Got a bit of drawing time in last night. Yay!
Summer is almost over, which means my days off are almost back; yay! I think the first thing I’ll do is start the Game of Thrones print set I’ve had brewing in my sketchbook. Subway sketches for the win! Time to find some reference photos - aka a good excuse to re-watch some episodes :D
CALL FOR ARTISTS ARE OPEN
Calling all Leeloos, Korban Dallas’ and those who aren’t sure!
You love the movie ‘The Fifth Element’ like we do?!
Then this is YOUR chance to be part of this Extraterrestrial Artbook!
What we want/what we are looking for from you IF you are accepted!
You ask if you will get some pay for it?
Of course but that depends on how much we will make through the Kickstarter!
Yes we will make a Kickstarter at the very beginning/end of may to fund this book!
Let’s cross fingers that this will turn out good!
YOU ARE NOT ENGAGED TO START DRAWING UNTIL WE GAVE YOU A YES/KICKSTARTER LAUNCHED SUCCESFULLY.
However if you already have drawn a fifth element illustration/comic you are free to submit this piece!
We are looking for all kind of stlyes! You think your style will not fit in this book?! DON‘T BE SHY! We love variety!
Submit ‘yourself’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
subject: artbook submission
Your website or blog:
Who are you?:
a sample of an illustration/comic (so we know in which style you will draw a link will do):
DEADLINE: 27th april ‘14
More information about how big etc your piece should be etc will be sent to you when you are one of the lucky persons who will be part of this!
We are looking for 20-30 artists or more!
If you still soemthing is not emerald green for you feel free to ask!!
Extraterrestrial greetings and good luck,
Karina and Joule
GO SUBMIT YOURSELF! hahahaha
I want in on this thing so bad :-O
If I wanna try something a little new style wise, should I submit myself now, or wait until I finish a piece then send it in?
Agent Dana Scully
I know I promised sooo much good art today, but chores kinda got the better of me. To not completely disappoint, tonight you get a preview of the X-Files T-Shirt.
This baby is going online any day now!
I may get it on a mug…
365 Day Challenge / 001
Here’s a random sketch done during the not-so-hectic double shift I pulled yesterday. I didn’t have time to scan, clean & post it last night, so let’s just all pretend I posted this on the 26th and move on, ok? OK!
For today, you can expect some robot concept art (trying to hash out this comic idea) & hopefully as I promised, that X-Files T-shirt uploaded! Woohoo - art attack! :-D
Here’s a preview of today’s t-shirt design - an X-Files tribute! Check back later to see it colorized / cleaned up …although you may not get a finalized version tonight, on account of my healing drawing wrist… I want to use my tablet so bad :’(
Also, I can’t decide - should Scully’s response to ‘Aliens’ be 'Science' or just 'Not Aliens' (alien head crossed out)? Either way, I'll do a re-scan for that icon since it turned up like crap.
Don’t Break The Chain
THAT’S IT, productivity has evaded me for the last time! Down with procrastination & excuses! No more detours or pit stops on the road to success. It’s time to charge full steam ahead or risk getting left behind.
This is me making a routine & promising to stick to it. You’ll see - in a couple of weeks my blog will be overflowing with content; the way it should be! Expect to see something every day - inspired by my pal metalfuram's sketches for her 365 day drawing challenge :)
Now without further adieu, here’s the new line-up!
My Pick Mondays - I’ll start the week off nice & slow with a free-for-all day. This post will likely be daily doodles, but expect finished illustrations & other surprises from time to time too.
T-Shirt Tuesdays & Thursdays - With Anime North just around the corner & my stack of acceptable fan art looking rather thin, right now I have to devote lots of time to rolling out new prints. Once that’s over though I’ll do exclusively t-shirt designs :D I also want to start updating my online shops properly, so with each print/t-shirt posted you’ll also find a link to where you can get it online - you know, in case you cant make it to AN to buy it in person ^_^
WebComic Wednesdays & Weekends - Finally with the drive to post daily, I have the opportunity to post a web comic - the only problem is, which one!? Stuck on two concepts, I’ve decided to try posting both. First, my long-overdue Steam-punk Apocalyptic web comic on the Weekend, giving me time to finish them throughout the week. The second, a personal Slice-of-Life web comic for Wednesday based on my Pet Robot illustration - aka somewhere I can illustrate my deep thoughts through childish jokes & cheesy one-liners.
Freebie Fridays - At the end of each week I want to post a small design project - stationary or phone wallpaper or greetings cards or icons. These projects are for my portfolio, but when I can I’ll be posting them as free downloads for all my lovely followers to enjoy :)
So come check back every day!
(or, you know, just follow)
❤ Dani K
Easy & Hard Challenge
Day 1 - Portrait / Action Pose
I’ll be doing a bunch of fan art in the months to come because I’ve finally made it into Anime North’s Comic Market. It’s been a dream of mine to get in since back when it was still Artist’s Alley & you could still sell cute button (seriously - boo on the no buttons this year, boo) Due to my friend ALICE WANG’S good fortune, we will be there selling loads of awesome illustrations & doing super cute commissions. Be sure to stop by! ;)
Yesterday I was at work all day, so all I was able to do were a few sketchbook doodles in my down time. I didn’t get a chance to post them on time - but I do hope to get all 20 days done. Action pose Levi - and technically a portrait of a Titan too. I’ll get a color version of the bottom one up soon - with less shirtless-ness & more variety in characters. Sorry, at work = no internet for reference. For now though, onto challenge day 2!
WOW YOU GUYS So many people expressed interest in doing a daily draw group thing, made me totally excited, and when I get excited I blow things way out of proportion and therefore I have designed a new one hahahaha.
So the way this works is, each day will have 2 opposing prompts. You can choose the one that is harder for a challenge, or the one that is easier if you don’t have a lot of time or it’s an off day. I fully expect to be doing like half easy. Also this is 20 days because 20 days is as far into the future as I can think without having an anxiety attack also April will happen.
Here are the prompts!
Portrait / Action Pose
Interior / Exterior
Black&White / Color
Machinery / Nature
Saturated Palette / Muted Palette
70 / 30 Rule (Explained at about 5:35- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oO2J2ponho)
Suit / Dress
Full Page / Vignette
Gruesome / Saccharine
Industrial / Pastoral
Little Kid / Old Person
Open Space / Enclosed Space
Love / Hate
Pretty / Ugly
Pattern / Random
Form / Function
Modern / Vintage
Cluttered / Clean
Monstrous / Cute
Badass / Innocent
Odds and Ends:
- About once a week I’ll cross off the ones that we’ve done and reblog.
- Feel free to jump in AT ANY TIME!
- Tag your sketches “Easy and Hard Challenge,” so we all know where to look!!!
- NEVER FEEL BAD about skipping a day! Just jump on the next one you can fit in. You can catch up if you want, but momentum is more important, that’s why it’s going to be so great to do this in a group.
OKAY WE START TOMORROW WITH PORTRAIT OR ACTION POSE!
Let’s do this thing! Hopefully I can get them all in :) Tomorrow - ACTION POSE …Is it strange I’m really looking forward to a lot of the hard ones?
Also, check out some of the other cool items I’ve got available in the original, like the tote bag & the t-shirt
If swearing is more your style, follow the blog & stick around - I’ll be posting a new version tomorrow evening for you naughty kids ;)
Sorry about the inactivity lately everyone! I’ve been busy working on my new portfolio website, which has left me little time to draw, so here’s an old Neith sketch for all the Smite fanboys (&girls) out there. Full painting to come!
Sketch for a new logo. Today was a productive day :-)