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Talizmyn’s April Art Update

We’re at of the end of April in the year that has been a thousand-year blink. It is a vast expanse of time that has vanished between breaths. I see the work I have done over the last few mont…

Art and Updates for April 2020

April 2020's Art Update ✨

Didn't think I would miss the April art update, did you? Certainly not me. I knew exactly what day it was today. 😎

Turns out I completed more artwork than I thought this month, though there's a fair bit on-the-go as well. Check out the blog for this month's accomplishments, details on what's to come, and supporter downloads on Ko-fi! 😁❤️


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Iris Commission

A commission for my mother-in-law of her irises, part 1 and 2.

I enjoyed the process of this one and learned far more about these kinds of flowers than I ever thought I would. It was a welcome challenge to get them just right.

Image created fully in Adobe Fresco and making use of the live Watercolour Brush for some interesting effects!

The full quote between both images is: "Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality." -Malala Yousafzai

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New Tablet and Ko-fi Goal

Two weeks ago, during the One Week Portrait Challenge, I wrote about how my tablet broke on Wednesday: midway through the challenge. When that happened, after I spent a bit of time panicking, my hu…

With a new tablet I now have so many more opportunities available to me, that were closed off with my old tablet. The Android system was limiting in a way my new Microsoft Surface is not. I'm excited to create with it, and have access to programs previously beyond my reach.

One such program is Clip Studio Paint, which is available on Windows or Mac OS. I have updated my Ko-fi goal to reflect that I'm now saving up for the Ex version, which will give me full access to the program and all of its features.

Along with fueling my iced tea addiction, all support through Ko-fi now goes toward the new goal. 😁

Check out the blog for more details.

Thanks! ❤️


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OneWeekPortrait: Day Four - Click to view on Ko-fi

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One Week Portrait: Day Four

Here's my work for day four.

I was supposed to have the blending done yesterday, and focus on details today. Instead, I have aimed to do both things to try and catch up. I managed to get my files off of my tablet and onto the PC, and combine multiple files to recover some of my work.

Blending with a mouse makes me really, really, really miss the tablet. This is about all I, and my wrist, feel up to today. I'll be looking for more tricks to mimic the look of using a pen, but also try to find some tricks to help it be easier for me to work with.

I can't believe I used to draw with a mouse in Photoshop all the time.

It's harder than I recall!


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OneWeekPortrait: Day Two - Click to view on Ko-fi

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One Week Portrait: Day Two

Day Two focuses on flat colours, and laying out planes. Before getting started, I adjusted some of my lines from yesterday that were a bit rough but, for the most part, decided to just go for it.

Unfortunately, today was incredibly frustrating. I hadn't saved for an hour and my tablet locked up and crashed... so I had to redo all of that work.

I was so angry. :x

I'll need to be more careful and make sure to save/upload backups, just because my samsung tablet isn't able to keep up with demands so much anymore. (It may be ArtFlow Studio's limitations, too.)

Hopefully it'll hold out so I can get this all done! xD


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OneWeekPortrait: Day One - Click to view on Ko-fi

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One Week Portrait: Day One

I'm participating in the One Week Portrait, which started yesterday

Here is my sketch, next to the photo I am using as reference: a stock photo I picked up from Pexels, taken by Victor Miyata.

It was off to a rough start, but I'm sure I'll get better as I go along. Difficulty staying focused is not so great for the drawing. xD

I'm looking forward to the painting part, to be honest.


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Talizmyn’s March Art Update

March has certainly been a trial in productivity and I have been trying not to drown in the waves of anxiety. I’ve been trying to keep the depression at bay, but in the last few days I finall…

Art and Updates

Hey! It's the end of the month, so it's time for my March 2020 Art Update.

This month started out slow, and has been something of a mess overall, but I've managed to keep creating and working on personal projects.

I'm trying to remain optimistic about April as I continue to create, write, and search for a job. Wish me luck!

... And maybe check out the blog, too? ;)


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Meggles' Instagram Challenge

Here's my addition to Meggles' DTIYS challenge on Instagram.

Check it out, and maybe give it a try too!


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March's Supporter Rewards are Here!

March’s Supporter rewards are now on Ko-fi! I added a small extra image this month just because, but I’ll leave that as a surprise. I’m posting these a bit early this month, too, …

March Supporter Rewards

March's Supporter Rewards are up! Details are on the blog, so please check it out.

Supporter Rewards are a gift from me to all supporters: a thank you for supporting my work and enabling me to keep creating. Thanks so much!


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Twitter Art Raffle

✨ Twitter Art Raffle! ✨

I'm running an art raffle on Twitter, until April 25th!

Three (3) people will win a free coloured sketch from me, of a character of their choice. Anyone can enter! ❤

To enter:
⭐ Follow me on Twitter, and
⭐ Retweet this post (Twitter only)

Draw:
⭐ April 25th 2020 at 1:00pm PDT

Winners will be chosen randomly.

Check it out on Twitter!

To those not on Twitter: Sorry! If there's enough interest I may hold another through my blog. Reblogs here are welcome to help promote, but don't count as an entry.

Let me know if you have any questions!


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Trials in Creative Productivity

Trying to make sense of all these pieces.Doodle, March 2020. It’s hard to be creative and productive when the worry and anxiety are so overwhelming. But I don’t need to really need to s…

The Tail of Anxiety, Stress, Searching for Work, and my Husband Losing His Job

It’s hard to be creative and productive when the worry and anxiety are so overwhelming. But I don’t need to really need to say it when so many of us are feeling it, do I?

How do we not not focus on the awfulness coming up from this virus, like the panic and greed causing toilet paper shortages? My family didn’t stock up weeks ago, aiming to be reasonable about purchasing and leaving enough for others. But, unfortunately, that means we’re now running out.

