These majestic beings will mark the last customs of the year from me. I wanted to go out with a bang this year. And after all the struggles I’ve had with my over loaded mind and being ill for about two months straight, I wanted to let my hands and mind do whatever they wanted. No holding back in any way or form. It’s very rare that I have time to work on something as detailed as these two.
It has truly been a blessing and a treat to my mind and soul. Now there’s still an awful lot stuck in my head, but I can breathe again. As for next year I will be working on more big projects like these.
It is my first year running as a business and the first year that Tomodachi Island has meant a great deal to our finances. That is why it has been so stressful. I have hit new highs and new lows this year, but it is all a learning curve right? Next year will be much more structured. There will be allot of small pieces in bigger batches but also room for big beauties like these.
Most of the time I haven’t decided on the colour schemes of a custom until I actually start painting it, and I’d say that 95% of the time I end up going in a completely different direction from what I originally planned. I had so many colours in mind for the Wind Elemental. Since the sculpt is so complicated a mix of too many colours could have ruined it though. So I went with a really soft blue gradient with white and brass details to give it that almost angelic look. I’m so proud of it!
This is where I really had to put myself out of my comfort zone… When I had finished the water and all the blue tones, it was all just too…..blue. I felt really lost to be honest. But as I have drawn, painted and tattooed a million Japanese inspired tattoos, the answer was just around the corner.
I haven’t painted a peony in so many years now though and it was quite daunting to paint something like this again. I have just gotten so used to sculpting everything these days. It was like a whiff of fresh air though and made the whole piece pop. Definitely the cherry on top of the cream.
I’m guessing you want to know where and when you can get your mits on these beasts now?! Well as per usual they will be available at my Big Cartel Store this Thursday 13th of December at 4.00 PM London Time! Preview is available now, so head on over and have a little looksie!
I also want to take the time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I am signing out for 2018 and am looking forward to a crazy 2019 with so many awesome things happening that I just can’t wait to tell you all about!
2018 has been sooooooooooooo good! But 2019 I am convinced will be my best year yet!
Thank you all for your continuous support, without you I would be nothing!!!!