Mighty Con Dupage has come and gone. I really thought that there would have been a better turn out with the weather being as hot as it was, I think people opted to stay home where it was cool. While I didn’t do great, it wasn’t terrible. I had great neighbors on both sides, I got to chat with young artists, and a few friends I haven’t seen since last year (or maybe the year before). I’ll most likely do it again next time it rolls around.
Lately I feel like the internet has become a black hole, while people may like your work they wont necessarily give it a like or comment leaving you to wonder if anyone likes your work at all. And with every site and it’s algorithm, getting your work to your followers is next to impossible. So getting out to these small local shows is so refreshing.
I’m still working on my Chibi Self Portrait, I really like how it’s turning out, I’m thinking of using it to rebrand my website.
First & Second Draft:
Been trying to draw a #chibi version of myself (for my bio page on my blog and site). It's getting there, but I'm still not happy with it. Maybe once I figure out a style for this I can offer it as a #commission item. #backtowork #workinprogress #drawing #sketch #concept #cartoonself #art #illustration #pencil #pencildrawing @conniefayeart
Second Draft Edited in Photoshop:
aaaaand with a little #photoshop magic I didn't have to redraw it. I really liked too much about my second draft to just discard it, besides I didn't want to spend the time drawing it when I should be getting it to a stage to make it bigger and start #painting. (if I had the time I'd try and tackle painting this in photoshop – since I suck at that, I'll be painting it traditionally). #chibi #self #selfportrait #drawing #sketch #roughdraft #workinprogress #wip #illustration #illustrationgram #watercolor #traditionalartist #pencil #pencildrawing #conniefayeart
And the finished line work on watercolor paper:
Hoping to have it finished today, I have a portrait commission to start.
I’m also thinking of offering this type of portrait as a commission with an option to put it on merchandise for the client. I can’t remember if Zazzle lets you make private product pages, I know you can’t at Society6. Would anyone be interested in something like this?
Ok, gotta get back to work, I hope everyone has a great week.