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!
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.
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!
Last week was entirely devoted on a fairly major piece of digital art that I won't be showing yet. But creating that piece was a fantastic experience, and when it finally drops (hopefully in a few days), I'll have lots to say about it in Dispatch No. 27.
In the meantime, have a couple of things I drew for a couple artists.
This was a big week for the Dispatch: I reconnected with an old friend who's now an art industry professional, did some serious soul-searching about art as a career, and made more breakthroughs in digital art.
Last weeks digital bird paintings were a watershed moment for my digital art. I spent this whole week doing more painting, building on what I discovered with those birds -- and I think I have a breakthrough.