Just a quick update concerning the blog, where I’m going with my digital art, and the kinds of things you’re going to be seeing coming down the pipeline.
The first announcement is that I’m making a custom theme for the art blog and will be officially changing the url. I’m looking to make the blog more professional and hopefully get a lot more mileage out of it than I have been getting. I’m hoping that it’ll help get the blog out there and subsequently help me get my art out there, as well as encourage people to send asks, critiques, etc. I love it when people get involved in art, and I’m hoping I can nudge folks in that direction. Worse comes to worse, the blog will just look a whole lot nicer!
Next is that when I roll out the new blog, I’ll also be rolling out a new youtube channel, where I hope to be releasing digital art videos at least a couple times a month, ideally once a week, my schedule permitting. This will give folks more of a chance to see how I work and give myself a space to do video responses to questions I get. Plus it’ll rad, so there’s that. Again, once that’s up, the more we can get the word out, the better, so hopefully that’ll take off.
The last update is that I am working on a few pieces right now and ordering prints for a small collection of my works, both on high quality, archival paper, and on canvas/stretched canvas. With the launch of the new blog and the youtube channel, I will be doing a giveaway in which I will be giving away a stretched canvas print of one of my pieces as well as attempting to raise money for a charity I’ve founded that provides art supplies for young artists!
More information on all of the above will be posted as we get closer, but we won’t have too long to wait, as I’m looking to get all of this rolling within the next month or so.
Laying down the base colors for Made to Heal! It’s been a really long time since I finished the concept sketch for it because I’ve been really bent on recording this one, and I’ve been working too much to record recently. (I’m recording three other pieces as well, which I’ll be releasing over time as part of a hopefully regular release pattern, but this one I didn’t want to touch unless I could record it.)
Luckily, Open Broadcaster Software just released their “Multi-platform” beta for Mac, which doesn’t require install - it just runs as a self-contained package, meaning I can record while I’m sitting at work! Now that I’ve finally started the painting process and gotten a chunk of it done, I can do it in bits and pieces between work and home.
For those wondering what’s going on with that little box there, I’ve been grabbing pictures online of abandoned places, throwing the ‘mosaic’ filter on them to destroy the image itself (I don’t use the image - that layer will be deleted) and picking colors from them to form the color palette. It’s been a really interesting exercise, and the colors I’ve been getting from this method have been great.
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I’m really psyched to release it! With any luck I’ll be releasing it right around Halloween, which’ll make it all the more fun. I’m neck deep in school and work and everything right now, so I can’t say for certain if I’ll be able to make that deadline, but that’s the current goal!
Worst case scenario, it’ll be coming out before the end of the year, though, so even if a million things go wrong, there’s not too long to wait!
Lots more progress on the current painting! Haven’t been able to work on it for the past few days because I’ve been working for 15+ hours for the past few days (If I’ve seemed weird, that’s why, I’m just super tired), but I’ll be getting some more done on this and my new 3D animation tomorrow and throughout the week.
Over the next month or so, I’m gonna be looking into getting this and a few others printed on canvas (known as a giclee print - they’re really cool!) for an art show in one of the art buildings on campus.