Fall is here! Well..it’s almost here. You can tell the weather is shifting toward cool evenings, there are pumpkin spice everything on the shelves, and even Halloween stores are starting to spring up like mushrooms. Speaking of which! I asked on Instagram what kind of fall wallpaper people wanted to see and mushrooms was the most popular choice. So here are a few phone fall autumn wallpapers. If you have suggestions for the next free wallpaper, just comment below or DM me on Instagram/Twitter. For a bit of spring, try the cherry wallpaper. Enjoy!
To download: Either right click > Open Image in a New Tab, maximize, then right click and select Save Image As, or just right click and select Save Image As. If you’re on your phone – just hold/press the image until a Save Image option pops up. These are 1080×1920 but if you need another size, let my know.
Art favorites are very hard to nail down, because really ALL my art tools are my favorites. Who can forget the eraser, that unsung hero! Sorry, I’ve been watching too much Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and my speech patterns only just adapting to modern English again. I hope you find these helpful or if you want, share what you’ve been liking – I’m always looking for new art supplies to try (and fall in love with!).
So this week was super busy to the max – completed the new Doom and Bloom series, made prints, put them up for the art walk, started an Etsy store, and updated my portfolio. Many cups of tea consumed and much of Netflix watched. But now I can finally relax (haha, just kidding, next art walk is in November!) and kind of reflect a bit. I was actually thinking about how difficult it is to show the best side of your art or illustration in a portfolio. Why shouldn’t I include all those amazing sketches or Critical Role fan art? It’s so hard! You just have to be ruthless – here’s a good write up on how to get started if you’re in the same boat. I removed one project that was dear to my heart and I wanted to share it here.
Barter is a short animation inspired by Russian folk tales of Fire-bird and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden). The individual elements were done by hand and animated, I want to say I used Photoshop for the final animation. I really liked the drawing part and the environment, the whole process made me appreciate animators so much. Thank you for taking this walk down memory lane with me!
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