I hadn't started a new contest for this month yet due to already having a lot on my plate with trying to get this latest illustration complete, and the queues are actually pretty thick with reservations that peeps hadn't filled out yet.
So I was using the time to experiment with some sketches for myself as warm ups before I got back to the coloring of the main project this month.
One thing these sketches revealed to me is that I still got so much to learn concerning anatomy. XD But its the sort of thing that the more you know the more you understand how much you still don't know.
I really like how some of these came out tho. I'm really torn between wanting to have my shewolves have those long spindly fingers with daggers for claws, that or the design thats closer to a paw, be it bear or wolf. Both have their strong points and difficulties in drawing regularly.
I tend to find myself drawing the same hand poses a bit too often tho. I need to research some alternate angles to experiment with. maybe that will be the next streams warm up just filling a page with claws, hands, and paws.
Which of these did you like most? Don't forget if you have a sketch reserved in the queue to think up what you would like.
While the guidelines are fairly lose on what you can request, be sure to remember that affording the artist more more creative freedom will tend to net you better results, and also take into account the subject matter I most enjoy drawing. :p
Almost forgot, don't forget that I recently reinstated accepting membership payments with Minds Tokens.
For a good while it started to seem like it was a worthless process that only made money for the crypto companies, but recently I learned how to properly cash them out for real money, well relatively speaking.
So if you hadn't given minds.com a try you really should consider giving it a whirl. More and more artist there are starting to accept them as a form of commission or payment for goods.
You can use my referral link to sign up.
Its a social site that works to preserve freedom of speech, and while sometimes that means having to see some stuff u might find offensive or incredibly stupid, it ensures dialogs remain open were we can encounter new ideas or contrary talking points other channels like twitter or facebook actively work to suppress.
gotta take the good with the bad sometimes. The site still has some growing pains to work out, they lack some features I'd really like to see, and they got a major problem with bot accounts trying to farm up extra revenue,
But overall the set up has made for a much more wholesome group of people who can be fun to converse with if not outright enlightening to be around. I rarely use facebook or twitter anymore because It just serves to infuriate me anymore.
Give it a try tho and see what you can accomplish, cultivate the following/feed you want. ^_ ^
Catching up on some of the various birthday sketches and draw over requests I hadn't gotten around to posting up yet. :p
Draw Over for Peffy!
I drew over his original sketch using it as a guideline for the overall concept.
Came out much better than I expected.
Add some more defined musculature, a more dynamic pose for the spine and tail. a few additional details adjusted the proportions a bit.
Been offering Sketch Draw Overs for my Gold Tier Patrons but only one person has been taking me up on the idea.
Is supposed to be 2 per month but he has gone above and beyond with his support So have been doing a few more every so often.
I'm contemplating moving this reward service over to the Silver Tier, Really its something of more value to aspiring artists who might be interested in how I would approach drawing their designs, and show them a couple ways that they might improve upon their craft.
I think it something that benefits most those who are still just beginning to find their style and hone their skills. Don't forget though patrons are allowed to gift their draw overs to other peeps in the discord server.
Tell me if you might be more inclined to become a patron if this reward were moved to a more easily affordable tier. ^ _^
Did another set of Sketch Draw Overs to give peeps a better idea of what you might get after submitting your own sketches.
Don't forget that Gold Tier Patrons get 2 Draw Over Requests per month staring this month!
Submit your requests today via the Wolf Pack Queue in the Crimson Dames Discord!
Not an artist? Thats okay you can offer it to someone who you think would appreciate. ^ _^
I decided to experiment with doing draw overs of sketches provided to me by Peffy, a patron who has gone above and beyond with his support.
I managed to knock out 3 in about an hours time so I think it goes quickly enough that I'll be able to start offering this to all gold tier Patrons. I think I'll experiment with 2 per month.
This will be a perk that will greatly benefit aspiring artists as well as myself in that it will help to re enforce key lessons I might be going slack on.
I'll go ahead and open it up starting today. Gold Tier Patrons will be allowed to submit 2 sketches to the WolfPack Queue and In the Crimson Dames Discord Server.
If your a Gold Tier Patron and don't draw, you can submit works from a friend who you think would be able to benefit from the process and would appreciate it.