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:
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.
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.