Week in Review [ Mar.28 – Apr.3]

Just in case you’ve missed it on [ instagram ]
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.

Carol in Wolves Clothing
For sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281987467218
I have an exclusive video on the creation of this one only available on my Patreon.

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 22, 2016 at 9:37am PDT

 

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT

 

Daryl Dixon
For Sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281983549178

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 22, 2016 at 7:00pm PDT

 

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 27, 2016 at 1:35pm PDT

 

Jon Snow
(item actually sold before I was finished coloring it)

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 29, 2016 at 5:29pm PDT

 

 

Snake Plissken
For Sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281987315854

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:54pm PDT

 

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 30, 2016 at 10:17pm PDT

 

Now for what I’m currently working on:

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Apr 1, 2016 at 7:44am PDT

 

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.

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Apr 1, 2016 at 8:31pm PDT

 

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 ].

And don’t forget to follow me on instagram, I’m always posting art updates there.

Week in Review…

Just incase you’ve missed it on [ Instagram ]
These are what I’m currently working on:

The Troll King (it’s no secret that I loathe this man).

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 16, 2016 at 2:32pm PDT

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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…

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:47am PDT

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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.

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 19, 2016 at 12:14pm PDT

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Lady of Spring:

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Mar 20, 2016 at 7:48am PDT

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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.

If you really want to keep up to date on what I’m working on make sure you follow me on Instagram (or Twitter, all of my IG posts flow to twitter).

Google Abandoning Blogger users in favor of Social Media Image Sharing.

http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html#links

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.)

Tribute to AA Milne and EH Shepard – Winnie the Pooh

So, I run a private group on facebook dedicated to daily sketching/drawing. Every month I put out a calendar of prompts and you draw which ever prompt inspires you the most. The point is to just draw every day, skill level doesn’t matter.

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.

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Feb 13, 2016 at 7:19pm PST

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Here are some detailed shots as I completed them:
Pooh:

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Feb 9, 2016 at 7:20pm PST

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Eeyore:

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:55am PST

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I’m hoping to get the illustration finished in the next few days.

Graphic Design stuffs.

So there’s this other thing that I do, Graphic Design. I have a few clients, mostly convention people and my mother in law (for the Geneseo Model Railroaders Train Club.)

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).

Jareth the Goblin King Valentines…

Goodbye 2015 Hello 2016!

I’m not going to post any resolutions (they’re pointless anyway), what I am going to do is list somethings I’d like to get done this year.
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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.

I will be doing more illustrations like my Three Wee Witches. Little animals doing human things…

Definitely need to explore this Post Apocalyptic idea I’ve had rumbling around in my head since Fury Road.

Need to get back into doing my own illustrations for my online stores (Society 6, Zazzle, etc).

Lots of Art & Illustration planned for 2016!

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Star Trek Next Generation Artist Returns…

This week I finally got my Artist Returns from Rittenhouse for the Star Trek Next Generation set I worked on.

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.

They available for purchase in my store with FREE shipping anywhere.