After a number of months and little-to-no-time for blogging thanks to school, I finally managed to create a new layout for Victoresque. Christmas break started for me a few weeks ago, and I have been busy with catching up on reading and personal art projects. The spring semester starts for me on January 17, so I still have quite a bit of time left, thankfully.
It’s 2013. I am not one for making New Year’s Resolutions because I know I won’t keep half of them. XD My goals for 2013 are simply to survive this next set of classes, create more art, experiment with more media and styles, read more books, create more graphic design work, and actually make an attempt to make a living off of my art. The same goals that I have every year.
As far as blogging goes, I’m not for sure how often I will be writing. I definitely will be posting my art and sketches here more regularly now that I am finally getting around to fixing up the site. It’ll probably act more as an art/design blog more than anything with the occasional book review and the occasional post about big cat conservation.
Speaking of big cats, I used my recent digital lion painting for the new layout header. :) It’s actually from a poster that I created last month to promote the wild cat organization Panthera. Once I finish reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King (which is really good so far, by the way), then I am going to finish up and upload the tiger painting that I used. These photorealistic big cat digital paintings are part of a new series that I’ll be working on titled Felidae.
And since I (desperately) need to increase my graphic design portfolio this year, I’ve just decided to create a series of vector-based posters involving wild cats. I haven’t established a “style” or “look” for them yet, but it’s something I’ll have to research and sketch out for ideas. I’m also planning out a series of minimalistic movie posters for some of my favourite books.
I’m still not set up to sell prints yet. I know it has been months and I should have them selling right now, but agh. The combination of school and creating art is taking so much time. I’m looking into selling some of my work through the Prints system at deviantART or over at society6 so I won’t have to worry about printing and shipping the prints myself. The prints I have with me that I made a while back, I’ll sell personally at this site. I just have to set it up, which I will do before the spring semester starts. I’ll start going through and photographing them this week and begin creating all the pages needed to sell them.
When I get the print issue settled, I’ll update the “Art” section of this site. There is quite a bit of work that I’ve done that I haven’t uploaded here, so that’s something to look forward to. :)