Well.. quite a lot.
I am slowly building my LIVE HEROES shop.. you know.. it's site where artist can put him/her's art on clothes, and stuff.. pillows.. iphone... case.. what ever.. I don't say it work's for all.. but my ... ahm.. style seem's to work better in clothes than on.. wall... anyhow. It's worth to check out..
so.. if you do think my art is awesome but don't even dare to ask the prices of the originals or buy prints from here.. well.. We all do need clothes
Anyhow.. I do work all the time... so don't worry.. I do continue uploading art here.. small or big serious ones.. I don't know do you know that? How I work?
I have bipolar dyslexia.. heavily manic in that.. so.. I work every waking moment.. I have ten or so small ones that I slowly work on.. and couple of bigger ones at the same time I have Usually couple of ceramics.. sculptures to work on too. and that's the reason why some might think that I must have ten hands...
But I'm jobless.. art is my only life beside family.. my body has failed me long time ago (even that I'm just around 30) so...
Art.. it keep's me sane..
Now I just hope it would also keep my family fed.
So my dear watchers and random people who see this.. at least check my store.. maybe share the best ones to some social media of your choosing with link to there.
I haven't had customer who wanted a pencil drawing... not for a long time.. now I have had two in quite short period of time. It's nice.. because without these orders.. I would do what I want to do.. and for a long time now.. It has been Dropart. .. or working with my LiveHeroes store, where you can get clothes and such.. on. But ... let's not go there.. even that I do hope that you, who think I'm worthy.. do share my art and link to there so.. I get more customers.
SOOOO that Pencil Drawing thingie.
It was interesting... something something about D&D ... one character... and so on.. Well.. that's not the point :D
But I shall show you how it went.
I usually start working with some sketch.. Sometimes I do em to different paper.. sometimes I don't.
I have tried different ways to do this.. and sure I can do quite .. 3D and shadows and Lights and .. all realistic.. but.. mostly.. I don't want to.. and this time we agreed to go little lighter. SO I started to do sketches on paper.. and this huntress was the best so I continued it.
I do only the basics usually at this point.. and then start to draw from up to down.. but this time there was some things.. like the jewelry.. that I needed to remember later.. so I draw em there already.
Because I draw on my couch mostly.. I have difficulties to keep the work clean.. SO I really do drawn top of the picture first.. as far ready as I can and then continue slowly to the bottom... this way I don't smudge so much. This also does give me time to ask customer for more info or hopes.
Here I'm almost done.. just waiting to see is there anything.. That I must.. really MUST ad to the picture.. I have difficulties to stop working and then again... I have agreed the price so I try really hard to stay in the limits.. even that I love to ad details to my work.
And here it's ready.. complete.. finished.
I wont try to explain the idea to you.. the idea of the picture I mean.. It's.. complicated and hard.. but.. Let's just say that everything in this drawing.. is .. done with lot's of thought.
I think I should get more A2 drawin papers to be able to make something super detailed and big again.. but.. these smaller ones do keep me happy.
What would you be interested to read here?
1.would it be... my random thoughts about art?
2.making of blogs... like that "I want to be a dragon"?
3. what I'm up to?
4.. something else.. what?
Leave a comment.
Why I ask this?
well because I see there's visitors in my blog and I feel bad that I have so little to say.. and I was wondering would it help if I know what you are really interested to read about.
Sure I have my hands quite full so I won't start anything completely new.. like.. telling about fashion.. but.. something art related.. as.. it is blog about my art. It would not be much of extra work for me to take photos of my new work and make a post about em here.. or.. WELL.. I'm kind of curious man.. so if there's some material or technique or.. subject of art that you would love to see me do.. that could work also.
just.. trying to keep this blog .. tighter on it's path.
indeed, it has been about week since my last post.
I am sorry to say I've been kind of.. occupied with everything else than.. directly doing new art so can't tell much about that..
Today I decided, anyhow, to start a new clay sculpture, I even think that I make a time lapse video of it. Timelapse because It's so much easier than normal videoshooting. and the best part is that editing of timelapse is so much faster... so.. with my limited tools.. I go for timelapse.
