Last night I did a series of speed sketches based on prompts from readers on one of my sketch websites. Here are the results. The ideas ranged from spaceships to pandas. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun.
The book I illustrated, The Dog Coffee Book is now available on both the Kindle market and the Google Play Book market. Please check it out, leave a review, or suggest it to a friend! Any support would be eagerly welcomed.
Work done in PS / Total work time: 3 hours (on and off)
I didn't work from a reference as I should have, and I didn't plan layers as well as I could have. But, I feel pretty happy with how it turned out. It has a few rough edges that I might soften later but all in all, I like the feel. I really love the look and feel of old tarot cards and similar illustrations so I tried to channel some of that here.
I hope you’ll all forgive a little self promotion. I have some new items up on my Etsy (here). Mostly it’s some new greeting cards for the holidays and a bunch of open commission slots. I have a special section for RPG characters and OCs. As always, I’m glad to take custom requests. I have a few commission slots open at the time so now is a great time for anything unusual you might want drawn up. I’m glad to do original or digital works.
The passing of Robin Williams has touched a lot of people I know. Anxiety and depression are struggles many of my loved ones and dear friends have faced. The amount of personal responses I saw to his passing moved me to do a small portrait of Robin Williams to show my sympathy for him, his family, and for all of the lives he touched. My life has been changed by suicide and Robin Williams' passing reminds me of the weight of it's impact. For everyone out there, I would wish that you ask for help when you need it and find the love and support that helps you when you need it most.
I've had a good friend in town visiting, we built a mountain of furniture, and I finished up most of my coursework for the semester. Tonight I'm trying to wind down with some art sketches for a big painting I'm doing but it's not going well.
These moogles are fun to draw. I'm still trying to not focus on quality and just keep drawing really loose and fun. I'm using very simple built in brushes with no pressure sense and almost no shading that isn't colors. It's hard to focus on fun and not get pre-occupied with refining them.
Tonight I'm doing some Frozen Fan Art. Mostly I wanted to practice doing some softer rendering. I typically rely heavily on line work, but there is another artist I follow who studies in NY who does phenomenal rendering who has inspired me to do some extra practice.