I know everyone has done the space thing with Mark’s hair… but I wanted to do my take on it cause I gotta say, space is one of my favourite things. For the longest time when I was younger I wanted to be an astronomer. For my 9th birthday my dad got me a seriously heavy-duty telescope… and proceeded to set it up incorrectly haha.
Anyway - I get the space feels, Mark. Totally get them.
Gosh I haven’t really been around for a while, have I?
Sorry guys! I’ve got many things I plan on doing - so keep an eye out!
For now, this is my latest speedpaint. It’s a bit bitter sweet cause two of my favs are leaving the West End production of In the Heights and that’s got me down… but hey, it also gave me reason to get off my butt and paint something again! :)
Gotta say, this was one of the most challenging paintings I’ve ever done - just cause I was trying to capture the movement as well as the mood… I hope it shows!
So hey… When you see this (if you see it relatively close to my posting it that is…) I should hopefully be en route from Sydney to my new life in London. I most likely will be feeling very scared and alone… so I mean… if you would like to visit my ask or chat-thing and maybe send me a message to distract me from feeling like that when I get to London, I really think that might help me. Of course please don’t feel obliged… but I really like chatting to you cool dudes… and I don’t so much like feeling alone…
Anyway, there won’t be any more art from me until I can get everything set up too… so I’m very, very sorry in advance for the mini-hiatus!
All of this gorgeous forest-based scenery has suddenly popped up in Sean’s vids and I’m enjoying it a LOT. Although it’s also lead to me pausing a lot so I can just stare at the screen for a bit… It’s got me entertaining the idea of landing a job doing concept art or art direction for games like this. Far out what I wouldn’t give for that sort of job.
(get the feeling you need some actual training for that sort of thing though… just maybe haha)
Just something simple tonight loves. I have been sitting on this sketch for absolutely ages waiting for a moment when I felt like being calm. So I kept this very basic and natural because I just wanted to sit back and not feel rushed or out of control.
Anyway I hope you guys like this and can take away some of the sense of peace I felt while drawing it :)
Just a lazy thing I tried to put together while watching Mark’s livestream and chatting with peeps today. It’s meant to be Sean and Sam hiking… but I wanted to focus on the scenery cause it’s entirely outside my comfort zone and I’d love to get better at this sort of thing. And because the only way I know how to get better at something is to practise it, that’s what I decided to do :) So I guess let me know what you think? (be kind/constructive! I’ve never really painted scenery before…)
It was based on some of the scenery I remembered from Firewatch - seriously gorgeous game.
I AM SO SO LATE!! I’m sorry man - but I could not pass up taking the opportunity to congratulate you once again on your hard-earned success. You work harder and longer than a lot of people I know with “real jobs”. I am inspired by you, I respect what you do, I am encouraged by your outlook, and I wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide to do from here.