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.)
Thank you to everyone that has supported me through ko-fi and commissions these last few months! Your support has enabled me to reach my last ko-fo goal, which was to raise $160 to put toward a new capture card.
This card is now in my possession, and my next step is to set it up and test it! I’m excited to see how much better this card works and be able to share timelapses again with more ease and less weird screen artifacts. I might even have to see how this streaming thing works, too!
Again, thanks to everyone that made this happen. You’re awesome, and I can’t wait to show you what else I have been working on. 😀
Here is a timelapse of my recent commission, giving a step-by-step process (minus all the specifics and technical stuff about the program I use) on how I go about creating these pet portraits. My end goal for this is, as you might imagine, to generate more interest in the aforementioned pet portrait commissions. Wish me luck!
If interested in seeing more videos or timelapses from me, 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 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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.