Finally time for the chilling of the seasons.
Can you tell I’m ready for winter?
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, and I’m sorry for that! I’m working my hardest to keep projects running, and I haven’t done much work that isn’t related to the webcomic I’ve started up or art inspired by fandoms I’ve fallen into. Still, my portfolio needs some work, so it’s high time I got going on some new pieces to keep that up to date and hopefully get some work coming my way.
Here’s the start of a hopefully productive winter season!
My goodness, it has been awhile! I haven’t forgotten about posting artwork online, I promise! I’ve been terribly busy as of late, however, and haven’t produced anything worth posting about. I’m working to fix that, and have been working away at several long term projects recently. I have a handful of books I’m working at and planning, and have started another side project under a different name that I’m playing a little close to home. Other wise, i’ve been working. A lot.
In the end, however, those are all just excuses and it’s high time I kicked my game back into gear. So, here’s a card.
A very dear friend of mine loves her rats, so it seemed fitting to make her an adorable card featuring them. As usual, the colors are a little odd (thank you scanner) but the message comes across well enough. Enjoy!
I’m heading into the biggest birthday month of the year, so there’ll be an influx in cards uploaded to the blog. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy making them!
The deadline didn’t seem so bad a week and a half ago when I agreed to have these done by the first, but it came around surprisingly quick! Either way…
Ta da! My very first non-familial Client Work! (I hope– she hasn’t gotten back to me yet on if I’m actually done yet).
And I really enjoyed doing it. Now to figure out invoicing-stuff to make this actually professional…
Each of these pieces was sketched until they were approved, then brown up and detailed on another piece of paper in black ink, before scanning them in along with a variety of watercolor washed, and using all of them together to get this look! Let me know what you think!
edit: And one more! Minor miscommunication :)
Poor little straggler!
I wasn’t joking when I said I’d be trying to post up on this thing more often.
I was contacted by the KC Symphony last week to work on a handful of illustrations for them, and these are some little snapshots of where they’re at. There are 6 total, and I’m still working on the inking process.
What you’re seeing in the second image is how I like to work with my light table to help with time restraints. I did the sketches and got them to a point where I was happy with their tightness and over all appearance. Then, I change the color of the pencil after scanning them in and print them out in some randomly selected light blue hue, which looks really nice when it shines through on a light board. Then, I go back over the illustrations, very slowly, taking the time to get the detail I want, before I will take them all to be scanned and colored in Photoshop– usually with water color washes that have also been scanned.
I’ve been a busy bee!
A Wizardly Work in Progress
And to revamp myself and get myself going on updating my blog– as well as to get my creative juices flowing, I’ve been working on a piece just for fun when I get the chance.
This is the work that fills my sketchbooks, even if it isn’t something (yet) that’s a sellable style, things like this are what I love! And since this is my blog, I figured… Why not? I don’t have to be professional all of the time.
Where’s the fun in that?
Guess who’s back in town!!
After a wonderful Hiatus to explore my new freedom and long-awaited Graduation, I have returned to Kansas City and am ready to get working once again! Sometimes you just need a nice vacation to get the creative juices cooperating once again, and a trip to Disney World (for the very first time!) is one heck of a vacation to take!
I’m back and ready to get going. I’m looking forward to painting very soon, though for now I’m launching right into work for the KC Symphony and a new t shirt for Windrose Armoury. I’m also hoping to try my hand at getting a webcomic going, as well as finishing up roughs for the children’s book I started awhile back so I can get going on the finals. I’ve got a full plate and another business trip to leave for in just a few weeks, so lets see what all I can get done!!
I can do this!!
I’m on my way to feeling fantastic!!
I have officially finished my art career at KCAI. Artwork is done, the shows start tomorrow and the day after, and it’s time to buckle down and work on papers and presentations due Monday and Wednesday of next week. Woohoo!
Finished these and I’m quite happy with them– there will be real life images of them later on.
p.s. I have them for sale, too! :p