They’re here! Measuring 8.5 x 11, this is the first one done! 12 pieces of art are complete so far, and this is the first one to become a Giclée print. There are 20 copies, and Patrons get one free, as well as one free from each print as they become available.
Also keeping at least two from each edition as a “master set” for anyone interested down the road. That’ll be a collection of at least 50 similar-sized prints (either one at the time through Patreon, or as one of two collections at the end of it).
Working on watercolor 13 this weekend, and look forward to showing the completed piece.
$1.00 a month helps me continue to complete and share work. This is the only way I can continue to learn and grow as an artist. You are important!
Knareborough, England. Giclée print of a watercolor, 8.5 x 11. Archival, ready for framing. (image taken with my cellphone)
Chirrut vs Stormtrooper – Topps’ Rogue One series 1 artist proof card. Ebay auction ends February 7, 2017
Time has flown by since my last update! There has been too much to do, and that will continue for about another four weeks. After that my commission list will be open again and I really look forward to doing some different things!
My cards for Rogue One series 2 are finished, and I’m nearly done with Star Wars 40th anniversary. Then I’ll try to make the deadline for Upper Deck’s Spiderman and finish up The Walking Dead set! When all these sets were offered, I didn’t know the deadlines would be so close together… Oy. Live and learn. 🙂 The the last cards for Perna Studio’s Elementals set – a TON of fun to work on, I just love the set.
Another set close to my heart is Star Wars 40th, of course because I’m a fan, but also because the Star Wars 30th set was my very first sketch card set. Ten years ago! I honestly can’t believe it has been that long – it truly doesn’t feel that way. My kids were still kids, our Teckel had not yet come into our lives, my mum and aunt were both still healthy, I had living uncles… Lots of things have changed since then. But good things have happened too! I’ve made friends, both real and virtual (and I appreciate both kinds more than anyone will ever know), my goal in life has become much clearer, and I love my unpredictable job.
What has changed for you in the past ten years? I hope good things have happened for you as well. If you are feeling chatty, share your thoughts!
New sketch for watercolors from the Patreon-supported project Drawn and Divided. Your support helps this project become a book AND supporters receive free prints!
This week marks the beginning of something new. In shameless promotion of my Drawn and Divided project, I’ve gotten 10 prints from CatPrint to give away! I now have TWO prints to offer for FREE those amazing people who’d like to support my project on Patreon.
During the year, you will also get a collection of prints and useable postcards of already completed watercolors, and those in progress. The goal is 100 watercolors! There might be an acrylic piece in there too, but that remains to be seen.
This weekend I’ll be setting up a poll over there for your input, so be sure to check that out!
For as little as $1 a month, you will be supporting my on-going project Drawn and Divided. Consisting mostly of watercolors, but may well include other mediums depending on the subjects I’ll be sketching or painting, this project takes a look at the world by way of my travel sketches and on-site photos. What do you get out of it? Well, aside for the wonderful feeling of being part of a creative effort, you will also get free prints, or sets of postcard versions of the sketches… Even collections. I already have a series of 12 watercolors that, one by one with your help, will be shared with you. Please don’t be afraid, you can reject a month or even cancel if you change your mind, but levels start at just one dollar a month! Other levels include $3, $5, and $7, so there is something for everyone, and everyone will get something out of it.
Some of my horse related pieces might become part of the deal too, if anyone wishes it! As of today, I have two horse prints to start things going – to anyone pledging $1 a month, I’ll send you the set of two prints. This will let me reproduce the watercolors! Visit my Patreon to join in.
These are the two prints I’ll send you, and below them are two samples of the twelve (so far) watercolors.
One of two free prints for becoming a Patron! Gloss print, approximately 6 x 9 inches
One of the two current free gifts for becoming a Patron. Printed on card, approximately 8 x 11 iinches.
Two of the twelve current watercolors:
2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic, on Topps cardstock.
Up for auction, and ending tomorrow, is the last of two available Rogue One series 1 Artist Proof cards. If you wish to bid, please click the image or here to visit Ebay, and thank you!
Work has also begun on Topps’ Walking Dead trading card/sketch card set. Pretty nervous about that, not sure if my work will be approved! Crossing my fingers.
There will soon be another iCardz Brothers in Arms: America at War card available as well – likely on Etsy. I have a few sketched out, just looking for a chance to paint them. AND, a new painting in the works! On the theme of Star Wars, and I’m looking forward to that.
Also have a text update on my Patreon page, will soon have images to go along with it. For one dollar a month (refuseable at any time, cancelable as well), you will be supporting my Drawn and Divided project. More perks are becoming available, and even more free and reduced stuff will be given and offered to Patreons as time goes on. Check it out!
Welp…… It’s been a rollercoaster of a year. In the world, we lost so many public figures including Gene Wilder, Robert Vaughn, Florence Henderson, Fidel Castro, John Glenn, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and unfortunately more. Personally it’s been full of ups and downs, with a couple of family events that have been difficult.
It’s easy to get mired in the nastiness that happens. This year, for me, there have been good things too – a trip to Europe that was more than memorable, my job is still here and I still love it, and most importantly my adult-kids are healthy and wonderful as is my other half. How about you? What makes you happy these days when you think about it?
I’ve a new post on my Patreon – a horse and his window. This one is a public post, have a look! 🙂
Also completed are two Witch cards from Perna Studio’s Witchcraft trading card set. These two are available from my Etsy store.
Please have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! Cheers!
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