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.)
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.
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 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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.