So contrary to the impression I’ve been giving online, I’m still very much alive and even mostly conscious. A combination of Fan Expo, moving, and being ludicrously sick for like a week dug me a bit of a hole to get out of, and I spent a while feeling an awful lot like this. But now I’m back, largely alert, and ready to work!
Here’s some Fan Expo art I never posted:
Garrus, from Mass Effect. I wish I’d done more than the dozen prints I ended up bringing, because it was ridiculously popular and sold out quickly! I love Garrus.
My dailies also appear to have gone stagnant, but I’m catching up in secret. Sort of. Oh, you’ll see in a day or two.
How did I forget to post this? I finished this a couple weeks ago! It’s a companion to my Death Nouveau piece from last year, and it’ll be in a fanart show at 8-bit at the beginning of June, as well as at Fan Expo at the end of the summer in print form.
(This was actually a part of a piece I did in first year – I even had to retrace it from the final jpg, even though it was in vector originally, because I just couldn’t find the old files from 4 years back. Durr.)
Here’re some things that aren’t exactly brand spanking new, but I’m going to show them to you anyway.
First: A new shirt up at Threadless! It ought to look at least mildly familiar, as it’s a somewhat rearranged version of my Perfectionist piece; the kid’s now gender nonspecific (or that was the intention; it kinda just looks like a boy, really) and the colours are, well, something more shirt-friendly.
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Second, for the people not following my daily site, here’s a couple I’ve done recently that I like a lot.
A semi-secret project – well, not anymore I guess… I’m planning on assembling a second portfolio in a more dedicated children’s illustration style. Certainly not abandoning the style I have, not by a long shot, just taking this as a chance to play with some things I don’t get to when I do things my usual way. Here’s the first finished piece.
Also, I’ve finally got around to setting up an Etsy Shop. If there’s anything you’d like to see in there as a print (or a bookmark; I’m likely adding those in the next week or two) let me know, and it shall be done.
Aside from that, I’m still posting my dailies. I wish I had more to show here – I recently finished a couple of magazine illustrations that I’m really proud of, but I can’t put them up here until they go to print. So look for those next month – hopefully I’ll have more kiddie drawings to show before then! Maybe even more work!
Hey kids, I’m still alive, still making art, still unable to blog most of what I’ve been doing. I am, however, still updating the Monthly Daily, my daily artblog, quite religiously. I finished the first month – history! – and am now on to a new theme. Check it out! Here’s a few of my favourites from January:
That’s right kids, it’s a whole new blog! I’ll be making a valiant attempt at posting a new image every single day, on a different theme each month. Check it out, pretty please? The more people who follow it the more terrified I’ll be of failing so publicly. For January, the theme is Stuck In The Past, i.e. clothing and styles from history. Here’s a couple of my favourites thus far.
kimsokol.com/daily – Go go go!
I’ve been working, really. I’ve got a couple of honest, professional gigs done that I can’t post yet, and other things too unfinished to put up. But this – my contribution to the artistic secret santa organized by Craig – well, I just can’t sit on it any longer. It’s hours away from Christmas eve, the person it’s for probably doesn’t even read this journal, and besides, if the intended recipient hasn’t got it by now, Canada Post sucks and I hate it.
Haven’t done a full-on watercolour in ages, and it was actually quite fun, although I wish I’d had just a little more time. I’d forgotten how hard it is to make things right without an undo button. Okay, so there’s a little digital manipulation in the posted version, but that’s mostly because by the time I realized how bad the scan was, it was already in the mail.
Also, I just realized that anybody visiting this blog for the first time might see the header, see this, and assume that I specialize in bored, irritated chicks.