Hey everyone! How have you been?
Can you believe it's been one month since the last compilation? I have to admit, February did sneak up on me with its fewer days, and then I went on a trip to celebrate Carnaval, so I'm late with this! But here we are again, and I'm excited to tell you more about my latest creations!
Remember you can click the images to see them up close!
It was a very good month for emotes! I got to complete a new set of 9 emotes for OMGChad, which were super fun to work on. At the beginning of the month, someone had introduced me to a web tool called Twitch-Contrast Tool, which has been a BIG help ever since! It's so easy to use and I can say for sure it's improved my emote making experience by a large margin.
Once again it's been so fun to shade glass. Also I didn't think I'd get the chance to create a "gasm" emote with a Transformer anytime soon, but here we are! Life truly has many surprises. :P
Speaking of surprises! Here's another thing that was a first time for me!
Does anyone out there know Telegram? Well, if you don't, I gotta say you're missing out. It's a messenger type of app similar to WhatsApp, but much nicer, more secure and more modern. One of the best aspects of it: anyone can create and submit stickers. So I got commissioned to create stickers of this handsome guy, Roderick the bull, and it was so fun to be able to work on comic, exaggerated expressions! I do feel like I might have gone overboard with the details, though. All of the Telegram stickers I've seen are, generally speaking, very simple when it comes to style. I guess it makes sense, since people most likely get them made in large quantities to be used as emotes, so it's only fair that artists out there make them slightly simpler to get them out faster. If I get commissioned to work on a different sticker pack, I'll probably make the choice to go for a simpler, more minimalistic style.
Also, this sticker pack is most likely going to be a collaborative work with several characters from different people, so expect to see similar stuff in the upcoming months!
These are all of the commissions I've completed this month, and I was very surprised when I realized that. It's hard to believe most of February was completely filled with emotes and stickers, they are so small and rather simple! To be fair, though, I do spend a lot of time creating them as well, so I can't be too mad. One might imagine they're so easy to pump out, but there's quite a lot of trial and error, as well as planning involved in making sure an emote looks good enough even under the very limiting canvas size you're given to work with.
Aside from these commissions, however, this month had one very important event that happened recently: The Pokemon Direct! We had a new generation announced, and already got to meet their starters! I got so excited I couldn't help it but put some of that in the canvas, so I ended up making a series of pieces to celebrate the new pokemon:
Scorbunny was my favorite! Look at that round and cute face. He was the first one I finished and posted shortly after the Direct, and he ended up getting quite a bit of attention on twitter, so I thought it was only fair to draw the other two as well. I can't wait to meet their evolutions soon!
Aside from successfully creating a piece of fanart this month, I continued dedicating to my studies. I've been trying to keep up with gesture drawings and pet sketches, so I might as well show a little bit of that.
The initial plan was sketching many more pets than that, and also do many more gesture classes, but I have yet to get better at creating a routine and sticking to it. It's so easy to accidentally skip them and go straight to work, specially when I'm on tight deadlines. It feels counterproductive to stop myself from working on a commission and doing some study sketches instead, but I'm sure they are just as important for my improvement this year.
I'll keep doing my best and documenting it all for you to come along in this journey! I hope you guys liked this month's art compilation, and I hope to see you next time!