The Emperor

I tend to only do works fully on paper when they’re the sort of smaller portraits that I did for 2018’s Inktober. Although it doesn’t usually produce anything worthy of the front page of my website, it’s a fun exercise and can sometimes result in something redoing more elaborately later on- like this one! I’m currently experimenting with angles and more dramatic lighting. More to come on that one!

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Little sister

My sister’s portrait was done more as a gift to my parents than to said sister, But I like to think she enjoys it too. I ended ip doing a more detailed value study than I normally would for my personal work- although I doubt I’ll ever delve too deep into purely digital art, it’s a tool I’d like to be more comfortable with.

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Valentine's Day Cards 2019

I’ve been working on little valentines with a slightly threatening energy to them this year (while carefully avoiding anything that could be associated with domestic violence/abuse/etc). I’m not sure how many good ideas I’ll be able to come up with this particular theme, but I’ve got at least a few more bouncing around in my head. And, I suppose when it comes to Valentines day, terrible puns are more or less expected if I have a few dumb ideas too.

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At Bay Sketch to Final

It's pretty difficult as an artist to feel like I'm good enough or being productive enough. I find that it's a constant balancing act to keep that river of self doubt at bay. The best I can ever hope to do is keep it pinned down, and keep moving forward. 

Here is the color final. Florence Welch in all her glory.

Here is the color final. Florence Welch in all her glory.

I always do a black and white image and add color digitally. A little easier to control dramatic lighting that way.

I always do a black and white image and add color digitally. A little easier to control dramatic lighting that way.

And here's the black and white sketch I started with. I sculpted a mini version of the bird and took some photos of it in water to get the basic shape and lighting. I know a bit a about human anatomy, but it's a little different on birds!

And here's the black and white sketch I started with. I sculpted a mini version of the bird and took some photos of it in water to get the basic shape and lighting. I know a bit a about human anatomy, but it's a little different on birds!

Salon Valkyrie Finish

And here we have the finished product. This was printed about 44x60" onto canvas and stretched- probably the largest project I've ever worked on. I spent all of the compositing phase flirting with Photoshops file size restriction, but all things considered it wasn't too painful.

And here we have the finished product. This was printed about 44x60" onto canvas and stretched- probably the largest project I've ever worked on. I spent all of the compositing phase flirting with Photoshops file size restriction, but all things considered it wasn't too painful.

Linocut Cat

I don't do printmaking often (mostly because I don't have a press, or access to one) but occasionally I'll get the urge to do a little linoleum printing because a wooden spoon is almost as good as a press for this process. Sort of. This first image is the digital sketch that I used to transfer onto the blocks.

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And here we have the finished print in black and metallic gold. My only regret is that it's nigh impossible to digitally capture the glitter in it. 

Statue Sketch

Potentially embarrassing but true, this is a redraw of what's more or less a high school OC. In original imaginings she had a top of some kind, and I briefly wondered if social media guidelines would require me to put little stars or something over her bits, but it looks like because this is a painting of a statue... I should be in the clear.