Hey you lovely people. Ok so a few things have happened and as some of you know I will be moving soon to start a new teaching job, that means August will be crazier that July was.
So the main updates
1. Patreon – Still putting out updates if you haven’t seen it yet check it out.
2. Wonder Magazine – Another monthly cover for you to see.
3. Twitch – That’s right, I’ll be broadcasting, and I’m pretty excited about it.
4. Inspirational People project – This is a new project made as a tribute to some amazing folk.
So this one is going to be a long one, sorry about that, but I want you all to be kept in the loop. After all it’s because of the support you all give me that keeps me going, so thanks, I appreciate it.
Ok so if you haven’t seen my new video for Patreon yet you have another chance. As I mentioned I would be making Patreon primarily to work with my Bear and Tiger Animation (BTA) project, but if you just want to support me in general then by all means take a look as well. I said from the beginning that I will always be creating stuff for the project and that’s true. Even when I am bogged down with other projects, work and life in general I will find time to make at least something every week towards the BTA project. That includes making stuff to give you guys. I update the page regularly and have even posted the first gift for those patrons of $5 a month or more. I completely understand if you guys can’t support me on Patreon for any reason so don’t worry about it, but if you can and want to of course I would recommend it.
2. Wonder Magazine
New monthly cover, this time the theme was memories. I want to give you all a little insight as to why I did what I did for this one. One of my biggest fears is losing my memory, forgetting the people that I love and that shape my life. I wanted to capture those key moments that can define a life, those snapshots that to an individual could mean the world and for everyone else might only be a nice photo. Normally I try to include some kind of influence within the illustrations I make for Wonder to make them more personal, but this one really connected with me so I hope you all like it as well.
Some of you may know that I have been setting up a Twitch account, now it’s up and I’ll be broadcasting from Tuesday 11th August around 7pm GMT. I’ll be making Boba Fett for a friend and Robin Williams for my Inspirational People project.
For those of you that don’t know, Twitch was created for gamers to broadcast themselves so anyone could watch them, share experiences and learn from the pros. Since then it has evolved and recently Twitch launched its Creative section, this area is already full of awesome people making great stuff and I am happy to say I’ll be joining it.
That means you can watch me making work, chat and fire away any questions you might have. It’s still early days so I will have to work on what I am broadcasting and when but at the minute I will be primarily making fan art projects, possibly working on commissions and maybe even do some of the BTA project on there (probably doing some kind of giveaway exclusive for my patrons at the same time since you guys are supporting my BTA project).
Anyway, make sure you check in on Tuesday 7pm GMT (that’s 12pm PDT and 3pm EDT) for my first broadcast. http://www.twitch.tv/whistlingbear
4. Inspirational People Project
I love creating fan art work, this is because I love making stuff as a thanks to things that I enjoy, either a game, movie or anything else for that matter. I realised that there are a lot of people that I find inspirational that do not necessarily fit into those categories but none the less inspire me. I decided that I would make a project specifically for these people, as long as I have been inspired by them in some way and what to make a tribute to them then I will be making a portrait and adding them to the project.
The first two I have are Vincent Van Gogh and Nikola Tesla with my tribute to Robin Williams being created on Twitch if you join the broadcast. I have a time lapse of Van Gogh below. I hope some of these within the ongoing list will have inspired you in some way as they are all amazing for one reason or another.
Vincent Van Gogh Illustration
Right, that is my update for the end of July to mid August. I hope you can drop by and see my Twitch broadcast, I’ll always let my social media know before I stream anyway.
Have a great day as always and take care,