(Bear in mind, I’m trying out the new editor, this is very interesting but uh, hard to get used to, haha.)
I’m very pleased to report that my first valiant attempt at a complex, seamless repeating pattern was a success! Eventually! I’m selling it on some items right now as a pattern on Redbubble and may choose to do a non-pattern version soon as well. Here’s a preview that shows the three background color options that I’m offering with it!
You can take a look at the pattern itself on my redbubble account, here!
A quick update! Thanks to my lovely ko-fi contributors, my original goal was met, so I’ve gone ahead and updated my page to reflect the new goal. At this time there are still about 2 weeks left for my “donate to my kofi and get a drawing” offer, so anybody itching to get $3 worth of drawing out of me should head there now and see about chipping in for the current goal!
Well!! I did TRY to do Inktober this year, and I may pick back up again, but I severely lost interest after 6 days of mostly-faithfully following the prompts. Maybe next year I’ll have more free time and less general exhaustion, eh?
At any rate, here are the six that got done- theoretically, there could be more later? And of course, I have to make an update later containing all of the Ko-Fi rewards sketches I have done thus far!
The prompt was “Poison” and UIU Agent Kip is a Certified Disaster.
Was the prompt “tranquil?” I think? Anyway! I love when babies make the :3 face.
I think the prompt was “Toasted” and, uh…. mmm… I just felt like drawing my dopey UIU agent and my magical MC&D saleswoman.
I sat up watching the Addams Family movie and, well, how could I not?
The prompt was “chicken,” and I felt like it was important to know this about this guy.
I THINK the prompt was “Drooling” or some such. As you can see, I did not even remotely use a reference for Mssr Xenomorph. Poor Spacedad.
Having a bit of a rough time but never fear! In October I’m going to be setting up a new project page on the main portfolio, so that’ll be nice! I’m probably at that time going to look at touching up/mending older works (like the bonebred series!) and finally putting those up for sale.
I drew a couple of cute aliens- specifically the characters Kip and Jo from another writing project of mine, but reimagined in the context of the Spacedad novel I’m working on. They’re so adorable I could just squish em though!!
Go to sleep, Pinterest. You can find my unsplash.com account here if you’re interested in the types of collections I’m curating or curious to see what sort of visual inspiration I’m using for either my fine art or my writing, and having free-to-use access to photos I can credit back to the original photographer is also fantastic.
LITERALLY… the only thing I wish was different is the search function. I would prefer a “search within results” kind of deal so that when I search for apples-the-fruit I don’t get page after page of apples-the-tech. But I honestly highly recommend it for curating aesthetics, collecting reference images, or just appreciating neat photos.
(And it’s not that I’m hating on Pinterest, exactly- it’s great for recipes and crafting, but not for “i need a dozen high resolution photos of rocks that I can manipulate to my heart’s content for fun and profit” type photo-gathering.)