Art Review for April 2019

~Announcements~

My brand new 3moji zine is available for preorder! It features all 10 of my 3 Emoji Challenge paintings, a written vignette about each character, and sketches in the back. Click here to see the shop listing!
I also added new original artwork to my shop, including all 10 3moji paintings.
My Ko-Fi page has been updated! I added a new post with scans of my sketchbook, which I never share online. If you enjoy seeing my work, please consider buying me a coffee! It helps me fund new art supplies and larger projects.


~New Art~

During the first week of April, I finished the 9th and 10th paintings of the 3 Emoji Challenge. This has been a really fun project and I hope to continue in the future!

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I finished my last Animal Alphabets painting. I made it all the way to M this time, which is the longest I’ve ever lasted in this challenge. At this point I want to focus more on new projects that will help boost my portfolio. I feel like I’ve painted enough sea life for now. Here is the mantis shrimp!

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Erin Hunting has a Draw This in Your Style challenge that I couldn’t resist doing. Here is my take on her Captain Claws!

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Trekell Professional Art Supplies had a promotion for a free starter’s set that includes a 6-inch hexagon wood panel, a round brush, and brush restorer. Here is what I painted, using the word “Bloom” as inspiration.

 

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When I lived in Montana, my family cut down a wild Christmas tree and later cut the trunk into wood slices for me to paint on. A few weeks ago I painted the main characters of my story Hucklebear on them!

Hucklebear

Hucklebear

Cherbear, Huck’s little sister.

Cherbear, Huck’s little sister.

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I decided it was time to revisit my gem dragons from 2017 and give them new life in paint. I am currently painting these small designs that I plan to turn into stickers. Below are the first six dragons: Garnet, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Diamond, Emerald, and Pearl!


~Plans for May~

Here are some things that I hope to complete this month:

  • Finish the gem dragons sticker designs

  • Start some full illustrations of the dragons❗️

  • An acryla gouache tutorial (continuing from April’s goals)

  • A couple stationery designs (continuing from April’s goals)


Thank you for reading! If you enjoy my work and want to support me, you can either make a purchase in my shop or buy me a coffee!

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