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More background work on "Ocean Lord."  

The ocean is done.  Now for the stormy sky.


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This is my next project:

This is a sketch I did several years ago with the intent to turn it into a painting. 


Starting with the background; still very loose and sketchy, just blocking in the basic colors at this point.  I'm going with a cooler palette than I used in my last painting.   I'm going to call this one "Ocean Lord."


Will post updates as the painting progresses!

Like what you see on this blog?  Feel free to tip the artist!  Contributors who are in the US will receive a free print of their choice, either of an already completed work, or the work in progress contributed toward, once complete.  Also, size of print depends on contribution amount and sizes available. So if you tip, please let me know in a private message so I can contact you regarding your print.






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So, I thought I'd gather several pieces that are available as prints on ImageKind and post them here with the links to their sale pages.  Click the images to be taken to the print-on-demand site; there are numerous options for sizing, matting, and framing.  :)


Tears, Blood, Diamonds




Star Diver



Woman of the Mists


Ghostlight
 


Trickster




Soulless Sword of Desire



Vampire



Transcend



Sylph
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Update on "Diamond Tears."

Face and body complete (will probably do some touch up at the end).  Still have to complete the drapery, rose, and background.


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After sketching this about a thousand times, I finally broke down and used a web cam to get a pose.

No, this doesn't look like me.  :P

Digital painting in progress:  Diamond Tears.  Click for larger.


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So, over the past two days, I've done some work on the three crowdfunding pieces I have currently in production, as well as the Prize Drawing piece.  

As I mentioned previously, I've finished "Starcrossed."  


I did the flat colors for "Trickster."




I worked on the background cliffs in the waterfall painting. 


And, I did the inks on "Firespirit."  This is being done for the winner of the last prize drawing, and will be available to the general public.




All three of these crowdfunded pieces are still open for funding!  U.S. Contributors who contribute $3 or more will receive a complimentary print of the image they helped to fund from Zazzle, and all contributors will receive a full-sized image download.  (Size of print depends on amount of contribution; sizes start at 4x6.)  Once a piece is fully funded, the full sized image will be released to the public.

Current funding stats are as follows:

"Starcrossed": $4 of $40
"Trickster": $0 of $40
Waterfall painting (as yet untitled):  $0 of $100


If you would like to contribute to any or all of these projects, click the "Tip Jar" icon, which will take you to PayPal.  Please be sure to leave me a message to let me know who you are and what you're contributing to, so I can be sure to send you your perks!






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Have an original role playing character, or an original fiction character that you would like to see realized in a drawing?  

I am once again open for character portrait commissions!  These will be head-and-shoulders portraits.  Black and white portraits are only $5!  

Color options are also available during Portrait Days at heavy discount-- see below cut for more information.


Click to read more info; please read it all before putting in your request! )


Some examples from previous Character Portrait Days--click to enlarge





Discounted Character Portraits-- click dropdown menu to select




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Update: 3/5/12:  "Starcrossed" has been completed.  Funding currently stands at $4 of $40.


UPDATE:  2/27/12
"Trickster Fae" has been inked! (Click for full size)




This is the landing page for my three current crowdfunding projects.  I will continuously link back here with updates.

The center image is the only one with a title-- "Trickster."  If any of you have suggestions for the other two, feel free to comment!

Current status of each (clicky to enlarge):



The funding goals for these three images are:

Waterfall:  $100
Trickster fey:  $40
Kissing couple:  $40

Funding stats:
"Trickster": $0 of $40.
"Starcrossed": $4 of $40
Waterfall painting (as yet unnamed):  $0 of $100.

If you would like to contribute to any or all of these projects, please click the "Tip Jar" icon below.  Also, please be sure to leave me a comment or a PM to let me know you contributed, and for what project, so I can be sure to send you prints of the projects you contributed to when they are complete!  (Sorry, I can only do U.S. shipping at this time-- I can't afford international rates)  When a project is fully funded, the full sized image will be released to the public.

Any contributors will receive the full size, high res file in a link, and U.S. based contributors will receive a print of the project they donated to.  Size of print depends on donation.

I'll also use this as the landing page for "Firespirit," the Prize Drawing piece I'm creating for [livejournal.com profile] minor_architect.










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It's been a very productive week, with three character portraits completed, fourteen sketches for Free Sketch Day, and two crowdfunding projects and a prize drawing illustration started.

Character Portraits:

From left to right (from the last two weeks):  [livejournal.com profile] timelord1's Rowenne Kennock and Jaerus, [livejournal.com profile] ellenmillion's Torn World character Ivarra, [livejournal.com profile] timelord1's creature the Uilebheist, and [livejournal.com profile] just_the_ash's character Angamarth.

 



Prize Drawing Illustration:

I completed the line art for [livejournal.com profile] minor_architect's prize drawing illustration.  I'm calling this one Firespirit. (Note: nudity, so full size sketch is not work safe!)


Crowdfunded pieces:

Blocked in the flat colors over the sketch for the waterfall painting, as yet untitled.



And completed the line art for Trickster.



Remember, the waterfall painting and "Trickster" are open for crowdfunding!  Contribute to whichever one you like by clicking the "Tip Jar" icon.  Be sure to specify what you want tips to go toward, and let me know what your LJ ID is so I can keep track of everyone and send out perks when they're ready.






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[livejournal.com profile] minor_architect won the Prize Drawing yesterday!  This person will receive a digitally inked and colorized image based on the below image (click to enlarge):




As no one voted for the next crowdfunding pieces, I will begin work on these three:

  

The first one (the landscape) will be digitally painted, and the other two will be digitally inked and colorized.  
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So, to give a bit more variety, I thought I'd test working three crowdfunded pieces simultaneously. I will be doing two digitally inked and colorized pieces and one digital painting. And you guys get to vote on what I'll be doing!

