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Finishing a bazaar stall: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 31 🎨

21 September 2021 - Reading time: 8 minutes

I finished my digital painting of a bazaar stall, the most complicated and involved digital painting I've created to date. Through this I discovered the limits of my current digital painting process, and, for the first time in about a year, faced a loss of nerve and had to figure out how to overcome it. In all, this was a good learning experience!

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Painting a bazaar stall (work in progress): Weekly Art Dispatch No. 30 🎨

15 September 2021 - Reading time: 7 minutes

This week I started delving further into the kind of environmental painting that I've wanted to do for a while. And boy, this is a dive into the deep end of composition and painting, and I'm still floundering around trying to reach the other side. But first, some fun studies to decompress.

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A debrief on my first commission work: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 29 🎨

6 September 2021 - Reading time: 6 minutes

Last week (Dispatch 28.5) was an eventful one: I completed up my first ever paid commission work as a freelance illustrator. This week it was back to business as usual (the things I put on hold for commission work), and I wrapped up a number of projects in Drawabox and personal art. Commission work is stimulating and exciting, but once it's done, it sure feels good to go back to working on my own stuff!

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Interlude in outdoor sketches: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 28.5 🎨

31 August 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

This week's Art Dispatch will be a short one.  I have spent this whole week working on what is possibly my first paid gig as a freelance illustrator.  It's not completed yet, but it has been a wild and exciting ride so far, and I've learned a ton from this experience.  I hope to post more about it later!

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How to fight a sheep (plus birds and household objects): Weekly Art Dispatch No. 28 🎨

22 August 2021 - Reading time: 7 minutes

Life got quite busy over the last fortnight, and by the time I got around to writing last week's Dispatch, it was halfway through this week. So you get a bumper two-week progress report this time!  And I drew a lot of things: household objects, birds, and a monstrous ram.

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Resuming Drawabox, continuing art series: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 27 🎨

10 August 2021 - Reading time: 4 minutes

It's been business as usual this week: I've resumed the Drawabox course for the month, while continuing to develop my digital workflow and get more comfortable in it. As for all that hinting in Dispatch #26.5... sorry to let you down, but it's not yet time to post that art piece yet. When it happens, it happens!

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I'm Vega.

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