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WIP Montreal from Mont Royal during Sunset – 9 & Final Image

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Here is the last stage of this image before the tape comes off. I wonder why I never take a photo of that step? It’s very enjoyable to watch.

City’s all painted in, the trees are at their last stage and drying…The sky I haven’t touched in a long time, but it’s done.

So, what’s left to do is refer you to the final image. Here it is.

Also, prints & products:

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Astronomy Walkers Sketchbook Prop Final Image

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So, the final image. Last step is usually to clean up, add last minute details, and spray the image down so it’s not going to deteriorate. This is when I make sure blacks and whites are true, and make sure no important lines are smudged or faded away.

I don’t have prints for sale of this because it’s a movie prop, work-for-hire, related to someone else’s creative property, so if a print interests you, let me know in the comments and I’ll clear it with the necessary person. If you like this style and want something similar, also let me know! I enjoy this kind of artwork.

Here is the final, cleaned-up scanned image on my website.

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Welcome! & Final Ballerina Image

I’d like to welcome everyone to my “new” blog, which is just my old blog off Blogger rehosted on WordPress. I hope everyone sees improvements. If you enjoy this blog and want to stay on top of it, subscribe by email or subscribe to one of my social media accounts (recommend Twitter/FB). This blog will auto post to social media and send out of a feed of updates to subscribed email addresses. Likewise, I hope the functionality of it is better in general.

As mentioned in my last post on Blogger, I will be getting a major surgery done beginning of next month and will not be working on art for likely 3-6 months. This is a surgery my whole life has been building to. It’s a total hip replacement to replace my non-existent right hip after osteoarthritis. For those who know me – yes, I’m in my 20s, and this is my life… So, I’m lining up a series of posts that are backlogged to keep ya’ll entertained, but I thought it’s worth mentioning because sometimes I get asked if I still do art after disappearing off the internet for a while. Also, if there was ever a time you wanted to show your support by buying a print or original from me, this is a great time as I won’t be able to work and make any money.

I’d also like to introduce my new print shop: I now have an account on INPRNT, which is a printing company paying the highest returns to artists. I am also impressed with their higher level of scrutiny of who can join, so the site is generally of higher quality and less hipster, commercial products.  You may also notice the prices are lower (for smaller prints anyway), which is something people have complained about for Society6. Please note, INPRNT is shipping from the US, and you probably have to pay a customs fee for your print. Read More

“Montreal Fall Wind” WIP08 – Final Image

So here’s the last image – inking. Yeah, OMG, I actually stopped to take a photo this time. The top section took about 3 or 4 layers to finish with that blue. //
Voici, la dernière image – encrer. Cette fois, je me suis souvenu à prendre une photo du processus. La partie en haut à pris environ 3 ou 4 couches d’avoir cette bleue.

0120No point to hold off: here is the final image. Merch here and here.

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Avatar Korra and Raava WIP7 – The Final Image

0110Here’s the next layer of watercolour I added. I believe I also went over the whole figure again with watercolour because everything wasn’t quite dark enough. Tried to add more salt effects after adding this layer over the nice previous layer, but apparently there is a limit of how much salt you can use since eventually… things just get too salty. This is something I actually learn later on another drawing I’ll be posting.

Just to wrap it up, here’s the final step: removed the latex off the image.

0111If you’re interested in buying this as the original, it’s 9″x 12″ on 140lb watercolour paper; please send me an email. 

Likewise, I have some prints I am selling at cons and events that I made. They are available in my store. They’re about 11″x14″ on great paper.

Archival quality prints with frames and then other merchendise on Society6 of course.

Huge variety of phone and other device cases and covers on Nuvango.

My last point of promotional maintenance is that I finally made a Facebook page. Ok, maybe if you snooped around, you would have found my old Facebook page, which was kind of embarrassing.I deleted it. This is the official one. Facebook following is good when you tend to forget about the majority of the internet (like me). It also has my store built into it. As always, you can find me anywhere online with the “artkarolina” alias. There’s not much on the page yet, but I hope I see some new followers so I have someone to post for. This is also better than trying to friend me, because I don’t really want everyone mixed in with my personal life too.

Metallic Taste Cover

Montreal Comic Con?

