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Trying Something New ~ ft. the smudge tool

Amidst all the fun I usually have with commission work, there are also times when I get a little stuck or stressed out. I recently had a couple days when I was feeling particularly frustrated with my work, so I decided to take a break and just paint something in GIMP for fun, and try …

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Of Elven Princesses and Monster Hunters ~ an adventure in character art

An alternate subtitle for this post could have been, "Why You Probably Shouldn't Trust Me to Draw Your Characters—I may just turn them into hipsters", but I didn't think that would be good for business. (Plus it was too long for my header graphic.) So I decided to play it safe... Welcome, my friends, to …

Gestures, Character Art, and Failed Portraits ~ drawings from the sketchbook

Well, my friends, after four long years... after many breakthroughs, and lots of discovery and exploration... after a trip to the zoo, and all the times it's been stuffed into my backpack with a couple of pencils and erasers... I've finally filled up my old hardcover sketchbook! Almost. There's still one or two pages there …

In Which Saw Blades Go to the Fair, and I Try Various New Art Techniques

Hello friends! Welcome back to another art dump. I am your host, Chalice Sleep, and this week we'll be talking all about innovation. (Maybe that's not quite the right word... but I'm rolling with it.) You see, I've been trying new things. Some due to that's what I was commissioned to do. Some due to …

Making Fun of Phillip Carlyle ~ in which i share a bit of digital fan art

Welcome, my friends, to another post on Lionhearted Art. Today, I'm going to be sharing with you a little bit of art. Technically "fan art," but not, because technically... I'm not actually a fan. And unless you're not a fan either, you probably already know what this post is going to be about. Namely, The …