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.
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. 😀
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.
I’m selling digital prints on my ko-fi shop starting today! If you have always wanted my work on your walls, or as a background on your devices, you now have the option to purchase these files from me directly. 😀
I’d love feedback on what other digital items you may be interested in. (Stock photos, colouring books, specific artwork not yet in the shop?) I would love to hear what you think and what you’d like to see from me in the future. ❤️
I’ll be adding more items all the time, so please do check back!
May has been a busy month. I’ve been keeping myself busy during this time, using different tactics to motivate myself to create, learn, and improve. At the beginning of the month I was feeling particularly low and unmotivated, though my mood has since improved and I have a few goals and tasks to focus on in the coming months.
How are all of you dealing/coping/doing? What are your tricks, if any, to get yourself to focus?
I’ve had to remind myself that naps are okay, if I need to reset. I’m learning to not push myself too hard when what I really need is some rest.
It’s May and this month, I’m doing something special on Ko-fi!
My 35th(!) birthday is at the end of this month and I want to give something back to everyone able to support me through ko-fi. So, for the entire month of May I will create a sketch for everyone that makes a donation on my ko-fi page during the month. For the donation of one coffee ($3 USD) you will get a sketch from me. Sketches will be in the style of the examples below. $3 USD will get you a lineart sketch, and I’ll add colour to it for an extra coffee (a total of $6 USD.)
Worthy of note
When donating, please include a link to the reference you’d like me to use and let me know a couple traits about that person or character’s personality. The sketch can be of your favourite character (fanart), one of your own characters (OCs), or even from a photograph.
Sketches will be of the bust, 2000 x 2000 pixels and @ 150DPI. JPEG.
Flowers (bouquet or in a vase), Humanoid or anthropomorphic characters are accepted. (No animals at this time, please!)
If you prefer to not make your request public, instead of sharing details in the donation comment section you may email me instead. Include a screenshot of your donation if you can.
You may donate multiple coffees for multiple sketches at the same time. Just let me know!
Sketches will be completed throughout the month as I have time. Commissions or raffles prizes (owed from April) will take priority. Please be patient!
And if that’s not enough incentive, there are also supporter rewards available for all supporters!
Every month, I add two new items in the Supporter Downloads folder in my gallery on Ko-fi as a thank-you to all those who have supported my work. This folder is accessible by all supporters: subscribers, who choose to donate every month, and one-off supporters, who donate one time. The main difference between the two is that subscribers will always have access to the folder, whereas one-off supporters will have access for 30 days from the time they make a donation.
Those who wish to access the Supporter Downloads folder will need to make an account on Ko-fi in order to see the folder after donating.
These rewards are a thank-you from me. I appreciate every one that is able to support my work, and this is one of the ways I want to give back. If there’s something else you’d like to see, please do let me know!
We’re at of the end of April in the year that has been a thousand-year blink. It is a vast expanse of time that has vanished between breaths. I see the work I have done over the last few months and think, “Wow, I made that so long ago.” Only, upon checking posting dates and timestamps, I discover a week, or maybe two, has passed. The months have become emotionally heavy.
At least, that is how it feels to me.
What has it been like for you? How are you holding up?