For this one, I decided to get back to my traditional roots a bit and do some concept thumbnail sketching with good old fashioned pencil on paper. Add to that some epic fantasy soundtracks and a bit of a speed boost and you’ve got a recipe for a meditative and relaxing experience as you watch these ideas unfold (along with some shockingly satisfying sounds of pencil on paper).
Yes, I’ve been really diving into the YouTube content recently, and I’ve been getting a lot of really great feedback. In just a couple of months we’re up to almost 200 subscribers! Thanks to everyone who has been watching new content, and tuning in to m y weekly Live Stream Painting Demos as well (which are going to be held at 12:00 PM EST every Sunday.
It’s been a pretty difficult few months for everyone, and I want to honor and respect that by giving you guys an opportunity to have a little more art in your life for a little bit less. So, moving forward, I’m discounting all my poster and print products by 25%! If you’re been thinking about investing in some fantasy art as a gift for a friend or loved one, or perhaps as a piece of immersive decor for your own home, now is the time!
I’ve been getting into some fantasy fiction myself recently, and it inspired me to create this piece during a recent Live Stream. It’s so vital to me to be immersing myself in content like that, to lose myself in a beautiful fictional world every now and then. It compels me to visualize it, every character, landscape, and scene, and eventually, it compels me to paint it.
I’ve been working on my faces, my figures, and creating deliberate spaces of vagueness in my images — blurring lines and creating a more painterly style wherever I can. I’ve been learning a lot during my time in quarantine, too — taking classes from other art professionals and honing my skills every day.