Behind the scenes, and updates on current projects.
This blog is a place for me to document behind-the-scenes processes and projects. I love web design, animation, illustration and Craft!
I just realised I have been so busy that I have not updated the blog for a little while. Even though I have been updating social media, streaming, posting videos to Youtube and updating my Patreon - I don't want to neglect my blog in the process! Here's what I've been up to these last few weeks:
Hello everyone, this is a little bit late as I was sick last week, but better late than never! I hope you have had a happy and relaxing holiday break.
I managed to get quite a bit done before the holidays including my first two commissions! If you would like to see the first commission please see last week’s blog post. I also did a 'special 'ish days of Christmas series on my Twitch channel, taking suggestions on what to draw from viewers using the cheapest art supplies I could find from the Warehouse. I will be uploading a few time lapse videos of those streams to my YouTube channel. I also really liked some of the artworks I produced in those streams enough to want to reproduce them with nicer art supplies!
I opened oil painting commissions towards the end of 2018 and completed two pet portraits at the end of December.
The first commission to be completed was a portrait of ‘Mac’. The client requested that the cat be wearing a witch’s hat and holding a wand in the painting. As the client’s cat was named for Professor MacGonagall in Harry Potter, the wand design is based on the character’s wand.
This portrait of ‘Shere khan’ was the second oil painting comission I completed in December. The client wanted a Christmas present for their mother, and requested a portrait of her bengal cat. The client also loved my Victorian animal series and asked for the cat to be dressed in a Victorian outfit. I studied photos and video that the client provided in order to get an idea of Shere Khan’s personality, and suggested an explorer theme for the painting.