Happy Holidays everyone! It has been a sad year but I have gotten to work on some really cool projects I cannot wait to share.
Best wishes for 2022 and keep your loved ones close...
Hire an Illustrator has a really nice portfolio site and recently did this fun trading card promotion. I did my Ultimate Sinister character I have drawn since junior high!
Here are the printed cards. SO FUN!
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Trip details: http://christinawald.blogspot.com/p/urban-sketching-2022-tour-with-ioana.html
Romania has so many wonderful landscapes, castles, fortresses... I LOVE sketching there. Join us for 2 weeks of adventure.
And here are some write-ups from our trip in 2014: http://christinawald.blogspot.com/search/label/Romania
|Christina and Ioana
|Mauricio López (individual sketcher)/Ecuador USk Quito
|USk São Paulo (Brazil) -Ronaldo Kurita
|USk Jacksonville (Florida/USA) Chris Flagg & Lisa Deems
|USk Las Vegas (USA)/ Erick Roberts
|USk Mexico City / Admins: Brian Luna, Monse , Ivan
|Co-Host Xana Jazmin
After some discussion, we decided it needed a hook. Kat Klockow, who became the editor of the anthology, had worked on a radio show in the past called Paranormal View and it seemed like we could all agree that paranormal and weird Cincinnati was a theme where we could all find stories to tell.
Kat came up with a dossier of topics and we each chose one.
Last year, I did a story about Satan's Hollow.
We also started our podcast last year as a companion to the yearly comic called Hometown Haunts.
Early on, we had Cincinnati Enquirer historian Jeff Suess visit the podcast and he spoke about Laura Pruden, the Price Hill Medium, her consultations with Sir Arthur Conan Doyal of Sherlock Holmes fame, and her connection to the invention of the Magic 8-Ball. I LOVED the story. It was such an interesting story and also revealed a picture of Cincinnati's rich toy history.
I asked Jeff to write a story for me to illustrate for Issue 2 and The Curious Tale of the Price Hill Medium and the Invention of the Magic 8-Ball is the result!
There are 5 other great stories in this year's book too!
The Kickstarter goes LIVE Monday.
Click here to get a reminder.
|Final Painting Demo Week 6-7
This summer, once again I taught Advanced Digital Painting at NKU. It is a deep dive into using pixels as your canvas.
No matter what medium you use, good painting techniques require a good grasp of color theory, drawing, and composition.
Many think that digital art is a shortcut. It is not. Yes, there are some things about it that are easier, especially at the revision phase, but building a good image requires time and vision.
One of the best parts of the class is doing demos.
Here are the rest from summer 2021.
|Week 1 Potion of Flying
|Week 1 Lute of Thunder
|Week 2 Being in a Landscape
|Week 3 Using Reference
|Week 4 Landscapes
|20 Minute Landscape
|Week 5 Portrait of Loki
NKU has been working for a while to have an animation program.
This fall, the major is an offering from the school. I am excited to have my fall class about sequential illustration as a part of the curriculum!
I have worked with NKU since 2013 and really enjoy working with the students and faculty.
I recently did an interview about the new program.
I have been asked for years if I would do a sketch art book. My schedule is so crazy that it is hard to fit this kind of project in.
I plan to Kickstart the book in Spring 2022 but to get the ball rolling to put it together, I am starting a Patreon.
It has tiers to get the book and see some behind-the-scenes stuff putting it together and some of the tiers include sketch commissions of your choice!
The first person to back my Patreon will get a little pet sketch of their favorite furry companion!
|Central Park-The city is growing so fast that every sketch has a new cityscape!
|Dijon, France in 2018
|Eriz Valley in Switzerland 2018