With a July gallery show coming up and only two months left to finish this piece and my faun shaman, I am feeling the pressure big time. This is my first leap back into digital art for a few months now, at least three, maybe four since I’ve been doing mostly traditional work. I was agonizing over her wings and the composition overall, so I added in her hand and decided she'd be holding flowers and I gotta say it was worth the risk and the many changes this picture underwent since it's inception. All I need to do now is tighten up the wings and then I am going to hand paint each flower different colors and make them a bit more detailed from the brushes I used in Clip Studio Paint since they only came in 3 colors and they are a bit pixelated (maybe because I didn't use the vector setting, whoops...)
I do believe this will officially become the best digital painting I have ever made thus far, considering I worked on it on and off over the course of several months and I honestly have no clue how many hours I poured into this. I just knew I wasn't going to be impatient and bum rush it, it has to be the best work I am currently capable of making. Hope you guys like it so far, I can't wait to post the finished piece
It will be available for sale as prints too if anyone would like to put this pretty fairy lady up on their walls ^<^
I had the best day ever! Today was my very first foray into the convention world; Saratoga Comic Con, which was literally just down the block from where I live. I got to take a photo with Deadpool. Life is grand lol I posted all the photos I took onto my Facebook page if anyone is curious to see alll the amazing cosplays and things. Check it out here
Hello my lovelies! I know I have been spamming character sheets out the wazoo lately for Hell and Elysium (and I already lost three watchers, darn lol); I just got the bug up my butt to finally finish that project. I only have about 5 more I need to do and then it's completely done, and I finally counted just how many characters jenastar
and I have created... it comes to 160! That's nuts!!! I'm just so happy to have finally finished at least one project for Hell and Elysium. I know I took a three year hiatus and for a while I lost all interest and motivation in Hell and Elysium since the roleplay went kaput. Jenastar and I have been talking about revamping it, writing it all completely new as an actual co-op novel and not a roleplay. I wasn't ready to ditch the roleplay and start all over with a reboot back then, but I am ready now. I am also hellbent on making this Helysium artbook a reality, and this nifty little drawing you see here is one of many illustrations that will be in it. I will be scanning the lineart properly after I am finished posting the last few character sheets and then I have a few new dreamcatchers I made as well as some resin jewelry. Yeah, I know, I do too many different things and my DA page is all over the place >.> Hey, I get bored doing just one type of art! Call me a jack of all trades and a master of none, hehe.
I also have a commission I need to work on due at the end of this month, it's just a simple pet portrait of a cute cat and a dog. I'll be posting that as well, so look forward to it. Aside from all of that I still need to get that faun shaman colored and finish that fairy for my gallery exhibit in July. I want to get back to coloring a lot of my digital linearts, especially Helysium ones for my artbook. It's going to take a lot of focus, time, and energy, but I know I can do it even if it's slow progress. I gotta get over my fears of digital art and just dive in. I will admit though, I enjoy working with traditional mediums far more than I do digital, and overall I tend to like my traditional work more than my digital work (aside from my digital linearts, those are pretty solid). I also want to finish my Hell and Elysium adoptables, I drew a whole bunch and they need to be colored and hopefully sold. I definitely have a lot on my plate, but it's all good stuff. I'm really happy that I am no longer taking on tons of commissions and I am really just focusing on doing the artwork I want to do. It makes a huge difference and I am so much happier for it. I hope you guys are enjoying my newer works made with copics, watercolors, and prismacolor pencils. If any of you ever have any questions about techniques or anything at all, don't be afraid to talk to me! I love you guys <3