Yes! I Have a Youtube Page!
I have a page on Youtube full of animation, tests, shorts, etc. Feel free to check it out and subscribe! Click on the link below!
Behind the Mind: Birds of All Feather Illustration Flyer
The past week, I partook in a local live music event at the Daily Bean in Vernon, NJ. I showed off my artwork there and managed to sell a decent amount, I did pretty well. The people performing music there also had a lot of fun!
Also, I illustrated the flyer for this event. The text and type were supplied by someone else. For the flyer, I used the Procreate app on my fairly new iPad I got three months ago. Instead of using my finger to draw, I bought a stylus pen and used that. Drawing with a stylus almost feels like you're drawing with pen and paper.
Starting out I would use simple solid black strokes for the outlines. After completing the outlines for my layers, I would switch the colors of my strokes and widen them to fill over. Once the solid colors are in, I would add smaller details on my birds and the branch they're sitting on. The backgrounds look more paint like than the birds, which I wanted to be able to tell apart. Just in case, I made a horizontal flyer and another of a vertical flyer. The photo shown way above is the final design.
Below are links to two time lapse videos of the illustrations being drawn in process. Watching these videos will help make sense of what I've explained in this post.
Thanks for reading this post! - Sean
Behind the Mind: Making Drawings of Towns / Cities / Landscapes
You'll get to read about how I create elaborate drawings of scapes.
This past year, I've been cranking out more realistic drawings along with my stylized drawings of animals. The amount of effort put into the details astounds me. Considering I would normally spend several hours on most other drawings, the ones I've done of towns, cities, and landscapes, I would spend days on them.
I have made drawings of cities and landscapes before, but much simpler and more stylized.
Since the drawing I've done of New York City last year, I've been inspired with making more drawings like this. Each time I've spent on them, I've noticed more patterns in my details. The more time spent, the more details.
Photography really helps me on these drawings. Most of these drawings done are based off of photos I've taken myself. I usually prefer to draw places based off of my own photos. One of my primary methods of drawing is using Adobe Illustrator. I would place the photo on the canvas, trace over many little details by drawing lines seemingly invisible. I can tell where these lines are by different patterns of color.
My process sounds like cheating, but I don't really believe that. I love working on these drawings of big places and the work spent on them, I truly appreciate that. I hope to continue making more of such drawings in the future, and my progress gets more refined.
Thanks for reading this article! - Sean
Warwick Applefest 2019
Unlike last year, I will be back selling my art
at Apple Fest in Warwick NY this year.
Lots of artwork (framed and unframed),
requests for pet portraits, and more.
Look for me in the South Street Parking lot
on October 6 from 9 AM to 6 PM. - Sean
This drawing of Warwick will be shown for sale at Applefest this year. The size of the drawing is an 11 x 17 print also framed.
Suffern Street Fair
Sunday September 15, 2019
10 AM - 5 PM
I will be showing off and selling a lot of my art at the Suffern Street Fair
(... in Suffern). I have framed art, unframed art, decals, t-shirts, and more.
Hope to see you there!
My Patreon Page!
For the past several months, I've been setting up a page on Patreon, which would help me continually with my business as an artist / graphic designer / illustrator.
The contributions you give me are on a monthly basis, and they would help me with things like paying for a monthly subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud. I still have the CS4 version. It would also help me with other things like like frames, special kinds of photo paper, etc. It would be even be helpful with expenses and fees like arts and crafts fairs, exhibits, and memberships.
Depending on the tier you select, you will earn certain rewards. Also you will gain exclusive content you won't find anywhere else.
Hope you check it out! - Sean
Here is the link to my page on Patreon .....
Sep 2018 Nyack St Fair
This Sunday, Sep 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM, I will be at the Nyack Street Fair in person to show and selling original artworks AND bringing a larger emphasis on selling t-shirts.
I'll be having framed prints and also an assortment of unframed prints.
While I usually have framed prints, I will also be having unframed prints in a clear through a photo binder, where you can take a look through.
Asides from the usual business cards, I will also provide pet portrait postcards and custom t-shirt postcards for your physical convenience. I will also have big signs of them for anyone to take photos of if they don't want to carry any or the postcards run out.
Keep in mind: Artworks, Pet Portraits, and T-shirts, make fantastic Christmas gifts ...
or Holiday gifts!
I hope to see you there! - Sean
Nyack St Fair
Sunday, September 9
10 AM - 5 PM
New Art Prints on my Etsy Page!!!
I just put up 3 new pieces of art to sell on my Etsy store! Come check them out! - Sean
"Statue" - $ 40
"Sheep" - $ 30
"Spot Might Come Inside" - $ 50
Spot Might Come Inside
1 WEEK VALENTINES SALE ON ETSY!!!!
Having a 1 Week Valentine's Day Sale!
Starting today until next Wednesday (the actual Valentine's day)
Pet Portraits and most animal drawings (except the Elephant and the Kangaroo) are up to 30 % off!
Happy shopping - Sean!