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!
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!
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.
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.
The prints for Tier 3 of my Gamewisp Art Subscription channel arrived yesterday and I am very happy with how they turned out!
As I mentioned in my last post, Gamewisp is similar to Patreon in that you can support an artist by pledging for monthly rewards. The advantage of Gamewisp is that I am able to integrate my Gamewisp page with my Twitch channel. However, you don't need to be following or subscribing to my Twitch channel in order to pledge on Gamewisp
In my case, I currently have three reward tiers available. Tiers one and two are for digital art rewards, while Tier three subscribers can pledge for a physical print to be mailed to them as well as receiving all the digital rewards from Tiers one and two!