After a lot of internal debate, I’ve decided to move my art blogging to a Tumblr account. Because of the built-in sharing tools and the sheer amount of users on that platform, it’s easier to build a following and present your work to lots of people who might never find you otherwise. Plus, it will give me a chance to support and promote a lot of my favorite artists who now post exclusively on Tumblr.
This site will remain as my portfolio and the gallery will be refreshed often but the most up-to-date content will be available first on Tumblr. I’ll leave this blog active until the end of September and then it will disappear with a total design overhaul.
You don’t have to have a Tumblr account to view the new blog and I’ve installed Disqus which allows commenting through a variety of platforms (including Google, Facebook, and Twitter)– so I hope y’all will bookmark the new site and migrate over with me. And if you have a Tumblr account, please let me know so I can follow you! 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has visited and supported this blog over the last few years! I’m excited to share a bunch of new material with you– so many things I’ve been working on behind the scenes are launching soon and I’ll be posting about them as soon as I’m given the green light. Please update your bookmarks to my Tumblr blog for the latest news!
See you there! Thanks!
Sorry for the long period between posts– but now I get to share one of the projects I’ve been working on in that time! Spiral Galaxy Games hired me to create the artwork for their newest game, ReFloristation, which launched on Kickstarter today! So exciting!
There’s a great video on the Kickstarter page that explains the rules of gameplay but the basic idea is that players are rival florists, competing for flower orders and trying to make their shop the most successful. If you like strategy games, you’ll love this one!
Also, check out the “Head In The Game” pledge tier for an opportunity to be part of the game; up to twenty people will be caricatured for the staff cards, appearing as employees in a florist shop. I can’t wait to start creating these cards– fun! ^_^
Check out the ReFloristation Kickstarter for more information!
Recognize this one from the partial sketch I posted last month? The reason I only included her head in that preview is that I was never completely satisfied with the composition and kept changing it. Normally, by the time I get to inks, the layout is pretty well defined and I fly through the lineart stage. But with this one, I was getting impatient and decided to ink only the parts I was happy with (just her, really) and figured by the time I was done with that, the rest would come together.
Yeah… it didn’t work quite that smoothly. I think this piece sat on my desktop for almost two weeks before all the other elements (border, bottles, and moths) finally started to mesh well.
However, for as much trouble as the lineart gave me, the colors were finished in just over a day and came out almost exactly as I’d been envisioning them! Also experimented with painting in the translucent details under her gauzy veil; normally I would have conveyed those details with low-opacity lineart but I wanted a softer look for this one and I think it turned out pretty nicely. 🙂
Working on a few other things right now including some original paperdoll designs and also a few character model sheets for a big project I can’t wait to share here (more will be revealed around late May or early June– so excited!). I’ll post some WIPs later this month as they get a little closer to completion. Check back soon!