I feel like a total dork in social media in general, so at this time I'd just like to add a big thank you to everyone for watching, it means a lot to me!
As a little update on what's up, I'm continuing my personal project of which
is the first completed piece. 4 more pieces in the same vein should follow during January. I'm super happy to be trying out something totally new and diving into traditional media, I was starting feel really stuck in my work for some reason. I've been blogging a lot about the progress I'm making, so head over there for any progress shots and musings!
In the game frontier Sproggiwood is making steady, if slow prog
I started a series of posts about art books I like over at my blog. As the first installment I'm listing all the art books I loved or wished I had when starting out.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Drawn to life by Walt Stanchfield vol 1 and 2
The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals by Joe Weatherly
The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale
See the post for individual run down of the books, and why I think they are great.
So lately I have been dipping my toe into tutorial making, by doing a few very straightforward pieces, one on Photoshop vectors and layers (apple tutorial) and the other for making cool journal buttons (aren't they cool?!).
Here's where you come in! I'd like to write some more tutorials, but obviously it's a lot more rewarding to write about stuff people actually want to know. So what do you want to learn from me? I won't promise instant delivery, but I'll take all suggestions under consideration!
Also, any feedback on the clarity and pacing etc of the current tutorials is welcome, help me improve!
Something we have been eagerly anticipating, Sproggiwood has finally started user testing. At the moment We are looking to release sometime early 2014, so it's high time to start polishing up the user experience. We're looking to launch an open (or more open) beta before release too to get more varied feedback, but at the moment a date for that hasn't been decided. I'm trying to crunch out the final big graphics myself at the moment, and move on to the polishing stage, where final adjustments and fine tuning all the effects and feedback happens. It's starting to look pretty final, which is awesome.
For more info on the project check:
AetherCon is now over, whew!
I loved checking out other artists doing live tutorials and chatting with them, I'd definitely do that again. Only downside was that things were always just picking up when I had to go to sleep. One night I woke up at 6 am to find that there was awesome things going on at the artist hangouts, but was way too tired to follow what was happening and collapsed back to bed!
Talking about myself for such long periods of time at a time for my own streams sure was tiring. It was my first time doing any streaming, so I was a bit nervous going in, but having to do it was certainly helpful, I'd never have figured out how t