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Twitch Art Stream is ONLINE (August 25, 2017)


It’s time for the Twitch Art Stream! Click HERE or on the image to come on by!

I’ll be wrapping up yesterday’s watercolor portrait practice! I’ll be adding the last layers in Gansai Tambi Watercolors and gouache. Feel free to come by!

Last Week’s Stream

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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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Timelapse Tuesday #31: 100 YouTube Subs! & Art Talk

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Art Process & Talk

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s video is both for an Art Talk and celebrating 100 subs on YouTube! I wanted to make an illustration reminicent of the very first video I put up so I used my markers and color pencils!

This week’s Art Talk is about Small (Daily) victories. I go into a lot more detail in the video, but whenever I’m stuck or frustrated with my art practice, I do smaller tasks that are related to it to keep going. I go over a few of them on this illustration’s Patreon post as a sort glimpse into my studio practice on a weekly basis. They’re not elaborate or particularly special, but they help in some way and motivate me to tackle the bigger art tasks or get over the creative slump.

Quick reminder that $1 Patrons get to see fresh content before anyone else and $5 Patrons get access to lineart and a monthly digital drawing!

Materials

  • Markers: COPIC, Block Studio, ChartPak and Faber Castell PITT
  • Prismacolor Colerase Pencils
  • GraphGear 03 Pencils
  • Unibal Gel Pen in Golden ink
  • Strathmore Mixed Media Book

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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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Color Challenge & Comic Update News!

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Art Process & Update

Hi everyone! Today’s blogpost is a bit of a hodpodge of several topics so let’s get to it! I must confess I took yesterday off from YouTube and blogging to paint for myself and build more stock for my Pet Portraits Collection and opened up a Special Art Commissions page for them! It was nice to just focus on making art and not worry about editing videos or comic pages.

I apologize for not updating on the Twitch Stream yesterday as well, it’s still going at 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was reinvigorating to talk with people and draw the nights away.

I’ll be taking the month-long semi-break from the webcomic (that I never took haha) and taking some time to restructure YouTube content so it’s not so exhausting. I’ll keep on blogging and updating you all, I’ll just be a little more casual about it rather than being so rigid about the content!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

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Twitch Stream is ONLINE (July 18, 2017)

Hi everyone! It’s time for the Tuesday Art Stream! Click HERE or on the image to join me on the stream! I’m thinking of trying out a new camera angle and doing a 8″ x 10″ fanart of Breath of the Wild! What medium is still to be decided so come and help me choose! 😀

Last Week’s Stream