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This is kind of a long update, I wish instagram had image size options when you embed your images to your blog.
… … … … … … … … … … …I know I said I was going to start painting on that Cthulhu illustration on Monday, I instead decided to work on some Artist Sketch Cards 1. sell on feebay (I need to try and generate some cash since sales are still ridiculously slow.) and 2. they’re subject matter that I’m working on building a bunch of samples to try and get onto sets of. Walking Dead & Game of Thrones. One of them is with a different company than the one I’ve been working with currently. I also need to hone those marker skills.
For Sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281983549178
(item actually sold before I was finished coloring it)
For Sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281987315854
Now for what I’m currently working on:
I also went and had some sketch cards made up at the local printer on my bristol (just because I know the quality of the paper, I hate dealing with unknown paper types). They’re a hair smaller than they should be, I like them well enough. When I run out I’ll probably just find a place online to get them printed from. Need to do some research for that.
The gouache I ordered finally came in, I have several illustrations that have been on hold because of that, hopefully this week I can start on them.
If anyone’s interested I am open for sketch card commissions. you can either email me, or place your order [ HERE ].
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These are what I’m currently working on:
The Troll King (it’s no secret that I loathe this man).
Budda Cthulhu – I start painting Monday/Tuesday. I still have a few details to work out. As I’ve indicated before, this year will be Illustrations for shirts & other merch in my online stores…
SketchFest is live this weekend so I’ve been working on a few prompts. At the moment I have no plans to turn these concept drawings into full paintings.
Stag of the Moon: I know it’s not a ‘stag’ but, this is where the prompt led me.
Lady of Spring:
I have one more prompt to work on, I’m not sure I’ll get it done in time (only a few hours left to SketchFest72). Today I’d like to try and hammer out one or two sketch cards or 4×6’s to list on feebay tomorrow AM. Unsure yet.
As of March 15, 2016, google will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products.
Basically what that means is they are abandoning bloggers and desktop users in favor of mobile applications and sharing across social media platforms. Google photos is bare bones meant for the sole purpose of sharing via google plus and facebook. You will no longer be able to create thumbnails of your images or directly link to your images as we bloggers need to.
I’m just so sick of this. I pay extra to have extra storage space because comcast totally canceled their photo storage/hosting option, and I refuse to use photobucket. The sheer amount of image theft there makes me sick.
Honestly I have no idea what I’m going to do for image hosting now. Next thing, I bet, will be getting rid of blogger all together. =( Then I’ll have no other choice to move to word press (which I don’t want to do because unless you subscribe (aka pay) you have absolutely no control over your content.)
Well… January 18th was A.A. Milne’s Birthday also known as Winnie the Pooh Day, that day the prompt was to Draw a winter activity to include Pooh & gang.
I grew up watching winnie the pooh, back in the early 70’s I had a pooh-bear, so early Winnie the Pooh holds a special place in my heart. As an adult I admire EH Shepard’s original illustrations of Pooh & gang, which is more or less what I based this drawing on.
Needless to say, I was very inspired. And yet again, I feel as though this is a direction I need to explore more of.
Here are some detailed shots as I completed them:
I’m hoping to get the illustration finished in the next few days.
The original picture was taken by one of the Railroad club members and my mother in law needed it for their 2016 button design. I had to modify the picture so that it would fit (full bleed) into the circular design, I also wanted to just make it a better photo without the foliage, benches and christmas decorations. Took about 2 hours (including laying out the button design w/ text).
The Finished Painting:
Available on: Cards, Prints, Shirts & Phone Cases
Illustrate some sort coloring book, I’m thinking Cats, Dragons, Mythical Creatures (Western or Greek/Roman), or Mad Max themed.
I will be doing more cat illustrations this coming year. Based on the style of my FuzzyButt Christmas Card this year.
Lots of Art & Illustration planned for 2016!
I was surprised to get the Prime Minister Nyrok card back, at one point I thought our returns got mixed up and so I thought I switched out Boothby for Nyrok.