Oh, I need to update this blog more often. Anyway, a little something from over the summer, an update to my original “Hybrid-girl" painting; more detail in the trees, a wider canvas, all set for printing! Just need more prints before I can head to any conventions or anything.
I did some shading practice today. It’s not perfectly accurate, but it looks pretty nice, if I do say so myself.
First update to this blog since forever ago! I’ve got something cool to show off today, though. (in my opinion.)
I’m eager for the opportunity to showcase some of my work in Otakon’s upcoming Art Show, and that means I’ve gotta print some stuff out! My hybrid-girl painting is still my favorite finished piece, but due to the size I painted it at, it’s not very well-suited to printing. (at 300ppi, it’s 4.8 by 8.533 inches… a bit smaller than I need it, and at an awkward aspect ratio.)
So, time to scale up and extend it! Happily, it upscales very nicely with the way I’d painted it, and extending the sides is something I’ve actually had experience with before; I’ve extended the right side of it a few times already, to create my site’s banners. Since everything’s still saved in its original layers, it’s a simple matter of going back through the layers and continuing the process to the left and right.
I’ll also be taking the opportunity to make some little improvements to the painting as a whole, too. Little bits of contrast (or lack thereof) that have been bugging me, details that could be more detailed, hard lines that could be softer… I won’t be going overboard on it, but I’m excited to revisit this piece.
And for those of you headed to Otakon, with a bit of luck, you’ll be able to see this piece up for sale in the Art Show! I’ll be selling prints of this later as well, but the one in the Art Show will be print #1… my first print for sale, and I’ll be sure to sign and mark it as such, so it’s somewhat of a collector’s item.
Just in case you’re interested in bidding on a little piece of my history, haha.