I haven’t thrown art at you since August. I wanna throw art. Can I throw art?
I’m gonna throw art.
(To be totally honest, I can’t remember if I’ve shared any of these or not, and most of them are posted on my Instagram anyway. So if you’ve already seen these, my apologies. You don’t have to look.)
(And I should warn you, commissions are going to be a common theme in this post, so get used to it.)
I started this last April. I finished it in November. The question is, did it actually take me the better part of a year to complete it, or was that the vile influence of procrastination once again making itself a nuisance in my creative life?
I’ll never tell.
My sister asked me to paint this for her wedding with the general idea that she would take it with her after she was married.
Is it still gathering dust in my bedroom? Yes. Yes it is.
This was my first official commission, which aaaalmost makes the difficulties I had with it excusable. Almost.
(In case you’re wondering, her skin-tone has a red hue, which makes it somewhere opposite to green on the color wheel. And in case you’re still wondering, opposite colors don’t mix. They cancel each other out and either turn grey, black, or muddy.)
(The point of me telling you this is so that you’ll appreciate how hard it was to make the green tones on her arms blend properly into her skin tone without looking like a swampy disaster.)
A draw-this-in-your-own-style challenge put on by a friend. Hers was better.
We’re going to ignore how many pages I had open in my browser with references for that hair-style.
(Eighteen. That’s how many.)
This guy was a commission for Kassie Angle and the main character of her recently published book, which you should definitely go take a look at.
It’s like blackout poetry but instead of desecrating one book page, I desecrated five!
*as the book-puritans burn me at the stake*
My friend Hannah wrote a book and I got to paint her main characters, and let me tell ya, if I could’ve actually captured the raw amount of sass and murder running in their veins, you would be blinded by the power of it. These kids are a literary treasure.
“I DON’T PAINT LANDSCAPES,” I screamed as I painted a landscape.
Another commission. The deliciously piratey aesthetic is killing me.
Apparently I’m dabbling in wedding portraits now because my friends are just too adorable.
Some commissions for a middle-grade story. The ghost kid is my favorite.
More faces. Because that’s all I can seem to do.
Don’t know who that weirdo is. Looks like a nerd.
And what’s this? Mooore commissions!
I’m sorry, I just think that fictional kings are better than real ones. Especially if they’re brothers. And British. And fell through a piece of furniture into an ice-age and somehow became monarchs there because I guess that’s how foreign politics in magical lands work.
These are the four main characters of my novel-in-progress, Aeterna. Notice how each of them are drastically different on the inside compared to the outside. Except Lotch. Who is a clueless bean regardless of circumstance.
(I also want to mention that I haven’t drawn Sley without his hat in so long that I had to dig up art from several years ago to remember what his hair looks like.)
Oh to be a happy-go-lucky pair of shadows.
It’s been two years but my heart is still broken.
Aaaaaaaand that’s that! You’ve officially had art thrown at you. Good job. And don’t forget that commissions are open and you can find more information about that here!
(I love having a blog. You can shamelessly self-advertise and people aren’t allowed to get mad.)
See you around!