to give it a decent chance! So I’ll be streaming once or twice a week for around 2 hours at a time as I work on personal projects, raffle prizes, or commissions. I may do a monthly art request stream if there’s interest in that, too.
I’ll be posting on Twitter, FB, and ko-fi when I go live on Sunday. Keep a lookout if you’re interested in seeing me working on a ko-fi raffle prize for River, and maybe I’ll even start a pet portrait.
Here is the timelapse of a recent digital art commission for an FFXIV character portrait, an Elezen Paladin wielding her fancy sword and shield. This one took me a bit more time to prepare, but it is finally ready!
Part of the timelapse is missing, unfortunately, because… I forgot to start recording it. Luckily, it wasn’t too far in so there’s still a fair bit to see of the sketch phase before I get into inking and colour.
Last update I left off with completing the Frozen painting for my niece. April turned into quite a busy month, with a slow-down in May to focus on a single project and take a small break. It also means I have a small backlog of items due to Ko-fi Supporters, and your patience is much appreciated!
Here is the timelapse for my first mandala. I highly recommend viewing it on fullscreen, as the detail may become lost otherwise.
If interested, please do like the video or even subscribe to my channel on youtube! Also, I would love to know what you think: If there’s anything I can do to improve these videos for you and provide a better experience, do let me know.
Here is the timelapse for the gift for my niece, featuring characters from Frozen. It’s surprising to me how a month of working on a project—several hours during that time— can turn into a video that’s under 6 minutes in runtime. But I imagine that shorter timelapse is more accessible than expecting someone to sit through 5 hours of it!
I would love to know what you think! If there’s anything I can do to improve these videos for you and provide a better experience, do let me know.
It would also help tremendously to have this video shared, as more views mean that Youtube will show my video to more people overall. If you know someone interested in seeing the time-lapse of my work, please let them know. 😉
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.
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. 🙂