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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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Parenthesis: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 26½ 🎨

1 August 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

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.

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Stepping out of an art hobbyist mindset: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 26 🎨

27 July 2021 - Reading time: 7 minutes

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.

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Breakthrough in digital painting workflow: Weekly Art Dispatch No. 25 🎨

19 July 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

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.

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I'm Vega.

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My Weekly Art Dispatch🎨 is posted every weekend (usually on Sunday) to this blog and email newsletter.

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Email me at: vega{at}greatskyriver.net