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Timelapse Tuesday #25: Say it with flowers

Original is up for Sale! Click HERE for the shop link! I also have art commission slots available in this art style!

Art Process & Motivation

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s illustration was a chance to work with my art markers again after not recording a complete YouTube video on them in quite some time! I wanted to be playful and illustrate the phrase “Say it with Flowers” with even more blooms!

I talk about keeping art fun and changing things up from a more serious process to something that is still challenging. I chose to go with a more graphic or comic style because I like high contrasts in my marker art. I took a quick break from watercolors so I wouldn’t worry too much on the layering and focus on the selection of colors. I wanted to render everything softly so I used my pastel markers as tonal values and only added the brighter colors as midtowns as needed. Overall I’m very happy with this simple illustration and I hope to make more soon!

I also wanted to add some gold ink details to make it extra nice and plan for a metallic print in the near future. I’ve been on a gold ink kick since last Thursday’s Twitch Stream when I added warm gold ink on my newest Twitch illustration.

Materials

  • Markers:
    •  COPIC: RV11,V12, Y13, YG03, G00, B32
    • Blick Studio: Canary Yellow, Saffron, Caramel, Apple Green
    • Letraset ProMarker: Satin (V129)
  • Pentel Pocket Brush
  • Sakura Micron Pigma Pen 03
  • Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Unibal Signo Pen in Gold Ink & White

Support the Artist!

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

See you in a few hours for tonight’s stream!

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Art motivation, Art Posts, Art Studio, General Updates, timelapse

Timelapse Tuesday #24: Playful Magpie

No prints but I do have watercolor art commission slots available!

Art Motivation

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s topic came about while planning for a mixed media art piece and to encourage practice with materials you might have bought but never used. I understand how much an investment art making can be and sometimes we buy something we believe so precious that we don’t dare use it. I’m very much like that most of the time, especially with my watercolors and oils.

At first, I only used the student grade materials and didn’t try out anything beyond that, even though I had perfectly good artist’s grade materials just sitting in storage looking pretty. The main problem with this mindset is if I never practiced with the better supplies, I would never understand how they actually worked so I would be wasting more money just buying what I thought I could work instead of just doing it! Eventually I got over that fear of “wasting” my supplies when I changed my mindset to “Any art made is progress” and it’s helped me keep a positive outlook towards my own process.

I do hope this video helps you get over that doubt and gets you motivated to create more!

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 or illustrations, let me know in the comments below!

See you in a few hours for tonight’s stream!

Art Posts, General Updates, Shop

New Mixed Media Drawing in Shop!

I just finished this new mixed-media drawing and added it to my ShopI’m really enjoying this paper a lot, but it’s still big for concept sketches so I split a page into two 9″ x 6″ sheets to work on more pieces. I’ll be transferring this one as well and work it in oils (no more, I have a backlog of like 6 pieces in different stages!). I’m currently editing the timelapse footage of this drawing for Timelapse Tuesday as well; busy weekend!

Art Posts, Art Streams, General Updates

Thank you for watching the Art Stream (Apr. 21. 2017)

Thank you to everyone who joined in and watched my Oil painting and Watercolor Art Stream last night! You can find the full stream with live commentary on my Twitch Channel (yes, I did overcome my shyness) where I talk about water-soluble oils, the safety concerns that they minimize from traditional oils and plenty of tips about my art making! I even managed to draw a quick Prompto and Noctis (from Final Fantasy XV) as my cool down doodles!

Twitch Schedule for now is:

  • Tuesdays (7pm-9pm): Digital Art with Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio 5) or Paint Tool SAI.
  • Thursdays (7pm-9pm): Traditional Art Stream

I would love to stream more but for now, this schedule works wonderfully. Let me know if this time schedule works for you or if there’s another time I should try!

See you all later today for the Comic Update!

Art Posts, timelapse

Timelapse Tuesday #8: “Lily” bust

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s Timelapse Tuesday! This week’s video is a little different than the others since I discuss a topic that’s not technique related. If you’re interested in this technique check out “Ink & Pencil: Piercing/Inner Fear” !

Art Motivation

Freelancing as an artist can be incredibly rewarding but, for me, it can get very stressful. Sometimes that stress manifests itself as what I’d call “art ruts”. An art rut is an instance of time, be it an hour, days or however long, where I can’t seem to get any ideas onto a paper or canvas and the ones that do make it out are riddled with mistakes. It’s quite a frustrating experience to live through because making art is my dream job!

I’m aware of several factors that may cause these ruts, which include:

  1. The fear of not creating original content
  2. Wasting precious resources
  3. Being acutely aware how much I need to improve
  4. the fear of rejection
  5. Stagnation

Sometimes it’s a nasty combination of all of them! The importance of being aware of what’s causing the rut is to address what can help with it. This time-lapse was about playing with materials and allowing other art inspire me. There’s a line between being inspired by someone’s work and copying it and infringing on the intellectual property. I try to remind myself that art, like everything creative, does not exist in a vacuum. It’s okay to be inspired by others, but I believe that credit should be given where credit’s due. This piece was mostly inspired by Happy D. Artist‘s videos, I highly recommend you watch them (or any other people I follow on my YouTube!). I’m just glad I have my beau’s support in this endeavor and while it’s a struggle, I’m happy.

Materials

  • Toned sketch paper
  • Pentel Hi-Polymer Colored 0.9 Pencil lead in Red
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 Pen in White
  • Conté a Paris pencil in white
  • Blick Studio Marker in 30% Warm Grey
  • Pentel Slicci .025 pen

Support the artist!

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

See you all next time!

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Niches (existential rant ahoy)

Do you ever have the feeling that you can’t find your niche? 

For so long, I’ve been trying to find where my work can fit in this world that the question is constantly on my mind.

My work is too figurative to be abstract, too abstract to be figurative. My style fluctuates like a tide and makes it hard to pinpoint. I’m constantly trying out new things, trying to find what else can click.

I’m restless, I refuse to stop because I can’t find my place, if I have one. If I fail to find it, I will carve it…it’s exhausting.