Next I’ve printed out a copy of my piece on regular printer  paper to do a lighting study. I’m looking as though the lighting is mostly from above. The shading on their bodies will be similar, so I didn’t fill in both characters 100%. 

I used a copic marker (usually whatever is laying around) for the shading. Next I will pick out my color palette and begin painting!!

Next I’ve printed out a copy of my piece on regular printer paper to do a lighting study. I’m looking as though the lighting is mostly from above. The shading on their bodies will be similar, so I didn’t fill in both characters 100%.

I used a copic marker (usually whatever is laying around) for the shading. Next I will pick out my color palette and begin painting!!

Hey hey, 

Figured I would post some incremental steps of my sketch process. I had this idea of sister birds in my head for a few days and needed to get it on paper! 

1. Quick thumbnail in blue pencil (my staple), blocking out general composition and the blocks of the characters. I wanted two symmetrical characters, so I focused on nailing one with the intention of flipping it in Photoshop. Thumbnail is about 3”x4”

2. Scanned in thumbnail with flipped sister. I erased part of her head in order to create blank space for a separate hairstyle. 

3. Printed out a larger version of the thumbnail and tightened up everything. Added hair to the second sister and created subtle differences between the two in their eyebrows and feathers. Went over everything in 0.7 mechanical pencil.

4. Scanned drawing, blown up and blown out. I bumped up the contrast as much as possible to isolate the dark lines. At this stage, I keep the blue lines, as desaturating everything muddies the black lines. I’ll need these to transfer the piece onto a board to paint. 

And those are my steps so far! Stay tuned for the finished painting. I’m planning this one at at least a 16”x20” painting in acryla gouache. 

Thanks guys! 

allisonbamcat:

Bear buddy mini painting. ⭐️ $40 for anyone interested. 6”x7” #gouache

allisonbamcat:

Bear buddy mini painting. ⭐️ $40 for anyone interested. 6”x7” #gouache

Sketch/backwards lighting study for a piece for a show!! Really excited to finish it, but I’m heading to NY for part of the week for work so that’s kind of a snag in the plan. Either way this will be a fun one! 

I even used a perspective dot and a ruler! Booyah. 

Sketch/backwards lighting study for a piece for a show!! Really excited to finish it, but I’m heading to NY for part of the week for work so that’s kind of a snag in the plan. Either way this will be a fun one! 

I even used a perspective dot and a ruler! Booyah. 

allisonbamcat:

Bunches Pt. 1 🍒 #gouache #painting

allisonbamcat:

Bunches Pt. 1 🍒 #gouache #painting

allisonbamcat:

Excited for a studio day! Much needed therapy. @trekell_art_supplies @holbeinusa #acrylagouache #princeton #trekell (at Bamcat/Frederiksen residence)

allisonbamcat:

Excited for a studio day! Much needed therapy. @trekell_art_supplies @holbeinusa #acrylagouache #princeton #trekell (at Bamcat/Frederiksen residence)

Poster artwork and detail shot for the Bay state Brawlers roller derby league. This art will be used in the May bout posters and advertisements.

allisonbamcat:

Half a butterfly from the other day. #doodle

allisonbamcat:

Half a butterfly from the other day. #doodle

allisonbamcat:

smalllindsay:

Here is the first completed icon commission. This one is for the lovely Allison Bamcat, who requested Mickey Ears and gloves. Each commission comes with a complementary terrible comic about your icon:


This Lindsay is so amazing I smooch her so much!! I love her so much!!!!! 

allisonbamcat:

smalllindsay:

Here is the first completed icon commission. This one is for the lovely Allison Bamcat, who requested Mickey Ears and gloves. Each commission comes with a complementary terrible comic about your icon:

This Lindsay is so amazing I smooch her so much!! I love her so much!!!!! 

allisonbamcat:

Hey dudes! 
I create a valentine each year for the Boston/SF collective I’m in, The Paint Pens Collective. This year was weirder and creepier than ever, apparently! 
They’re holding a contest on their Facebook - if I get the most likes by Valentine’s Day, I could win a gift card for some sweet art supplies. 
If you’d like to vote for me, click here! And feel free to check out the Paint Pens Collective tumblr here! 

allisonbamcat:

Hey dudes! 

I create a valentine each year for the Boston/SF collective I’m in, The Paint Pens Collective. This year was weirder and creepier than ever, apparently! 

They’re holding a contest on their Facebook - if I get the most likes by Valentine’s Day, I could win a gift card for some sweet art supplies. 

If you’d like to vote for me, click here! And feel free to check out the Paint Pens Collective tumblr here