Laser engraving all the things
I can now make tokens for the boardgame my husband created. All the pieces for two players have been laser engraved. The board is still just a few pieces of paper taped together, but I'll get to that one soon. Now that the pieces are done. I'm going to engrave everything. EVERYTHING
We're also working on a card game for a game jam. When that's done, the rules will be up here on itch.io. You'll need a deck of cards some sort of tokens, and a full set of dice: d20, d12, etc. Nothing fancy. Now to keep engraving. My only obstacle is my 2 year old who is bound and determined to blind himself by looking directly at the laser.
All Things Bright and Beautiful Pocketmod is Available!
Now that my webtoon is complete, I had time to get this all formatted together. It's a printable pocketmod that you can fold yourself into your own little poem book.
I also have art prints available of all the different pages and that can be found here.
Now on to the next project.
Visual representation of my day
Practicing with a brush pen and alcohol markers. Also with a toddler ring slinged to me because he absolutely refuses to take a nap today. He found a tiny toy revolver in his random toy stash and ran around the house "pssst"ing everything this morning.
First Chapter of Liminal is Up!
Knuckled down and finished up the colors today. Almost all in one shot. Thankfully, the child was merciful and mostly just wanted to run around outside in the heat with his dadda, so I got a lot more time than usual. Now to draw the rest of the chapters.
Got a Pentel Pocket Brush and am redoing all of Chapter 1 with it. I really like working on paper again. For a long time, I had an issue with "ruining" good paper and so I moved to digital only, but doing these drawings with the brush pen has forced me to accept the little mistakes and surprises that naturally come with brushes and I like the look of it a lot more. Still probably going to do the watercoloring in Rebelle because that's what I know and I really need to just get this thing done. I'll practice on the side for future projects though. This page marks the halfway point for Chapter 1. Hope to get it all drawn in the next day or so as toddler naps allow.
All Things Bright and Beautiful Page 6
One more page after this. Then some revamping of a few older pieces. Nothing too big, just cleaning up some line art and paint edges. I better get this done soon because I have a short webtoon comic to thumbnail and draw. I feel a lot more prepared for it now that I've had this warm up.
All Things Bright and Beautiful Page 5
I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just a few more paintings to go. This turns out to be way faster to draw and color than my old way of digital painting funnily enough. Which is way helpful when the only time I have is in small 30 minute toddler enthralled Veggie Tales blocks.
All Things Bright and Beautiful Page 4
More art changes as I get more comfortable painting. I even figured out how to color mix in this program. I like how natural it's all beginning to feel. Not sure if I'll go back to the previous paintings and change them a bit. I'm still happy with them, but I love where it's all going.
Printing stuff out
Some tests from the local print shop. I can go all the way up to 24" wide, so that's cool, but the linen paper is only available on the 8.5"x11". I can't quite convince my husband to buy a nice printer with our stimulus check, so I guess this is what I'll have to do. They look pretty nice. I'm happy with them.
All Things Bright and Beautiful Page 1
6 more pages to go. I'm figuring out this watercolor stuff. The empty space is for the text. Here's hoping the next page looks even better than this one as I figure out my own technique.
Cover for All Things Bright and Beautiful
Making a small pocketmod book for my son so he can have a baby sized poem book to carry around with him. He loves this particular poem, especially when we sing it to him. There's 7 more illustrations to go. Some more complicated, some less. I'm pretty pleased with how this one turned out.
Baby Punch Comic
I've always wanted to draw a webcomic and I had the time to watch a Bluprint class by Jon Chad. Guess all I needed was some structure and assignments. This is what I imagine my kid is doing in my womb when I feel little taps. Drawn on a Remarkable and colored in Rebelle 3.
Steve the Rat ignoring you
Good day. I'm currently waiting my toddler out on his nap. He's been talking to himself in his baby cage for like an hour now and won't go to frickin sleep. Anyway, here's some concept art for you. This was my nanowrimo turned potential webcomic. I've never made a webcomic. I'm working on a short one right now, and it's past the writing phase and then I spent 3 hours in SculptVR while my child watched Shaun the Sheep (not all at once mind you) building the cave system that it takes place in. I'm telling myself that it'll make it easier to plan my backgrounds, but this obj file is ginormous. It'll be worth it in the end.