So, who is following me on @simply klaire?
Small heads up! If you are following me on Patreon I'm running a small weekly giveaway there for the next four weeks to say thank you to everyone who has supported me. Some of you might remember these from before I was in @malumiofficial and was in @fenixofficial I loved these three illustrations in particular, but now I think it's time they go to a new home.
If any of you are following me on Patreon you'll know that I've been very, very sick this past year and a bit. I hope I'm not jumping the gun right now, but after finally getting a diagnosis, medication and one hell of a lifestyle change I'm feeling better than I have in over 15 years. I'm not in pain all the time, my energy is back and I feel like I have my life again. Today I took the first step in coming back and bought some new batteries for my camera. Today I'm going to film some content for @simply klaire, tomorrow I'll be working on the second Outsider book (you can find it all on Patreon or read it on my website ) and after that I'm going to start making videos for Klaire de LysArt again. I'm still fleshing out how it's all going to work and the slightly different direction I want to go in, but it's all possible now. Honestly, a few months ago I thought I'd have to leave You Tube completely. It's nice to be back.
Finally outlined. The plan is to experiment with black, white and gold for this peice. Quite excited to see how it turns out! Once its's finished the outline will be available on Patreon. #artwork #artistsoninstagram #art #artistsofinstagram #ink #inkart #pen #morbid #darkart #life #death #beautiful #creepybeautiful #skull #blackandwhite
Making the Chrismas garland for our banister over on @simply klaire It's should look fantastic once I'm done! :D
Today I have my first free day since Potato was born three months ago. On the list is a tone of Outsider illustrations, blog photography for @simply klaire and far too much filming. Since I have less free time than I used, to I've been trying to find ways to make everything faster and more efficient. One thing I do now is keep my photography background props in a drawer so that I can pull out the drawer, arrange the product inside it, shoot a few pictures and then put the drawer back. Less mess, faster and much simpler than my old setup. #photography #blog #blogphotography #bblogger #photographytips #organisation
Sorry about the radio silence the last few days. Potato got sick, then I got sick and it's been a little bit of a scramble trying to keep up. I had planned on doing #inktober this year, but getting ill put a spanner in those plans. This was the piece I wanted to do for the day 1 theme of 'poisonus'. I still need to add the colour inks, but first I'm going to scan it and make the outline available on my Patreon today. My plan is to try and pickup #inktober from here. Let's see how I do! 😁
Studio is organised enough now for me to get started on this piece again. Still have a fair amount left, but I think I'm about half way through. Since drawing it this image has grown a lot more in my head. I'm thinking I might make it part of a series, not sure yet. Can't wait to paint the poppies and add the gold to this piece! :D #art #death #life #pointalism #blackandwhite #skull #baby
Normally I'd keep my personal posts to my @simply klaire account, but my little Potato arrived.
Sending them off a day late (sorry ) but my email subscriber giveaway winners have been picked and should have their prizes arriving in the next week! :D If you aren't following me through the email list already its the best way to stay updated for my blog posts, Outsider chapter updates and videos. #giveaway
Having a look at the clothing reference drawings I did a while back before I draw Holmvé for tonights Outsider chapter. I need to do more of these at some point, especially since there is quite a big difference between the Logburg and Bjargtre fashions, but for the moment, these are enough. #conceptart #drawings #clothes #fantasy #fantasyart #dwarves #outsider
Detail, detail and more detail. The neatened outlined version will be up on Patreon tomorrow, then I'll get started on filling it in. It's going to take forever, but there's something really relaxing about pointillism and drawing skulls. #art #drawing #pointillism #dots #skull #death #flowers
I completely forgot to post about these last week and yesterday, but if you're following the series, I've finally made a mailing list on the blog so that you're notified each time a chapter or blog post goes live : ) #art #outsider #illustration #goblin #elf #halfelf #fantasy #pencil #chapter