Hey guys. Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve been having troubles with all kinds of things.. Especially finance and housing. I still am having issues. Anyway. I’m trying to get back to illustrating.. I won’t take many photos now though, I don’t really like to leave the house. I guess I’m pretty focused on the illustrations.
I’m adding a WIP for you so you can see what I’ve been working on.. It’s fan art again, this time DashieGames. You can find him on YouTube.
So, Clip Studio Paint apparently has a competition on the theme “space” so I decided to give it a shot. Here’s my progress so far. I’m also posting more progress on Melanie Martinez’s face. I really like how the hair is turning out. Obviously not done yet and very unsure of how to fix the nose, but I’m gonna do it. We’re going camping this weekend, so I’ll probably not be able to get her done until next week though – even though I said I’d be done this weekend. Sorry!
So, a few of you may have figured out by now that the portrait is of the ever so beautiful Melanie Martinez. She’s so unique, it’s hard not to be enamored by her look. So, this is how far I’ve come today while also studying Shakespeare. I feel like such an art student although I’m not.. Anyway. Her nose got super small, so I’m very unhappy with that. I don’t know if I can fix it or not without ruining the whole thing though..
Faces are hard, right? For some people, at least. For me, at least. I’ve always had a hard time finding the lines, shadows and highlights in people’s faces. And the symmetry, the goddamn symmetry… I don’t find faces as rational as the human body. There are so many differences in one person’s face compared to the next. But a body is and always will be a body. No one’s reeeaally gonna question if that nude body you drew was reeeaaally that celeb or that family member or that friend. But their face? There’s a lot that has to be perfect for a face to look like a face. And I don’t do perfect. But hey, honesty I do. So here’s me trying something new. I won’t tell you who it is, because it doesn’t really matter. Maybe you’ll figure it out when I’m done with her. I had to photo trace parts of her eyes though since they went to hell. Now the photo is just side-by-side again though. I think plants are more my vibe. But practice makes perfect, isn’t that so? /Angelimate
It’s here, it’s here! MIDSOMMAR! Some people would argue that June 6th is Sweden’s National day, but I must insist we Swedes like THIS holiday much better. And trust me – it’s nothing like in the movie. (Or is it..?)
I have some future plans I’m excited to share with you soon, so hold on tight. By the way, I have a Pinterest. I post a lot of unique stuff that haven’t reached my Facebook page nor my website yet. Here’s the link: https://www.pinterest.se/angelimatebusiness/
Oh, and you did know I have a Facebook page, right? That’s the way you’ll reach me the quickest with your questions or business proposals. Here’s THAT link: https://www.facebook.com/Angelimate/
Wow, I can’t believe I have my own domain and finally launched the website. I have some things to work on of course. I just wanted to get my name out there first and foremost. Now I can focus on making the site the best it can possibly be. I’m SO excited! Thank you very much for being here with me on this ride!
ALSO! I entered a design competition held by the company OhhDeer today. I’m posting the result of my design in this blog post. Tell me what you think! I don’t expect to win, but who knows! I went for a simplistic feel and had fun with their brand name “OhhDeer”. Our job was to create a design for their subscription boxes. I decided to design the smaller one.