Catching Up on What You are Missing

I just added an in depth post about process choices concerning my current painting project on my Patreon page.  This one has me excited and I hope you will join me on the journey.  Just a reminder, several of my previous posts are now public if you want to see what you are missing out on.

Artist Still in Residence

Hey all, I just wanted to let you know that I am still creating digital paintings as well as stories.  I just uploaded an image of a new project I started so if you want to see what I am doing now, become a patron and support my artistic endeavors at my Patreon page.

Patreon Posts

Just wanted to let you know that I have been posting behind the scene information on my Patreon Page that you would be able to see now if you became a member.  Please help me achieve my goals of funding my creative efforts and expanding my content by becoming a Patron.  For as little as $5 a month you can get yourself a large print of one of my works and read about the thought processes and challenges involved in the creation of my art.

Firecracker, Firecracker, Sis, Boom, Ba, Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Ra, Ra, Ra

I need cheerleaders.  Yes, that is what I said, I need cheerleaders.  In my continuing endeavors to make a go of getting support for my artistic creations, I need not only patrons but also cheerleaders.  I may have talked about this before, but I really have no one in my life that has ever encouraged my art.  My mother always said it should be a hobby and never liked my choice of subjects.  My father could hardly be moved to grunt an approval, even when I created a color pencil drawing of a cover from his favorite series “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever”.  Worse, he would heap more praise on a Bob Ross painting than anything I had done.  I have nothing against the Mr. Ross’s work; however, it did not hold a candle to the paintings of other well know artists that I used as my watermark.

I don’t expect much from my one sister in this regard and the other one doesn’t call to give me motivation even though I am working on illustrating her children’s story.  The only time I get anything from her is when I give her an update.  Friends have never really been there for me in life, let alone, my artwork.  So I am turning to you.

I need help to face those days when work leaves me hurting and unmotivated to put time into my craft.  I need patrons hungering for my next post.  I need hundreds of likes from you passing my posts on and on to anyone you can share them with.  I am thankful to everyone of you that takes the time to like one of my posts; unfortunately, getting at most ten or eleven is disheartening after so many years of doing this alone.  I have persevered in my quest to improve my art and story telling even though I am self taught in both areas.  I went from completely bewildered on how to paint digitally to working almost exclusively there, making vast improvements from my early attempts.

Please, please, please, share this blog with your friends.  Show them my deviantart page and tell them about my Patreon page.  The more people I reach and the more encouragement I get, the better the output you will see.  Also, I am always willing to share tips on how I create my artwork and the thought processes behind it to anyone who asks.

Heads up all you savvy art collectors.

I just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded my first two Patreon early access posts.  Please consider supporting me as I work on various projects and get yourself some sweet rewards.

Patreon Page Started

As I stated a few months ago, I have been considering remaking my Patreon page in order to gain support for this roller coaster of an artistic journey I have been on.  Well, the page is now official.  I have updated the Patreon link at the left so that you can navigate there and take a look at what I am offering.

There will be three patronage levels of $5, $10, and $20 per month all of which will give you a large print of my work.  I have not posted about it yet, but at about 7 months in I will be setting up voting so that everyone can have a say in the choice of Image to be printed.  My hope is to have this done so that I can have everyone’s rewards to them by November of the year.  So please consider helping me create the great content you come to this site for.

One more thing.  I will be posting my artistic activity to my Patreon page exclusively for two weeks before I add it to my blog as an added perq.

V’Ger

This is something that appeals to my need for unique things on several levels.  I have always been drawn to unique or unusual product and these metal models fit that bill.  I discovered them when the Blue Ray of Bladerunner 2049 included Joe’s spinner model from the movie, which is also a unique passion of mine.  So this will be the second Metal Earth model I am making but I have to admit that after working for a little time on this one I have jumped to the deep end of the spectrum on difficulty.  Anyway, the reason I picked this one was partly the challenge and partly my love for the history and science of this historic program.  Also, I had in mind the fact that we are still receiving data from this little engine that could and because of Star Trek The Motion Picture.  I actually ordered a modeling tool Kit:

 

because I used cheap Walmart tools on the first one and I knew they didn’t work.  So anyway, here is how the model comes (two sheets of cut metal):

 

 

The instructions come on two sheets:

Finally, a little work done: