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Twitch Art Stream is now ONLINE!

My Twitch Art Stream is now ONLINE! Click on the image or HERE to go join me in some ink & watercolor sketching! I’ll be working on Tuesday’s Kingdom Hearts fanart illustration and hopefully finish it tonight! I’ll be adding some gold ink as well! See you there!

Last Week’s Stream

See you tomorrow for the Comic Update!

Art Posts, Art Streams, General Updates

Twitch Art Stream is ONLINE!

My Twitch Art Stream is now ONLINE! Click HERE or on the image to go check it out! I’ll be working on my inking techniques, be them brush or dip pens! After working on watercolors these last few streams, I think I want to focus on drawing and inking…I’ll have my ink waterbrush juuuust in case I decide to add values!

Last Week’s Stream

See you all tomorrow for the Comic Update!

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Art Stream is now ONLINE!

My Twitch Art Stream is now ONLINE! Click HERE or on the image to go check it out! I’ll be working on last Thursday’s Watercolor Illustration and focusing more on practicing than always trying to come up with something new!

Last Week’s Stream

See you all soon!

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1-Color Challenge: Dark Castle

I have Art Commissions Slots OPEN in this style! Let me know if you’d like prints of this piece!

Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome to this month’s first Color Challenge. I apologize for the blog delay, I was working on other illustrations and setting up for tonight’s Traditional Art Stream @ 7:30 or 8pm EST. This week I decided to push my drawing (ie make my afternoon a few degrees more difficult) by working in perspective and start creating the next Chapter’s building designs. In the video I explain why I chose a skewered 2-point perspective for this type of worm’s point-of-view instead of using a 5-point/fish eye.

My main objective in this illustration was to work in tonal values so I had to figure out a way to draw a relatively correct structure without spending too much time on it. What I focused on was creating depth with the central vanishing point and height with the top point. Aside from a undergrad class just on perspective drawing, I’ve also read a lot of books on the subject. My current go-to is “Vanishing Point: Perspective for Comics from the ground up” by Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, which covers most environmental drawing. It’s a bit lacking on the perspective on the human figure but overall a good review book.

After drawing everything, I decided to go with ink pens rather than my usual brush pen to keep the lines uniform. I used the brush only to separate Daikonran’s form from the flowers and the structure. I added some cool red to add some values and forms without resorting to more linework (especially since my brush pen had just run out of ink)!

Materials

  • Prismacolor Colerase Pencil in Gray
  • Sakura Pigma Micron in 03 & 05
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
  • Daler Rowney Aquafine Travel set
  • Uniball Signo Pen in white

Support the Artist!

If you want to support my work: check out Ko-fi pageDigital Commissions | Store & Traditional Commissions Redbubble! Every bit helps keep me making art & videos for you all! If you have any suggestions for videos, let me know in the comments below!

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Timelapse Tuesday #19: Tropical Mermaid

I have Art Commissions Slots OPEN in this style! Let me know if you’d like prints of this piece!

Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week I’m working with the theme of Mermaids (it is Mermay after all!). I was getting tired of using the same cool palette in my last few pieces so I decided to use colors in the warmer side of the color wheel. I usually cool down my colors with alizarin crimson and ultramarine, so I focused on only using them to darken the cad yellow and vermillion. I also tested out a new way to color skin that was more reliable by adding Chinese white to Burnt Sienna and modifying it with other colors. I’m slowly adding pre-mixed colors in my repertoire (how scandalous!) by making sure to mix them and integrate them with the composition.

I’m also transitioning cameras! I used to record all of my videos with my iPhone and the Hyperlapse app. This worked for quite a while but I was getting frustrated with the 45 minute limit in between videos and taking up space in my phone. My beau had a Logitec c270 that he wasn’t using, so I started experimenting with longer recording sessions. To be fair, I needed to modify the camera lens so I could manually focus (thus voiding any warranty it might have had). Fortunately, my overhead set up works perfectly with the camera so, aside from a long cord attached to my laptop, I can record for as long as I want! You might be thinking “why not use a full camera?” and my answer is, space is at a premium on my studio desk and I rather use that space to hold my materials.

See you later for tonight’s Digital Art Stream post!

Materials:

  • Prismacolor Colerase Pencil in Gray
  • Pentel Pocket Brush
  • Daler Rowney Aquafina Travel Set
  • Uniball Signo Pen in White
  • Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sakura Koi Mini Waterbrushes in Fine & Medium
  • Prima Marketing Waterbrush in Flat

Support the Artist!

If you want to support my work: check out Ko-fi pageDigital Commissions | Store & Traditional Commissions Redbubble! Every bit helps keep me making art & videos for you all! If you have any suggestions for videos, let me know in the comments below!