Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fan- The Spring Faun

Hello! Another one of my rare coloured pieces I did the previous winter and longing for spring. Now that winter is nearing again, it is fun to look back on this piece and have memories of the winter past. I wanted a touch a whimsy for this, so I put in some strange fantasy style fish flying about in the background.  They were supposed to be Koi fish, but as you can see that didn't work out so well.  I gave him a wand to represent his magical ability to wake life up from it's long slumber and the rabbit represents new life born in the spring.  Since there are so many magnolias that bloom here in BC  in the spring, I have always associated spring with magnolias.

He was quite a chore to colour, then again I find colour tough to use as I am always afraid that it will ruin the drawing. I used my favourite Faber-Castell watercolour pencils which I always use dry, because they create a beautiful soft colour.  I use a colourless blender to smooth out the finished look and added some white ink splashes for some fun sparkles.

What is your favourite season? Do you create anything to celebrate a certain season?

Hope you guys like him! If you'd like to see me working on him(it's in three parts) you can find that on my channel here: Inktangles -Fan the Faun Speed Paint-Part 3
He is also available on my RedBubble Shop! 

Thank you guys so much for reading!  Have a beautiful week. Cheers!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Nine Tailed Fox

Hello again everyone!  I thought I would share some more recent art I have been working on lately. This is from a collab I did with another amazing artist over on YouTube. The theme we picked was Mythological creatures.  Which was a really fun theme to illustrate.  As I was doing some research, I was originally going to draw something on the Kitsune, I came across the Chinese folk lore of the Nine Tailed Fox spirit.  It was such a beautifully tragic love story that I could just not resist drawing this gorgeous fox spirit. I highly recommend that you Google the story. =D

I looked up serveral different Asian fox masks for this, and settled on something that looked like a good mix between Japanese and Chinese.  I wanted to include something that was a send off to my original Kitsune idea.

I decided to go with colour for this one.  So I broke out my favourite Faber-Castell coloured pencils, which are actually their watercolour brand that I always use dry as they work really well dry rather than as watercolours.  I blend them with a colourless blender to smooth things out.  I wanted a really muted palette for this to sort of replicate an old style print.

I hope you all liked this and have a beautiful, creative weekend! Cheers! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hello! Returning to blogging! Woo!

Helllooo out there!  I am so sorry it has been so very long since I last blogged here. Finally had the chance to replace my dead old laptop. Yayy!  So now I can finally return here. I am very, very excited about that. I will do my best on keeping this up. =D

I have been very active on a lot of other social sites.  Till I post some new work here you can see what I have been up to on: Instagram: @themuchacafe
                                           RedBubble Shop:

I look forward to seeing you there!

One of the things I would like to do with this blog now is to share with you the one shot manga I have been working one lately.  I have worked on stories in the past, but now that I've been on YouTube for a year and a half now, it's taught me how to be really organized.  And I mean really organized and finally able to meet my deadlines.  It's been one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and I love being on YouTube so much!  So, I feel this story will finally bloom and come to life and not fall to the back burner like most of my other stories.  I cannot not wait to share it with you here.  I have two character designs I have finished, which I will be posting here very soon once I finish up the backstories.

I hope you will join me on this new journey, your feedback will be so great to hear. ^_^

Have an absolutely wonderful week!