Building a Comic: Location sketches

In my process, ‘location sketches’ are a rough exploration of how the background will look, while ‘environment design’ is more specific and takes into consideration specific props that are needed for that scene. Above are is a sketch of a kitchen in a house where the main character, Celeste, lives with her Grandmother Iris.

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Building a Comic: Character Outfit Designs

Designing the character outfits before I start drawing the comic will be really helpful later. I won’t have to stop to design outfits for a character each time they need a new outfit in a different scene.

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Building a Comic: Character Line up

A character line up is useful in comparing how outfits look together, character height differences and character body shapes. Character personalities are also easier to pick up in a line up, I expressed the character’s personality in their stance.

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Building a Comic: Blog Series

I will be documenting this process on my blog so that you can follow along. I hope that my learning experience can help you in bringing your own comic to life. I have broken down the Concept art into 7 parts that I will blog about as I go…

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Fantasy Women Portraits 2018

This black and white series of portraits features women in fantasy magical spaces. The portraits explore different aspects of female emotions and their connection to nature and magic.

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Non-Boring Ways To Hang Up Artwork

One of the most frustrating things in decorating your space, is the struggle to hang art up on the wall. Framing can be difficult and/ or expensive, and if you live in an apartment or rented house you may not have permission to drill into the walls. I can’t even put up those sticky picture hanging strips where I live now. So here are a few alternative ways to hang up your artwork.

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How to commission Artwork

Some of the questions that you might have are; Where do I find an artist? How much will it cost me? How long will it take? What does the artist need from me to get it right? What if they go away and create this project, then I don't like it when I finally get to see it at the end?

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3 Inktober Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Life gets in the way, you miss a day because you spent it at a friend’s birthday and came home too tired to draw. In my own experience, things go downhill from there. So, in anticipation, this year I have a plan for going into the Inktober challenge. This plan is simple and addresses 3 main areas that contributed to my dropping out of the challenge last year.

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How my Art has changed in just a year and a half!

I first got my iPad Pro and Apple pencil in mid 2016 and I spent a long time trying to figure out my digital art 'style'. I loved using texture and so I gravitated toward digital pencil and textured brushes. I was also playing around with a naive, whimsical look.

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3 Tips: Better Character Art Commissions

Three things in my creative process that make sure you are happy with your commission. These steps reduce the commission time by reducing the need for revisions in two ways.

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