I wanted to post a small collection of what I’ve been working on while I’ve been ignoring my blog (sorry about that!). I really need to work to keep this updated more often. ;)
In other news, things are moving right along on the publishing front – slow and steady and all that. Fortunately I have many many projects on my plate to keep me busy, along with streaming my coloring book conceptualization and drawing process live on Twitch several times a week (Feel free to find me here: http://www.twitch.tv/niffiner)
Bee drawing currently in progress:
Troll at your own risk. I have caffeine. But please do keep me company. The artist life is a lonely one. ;)
I would just like to extend a gesture of appreciation and gratitude to everyone who has been so very encouraging and supportive of my work and this project. I confess, this has been an interesting mix of overwhelming excitement and abject terror, and it never would have been possible were it not for my family, friends, loved ones near and far, and the community of colorists I have discovered who have been so instrumental in helping me in my knowledge gathering and industry research. So, for all these reasons, I thank you. <3
To that end, I would like to offer a coloring page for you to download and color in any media you choose. I will be creating an online gallery of the completed works on my Facebook artists page so do please send me your completed pages if you would like to share!
Please click on the image below to download:
Thank you again for all you’ve done and continue to do. <3
Wrapping up page 23 this weekend…
Well, color me tickled – my project is funded! So many people to thank – 108, actually – but I’ll wait until the acknowledgements page in my book to reveal them publicly. ;)
In the meantime, I will be working tirelessly to secure a publisher, finish 19+ new Ornamentium pages, and eventually get this out into the world and everyone’s hot little hands. I know how patiently you all have been waiting and I promise – I am working as hard as I can to make this happen.
In the meantime, I will be uploading more pages up on Etsy for you to download and try out. Any favorites you’d like to see there? Just leave them in the comments and I’ll let you know.
If you need me, I’ll be here…with the air conditioning on. =)
Much love and gratitude,
Just a quick update to announce Ornamentium’s final days on Kickstarter. This has been an amazing journey and I sincerely appreciate everyone’s support. This book wouldn’t be happening without all of you, and I am thrilled that you are accompanying me on this crazy, ever-changing journey. <3
If you like the Owl I made for Ornamentium, now’s your chance to snag him before my book is published! Please see the below link:
All funds earned from sales on Etsy go towards the publishing efforts for Ornamentium, so thank you so much for your support!
So the inking process begins…
Thanks to my amazing friends, I was able to share the early iterations of the book and see the coloring process first-hand with Ornamentium.
That…is a lot of pages.
Aria had a fantastic time with the dragonfly page and channeling abstract expressionism. <3
Amber, Silver and Mark worked steadily on the hummingbird and spiral pages:
Chloe and Beth working diligently on the owl and the hummingbird:
Beth was doing some *amazing* work with the owl, pencils, and markers:
Tima, Katha, Adrienne and Aria working steadily with watercolor pencils, crayons, markers, and colored pencils:
Katha doing some amazing work with the elephant and the watercolor pencils:
My own meager contribution (left) alongside Amber’s homage to purple (right)
Today I learned that coloring in these pages requires far more than the three hours I allotted, most took theirs home and will share with me the completed pages later on. Looking forward to seeing what they do!
Thank you so very much to everyone who came out to color with me, especially Corrie, Mez, Leslie, and the very hospitable folks at Heden for lending me your home for the event. <3
Should we wrapped by the end of the day. =)
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