A week of the new year has gone past, and the daily art promice has been kept, I've gotten some sort of a routine on this now, and I'm confident that I can hold this up for the rest of the year, with some missteps from now and then of course. I even managed to squeeze in two sketches on day 5, so that's a good sign.
I'm working on the site as always, but right now it feels like a great base where I can post my art, and spread it around. So I'm starting to think about what to do next. It feels like I need to get some sort of products up soon, I want to sell my art, and things containing my art, so I will look into ways of doing this asap, it'll probably start with something simple as postcards. I have a couple paintings done that would do good in that format. So I need to check pricing and such for printing a batch and see if it sells. I don't want to use any 3:rd party solutions, so I'll look for local printshops and see if I can get a nice price for doing a batch. More about that when I know about the possibilites.
The daily art is up for sale at a fixed price of 250:- (that's swedish kroner, approx. $32 or â‚¬27). So if you're interested in one of them, just send me a mail. Here's a rundown of my favorite 3 pieces of the week!
First face of the year, I've been experimenting with charcoal for a while now, and I'm always pushing it a bit to far most times, but now I've taken it a step back and keep myself to one layer (earlier I've been working in a lot of layers, fixating the charcoal each round to be able to work in a levels of darkness to pump up the contrast).
You can never draw to many figure studies, this first week has had this as a main theme. Talking about themes, I will try to concentrate on specific themes each week, this week was figure drawing, next week I will try to keep to portraits as much as possible. (started that some this past week though).
After seeing the latest Hobbit I just had to do some creature sketching. This one is some sort of troll. First graphite drawing of the year as well!
Well that's all for this weeks roundup, be sure to keep an eye on the artwork page for daily updates!