Miniature Painting

KODAK Digital Still Camera

I took time to make something with my hands and some gouache paint today. It is always a grounding experience to push color around with a tiny paintbrush. This image has been in my head for a while. I tend to wait to start a piece until I have figured out what the most effective medium is to tell the story, and I don’t always know where the story may end up. The way I see it though is that the most important part is just to start.

A Friend Like You

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A Friend Like You:

I want to be a friend like you.

You told me that we met a long time ago

in a space both silent and cold.

There we drifted

side by side

as tiny crystals twirled down upon your ground.

With eyes of approval and a chuckle

you said to me,

“My child let’s be friends, crawl inside my warmth.”

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Queen Nimi

Purple Fairy_with contact

This is Queen Nimi, a character I designed for the world that I’ve been developing. I made it using Adobe Illustrator from start to finish. I like how Vector shapes can create a similar effect to Gouache (my preferred paints) clean and bold.

Tappy the Mustard Toad 3.0

Mustard toads like playing games too…they just don’t know you’re not supposed to eat the equipment.

I’ve been teaching myself how to animate using 2D tools. Here’s a little short.