Has it been a month already? And it’s February now? What happened? Did last month seem to disappear for everyone else, too?
My art update for January is now live! There shouldn't be any surprises for those who have been keeping up with my ko-fi page, but it's nice to see a month's work all together in one place. ✨
Digital Art Timelapse: DTIYS Challenge
My latest timelapse video is now ready! I cannot promise I will create videos every week, but I can say that I aim to post 2 every month. Some months may have more, but my goal here is to create, enjoy doing it, and not get burnt out by pushing myself too much too soon.
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Back in May, Pianta (Céli) created a Draw This In Your Style (DTIYS) Challenge on Instagram. I have been wanting to complete this challenge for a while now, and am glad to be able to show you my process for this piece. Watch as I go from sketch to final in this digital art timelapse in Clip Studio Paint.
2021 January 04: DTIYS Challenge
For some months now, I've admired the art of aepoyi on Instagram (the original can be found here) and wanted to work on their 10k Draw This In Your Style Challenge. Thankfully, there was no time limit on it, so I could work on that now that I *finally* had time (and motivation).
I was surprised at how challenging to work with such saturated colours as I tried to find a balance. It was certainly an adventure! I enjoyed the practice and can't wait to do another.
Digital Art Timelapse in Clip Studio Paint | Character Portrait
Digital art timelapse created in Clip Studio Paint of my husband's orc rogue from World of Warcraft. Watch me go from sketch to finished painting in significantly less time than it took me to actually paint this digital portrait!
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 October 06: Mango
Finished my latest pet portrait commission of this small gentleman, Mango. He's so cute! I'm glad that I got the chance to paint this pup, and had a tonne of fun doing it too. Created with Clip Studio Paint and Adobe Photoshop.
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
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
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.
Throwback Thursday: Dancing with... from Aug 2005
An image featuring a character from a personal project, named "Rae". (I have redrawn this character recently, and that version is linked below.)
I loved created characters, designing their outfits, and using bright and vibrant colours. I also did a good shop at hiding feet and simplifying hands wherever possible.
Drawn by hand, scanned, and coloured with a mouse in Photoshop. I also made good use of the brushes at my disposal, as seen in the grass. That's a brush... xD
.:: Image Details ::.
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS
Created: August 24th, 2005
Current Rae: ko-fi.com/i/IV7V01JE1D
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⭐️ Art Raffle for 100 Twitter Followers ⭐️
I recently hit 100 followers on Twitter and ran a poll to see what people wanted me to do to "celebrate" the occasion. "Art Raffle" was the clear choice. So, another raffle it is! 😁
If you ever wanted me to draw one of your characters, avatar from the mmo you play, or character from your favourite show, now is the chance to get some art for free!
For details on how to enter, please check out my post.
Draw is Sunday May 24.
May 2020 Ko-fi Special
Talizmyn published a post on Ko-fi.com
There May Be A Birthday
It's May and this month, I'm doing something special on Ko-fi!
My 35th(!) birthday is at the end of this month and I want to give something back to everyone able to support me through ko-fi. So, for the entire month of May I will create a sketch for everyone that makes a donation on my Ko‑fi page during the month. For the donation of one coffee ($3 USD) you will get a sketch from me. Sketches will be in the style of the examples shown on this post. $3 USD will get you a lineart sketch, and I'll add colour to it for an extra coffee (a total of $6 USD.)
Check out the blog for details!
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! 😁❤️
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
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.
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!
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.
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…
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.)