I've been working with that Liveheroes.com thingie that I told quite a much earlier post. It took a while to learn to upload stuff and edit em to work and.. then it took more time to do some failures all again after I had learned to do it better.
and then there's that.. I get to countryside again.. and it's all good. I've been working outside. helping some let's build stuff projects that my mom has in her farm and then I've been just.. been and enjoying summer.. weeeeell.. that's a lie.. there's no much just beeing.. it's mostly just working :D
but as told.. I'm about to began one or two new sculptures today.. and I try to document the projects as well as I can with my tools and... and.. you'll see someday how it all go.
thank you for reading this short update post and.. well.. that's it.
I speak now about this https://liveheroes.com site where artist can make brand their art.. you know. clothes and stuff.
There's lot's of similar sites around net.. I've walked trough many of em and I will not go any deeper to the others.. there was reason or two why I have abandoned them.
before I go forward.. here's link to my part of the site.
But this LiveHeroes .. it at least promised something different.. first at all.. better salary for artist. Before I started to upload my stuff there I did try to find out as much as I can about it.
SO among many this was one that did impact in my decision.
I don't see much of a reason to write yet my own ... impression of the site.. I can say it's maybe even little too simple.. to me as artist.. I would love to have little more settings to run around.
But I believe you are more interested about the buy part of the site.
here's a video of someone random who I can't understand. but she seems happy :D
Little by little I will upload my art there.. I try to make all look cool (meaning I try to listen my wife) but sometimes I have my visions that I just. have to do.
I do this for you, my young fans who have told me how you love my art, but can't buy the paintings or don't have room.. well here's a way for you to get something special from me.. and support my artist travel at the same time. I hope this work's for you.
What I have there already then?
You get the point ;) so ..
As you know... I like to test new things.
and because I've played with ink now.. what.. half a year.. and dropart longer and.. then I got these whie gellyroll that I love.. so I did get some new pens too to see how and what can I make with these tools and skills I have.
I love to do lizards because they are full of details. scales and such... you know.
so.. I started whit pencils.. I really REALLY did make first a fast sketch about what I was planning.
but I didn't take any photos of that.. so.. I quess it didn't really happen.
but when I started with this.. weird ink pen that.. leak all the time and dry really slow.. then I did take photos.
Weeeelll.. I took one photo.. but you can see how I draw scales.. much.. it's a3 watercolour paper where I'm drawing.. and you can.. see a bit the pencil lines there too.
Oh I forgot to tell you.. after the pencil work.. I did some light ink drops there.. and for some reason (that I can tell you now, was a horrible idea) I did drop some citron juice there too.. I don't know why.. maybe because I like the how that scent.. anyhow I should not have done it.. it made paper sticky and ... made everything I did later on... harder.
But brave lad as I am.. I continued with this test.. after I had drawn this lizard ready.. I took water spray and let the ink ... scatter (I love that word).
but really.. I also did know at the beginning this would happen.. and it was part of the plan that I had in my mind. I love the way ink behave when I spray some water over it. sadly there's no way to control it completely. I love to work this way.. mostly because it's the same reason why I love ceramics.. there's always that.. excitement when you open the kiln and wait to see what has happened.. because... even if you do everything by the book.. there's this tiny magical something that can chance everything... so is with ink and water.
so.. Next I took white gellyroll to make it.. better.
oh Yeah.. I did add bit of watercolours there too.. you see.. the white and hint of ink background.. it was boring. BUT.. I really was thinking to leave it to this.. well not this.. but full body gellyrolled.. because it was looking kind of cool.. but.. BUT.. then again.. I had this plan and for ones I was going to play it trough even that my heart did try to say otherwise. I had bought these weird pens and I needed to see what will happen with them.
and.. that's how he looks now.
Those pens are really weird.. and I'm not sure do I like em.. or do I even know what I see because colours are funny thing to my eye.. but.. It was nice to do this.. long and.. detailed project.. even that I'm not sure is this what I was looking for.
I call it " I want to be a Dragon!"