Conrad the Cat

I had the pleasure of taking on a commission for a friend where I turned their adorable housecat into a chibi. I'm very happy with how these turned out, and now without further ado, I introduce to you, Conrad the Cat! 

Conrad the Cat as a Chibi

Conrad the Cat done in my Hardline Style

And here is the Real Conrad the Cat! (Picture (c) Conrad's owner, Br1gz)

365 Day Project Complete

2016 - Day 367: (<- I derped on the counting along the way and did 2 extra days ;P)
This completes my 365 day challenge, and I have to say that I'm relieved. Thank you so much to everyone who has followed along, liked my work, commented, reblogged, reposted, or even just dropping in to take a glance every once in a while. I truly appreciate the support and cannot thank you guys enough! <33

This year long challenge has been a difficult one, and at the end of the year, even though I accomplished my goal, I'm kind of... looking back and feeling unhappy about it. I feel like a lot of the days I rushed through work just to have something to share with you guys and that it didn't really benefit me or you in the end. So, with that being said, I am ending this challenge here, and setting myself a new goal. I want to work on less pieces at a time, to give each one more love and attention, and more specifically to complete 1 fully rendered piece (in any style) every month that I am proud of. I think this will allow me to not only work on finetuning my skills in the areas I want to improve, but I think it will also make me happier with my own work. We are our own worst critics, and I am trying to get out of that self-depricating rut because whenever I fall in my work suffers. So that's just no good. Gotta stop that. And your support, and my lovely husband's constant encouragement, is what helps me get out of that state of mind and looking forward to providing you guys with more content to enjoy. So thank you thank you thank you. Onwards and forwards into the new year!

Muchaesque: Vulcan - Silks & Sands

2016 - Day 327:
Ohboy, these markings on this character... well that took awhile anyway. 

I'm trying to sort out a pricing scheme for these Muchaesque portraits. What they consist of is: A Fullbody Character, Simple speedpainted background, Textured outer background & an embellished frame that suits the character. So there's a lot to consider, but I'm hoping to have pricing sorted out soon.

'Fast' - Inktober 2016 - #1

2016 - Day 274:
Today is the very first day of October, and that means.... Inktober! This year I will be following the official prompts and completing all of my pieces in ink on a 9x12 piece of 90lb paper. If I have some extra time I may also add some colour to the piece digitally, so some days will have 2 versions. 

'Fast' portrays a rabbitdog zipping forward, never looking back, and always on a mission. 

If you are interested in purchasing this original piece listed at $20USD + shipping, please email me (ola@darkmoondancer.com) to sort out details.

Digitally coloured.

Original piece as shown. Black ink, on 9x12inches 90lb acid-free paper. 

Wait

2016 - Day 257:
I'm trying to define my cartoon-y/comic-y style, and I think I am right where I want it to be here. A few things were messier than expected, but I think if I do a few more pieces like this I will be comfortable offering this style up to you guys for commissions! I already have so many ideas for characters that would look amazing in this sort of style. 
((PS. Might need to come up with a better name for this style x.x))

WIP: The Gatherer

2016 - Day 256:
Now, I don't like posting a WIP (work in progress) as my piece of the day, but considering this is almost the only thing I worked on all day.... here we are! As you can see, I've worked out the basic colours and the approximate shapes/lines and am in the middle of rendering everything out. Snakes and some of the accessories have been rendered, at least preliminary rendering, but they may yet get some texturing or touchups when we get to the end of the first round of rendering. I am very excited to be working on a painting like this since it is giving me a chance to stretch my fingers out and really put to the test all the things I've been learning and studying over the last several months. 

Study: Self Portrait

2016 - Day 255:
I don't think I've drawn a self-portrait in... well in years for sure! I began this piece hoping to emulate a style that I admire, but I think what happened is I adopted a few techniques into what you would call my 'natural' style... or rather one of the ways that drawings turn out when I'm not paying too much attention to detail. It's so hard to not focus on details for me... but for this very reason I've got a few things I wanted to try out this week to see about an outlet for simplicity. You'll see what I mean soon ;)