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Fall Check-In

Hello everyone! I hope people are well and starting to enjoy the change into the fall weather, cause I know I am.

I've been busy making art, attending cons, and taking some vacation time, so I've been neglectful again of my space here.

It's been a long summer of making new pieces of art for prints and stickers. The piece I'm highlighting this time is Hyrule Field from the new Legend of Zelda game, Tears of the Kingdom. I absolutely had a blast playing through the games I wanted to do a tribute to them by painting the three locations in the game, the Islands, the Depths, and the Fields, hence the birth of this piece.

It was the first I painted to see if I could get the proof of concept and feel like I did it justice! It was certainly a project as I was painting these pieces on 12" x 16" watercolor paper, so they were quite bigger than I normally paint, which is usually around 5" x 7" to 8" x 10" pieces. These were also a great exercise in what parts of the environments I would include to highlight what the areas were, so this one has the classic Hyrule herbs and Hyrule mushrooms, but included plants like the new fire fruit trees. I love how lush and green I made this piece.

My favorite piece is probably the Depths piece while the Sky Islands one is the one that I fought with the most during the painting process. It came out well still, but not exactly what I had in mind originally. They also took a good amount of time to paint for each piece. I clocked them each at about 25 hours outside of the initial sketch/brainstorming phase. If you want to see what that looks like, check out my Instagram for a post by post showing of what 25 hours of painting looks like!

I have one more for certain con, VinCon, in October at The Ranch at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. It's a vintage video game con that has a lot of cool art but also cool vendors selling all sorts of video games and accessories. It's a fun weekend and hope that I see people there! I'm also going to start up some new projects but not sure what I'm going to start with first, but I got a few ideas. Hoping to just be able to make some art and leave some of the administrative stuff alone for awhile. Here's til next time!

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