Around every holiday I do these mini 3x3 paintings as a way to brush up on my painting skills without the big commitment of a major design. I've seen some artists do trading cards in this same style. These just happen to work well for me.
Each year I try to send out a new art postcard. It's intended as a simple thank you to the people who support my art and encourage my creativity. Hopefully you're reading this post because you recently received one. I'm always trying to expand the list of people who get them.
It's a simple gesture. Usually with a simple note.
Sometimes in my messy handwriting.
But it's really just a big thank you to all of you amazing people out there!
Some Avengers fan art from tonight. I wanted to do a speed painting using some new brushes I have. And really, who doesn’t love Captain America…that is rhetorical. We all love him. Or at least, we love the actor that plays him. Either way, it’s a win.
One very loose / stylized speed painting of Tony Stark.
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.