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
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
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
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Software: Adobe Photoshop CS
Created: August 24th, 2005
Current Rae: ko-fi.com/i/IV7V01JE1D
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