Of toilet paper. Of all things.

Clearly, not everyone else thought the way we did.

Read the rest on the blog.


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Talizmyn's February Art Update

February! I’m sharing the February Art Update earlier this month, since I’m travelling back to Canada(!) on the 27th to celebrate my mom’s birthday on the 28th. I haven’t se…

Blog Update!

February!

I’m sharing the February Art Update earlier this month, since I’m travelling back to Canada(!) on the 27th to celebrate my mom’s birthday on the 28th. I haven’t seen my parents in the year-and-a-half since I moved to California, so to say that I’m excited for this trip is an understatement.

Any art-stuff I complete during the next few days will just be bumped to March’s Update, though anyone following me on social media (or Ko-fi) will get to see anything I share.

I’m not promising that I’ll be posting much during the trip, though. There will be parents to bug, dogs to hang-out with, and newborn puppies to care for. (The tiniest of sub-woofers, just born on the 23rd.)

Check out the full post on WordPress!


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2020 February 23 - Click to view on Ko-fi

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Sketchy Elf, Revisited

Earlier this month, I posted a sketch of an elf that I felt inspired to draw. The sketch was done quickly. I like how it turned out, but it wasn't perfect so I made a mental note to come back to it later.

"Later" happened to be three days ago. I have been posting WIP snippets for supporters, but left the updates at about "half finished" two days ago.

I took a break to try out the DTIYS challenge, and finished up this drawing this afternoon. Quite a bit different form the original sketch, isn't it?

Sometimes it takes some trial and error, or error and trials, to get the right look.

Original: ko-fi.com//i/IV7V01E8GZ


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2020 February 23 Vicky's DTIYS Challenge - Click to view on Ko-fi

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Vicky's OC Spaghetti

Vicky (Visodette) is running a Draw This In Your Style (DTIYS) challenge on Twitter (#VisodetteDTIYS) of her original character, Spaghetti.

My submission is posted on Twitter, but I wanted to share here as well. This character was so fun to draw, and it gave me the opportunity to try out a few different things. I must be following a theme lately, with all the pink-haired ladies I have been drawing.

Check out Vicky's Twitter is you're interested in participating, too!

Vicky's Kofi page: ko-fi.com/visodette
Vicky's Twitter: twitter.com/visodette


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opportunity(they/them)
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"Those who succumb to the hands of fate shall know peace. The defiant, however, know the path they follow leads to either despair or enlightenment. The gamble is risky, but they take it anyways. It is in their nature." Elfuary Prompt #2 Fate (twitter)


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[OC] Mami

i haven't been able to fall asleep the last few days so i just poured my life essence into finally making a horribly self-indulgent OC. థ ェ థ

Used a base by Squishibear


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heres the full res of my new icon!

the trick to making something look good small! is to draw it super big!!


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2020 February 18 - Click to view on Ko-fi

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Details of New Artwork

Finished up some new artwork yesterday, which I have been using for cover photos and promotional materials. The full image is up on Ko-fi!

I've been working on this one over the month of February so far, between commissions. This is an original character of mine and part of another project I'm working on.

Check out more of my work on ko-fi!


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Buy Talizmyn a Coffee. ko-fi.com/talizmyn

Consider supporting Talizmyn through her Ko-fi page. Supporters have access to exclusive downloads as thanks!

Ko-fi, enhanced edition!

Ko-fi is updated! Supporters of all types get access to exclusive downloads. February's downloads are uploaded, and include a colouriong page and mobile background.

Check it out if you're interested, and then let me know what you think! :D


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Going For The (Ko-fi) Gold

We’re live! The upgrade to Ko-fi Gold was a success. Now, by upgrading, I’m supporting the development of Ko-fi and the community, as well as enabling a tonne of cool features for those…

Going to the (Ko-fi) Gold!

Blog has been updated, with details on what's to come with now using ko-fi gold. :D


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June

[ID: Artwork of a 35 year old black goth character. They are smirking at the viewer. Their black hair is in a bun and they're wearing circle framed sliver prescription sunglasses. They have black lipstick on. Their clothing comprises of a big dark grey jack over a black top and grey pants. On their neck is a black choker with a small sliver skull. End ID.]

Artwork my oc June (she/they) looking pretty cool if I do say myself! June is hella goth and bi! Gotta make new art of their husband Derrell sometime. My other oc Eies is their son actually!


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2020 February 02: Orc

Taking a break this weekend to draw a few images for myself, to be used as examples when I'm ready to offer commissions later this month. Here is the second, a handsome orc that is yet unnamed.

I created a timelapse video of the sketch for this piece, too. If it's something you want to see more of, please do let me know!

Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/talizmyn
Timelapse: youtu.be/TazHNWQxSY8


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2020 February 01 - Click to view on Ko-fi

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Saturday Sketch: Elf

Quick Saturday sketch on Ko-fi!

I've a few larger projects ongoing & little to share until they're more complete. I needed a break today, so here's a random elf that took maybe 30 mins total.


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January Art Update

January has been a busy month. Between being a new year, starting new projects, spending a couple days recovering from a maybe-cold, and preparing my page on ko-fi (details on that, here), there ha…

Art Update for January 2020!

Art Update is up on the blog! For those following me on Twitter or through Ko-fi, there likely won't be anything new. Still, it's nice to see everything together. 😁

Next post will be about the changes I'm making to Ko-fi, so keep a lookout for that one in the next couple weeks!


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2020 January 22: ToonMe Challenge

Decided to give the toonmechallenge a try, after seeing so many awesome and inspiring images from other artists. This was tough! It took a lot to remind myself that it's okay to finish it quickly and not to make it "perfect". It's not often I start and finish an art project in the same day.

Have you done one? Let me know in the comments. I'd love to see it, or even one you're seen that's your favourite!

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