Swamp Vintage in Portfolio

Here’s another new addition to my portfolio; the finalized “Swamp Vintage” drawing.

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I’ve been working off a list of randomly generated “aesthetics”. The generator is a bit of a joke, but I’ve been having fun drawing from the prompts, as have many other artists who stream.

This week on my Thursday livestream, I’ll be working on another randomly generated prompt; “Insect Lolita”. Be sure to come watch at 6 pm PST.

As always, thank you to my patrons for supporting my artwork and livestreams!

If you are interested in supporting my work, patrons at the $3+ tier view all finished drawings first and all patrons get a patrons-only feed that includes weekly WIPS!

Scarf Cat in Portfolio

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated my portfolio, but it’s also been quite a while since I’ve been working on so many personal projects. A few of my works are still under non-disclosure agreements and I won’t be able to share for a while, but now that I’m drawing regularly for Patreon and livestreaming on Picarto, I have more to show!

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This was the first drawing I livestreamed. Ever. It took quite a while to get back into the groove of drawing something like this, but I like how it came out. Still rusty, but still an improvement from previous works, I think.

I have more work on the way, but I will be giving early access to patrons as a thank-you for their support. If you’re interested in seeing works early, as well as weekly WIPs and private livestreams, please go check out my Patreon!

Also, as you might have seen from my other posts, I livestream every Thursday at 6pm PST on Picarto!

More “Swamp Vintage” at 6!

Continuing from last week’s theme of “swamp vintage”, I’ll be changing things up to get a better drawing out.
Also, quick update, weekly patrons-only WIP posts will be starting up on Saturdays! To see weekly WIPs posts, all you have to do is become a $1+ patron on my Patreon!
I am also working on plans to post to this blog more often, now that I’m drawing again. Updates are in the works and a new post schedule should be starting up next week.

Livestream Thursday: Generated Randomly

Hey, it’s that day of the week again!

Tonight’s livestream starts at 6pm PST!

Last week, I worked on a little animation and I had plans to continue with that. However, I’m not really feeling it tonight, so I’m going to do something else.

I saw an artist on YouTube stream some sketches from a Random Aesthetic Generator and thought I’d give that a try. (The generator is fun to play with and sometimes super ridiculous.)

So, for tonight’s livestream, I’m going to be following the prompt of “swamp vintage”!

Here’s a sketch of the kinds of colors to expect:

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Hope to see you there! Its starts in about an hour and a half from posting this!

July 7th Livestream!

Earlier this week, I gave livestreaming a try. Private livestreams are a reward for one of my Patreon tiers. I wasn’t expecting it to come into play for quite a while, but I already have two people at that level!

I immediately started researching and asking around about how to go about doing this. I’m still working on the details of how I plan to run a private stream, but Picarto was recommended to me by a friend (they have a paid premium account option for private channels). So, figuring I’d give it a try and see how I liked it, I started a stream the other night on the following channel:
https://picarto.tv/katiemakesmonsters

I had so much fun that I’m planning on picking up where I left off!

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The above link is where I’ll be at. I may stream at random before then on different projects, but I’ll specifically be working on the Scarf Cat WIP tomorrow.

The full drawing will be posted when it’s finished with early access for patrons at any of the $3+ tiers!

Again, that’s Thursday, July 7th from 6pm to ?? (probably like 8 or 9, but we’ll see) Pacific Standard Time! Hope to see you there!

It’s been a while.

Things in my life got crazy after GDC.

My full-time employer laid off a third of the company, myself included. This definitely threw me for a loop and I’ve been trying to recover from the blow to my financial security since then, while also working to find what makes me happy enough that I can do it for a living.

I won’t lie, phone and email support was not what makes my heart sing. It was a job that paid well, but it was a very stressful position to be in. I was looking for other income while I was there, but the news that they had terminated my employment definitely felt like the rug was being pulled out from under me.

I have been working through my stress and emotions since then, as well as my own limiting thoughts and behaviors. I have had a lot of resentment from a variety of sources that I’ve been working through, as well as trying to take the time I’ve needed to get back to a place of well-being and self-care.

At this juncture, I don’t have all the answers I’ve been seeking. I am still going through a lot of the anxiety that’s been holding me back. Now, though, I’ve run out of time. I gave myself a limit and I’ve reached it. I’m still at a loss for a solid solution, but I’m going to move forward. It’s all I can do right now.

So, in an effort to start fresh, I’ve done some housekeeping.

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I’ve changed the layout of this blog and uploaded my WIP Wednesday for today as the banner image. I’ve also gone through and deleted all of the posts on my Patreon. Starting fresh. And, one step further, I’ve created a Ko-fi account.

I’m not going to make a promise here to adhere to a set schedule. I’m going to be taking baby steps to get back into drawing for myself and for an audience. It’s been a challenge to do so without feeling guilty that I should be doing “something more productive”/something that makes money.

So, here’s to starting over! I hope it goes well.

If you would like to provide a one-time donation to help me continue with my art, please consider buying my a coffee on Ko-fi (a one-time donation for approximately the cost of a coffee).

If you would like to become a patron and receive regular rewards, please go check out my Patreon and look over the tiered options (this is a set amount that is charged whenever I post new content and can be set to have a monthly limit).