So, go check out my last two FSD compilation posts, linked to here, and vote for three images each. The winners will be the next projects I commence with. Voting closes at 10 p.m. tonight, and results will be announced tomorrow at 10 a.m.

January 17
January 31
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Edit:  the Paypal button should be fixed now.  Sorry about that, guys!

Have an original role playing character, or an original fiction character that you would like to see realized in a drawing?  

Each week on Wednesday and Thursday, I will open up for character portrait commissions.  These will be head-and-shoulders portraits.  Black and white portraits are only $5!  

Color options are also available during Portrait Days at heavy discount-- see below cut for more information.


Click to read more info; please read it all before putting in your request! )


Some examples from previous Character Portrait Days--click to enlarge


Discounted Character Portraits-- click dropdown menu to select

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Good morning, friends list!

Last week, I held $5 Character Portrait Days, which went quite well.  Today, I'm going to offer other heavily discounted portrait options, so I'm going to change the name of this event to:

Discounted Character Portrait Days

 Have an original role playing character, or an original fiction character that you would like to see realized in a drawing?  

Each week on Wednesday and Thursday, I will open up for character portrait commissions.  These will be head-and-shoulders portraits.  


Click to read more info; please read it all before putting in your request! )


An example-- click to enlarge.



Discounted Character Portraits-- click dropdown menu to select





Note:  Please also bear in mind that I'm currently caring for an Alzheimer's patient who needs constant supervision and frequent hands-on care while creating artwork, so turnaround time will be slower than normal.  I'll attempt to get to everyone's artwork by the end of this week.
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I've come for a fly-by post to let you all know that my recent digital painting, Alight with Serenity, is now available as a print on ImageKind.  Pricing starts at $9.49.  

Also, be watching Amyla's Designs on Zazzle, because it will also be for sale there (under the Nature category) when it is approved.


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Yesterday's Prize Drawing is now closed and comments will be taken to screened.  Thank you for participating!  

Good afternoon, friends!

So, here we are nearing the end of December, as well as 2011. This month has been a rocky one for my family and me, but we've all gotten through it more or less intact. I didn't hold as many Free Sketch Days as I'd hoped, but when I was able to, I was very excited about the turnout and the wonderful prompts given.

And today, being near the end of the month, it's time to hold my monthly prize drawing! The prize is a free digitally inked and colored image of your choice, from this month's Free Sketch Day posts (which I'll link to here). Anyone is eligible to apply-- just leave a comment here and state which sketch you would like to see completed. Tomorrow morning, I will write down all the names on scraps of paper, put them in a bowl, shake them up a bit, and draw one name at random. The winner will be announced in the morning, and I will create and email him/her a full-color, full sized, high resolution piece of art based on the sketch of their choice from this week's FSD. (Please allow at least a week for completion of the image; I'm a very busy gal!)

Here are the sketch compilation posts for this month for the FSDs held since the last prize drawing:

12/27-- http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/24647.html

12/13-- http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/23007.html

11/29-- http://shadows-gallery.livejournal.com/21261.html

Choose any one sketch from these links and comment on this entry to apply for the prize drawing.


As always, I take private commissions for finished pieces. Also, any tips accrued on this page at any time will (unless otherwise specified by the tipper) go towards funding finished artwork that will be voted on by all of you when the cost of completed work is reached. There is currently $3 in the Tip Jar, so another $17 will fund a completed, detailed black and white drawing; an additional $37 will fund a digitally inked and colorized illustration; and an additional $97 will cover a simple digital painting.






I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday season!  Until later,

Amyla

WIP

Dec. 17th, 2011 12:06 pm
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So, it's Saturday, which means Errand Day.  I'll be running all over creation today.  I really just want to paint.

I've been working on Christmas presents for the family.  I finished my dad's last week-- the Star Trek poster.  Yesterday, I started work on my mother's.

Here's a preview of it-- it'll be done in the next few days, hopefully.  If I have time today, I'll be working on the rocks.  This is being digitally painted in Gimp.  It's not my usual subject matter, but I'm having fun with it!

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Here are the results of today's Free Sketch Day.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated and helped to spread the word!  We had a wonderful turnout today.

Several large images under cut. )
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Attention friends:

I am holding a Holiday Sale!

From now until December 16, my commission/crowdfunding-total prices will be the following:

Black and White Drawing-- $10 (usually $20)
Example (to see the full sized images, click thumbnail):


Digitally Inked and Colored Drawing-- $30 (usually $40)
Example:


Digital Painting-- $75 and up (usually $100 and up)
Example:


Please do remember to allow time for completion of artwork!  More complex pieces and digital paintings will take longer, so if you're wanting it as a Christmas gift, be sure to get your order in a.s.a.p.  I can take payments in smaller increments if it's easier.  Send me a private message through Live Journal for more information or to order a piece.

I take payments through PayPal.  For easy access, click the Tip Jar icon below.

I hope everyone has a wonderful winter holiday season!  Cheers!






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At long last!  After much frustration and some despondency, the result of a corrupted file, Sylph has been re-painted.  It is now complete.



I am currently uploading the image to Zazzle, where it will be available on a variety of merchandise including prints, coffee mugs, mouse pads, clothing, and more.  Links will be posted when available.

Look below the cut for a step-by-step illustrative process of how the painting was made, and a larger-sized watermarked final image!

Many images below cut! )

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