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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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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!

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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!

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Twitch Art Stream is ONLINE!

My Twitch Stream is now ONLINE! Click HERE or on the image to go to the stream! I’ll be practicing my oil painting techniques and color mixing tonight after working on my computer for the last two studio sessions!

Last Week’s Stream

See you on Thursday for this week’s 3-Color Challenge!

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Timelapse Tuesday #23: Little Coco

No prints of this since it was another gift! I do have Puppy Portraits available in my shop!

Art Process

hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week I’m sharing another of my first finished oil paintings! Like Luna, I used my Daler Rowney water soluble oil paints with Winsor Newton Fast-Dry medium (my go-to medium!). I really enjoy painting in this medium because of the creaminess of the paint and how long it takes to actually dry. These two pieces were very much planned out and I was able to do other work while they cured. If you’re curious to learn more about the paints I use, please check out this post!

I’ll see you all soon for the Oil Painting Art Stream after working on videos and digital commissions!

Materials

  • Art Alternatives 5″ x 7″ Canvas Board (+ 5 coats of gesso and sanded)
  • Daler Rowney Georgian Water Mixable Oil Paints
  • Winsor Newton Artisan Water Soluble Fast Dry Medium
  • Winsor Newton Artisan Water Soluble Satin Varnish

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!