And here we are, November.
I’ve started to look for art shows for next year, and getting the house ready for the holidays. Work is being finished slowly, but surely it’s piling up on the ‘done’ side of the pile.
For right now, the best place to catch some new art is over on the social media sites. Most of the work has been posted there, and not here on the website because they’re sketches and drawings. But here are a few selections:
Some pieces from Inktober.
The Creature of Shiloh – A story I’ve started to do art for.
I have plans for the large painting, I hit 20+ people on my Patreon in October! Thank you so much for all the additional support with that, as well as just being fans. I lock myself away in the studio for so long that I start to question my existence, so it’s great that people come to see my work in person and online.
If you’re an artist or a writer of any kind and find themselves on Reddit, I’ve added a subforum to post work to! It’s still very new, so it’s been a learning process for me. You can find that here. Fallenlights Forum – I’m treating it like a forum from the late 90s and early 00s. Ask for help or just enjoy things others have posted!
Places you can see updates faster:
Supporting me on Patreon – this also has coloring book pages you can print out, videos, and behind the scenes sketches!
Facebook Fan Page
Good morning! GenCon’s over and I had a blast there, as always. Came home with a stack of new games to play, and a lot less art. Thank you everyone who stopped by at the table to take a look, some work of mine home, or just say hi! Super exhausting, and I feel like I’m only just now getting back to normal… Except I have TWO more art fairs to go before I’m done for the year. These two are in the St. Louis region.
First up is the MidWest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights, IL on August 24th thru 26th. I’m at booth C4. I’ll have all of my BIG originals with me at this fair, as well as a lot of tiny ones and prints. You can find directions here.
After that is Strange Folk Festival over on the St. Louis side of the river in Carondelet Park. This is Sept. 28th thru 30th. Here’s the facebook page, where you can set up a reminder in the event section.
Some new sketches for my patrons, which you can see more posts here.
I’ve also added The Walker, my newest painting, to the website for prints!
Here are some drawings I’ve done recently over the last two months! (social media sites like having monthly themes for art, like #junefae or #mermay)
There are some videos and sketchbook lines to color available on my patreon!
I decided I’m going to use my new patreon to do things I normally hesitate over (usually because of “why bother? I have better things to do”). My newest goal is to hit 20 people (I’m now at 11, thanks everyone!), and do something with the canvas pictured below!
You can see more here!
If you’d like to see some other things going on with patreon, visit patreon.com/fallenlights and click the “post” link up top. Some posts are visible to the public. Patreon is like those subscription boxes online (like the meals one, or nerdy fun things mailed to you every month) except geared towards creative people like myself! I’m posting extra things I normally wouldn’t at the $1/month tier, like videos and work in progress sketches, or ideas that just didn’t go anywhere. At $2 you get some line art to print out or backgrounds for your computer. $5 and $15 are everything below that PLUS some goodies in the mail. There’s only ONE spot left at the $15. Nothing’s set in stone, some people hang out for months at a time, or just one or two. Most of my funds go towards jury fees or restocking art supplies – as a traditional painter, I’m always running out of paper.
I’ll still continue posting my artwork here on the website as it’s finished, as well as keep up with facebook and instagram too!
I’ve finally joined Patreon! The goal for me with using this will be to keep myself on target with a personal goal for the next year or two, which is to produce a body of art around my forests, women, and creatures. There’s a few fun rewards like coloring pages of art I’ve drawn, as well as prints or small originals sent to your door as a thanks for supporting me.
You can find me here!
My newest painting: Awakening