Monday, June 22, 2020

Background Painting Sketch: Misty Forest



   A very quick digital painting sketch, trying to figure out some techniques. Still need to work at it a bit, but there are things I like about this enough to share it!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Illustration Samples: Cute Kids



These are a few samples of some elementary school kids in a digital pencil-and-watercolor sort of style I was experimenting with.

Side note: If you've visited my site before, you may have noticed that a Character Design page is now gone. To streamline, I removed that as a separate page and now have some of those designs in the Illustration section under "Character Studies".

Monday, May 11, 2020

Background Art: Twilight Winterscape



New background painting, although this one does feel like it could pass for an illustration in its own right. I wanted to try out a much more graphic, highly stylized design to get out of my default of leaning toward a more naturalistic style. It was really fun!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Background Art: BG Painting Studies




Some background painting studies I did last week after watching the beautiful, inspiring Princess Mononoke. Done in Photoshop.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Illustration Samples: Lovable Pets


   Page of pets - not much else to it than that! :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Illustration: Snow Day



   Trying some new methods for painting digitally, as well as working on my speed - I did this exceptionally fast (for me), and though there are a lot of things I was tempted to add, edit, and mull over, I want to be better at calling things "done" and saving what I've learned for the next thing, and just work on increasing my output. So here it is!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Background Art: Fall Town



Trying out a new, looser style of digital painting in this background practice piece. Mimicking watercolors a bit, I'm trying to come up with something simple and speedy yet appealing!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Fiber Art: Friendly Snake



Here's my latest needle felted sculpture, a cute snake! This was my first go at felting an animal that doesn't fall automatically into the cute-and-cuddly category. Available for purchase at Mt. Marten.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Background Art: Mountainside Path



     New background painting piece - mountainside path. Created in Photoshop. Tried to do something atmospheric with the lighting, and I think I got there. :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fiber Art: Autumn Field Mouse

   

New needle felted piece, a brown field mouse with a color motif that lends itself to autumn. This one is not for sale right now, but check back as that might change! Check out current available work at mtmarten.com.