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.
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.
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.
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.