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Patreon Post: Shop + Traditional Commissions Update!

A quick Patreon post regarding my Online Shop & Traditional Art Commissions!

Summary: Online shop + Traditional Art Commissions will be closed on October 13, get your traditional art commissions in by October 10!

Thank you and see you soon!

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Timelapse Tuesday 34: August Patreon Raffle Sketch

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Art Process

Hi everyone! Welcome to an overdue Timelapse Tuesday post! I apologize for not posting on Tuesday, I was honestly burnt out after a hectic day on my end. I was being particularly hard on myself as a freelance artist that day and it all came down so hard that I only managed to get the Instagram preview of the video up. I didn’t even stream, which is something I look forward to in the week. I hadn’t drawn anything up until yesterday afternoon when I worked on inking more pages.

Anyways, onto the actual video! This video came out of reminding myself to record as much as I can when I make art. I wanted to get August’s Sketch Raffle reward done and I wanted it to be in watercolors. I go into more details in the video, but I want to take my colors from pastels to higher chromatic values. I’m on the lookout for any recommendations for watercolor paints, my favorite so far are my Kuretake Gansai Tambi!

I’ll see you all soon for tonight’s Twitch Stream! Thank you for reading!

Materials

  • GraphGear 03 Pencil
  • Fluid Watercolor Paper, Hot Pressed finish
  • MIR Paints
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman in Prussian Blue & Dioxazine Violet
  • Van Gogh Watercolor in Quinachridone Rose
  • Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor in Cobalt Teal
  • Unibal Signo Gel Pen in White

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Timelapse Tuesday 32: Tulipanes + Art Talk

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Art Process & Motivation

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s illustration was product of several art attempts before I settled on this one.  I go into more details in the video, but I went through at least 3 ideas, both in traditional and digital media, before I decided to break out my acrylic paints and give them a try after months of struggling with oil paints.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the buttery consistency and loooong open time of water-soluble oils, but setting up for a oil painting session takes quite a bit of prep work that I wasn’t planning on doing if I wanted to make my weekly deadline! I found myself enjoying acrylic paints for the first time in months, so I hope I’ll be doing more to balance out my content!

I’m still trying to figure out a good content management & schedule strategy so I can have more leeway for more experimental illustrations, Patreon and blogposts.

Materials

  • Strathmore Tan Toned Paper
  • Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint
  • Grumbacher Academy Acrylic paint
  • Art Alternatives Round Brushes
  • Liquitex Matte Medium
  • GraphGear 03 Pencil

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Twitch Stream is ONLINE! (August 3, 2017)

Hi everyone! It’s time for tonight’s Twitch Stream! Click HERE or on the image to join! I’m super excited because I’ll finally be finishing the block print from Tuesday, mixing the ink with medium and doing a small print run for my “Printed Presents” $15 Patreon Rewards for August 2017! I’ll be sketching afterwards and taking it easy!

Last Week’s Stream

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Twitch Stream is ONLINE (August 1, 2017)

Hi everyone! It’s time for tonight’s Twitch Stream! Click HERE or on the image to join! I’m super excited because I’ll finally be working on a small block print this week from sketch to test print! I hope to see you there to answer any printmaking questions! Fair warning: I will probably geek out.

Last Week’s Stream

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Timelapse Tuesday #30: Consuming Feelings + Art Talk

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Art Process & Talk

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! Oh my God, 30 episodes this year!? Wow! Thank you so much for everyone who has watched, liked and read this weekly series of mine! It has been a wonderful challenge to create and keep up and I hope to continue going! I broke out of my routine and illustrated a male portrait instead!

This episode was more of a chance to talk to you all about how I take care of myself when I’m close to burning out. As a freelance artist, it’s important to create content like webcomic pages and videos, and promote it continuously along with building up commissions and shopkeeping. All these projects began to overwhelm me so I took a step back and reevaluated each one. I took stock of not just the positive impact of each one, but the tasks and workload they brought on.

I go over it during the video, but I made some changes to my content to avoid burning out. One good way I gauge if I’m burning out is by checking my weekly tasks on my Bullet Journal: if I see the same tasks transfer over a few week I will either finish them or check why they’re not done. I’m also trying to get into the habit of making a reset day that is just for relaxing and reseting myself (that doesn’t necessarily involve video games).

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you all for tonight’s Art Stream!

Materials

  • Fluid Watercolor Paper in Hot Press Finish
  • Daler Rowney Aquafina Travel Set
  • GraphGear 03 Mechanical Pencil
  • Staedler Karat Watercolor Pencils
  • Uni-ball Signo gel pen in White

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ACEO Daily Snaps (Patreon)

I found some ACEO watercolor paper cards I’d prepared a while back! Click HERE or on the image for the full post and more on this Patreon reward!

I would like to think I’m getting better at promoting my work and shops, since they are my current livelihood! If you want to help out, feel free to share!

I’ll see you all soon for the Timelapse Tuesday episode and the Twitch Art Stream!