Below are assorted projects I’m currently working on.
1/22 – Greetings! Hope you are doing well and staying creative. I’ve been doing some burning, and lots of video editing. This last Tuesday my whiskers tutorial went live and right now I’m working on the tutorial for the chipmunk. I’ve also been working on some concepts for backgrounds. I’m really bad about creating animal artwork that features the animal and nothing else. I’m trying to change that, so one of the background concepts I have is distant branches. This would be used as a backdrop for small animals like birds, squirrels, etc. I’ve gotten the pattern done and I will hopefully start burning it in soon. The other news I have is that Todd opened an Etsy store, so I put a link to that below.
FYI – I’m not online everyday. All of my blogs, youtube videos, and youtube community posts are set up on a scheduler, so they go public automatically. This frees me up, and I don’t have to be online daily. It’s the days I stay off of the internet that I get the most done, and I try to have several of them a week. If you leave comment, have a question, etc., just be patient as I will get to it next time I’m online.
Todd’s Etsy Store
Todd opened his Etsy store to sell his chainmail jewelry he creates. He does custom work if you’re interested, but please contact him through the store. Here’s a link to his store: Todd’s Etsy Store
Bighorn Sheep – 1/22
I did a some more work on the cliff below the sheep. As I’m getting more of the cliff done I’m discovering that the sheep is looking paler and paler in color. I’ve re-burned over the legs to darken them up, but I still need to reburn over the body.
Dog with Curly White Fur – 1/18
I finished the dog with white fur. Like usual it’s not perfect, but I created this artwork as a demonstration piece. The purpose is to show how to handle white fur, curls, and different degrees of focus. I actually ended up liking the artwork. At the very end I added a touch of white colored pencil to highlight a few curls. I’m not sure if I care for that, but I’ll leave it be since it isn’t horrendous looking.
Since I’m talking about this dog, I got the image from Pixabay. Here’s a link to the image: https://pixabay.com/photos/dog-bichon-frise-bichon-4679006/
Koala – 12/26
I’ve been working a bit more on the koala. The left ear is a lot more defined and the background to the left of the koala has been darkened up. Probably still needs to be darkened up more, but I want to get further along with the koala before I decide that.
Ford Buick – 12/20
I got the background done on the Ford. This composite image shows the before (top) and after (bottom) of the subtle background. With the background having a bit of color the white parts of the car like the white wall on the tire really stand out. Plus the highlights on the car look a little brighter on the bottom image.
Soaring Eagle – 11/21
Mourning Dove – 10/4
I did a bit more work on the Mourning Dove. This has been on my mind a lot lately as my flock of doves has increased lately. I normally have around 8 doves in my yard most of the day, but that number has increased to around 20. This hasn’t gone unnoticed as a hawk of some sort has start stopping by.
I’ll try to provide another update in a few days.