Welcome to 2020! I hope the new year finds you well!
Last time I posted Inktober was approaching and so was my carpal tunnel release surgery. I sat down a bagillion times to write an update, but… ok, no excuses. I just didn’t do it. But it’s a new year and the perfect time to start afresh!
First, what happened with Inktober and Drawlloween? Let’s start with the bad news. I didn’t finish Drawlloween. I got the first week done and then fizzled out before surgery. For some reason it just wasn’t flowing this year. There were a couple of decent drawings in there, but a few bad ones killed the momentum. I thought I might finish it up once my hand felt better after surgery, but recovery took a lot longer than I expected. You can find the stuff I did get done here.
Now on to the good news! I finished Inktober! Aaaaaand I did the whole thing left-handed! The drawings aren’t detailed and they are mostly terrible, but it was a fun exercise in just getting some stuff on paper. Even better, I did some additional left-handed drawings – most of which were Pokemon. Not to toot my own horn, but they came out pretty good! Head on over to my sketchbook page to see all the things!
Streams! Lots and lots of streams! I started back in August on Mixer and have been semi-consistently broadcasting jewelry, drawing, and digital art. Now that I’ve been at it for a little bit, I have a basic schedule sorted out. I plan to be on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, with any additional days being fun, fun extra days!
There’s going to be lots of digital art, too! Clip Studio Paint is my go-to software for digital painting. If you can deal with me being kinda slow (at digital painting), you’ll be able to check out all of my progress and finished work on Insta and Twitter.
There will still be traditional art and jewelry and Chewy and Pokey AAAAND we have two new additions to the household – Shawn and Timmy the parakeets! I’m super excited for 2020! How about you?
Thanks for reading! See you next time!