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Twitch Stream is ONLINE! (August 17, 2017)


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

I’ll be taking it easy today and just draw and color on Clip Studio Paint, get some coloring work done at least! Last Tuesday’s perspective session was so bad I ended up re-drawing the whole thing on paper and transferred it offline!

Last Week’s Stream

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Twitch Stream is ONLINE (August 8, 2017)

Hi everyone! It’s time for tonight’s Twitch Stream! Click HERE or on the image to join! I’ll be working on another BotW design with cuccos with more Champions on Clip Studio Paint!

Last Week’s Stream

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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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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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