I didn’t manage to catch the Inktober train this year but I have been drawing regularly prior to NaNoWriMo. I want to get as much drawing out of my system as I can, before I disappear into the realm of words for a whole month.
I also finally got around to making a header picture to emblazon the top of my RedBubble portfolio. After several false starts, I settle for a pink, purple and blue unicorn galloping through space. I think that this, more than anything else that I attempted, best summarises the type of art I have in my portfolio!
Cover/header for my RedBubble portfolio. Digital painting – flokot.redbubble.com.
I’ve been plugging away (slowly) at trying to get the hang of digital art. At this stage I am using MediBang Paint Pro – if I continue to progress I plan to upgrade to one of the more professional art programmes, but that said MediBang Paint is proving to be a wonderful learning tool. I have a Wacom Intuos tablet that is absolutely fantastic.
Long time followers will have seen some of these before, but an artist still has to make a living and some of my old drawings are still my most popular! So, I present to you, some of my drawings that are currently available for purchase at my RedBubble store, flokot.redbubble.com. Here are shown a selection of products, but for more information, prices, ordering, and options, please view them on RedBubble.
*These are believed correct at the time of compilation and shared in good faith but are subject to change without notice. Please note that as I am merely the designer of the art printed onto these products, any questions, queries or concerns about the products needs to be directed to RedBubble.
Original illustration: 2009, hand drawn in ink on paper.
Custom sized and cut scratch-resistant vinyl removable lap top skin, available at flokot.redbubble.com. To see all of my currently available lap top skin designs, see HERE. At the time of writing (May 2016), skins are available for 11″, 13″ and 15″ lap tops. Please see RedBubble for further specifications.
Original illustration: 2011, fine point felt tip marker and fine point pen on paper.
See all my coffee mug designs HERE at flokot.redbubble.com. Also available: travel mugs.
Polyester pencil case / studio pouch. To see all of my current pencil case designs, please see HERE. Also available: hardcover journals, in your choice of ruled line, blank or graph pages. See flokot.redbubble.com for more information.
Screenshots and information were compiled from my RedBubble portfolio, flokot.redbubble.com on 25 May 2016.
I’ve been going through the fairly labour-intensive process of updating my RedBubble portfolio to accommodate their newer ranges of products. When I first joined, it was just art prints and t-shirts. I love their new product ranges, though I have to actively edit each of my artworks to suit the various new products. In many cases I’m really happy with the results. New products like spiral-bound notebooks and scarves have given my drawings a new lease of life.
Technically my art is “just” a hobby. It by no means produces a liveable income – as helpful as that would be (Australia’s complex tax laws aside!). My day job is a stay-at-home-parent, but I am looking to take on my visual arts and writing as more serious pursuits. In particular, my writing is something that I want to develop to a much higher standard. It’s a good way to keep the brain going before the kids are self-sufficiently old enough for me to head back to university. But I am profoundly grateful that so many people seem to enjoy my art, and do so enough to buy items from my RedBubble portfolio. It’s very encouraging and it keeps me motivated to continually work on improving my illustration and painting skills.
Here is a list of some of my newly-updated artworks*:
“Snowstorm Beardstorm” – a Viking-themed ink illustration from 2013. (Shown in the above screenshot.)
“City Skyline” – a sepia-toned ink illustration of skyscrapers and cloudy skies. 2015.
“Tentacle Monster and Woolly Quadruped” – fantasy creatures inspired by, of all things, the water running down the shower screen and the abstract forms of the rivulets of water. Yeah, the shower is my meditative thinking space. Ink on paper. 2011.
*Far distant future readers may find that some of these links are no longer active. To see currently available products, please go to flokot.redbubble.com!
**I’ve noticed that RedBubble currently has customer reviews listed against each work. Please note, these reviews are in response to RedBubble.Com’s product range in general and do not necessarily refer to the satisfaction levels of my own works’ customers.
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. God Himself is not secure, having given man dominion over His works! Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Faith alone defends. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." -Helen Keller