digital paint

October 9: the last few weeks at Val Draws

Well, I've been a lazy blogger, haven't I? But I haven't been a lazy illustrator; I've been plugging away at my mini-book, as well as beginning sketches for other portfolio pieces, which may also find their way into mini-books of their own. Here's where drawings stand for the mini-book:

I also finally drew my wolf-girl in an all-fours running pose that I'm happy with. It was harder than I expected.

I also signed up for an online Chinese Brush Painting course, which is pretty cool. And now I'm tired of typing, so that's all for now!

March 28 - April 2: this week at Valdraws

I didn't do a ton of drawing this week, but I did change my little monster yet again to make him less eggplanty:

Now he looks like a fat pickle.

Now he looks like a fat pickle.

I worked on the companion piece, which is three little spot illustrations:

I like the look of the unfinished monster with the pencil sketch showing, so I think going forward I'm going to experiment with leaving more of my initial sketch visible in the finished art.

I had planned to work more on these spots this weekend, but I got five orders in three days in my Etsy shop and got inspired to work on the notebooks I've had in the works for months. I got the covers printed and laminated and printed a bunch of lined paper for the insides. Hopefully, I will get the rest of the cutting and binding done next weekend, take photos the following weekend, and get the notebooks, and my mugs, listed the weekend after that.

I also signed up for a Dribbble account and uploaded a few "shots" as they call them. I've also been stalking my web stats obsessively since my postcards went out. Gotta stop that.

That was my week in a nutshell. See you next week!