Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Betrayal of the Machines

Been having a rough few weeks with the technology part of life. Last week, my trusty Samsung S4 finally kicked the bucket, so now I am the new owner of an S8 and still learning all the tricks. Also, will be paying this baby off for AWHILE, but I justify that by using it to sell art.

About 3 days ago, I was diligently scanning in some new art to post...and my printer stopped working. This is not an uncommon occurance, as I am sure those of you who own a printer know all too well. Basically, the inkwell cover had come off and the printer would do nothing until I could get it back in place. I tried. I tried again. I took a small break, and tried one more time. Then I cried a little bit. Then I tried AGAIN. No dice. So...instead of putting it aside until my frustration had abated, I just picked it up and slammed it into the floor. I was also trying to be quiet because my roommate was asleep. The one chance I get to go Office Space on a printer and I'm trying to rage smash it quietly lol. Also, I *just* ordered printer ink for hopefully I can return those (omg please!)
The next morning, I panic-bought a new printer, much to the shagrin of my bank account.

The next afternoon, I went to vacuum. By now, you can probably guess where this is least I got the living room and kitchen floors done before it crapped out on me. To be fair, that was a free (but very wonderful and efficient) vacuum. However, I do have a (giant long hair) cat, so a new vacuum is on the emergency buy next list.

Speaking of cat... the mountain bike fell over onto him today, my poor baby!! :'( He does seem fine, I told him he could sleep on my bed today (not a usual allowance) and he is much more docile than usual. Hopefully he is not bleeding internally and suffering in silence!

So...thats what's going on lately, lol! I've been working on art stuff, too, of course! Lots of new things up on eBay if you'd like to take a peek! :)

Ps- sorry no pics this week, I'm on mobile and I can't get the app to cooperate with the photos :(

Monday, May 22, 2017

Works in Progress- Fox Paintings + ACEOs...And Summer Art Plans

Well, as promised, I have a few work in progress pictures to show! First up, some fox paintings! These two have been in the works for a few weeks now- I keep getting busy and have not had any time to add layers to them in so long. These are both based on smaller AEO illustrations I drew awhile back, and I just loved them so much I had to paint them bigger! Eventually, they will be complete, but for now, here are the progress pics-

Fox Painting Work In Progress (c) Emily White 2017

Fox Painting Work In Progress (c) Emily White 2017

I also have some pencil sketches of a few ACEOs I will be working on in the next few weeks-

Cartoon ACEO Art Work In Progress (c) Emily White 2017

So, once I get through the commissions I currently have (perhaps another week or so), I will hopefully have time to get these puppies painted, inked, colored, etc and up for sale on eBay! I also have some crazy summer art plans revolving around movable paper art (think pop-up books/cards). I'm really excited about this, as I love collaging, and I just love playing with paper and glue and scissors. Often I am only coloring/inking...and there is not that "mess" factor that I somemtimes crave.

I also *REALLY* want to get back into repainting dolls...We will go into that more in another (probably more than one lol) post.

Zazzle shop

Monday, May 15, 2017

First post in a long while

First post back from not posting in...jeeze, over a year? Well, I dropped the ball on that one!
Originally, this blog was for my Dorkling comic only. I have decided to start posting all sorts of random things here, mainly art, but some other things as well :) as for the comic... I put it on pause, as I was not feeling particularly hilarious or inspired. Perhaps I will come back to it one day...
I really haven't planned out this post at all, just wanted to say hi, I'm blogging again, I'll try to post once a week!
At this stage in my studio, I am doing some belated spring cleaning and a mini inventory on which prints and originals I have available. Updates to the website- gallery, news, and shop, will be forthcoming...and I am sketching up a bunch of new ACEOs and a few paintings to put out over these next few weeks. :)

There should be a sneak peek shot or two of art and a little rundown of the projects I have planned for summer in a near-future post!
I also do want to say thank you to the bunch of you who have inquired as to my online social presence- it has motivated me to start blogging again! I'm not currently active on Facebook (cuz I just can't deal with it) so this is a more comfortable option. You can always leave questions or comments in the comment section here, and you can always email me!