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VIDEEEEEOOOOO!

Video of my portrait painting is up on Youtube, after an evening of carefully picking out all the frames where I got bored and opened Mastodon over the Photoshop window πŸ˜…

It's around four hours of art squished into 5 minutes, with free muzac slapped on top.

Also, I'm basically new to Youtube, so would super appreciate any support, likes, boosts, whatever else to help get it off the ground πŸ’–πŸ’–

youtube.com/watch?v=dR6GKBhFSx

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Right, so, wow, I'm a little in awe of the response I've gotten to this pic. Thanks so much you guys! πŸ’– 😊 πŸ’–

A couple of people have asked where to get prints so I hastily shoved it up on Redbubble; everything from stickers to journals to phone cases to... well, they do a lot of stuff. So, link below:

redbubble.com/people/embiearts

Sooo... it's a rainy day.

Didn't much feel like drawing.

Did have a well-stocked pantry with a little too much sugar and butter and flour, which clearly needed to be dealt with urgently.

...

Now I have cookies. Sour cherry and "unicorn" flavoured cookies.

I also have a mild sugar high.

Wheeeeeeeeeee.

:3

Um...
Is it just me or..
er...
did someone make my bookshelf out of an Ent? πŸ€”

I don't do much with watercolours these days - I'm not all that good at them - but every now and then I take out my box'n'brushes for a little bit of playtime.

Just had my mum and brother over for dinner. My brother and I are pretty much diametrically opposed, politically speaking, at least on topics that are closest to the nerve for me.

...oof πŸ˜“

Family is family and all, but some conversations are just *exhausting*. Civil, cordial, but freakin' exhausting.

VIDEEEEEOOOOO!

Video of my portrait painting is up on Youtube, after an evening of carefully picking out all the frames where I got bored and opened Mastodon over the Photoshop window πŸ˜…

It's around four hours of art squished into 5 minutes, with free muzac slapped on top.

Also, I'm basically new to Youtube, so would super appreciate any support, likes, boosts, whatever else to help get it off the ground πŸ’–πŸ’–

youtube.com/watch?v=dR6GKBhFSx

Also, thanks SOO much for all the editing program recommendations, guys! It was a huge help, I love this site.

I wound up settling on DaVinci Resolve for now. Thanks @maloki + @vincentsautter for pointing me to it!

Spent last night arguing with my computer as I tried to figure out several different video editing programs. Turns out, I'm not so good at the editing thing (well, I'm a beginner. On the plus side - yay, learning a thing!)

Now just sitting around fretting, hoping that my internet doesn't drop out while the painting vid slooooooowly uploads...

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Does anyone have any recommendations for decent free (or low cost) video editing software?

I'm trying to edit/speed up the video I took of my last painting in an old copy of Camtasia and it's crashing every two freakin' minutes 😠

Finished! ...well, as finished as it's going to get. Wanted to keep this exercise fairly rough and loose. Dunno what it was about this lady, only had a plain stock photo to work from, but I really dug painting her.

I also recorded the painting process as an experiment, just to see how it might turn out - anyone interested in a speedy video of this one?

Also also, I suck at titles. πŸ€” Suggestions?

Work very much in progress...

Trying to get back into digital painting properly after a long absence, so I'm hammerin' out a quick portrait to get the feeling back in my fingers. Trying a colouring technique I've not used before, and some new oil brushes and blenders.

About an hour and a half in at this point, long way to go and lots to fix and fiddle with, but I'm enjoying it.

So, this is an ancient work, back from when I decided to try my hand at painting on my Ipad, at a time when the ipad 2 counted as a new-fangled device.

Scribbled it out over several hours using the procreate app and a pressure-sensitive pen that cost WAY too much money for how little I wound up using itπŸ˜…

Bonus nerd points if you can tell me who 'tis and where I got the inspiration image from.

Sooo... I'm sort of considering maybe perhaps looking at as a thing. I'm certainly not expecting money to rain down from the heavens or anything, but it would be nice to bring in a little pocket money.

Thus: I could use advice. Lots and lots of it. Considering my work and whether Patreon might even be viable for me. I have to be honest, I suck at most social media and can't claim to have a following, which is why I've never looked into that kind of funding but... well... thoughts?

Been seeing quite a few of these posts... hmm...

. -uh. . 😐

I'm the sort to run screaming from cameras. Most awkward two weeks of my life were when my camera-crazed aunt visited and I had to wincingly smile every twenty feet as we stopped to take a photo by each different tree. Closest thing I've ever taken to a selfie is the doodle in my profile pic, which exists so I don't *have* to take a selfie.

So no selfie-posts from me, no thank you *shudder*

Art story! Saw a toot from someone who painted their first nude and it reminded me of my first.

It was a nekkid life drawing session; which is pretty awkward when you're not used to it. Even more so when you're super self-conscious about your work; I don' t like drawing in public at all, boobies or no boobies.

So, of course, for half the day, the male model was positioned such that he was staring intently at my paper, while I awkwardly tried not to mangle his...uh..."anatomy" on the page 😐

This is probably the piece in my portfolio that I'm proudest of right now.

It was a bastard to finish (took a few weeks!) and I'm fairly certain that if I'd had to paint one more pipe or cable I'd have gone completely off my damn rocker.

Wasn't made for any reason in particular, other than I had an itch to paint a giant robot. I go a little nuts with art every now and then, and sometimes it works out 😁

A little while ago I drew a happy lil gator.

Because sometimes, you just have to draw a happy lil gator 🐊🐊

Goddamnit, I've spent a whole lot of time this last year depressed and feeling like my art was going nowhere. Most of the time it's felt like banging my head against a wall. Frustrating and pointless.

Two weeks of tooting a few of my pictures and people have been so freakin' awesomely nice on this site...

Seriously...

Thanks. πŸ’–

Right, so, wow, I'm a little in awe of the response I've gotten to this pic. Thanks so much you guys! πŸ’– 😊 πŸ’–

A couple of people have asked where to get prints so I hastily shoved it up on Redbubble; everything from stickers to journals to phone cases to... well, they do a lot of stuff. So, link below:

redbubble.com/people/embiearts

And it's finished! Or, as finished as it's gonna get, at any rate, I'm sure I could find a dozen or fifty little spots I've missed or things to tweak.

Anyway, after sitting on my freakin' hard drive at 90% finished for months and months, I finally got my butt in gear and got my big ol' octopus buddy done.

Feels good, man.

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