2020 December: Thievens the Orc
A Christmas gift for my husband of his Orc Rogue from World of Warcraft.
2020 December: Opal the Chihuahua
I can finally share this one! A commission that was a gift for Christmas, of a cute pup named Opal. :D
2020 December: Henry the Dog
A Christmas gift for my sister and her husband, of their dog Henry.
2020 December: Addie the Havanese
A Christmas gift for my parents of their dog Addison (or Addie). Along with Toby and Boots, this now includes all of their dogs. :D
2020 September 10: Shiba Inu
Completed pet portrait of a Shiba Inu named Riko, commissioned by someone from FP! Thanks for commissioning me and allowing me to paint such a cutie. :D
2020 August 25: Toby
A digital painting of my parents' Havanese, Toby. Created in Clip Studio Paint with text and colour adjustments added in Adobe Photoshop
Trying something new this summer, with a more realistic style of painted portraits. Really enjoying the process and learning better and more efficient ways to paint both human hair and dog fur.
I could do more on this (I always can!), but I will leave this as is and call it complete. I'm happy with it, and it does look like Toby! :3
At the Edge of the Star Ocean
I'm participating in Clip Studio Paint's 24th International Illustration Contest, and here is my entry. The theme for this contest is "Skies, Space and Stars".
My entry is highly experimental, containing no sketch or lineart visible in the final version. I chose a free, painted, unfinished look with a focus on detailing the areas I want viewer attention. Sharing this is intimidating, to be honest!
About the Image
Earth is all alone at the edge of space as the lights of long-forgotten moons slowly blink out. Where's there's hope, though, there's a chance. Maybe we're lucky enough to have someone watching out for us.
Created in Clip Studio Paint with minor touch-ups in Adobe Photoshop.
Check out my entry, here.
Detailed view is up on ko-fi:
Boots the Dog: Gift for Father's Day
Finished a gift for my father, for Father's Day, of our dog, Boots.
Boots stayed with my parents when I moved away, and is eleven years old as of last month. This is a painting of her from when she was four or five years old. I used a photo of mine as reference.
I started early to give myself tonnes of time and ended up finishing it over a week early. Oops! I can't share it with my father just yet, but I'm happy with how this turned out and need to share it somewhere.
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Talizmyn's Ko-fi Shop
My Ko-fi Shop is open!
I'm selling digital prints on my ko-fi shop starting today! If you have always wanted my work on your walls, or as a background on your devices, you now have the option to purchase these files from me directly. 😁
I'd love feedback on what other digital items you may be interested in. (Stock photos, colouring books, specific artwork not yet in the shop?) I'd love to hear what you think and what you'd like to see from me in the future. ❤️
I'll be adding more items all the time, so please do check back!
2020 June 02: FallNSkye's DTIYS Challenge Entry
FallNSkye on Twitter hosted a DTIYS Challenge for reaching 1k followers, and here is my version of their original (linked below). Created using mostly Clip Studio Paint with a dash of Photoshop.
Check out the challenge here: http://twitter.com/FallNSkye/status/1265828268101550080
And check out my entry on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/i/IH2H51S32M
Janessa Broadbridge on Twitter
“✨Art Raffle for 100 followers!✨
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2020 May 22: Raffle Prize for Morisato_Reshu
My art raffle ended in late April, and this month I get to work on getting those raffle prizes ready for the winners! Here is the third and final prize. :D
This one is for Morisato_Reshu on Twitter, of their eastern dragon Jensina.
I had a lot of fun with this. It has been a while since I have drawn an anthro of any kind, and the design of this character is really interesting. I loved recreated the glowing markings.
Image created using Adobe Photoshop and Fresco.
2020 May 12: The Rose Umbrella
The Rose Umbrella
As the story goes, The Rose Umbrella is a former priestess who wanders the fields of forgotten souls, the space between life and death. She collects the lost spirits as she walks, giving shelter from a world of abandonment. When recovered, the souls are released to flourish in perfection. A rose.
In an ancient telling, however, it is said The Rose Umbrella is a demon that feeds on the souls of the forgotten dead. As she harvests the souls it is said she has no need for blood... and so the roses fall as she makes her away across the fields of battle.
That last one couldn't be true though, right?
Image is based on a recurring dream. I've had this dream multiple times since news of the pandemic and quarantine arose, and always awaken with a sense of dread despite the beauty in what I'm seeing. There's something just beneath the surface.
Created in Adobe Fresco with touch-ups in Adobe Photoshop.
Check it out on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/i/IB0B41PHAZ
2020 May 04: Raffle Prize for FallNSkye
My art raffle ended in late April, and this month I get to work on getting those raffle prizes ready for the winners!
One down, two to go. ;D
This one is for FallNSkye on Twitter, of their druid named Kira. I hope I did her justice! It was a challenge to work in more pastel colours, as I tend to go for more saturated ones overall. xD
Created in Adobe Fresco.
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! 😁❤️
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
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.
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!
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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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.
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? ;)
Meggles' Instagram Challenge
Here's my addition to Meggles' DTIYS challenge on Instagram.
Check it out, and maybe give it a try too!
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! ❤
⭐ Follow me on Twitter, and
⭐ Retweet this post (Twitter only)
⭐ April 25th 2020 at 1:00pm PDT
Winners will be chosen randomly.
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!
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.
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!