I'm Jay, though I generally go by Lithium in many online communities. My primary job is not as an artist, but as an editor overseeing two gaming websites.
However I have shifted from hobby to professional digital artist in the past year! I primarily draw animals and nature stuff, illustrative/cartoonish style. I am also dabbling in pixel art.
Also, I'm a hobby photographer, again with a focus on nature! I'll be sharing both here on Mastodon.
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My hands are sore today but I wanted to get some drawing time in. So I randomly decided to do some croquis exercises with thanks to Croquis Cafe for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhpXeBnb7T8
I rarely draw people, or under time limits so this really pushes my skills and forces me to think differently as I art.
Anyway - 5 one minute sketches, 4 two minute sketches, and one five minute sketch.
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Also I kind of think I should start putting an eye on getting a display screen tablet, but my current tablet is relatively new and I work well with it. My thought is to shift if I end up going full time visual artist, or whenever my current tablet dies, whichever comes sooner.
Like I am really comfortable with the coordination required, but I can only imagine how things might improve if I had a screen tablet.
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Things I need to do sometime soon(ish):
- buy my domain name already & get hosting
- build a website (eeeeep)
- get my business more organized (ugghh)
- Look into print services (prob on demand to start)
- Build a proper online portfolio
Basically this year I really got surprised and pushed into art as more than a hobby pursuit and I really need to get all my stuff in order. Complicated because I also freelance my main business. Hoping to get my partner to help though.
PSA from Erica (@aurahack) on Birdsite:
- support artists you like on patreon
- buy their prints
- buy their merch
- tip when you commission
- donate to their kofi when they do something you really like
the only friend artists have is you because it sure as hell isn't any site or platform on the internet
Hey mastofam - Picarto.tv is giving away a Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Not affiliated or entering myself but thought I'd boost the info for artists in need:
Digital 2D artist. Primarily focused on animal illustration. Also hobby photographer, professional editor, rock painter, and general creative spew.
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