Metallic Taste Cover

So this is my final cover. I don’t seem to have an image where I applied ink, but you guys know how that usually goes. Maybe it will find itself later on. As you seen, I inverted the background to be green/white instead of pink/black. The main reason being I realized all this black is a hell lot of ink to print. That kind of sucks, because it’s not the tone of this comic at all. It just looked too flowery with pink and white in the end, so it had to go all Matrix green.

After this, I had to really carefully select a font. You know when it’s late and you pick something that you fell in love with that moment, but you just know you’ll hate it later? Yeah, at first I picked some kind of heavy metal, goth font. It looked like some blend of Evanescence and Nickleback album cover. I had to pick something that I could stick to for the next issue.

The next issue is already 75% written, by the way. I’m just not happy with how the scenes come together yet. Then comes layouts.

Sorry for disappearing but I guess it’s hard to keep up with a blog amiss preparing for the comic con, printing problems, personal problems, daily commitments with how inefficient my process for posting on here is. I have to take all my phone photos, upload them and process them through my computer, then upload them here. Too many steps, so I also made an Instagram that I have been posting to meanwhile – look for artkarolina, as always. Man, I hate apologetic bloggers. Life happens right? Right now I’m writing this because I finally have a chance to sit down to do it, but it’s also because I can’t stand up from hip pain.

The good news is that Montreal Comic Con went well for me and exceeded my expectations. It’s unlikely I’ll go again next year, but maybe the next. Right now, I am awaiting to hear back from TCAF, which is right down the alley of indie comics. Montreal Comic Con is great, but also very expensive. The table fee is going up to $275? I will probably have to go alone or find a new table mate, as that friendship failed the trials of this artistic and business venture. That’s one of the things I’ve been dealing with just on an emotional level, because it’s hard to cut down a friendship that’s been alive for a decade. I was pretty excited to quietly celebrate it being a decade, but instead I will be celebrating a “break up” and a search for a new best friend.

If you’re interested in buying my comics, as I have plenty of inventory left, I made a StoreEnvy to finally sell things directly and properly! I also have a proper page setup here talking about my comics. Oh wait, yeah my website is cleaned up and new since I finally fixed the technical problems with my CMS – thanks to my dad.

I will slowly start posting my overdue posts. I have been on hiatus from drawing, just to recharge. My drawing table also has some negative feelings lingering around it thanks to my break up, so I’ve been drawing in bed or painting.

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WIP Conte Panel 4

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Here’s pretty much the final image before the tape comes off. The difference is probably harder to see now, so you gotta zoom in. The panel is a multi-action panel with a passage of time. There is limbs flailing everywhere. Hopefully, this has a sense of darkness and panic. The red is symbolic of blood, because he did sustain some injury and it works with the general theme of the comic: aplastic anemia. There’s is going to be many blood related imagery in this comic.

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Old WIPs Pottery – Vases Con’t

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Check it out, I even found a picture of this vase once it’s finished. I gave it away to my partner’s mother. Sometimes, I just give works away because I know it will be hard to sell them and someone will treat them better than them being shoved into my storage area. I love my art, but I really want to sell most of it just so that it has a good home and it’s actually serving its purpose. It makes me sad seeing my drawings and paintings collecting dust.

It’s also that art is a physical object, and like everything, it gets old. Paper turns yellow, acrylic leaks colour, oil cracks… I don’t exactly have optimal storing conditions. Art museums are acclimatized for art. They don’t have constantly fluctuating moisture and light levels, or the same kind of air pollution we have in our homes.

Tip: Never put original art or prints you care about in a window or in your bathroom.

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Newest Concept Art

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Well, I’d be lying once again to pretend this is not finished. It’s up on the News in website, & there isn’t too many shots for WIP. This is a piece of concept art based on a 3D base provided to me by Daniel Kvasznicza. Some of you may be hearing his name a lot because of the new Batman game. I am taking a technical course with him at Syn Studio, and this is one of my projects.

Also, if my readers would be so kind – here is a link to my current Concept Art Porfolio. Please share it for me! I know it’s still not much, but I’d really like to get some solid projects started, hopefully paid because I’m really broke. (UPDATE: If this link is not working, it means it has been taken down or moved to my website: www.artkarolina.com)