Weekly Livestream is Up!

Weekly Livestream is up!

Back to working on the Insect Lolita prompt! Lots of ruffles, tonight!

If you’re curious and have not seen my previous posts about it, I livestream every Thursday at 6pm PST to about 9pm PST! Be sure to come say hi!

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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!

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!

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).

 

Getting back in the swing of things.

Hello, all! It’s been a while. Life got the better of me these past few months with a lot of changes for better or… less so.

Good news is I’m planning a WIPW post and getting that all set up! More good news is that I have some new tools to use!

I’m going to try to revamp this whole account and get things rolling again. Changes may be sudden and not always the best idea, but I’m going to try to roll with it.

Also, I have a big portfolio update coming soon, so that is definitely something to look forward to!

I’ll see you all tomorrow!

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With my laptop out of commission, I got antsy and set up my old PC. It took several hours to get it all set up and up-to-date, but it’s a good temporary fix.

I’ve been going through some personal struggles lately, so it’s been affecting my ability to pump out art. (You can read more on my personal blog.) In this anxiety-driven state, I managed to at least get some of the hair blocked out on one of my character designs. Still a WIP, but it’s getting somewhere.

See the Patreon post here.

See ArtStation project here.

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