Close crop of a digital painting of a female mercenary, with the words work in progress on top

Digital Painting WIP

It’s so much easier to make time for digital painting when I also have a TV show streaming on my other monitor. That’s the trick, I think, to getting myself to work on paintings at a computer, after coming home from working at a computer all day. Shading of the flat layers I’d left off with is going well – I feel like between this piece and last summer I’ve

A college of an older drawing of a female knight on the left and a newer version of the same character the right with the words Drawing Redeux. The artwork is in pencil.

Drawing redux fun

Decided to redraw a super old sketch from high school (so…2003 o_O). I was kinda lazy about my scan quality, I won’t deny it, but I kind of like the rough smudgy texture of how it turned out. Plus I’ve inked it digitally (WIP of digital painting further below), so I didn’t need the scan to be perfect. Cleaning up scans is just…ugh, it’s annoying.

Self-critique banner collage with digital painting Sorceress of Eventide

Self-critique: The Sorceress of Eventide

I feel a little bit silly doing another critique so soon after my last one; Iā€™d like a little time between these critiques to show studies/general practice. This time, though, the main thing I felt like I was practicing was just learning to finish a WIP file without nitpicking every detail and dragging it on for weeks. This one had started before Inktober (!) and languished far to long in

Digital Painting - Mask of the Muse

Tell Me Oh Muse of an Artist of Many Devices

A delighted muse laughs in the rain. A good spring rain, on the edge of the passing storm, where sunlight and shadow mix with falling raindrop prisms. She finds her course by stream and deer path, wandering the wildwood at twilight. She rests in the shadows of mossy rocks or under leaf litter. She presses her cheek to rich earth, listening to the secrets of growing roots.