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Hello! In an effort to grow an online audience and community around art I would appreciate folks who enjoy #fantasyart #illustration #storybookart #dndart to follow my YouTube channel. Making videos and making better videos will help me hold myself accountable for creating the kind of art that is meaningful to me. Thank you for your help! Follow the link below
Kobold Alchemist & Juvenile Mimic
Kobold Alchemist and Juvenile Mimic illustrated in Procreate App on 12.9 Ipad pro. I like the looseness of this sketch and the mimic mug was really fun to draw. I may do the mimic mug by itself later and make stickers or pins out of it. Really had fun with this one.
Enjoy the Process!
As artists what are good ways to overcome burn out and imposter syndrome? Part of what helps is realizing all creatives experience this. We all go through ebs and flows with our creativity and that is apart of the process. Also trusting in artistic processes, working on fundamentals, and taking in art outside your preferred medium helps a bit. Lift yourself up and realize your art is as much about the process of the making of art as the finished product. Take time and experience it rather than rushing to the end zone. There are hundreds of artists that make better work than me but none of it can take my creative experience away and the joy I feel when creating. That is the magic of making.
New Shop on Ko-Fi!
Purple Dragon Digital Print for sale! $6.00 . Thank you for your support!
The Frost Rhealm Commission
Recently I had the pleasure of working with Doragon Kishu or @Dragon_Ryder7 on twitter with his Frost Rhealm D&D module. Here are some of the sketches from that commission. This is my first module I worked on for someone who is self-publishing an adventure. While I attempted to illustrate maps as well I didn’t feel that comfortable doing them. I will have to practice them in the future to get better! The entire process with working with someone and collaborating with them was fun. I learned a lot!
If you would like to hire me to illustrate for you please see my contact/rates page here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Commission Sale!!
I am having a summer commission sale on my freelance commissions. If you want your D&D character or monster drawn or help with the look of developing characters for you story than I am more than willing to assist you.
If anyone needs any commission artwork done my prices are fair. Thank you!
$20 – Sketch Portrait digital illustration
$30- Sketch Full Figure/Creature digital illustration
$40- Color portrait digital illustration
$45- Color Full figure/Creature digital illustration
$50- Color Full Figure/Portrait Digital Print/ Signed by artist
I own the copyrights to all commissioned images. If you’d like exclusive rights to commissioned character please see my hourly rate below.
$40 dollars an hour for complex art pieces with a minimum of 4 hours for each artwork. **
Rates for projects are negotiable as well as image rights( contract required )
** Pricing can vary depending upon sizing and complexity of the artwork. Complexity includes multiple characters, creatures ,background, or storytelling aspect of the image, and multiple edits or redraws .
Happy New Year!!
Well folks it is 2019 and I am one year away from being 40 years old! I guess I can finally say I am mostly an adult. Although there are days when adulting can be tedious. I am really looking forward to the new year!
2018 seemed to be a year of heartache and pain for many reasons. My stepdad passed away this last year. One of his last gifts for me was an an art book. In some way I think it was his way of telling me not to give up on my dreams as an artist. We didn’t always see eye too eye on things but towards the end I think our relationship fostered and grew closer.
2018 also had me seek new full time- employment as an Art Para for our local grade school. Everyday I will be surrounded by young curious minds who want to express themselves creatively. This is really good for me. I love inspiring creativity in people. Watching kids discover new art techniques and seeing how creative they can be inspires me in my own work.
Looking forward in 2019 . Having a resolution is great but honestly having a plan of action and a goal to work towards can yield better results. One of my resolutions is to learn how to draw better. I feel like the teenage version of me had a deep well of talent and mostly squandered it before it could be refined. I have never been one for technique or discipline but now that I’ve spun my wheels for the last 15 years artistically I know the value of building that refinement in your work.
I hope you all have blessed 2019. May the gods of creativity, passion, and wonder fill you with the joy and the frustration of creation.
Goliath Character last holiday commission of 2018 © Childersart Studios
Local Artist Gallery
Hey everyone guess what?!! I was accepted into my local art gallery. Artforms Gallery has wonderful array of local artists from the South East Kansas and Four State Area! I will bring my digital fantasy illustration to downtown Pittsburg, Kansas! I’ve been a longtime believer that if you can’t be where your market it as at then you must create your market where your at. Please stop by this August and take a look! Thanks everybody! Click this link to see what I will be showing!