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Fairytale Visual Development Project

For a while I’ve been struggling with my art. Rarely feeling motivated to draw and when I do I’m not happy with the outcome. Recently I’ve found myself looking at portfolios for new hires at my job and it got me thinking. My portfolio is outdated and pretty much nonexistent.

So in an effort to spice up my illustration skills and build a portfolio I decided to try something new. I’m doing the Visual Development for a Faux Mobile game.

For this project I’ll be focusing on Character Designs. Environment exploration. Game UI development and so much more. And if all goes well, maybe I’ll even work on creating a working prototype.

Project Information

The actual details for the project are, for the most part, undecided. But their are a few things I have in mind. First off the game is going to be a Fairy Tale adventure game with a focus on story.

I want to start it off with three different FairyTales that you’d be collecting the stories for. Little Red Riding Hood, and perhaps Alice and wonderland and Maybe the Wizard of OZ. Somehow the stories would connect in different ways through-out this mobile game story.

Currently the game details are still very much under-construction! lol. But I’ve already started designing the Little Red character for the Little Red Riding Hood part of the game.

I’m having a lot of fun working on this project and look forward to practicing new things. Backgrounds, animals, UI design, animation, and so much more. I also plan on doing videos of my process work over on my YouTube channel. You can check out the first video below.

Let me know what you think! And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already and bookmark the blog for more awesome art updates! <3 <3

Until Next time!

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What are Daily Doodles:

I’m always trying to find some sort of challenge or guide to improve myself and my art. Usually when doing so, I aim too high and burn myself out. I have a habit of biting off more than I can chew. So this year when I decided to do daily doodles I was a little skeptical. Because of this, I decided that I would be lax on the “rules” or expectations of this “challenge”. Basically, their are none.

When I remember to do it, I just need to doodle an image in my daily calendar that matches the date. If I miss a date, I can fill it in later but I have to indicate that it’s a “catch-up” drawing if not done the day of. I can draw anything that I want and the images can’t be colored (mostly cause the pages are too thin). Simple, quick and purposefully imperfect.

Week One:

The first week is filled mostly with “catch-up” drawings. I did start doodling daily from January 1st, but I didn’t actually get this specific journal until January 6th. I personally went with the smaller pocket size so that their would be less page to fill in each day, but their is a larger size as well.

Here are the doodles I did during week one:

On the 7th and 8th it rained and rained and rained. I woke up to the sound beating on my windows. It was soothing, calming, rhythmic. I enjoy the rain. I decided it would be fun to do a little caricature of me in the rain. The first week of Daily doodles was successful. I have no expectations to continue, but I hope I do.

Until Next time,

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Hello Cuties,

So as some of you already know, I was on a bit of a hiatus for a few months. During that time I questioned what I was going to do with my art and with Love, Teacup Kisses. I was overwhelmed and no longer enjoyed the process. I was putting out content with no purpose and I was making  nothing in return. Somewhere along the lines I became too focused with making LTK successful that I lost my passion.

Surprisingly giving myself permission to let Love, Teacup Kisses go was exactly what I needed. I realized that LTK was still a love of mine but I had putt too much pressure on myself to produce. I stopped enjoying the processes and started focusing on the outcome. In an attempt to give myself something to focus on I decided to create themed collections, filled with fun little projects that I could do.

I have several different collections planned for the future, but the first collection will be focusing on the past. It’s called “Beginnings”, and I’m so excited about it! 🙂

What is the Beginnings collection?:

The idea behind “Beginnings” is to bring new life into some of the many drawings that I’ve already done. I usually spend so much time worrying about creating NEW things that I don’t appreciate the stuff that I’ve already made. But, I realized that their is so much potential to create awesome things with the drawings that I’ve already done. So that’s what I’m going to do.

That being said, I’m incredibly excited about the projects that I’m working on for the Beginnings collection. And, if you follow me on twitter @TeacupKisses you already know about the Beginnings coloring book. This has been highly requested over the years and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. But the best part is that their are more awesome Beginnings projects that I am working on.

Introducing the Beginnings Coloring Book:

The first project that I did for Love, Teacup Kisses Beginnings is this awesome PDF coloring book. It’s got more than 20 pages that you can print out and color. I’ve gotten tons of requests to do a coloring book. So I figured it was about time that I do one. Not only does it satisfy the many requests, but I figured it would be great for #ColorWithAvo videos like this:

If you’d like to participate in the upcoming #ColorWithAvo videos (and get featured on the blog), you can grab your digital copy of the coloring book here. Again, it has more than 20 pages that you can print and color featuring LTK lineart. If you’ve gotten one already, let me know what you think about it, in the comments bellow.

Until next time,

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Samantha’s First Kiss – Valentines:

It’s Valentines! The time of year when love is in the air. When chocolates, jewelry and stuffed teddy bears are plentiful. This year on the new Love, Teacup Kisses blog I wanted to share an old image. I did this drawing in 2014 during Inktober. It was the first year I did inktober and the year that made me love it.

I focused many of the drawings around a witch character named Samantha. Inktober that year showcased her child hood, her teenage years, her family and her adulthood. This particular drawing was Samantha’s first kiss. Their is something so charming about ones first kiss. The awkward attempt at romance from two totally unaware young individuals. Childhood romance being explored with a single kiss is exciting.

Often when your first kiss is experience at a young age you are unaware of what to expect. Bashful and shy towards the other person. A quick peck is all you can think to do. All you are willing to do. It’s perfect in it’s imperfections. Something so quick somehow means so much.

My First Kiss:

When I was in first or second grade I had a crush on this kid Skyler. We didn’t interact much but my friends new that I thought he was so dreamy. One day, our friends got the bright idea to bring us together on the playground. His friends egged him on to kiss me, and my friends egged me on to kiss him back. They pushed us towards each other and we resisted.

I secretly hoped that he would do it, but fought back to hide my desire. Our friends being there definitely made it awkward. Eventually the bell rang and we were saved. Our friends took off to their class rooms but we stayed behind momentarily. I think the world stopped for a second, and then he leaned in and kissed me.

I can’t remember if it was on the lips or the cheek, but I remembered that it was perfect. A moment I will never forget.

This Year:

This year I am single, no crushes or love interests to spend the holiday with. Most of the time I’m happy to be single, prefer it even. But romantic holidays can leave me wanting. So this year I hope to spend the holiday cozy in a bubble bath reading a good book and falling in love with life. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day and let me know in the comments bellow what you’re doing.

 

Until Next time,

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