It's been a while since I updated here, so I thought I'd fill you in on what I've been working on lately. I just submitted quite a few new artworks. Some are personal art and others are commissions. I've done several illustrations this year for a book series called The League of Elder by Ren Garcia. These paintings are a bit of a departure from my usual style, but I've really enjoyed working on them! It is nice to try something different and see what range of subjects I'm capable of. Not only in subject matter, but also in medium. A few of them are all in black and white. I've done black and white artwork in the past, but it is definitely not my go-to or what I'm know for. But I also handled them a bit differently from artwork in the past. They aren't just all pencil. For the last year or 2, I've been dealing with carpal tunnel problems on occasion, so the least amount of pressure I put on my wrists/hands the better. Too much pencils/colored pencil work seems to make my wrists hurt, so I fell back on an old product I had laying around that I hadn't utilized really since I purchased it a long time ago, and that is Daniel Smith's graphite gray watercolor shade. Since I rarely did black and white artwork, I never regularly found much use for it. Combining it with pencils and some white pastel pencil and gouache for highlights created some pretty cool looking illustrations! This will definitely be my go-to now whenever b/w images are called for.
Aside from that, I completely redid my website. I really needed something that was easier and faster to update. How I was working before was such a pain to update. I made a new one using WordPress, and it is sooo much better! I wish I'd done that a long time ago! It also has a new shop; that includes my prints, originals and psp tubes. I'm going to add some more products too eventually. I have bookmarks and coloring pages/digi stamps still to add. Check it out HERE
. My blog is also there now, instead of Blogger. I don't know how often I will use it, but I recently wrote a blog post all about Acrylic Gouache
, a medium I've used a lot in the last year.
Finally, I'm trying out auctioning my newest ACEO original on my Facebook page instead of ebay this time! The "Obsidian" Auction can be found HERE
There will be three more of these angels in my Colors series, for a total of 16! I just couldn't seem to stop with these. lol I'm calling it an end there though.
And I also have to finish my third and final post-apocalyptic painting. So those are some artwork to expect in the future.
I hope everyone is doing well! I don't post here nearly as often as I used to, but I do try to post all my newest art from time to time. If you want to make sure you don't miss anything, please follow me on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram (links below). I post much more regularly on those. And if you need to contact me and would like a much quicker response, I'm more likely to answer in a timely manner at any of those, and of course through my website. ♥♥