I offered commissions for the first and only time about two years ago. It was right before a move from rural Illinois to near Austin, TX, A move, in part, to get more into the art scene somewhere. One neighbor for eight square miles meant that not a lot of other folks were even around, let alone interested in art.
As a self taught dude, I felt like the move was an important one to make. I’d spent ten years teaching myself art in isolation and I wanted to be around others who made it. Things really popped off for me after. In strange and amazing ways. My schedule, however, was borked beyond repair.
I offered everyone refunds because I was only able to chip away slowly, but they all wanted to wait. They’ve been amazing! As of about a month ago, I finally got things worked out into a position where I could dedicate a lot of time to personal work. I’m excited for two BIG reasons, among many others.
One, I get to finally chew through the remaining commissions. Above is about half of what was left. It’ll be a huge weight off my chest to close these out. Everyone has had the patience of a saint and I really appreciate how awesome the community has been.
Two, I get to make personal work, not freelance work, for the first time since 2006. Now that my schedule will clear, and my life stuff has equalized, I’m going to be focusing on making works for no reason other than my own interest for the first time in almost ten years.
The old set contained nine brushes. The new set contains one hundred. That’s more than ten times the brushes of the old set! Oils, acrylics, wash brushes, digital concept art brushes, and more, all for Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint.
NEW Concept Painting brushes designed for digital character and environmental art workflows.
NEW High Res Wash brushes with detailed, high resolution repeating patterns for more convincing digital watercolor work.
And a heap more! I’ve consolidated existing sets and added new brushes to simplify things moving forward. All my paint and wash brushes are now in one place.
We were tasked with only using two colors set to multiply. Digital duotones, basically.
Most folks default to lineart when working with spots, but you can do so much more. I’ve put in a lot of time over the last few years working at making convincing limited color, painterly work for screen printing.