Intro: I know I have not posted anything in awhile as I have been focusing more on making art instead of sharing it online. Activity has been low from me on all sites, except for Instagram but I am only playing catch-up on there.
What am I making? I have been making all sorts of things... I for one spent a lot of time on DeviantArt.com just catching up with users that I follow. I have been scouting on there for plenty of things like references and good photographers who offer stock to be used for painting - I found plenty of good ones that do not have crazy rules. I have also gotten addicted to this new habit of the virtual world called adopts! I made a new account on dA for just adopts (ParadoxAdopt.deviantart.com) where I posted only three characters so far. I did create roughly 23 already that are ready to be posted. Because of this, some people only let you adopt if you make them art in return so I have some art requests that need to be done. Look at how lazy I am getting at providing links...tsss.
I was chatting up with a fellow artist via FaceBook and learned about a new art site - ArtStation.net. Has anyone used this website before? I went ahead and made an account on there... I am not sharing at this time as I have not posted any art on there. I am still trying to understand the atmosphere there and the how-tos of the website.
For those that are waiting on something from me: I am going on vacation (out of country) for 2 weeks in March so I would not be able to create any art. I am going to have some limited access to the net during this time, so I should be able to stay in touch but I'll have to work on art when I get back. I am going to try to finish some things before leaving but no promises.... with that, this is where my list of things to do stands at this time concerning art:
ARPG Update: I figured updates on this topic were due as it'll become a big part of my art now. You'll be seeing art of my characters and personal ARPG group (SandhuEstates.deviantart.com) coming up. The list above gave a hint at some things. I have been writing drafts (all saved to Gmail at this time) that need to be posted to the group. One point of creating this group was to provide an easy access for myself to settings (places, locations, etc) for my stories and characters. If a world was already established with details then it makes things easier to just have the characters adventuring in said world.
Another reason for this group was: I have been meaning to make my own field guide for some time now. This group gives me the base for doing so. My first main project is going to be focused on making art for plants (and the like) on tea bags. I'll then attach those tea bags to pages in a journal to create a field guide. It'll have a feeling of scrapbooking, bullet journal, plus visual journal/collage book. I am trying to decide for the other categories what kind of canvas I should use. I really like the idea of recycling so I'll have to do some research. Recently in the EAU forum thread (ATCsForAll) there was discussion on recycling old Monopoly game cards. I might have to get some myself to use for my field guides. I want each category to have a different media... the categories being: plants, amphibians, insects, reptiles, mammals, other creatures & beasts.
Final thoughts: I do not think I'll be sharing art on here for another 2 weeks or so.. unless I am able to put together a post while on vacation - but no promises.
I used to be a digital artist but switched back to traditional art as I feel more connected with the art I create this way. Currently, I create art whenever I can for art trades and commissions. I have worked with clay (earth clay to modern forms like Polymer, Sculpey, even Air Dry clay) along with watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, pastels, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, India ink, Chinese Colors, wires, felt fabric, yarn, weaving, basket making, and the list goes on and on. I am currently working on exploring nail art, make-up, dress making, scrapbooking, and small canvas art.
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