Mood board 2019(April)

Character Moodboard

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TRAVEL Diary

What’s up sassy taco it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and this is something new on my blog but I am back with yet another blogpost for you guys. I hope you are all doing fine because I am living my best life and going beyond borders. I know it has been a while since I have realised my thoughts but I just wrote exams and was preparing to go to China. I am really happy to be here again because I get to experience new scenery and learn further about Chinese culture. Since my stay here, culture in China is quite something that stands out and there is a lot to learn about it. I am not really sure what I am going to post but I will be creative and speak about things that stand out more to me as well as I do not want to post too much because that will reveal my YouTube Vlog that I plan on doing.

Graysbygrace.

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Workflow Digital Painting

MOTION COMIC ”Snatch it story”

PART 1

Well, whats up sassytaco it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and I am back with my blogging schedule. It can be difficult to post sometimes when you are student and devoted to study however I try to take breaks and during these break I write topics. I actually bought a book whereby I can write my blog post and scripts/ ideas that I feel should be heard. Today, I decided to show you my workflow when I am creating an illustration or motion comic( same steps). This animation has taken me three months to produce because I didn’t plan out what kind I wanted and with my level I didn’t plan out how long it will take me. These animations that I do are practice so I don’t really expect them to be perfect however I want to learn from my mistakes and understand animation. The current one that I am working on is called ”Snatch it” which is a motion comic and the reason why I choose to do motion comic is because I am in love with reading comics and would really love to produce a lot in the future. I am not going to tell you what it is about but show you the process.

STEP 1

Well, this is not exactly the first step because before you start with this step you need an idea and than after you gain an idea you need to turn this idea into a script. When I am done with the script I start sketching and I released now that I am looking back I really didn’t work on what the characters are wearing but how they look like. So in future I will keep that in mind.

A few sketches I did

STEP 2

When I am done with the sketches I go into blender to build up the backgrounds. The reason why I choose blender is because in the break that I had in December I learned about 3d merged into 2d animation and fell in-love. I really love to keep it low poly so that the rendering is faster and does not take up much of my time.

I am not done here yet there is a part 2 coming so stay subscribe. I want to know what art topics would you like me to cover?

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Broke Artist – The Truth

‘As a broke artist my creativity grows because I look for opportunities and don’t allow myself to be blocked. ”- My thoughts

whats up sassytaco it is me graysbygrace and HAPPY SUNDAY and HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY! It was two days ago but still WOMEN DAY should be celebrated for a whole month. I hope you are all doing fine and I want you to comment down below what you are doing?

I just want to firstly speak about why I really started digital painting and started changing mediums. A straight forward answer would be I- was- broke- to -buy -paint. That is also why I started using makeup as a medium to do illustrations. Therefore, I do not HATE painting but do not have enough money to spend on painting materials( they are expensive !) . However, I do no regret learning digital painting because it allowed me to think about animation. That also leads to another question on why I don”t post short films on YouTube since I love film. To be honest when my camera stopped working I found a new method to allow my ideas, thoughts and dreams to come alive. Yes, that is through animation and I guess learning digital painting lead me to think about how can I let these characters come alive? I am happy to learn animation even though it comes with the expenses of time and patience. Shall we talk about school and art being difficult to balance..IT IS A M*** HEADACHE! yeah. That is the truth.

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Vision Board 20K19

Whats up sassytaco it is me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Today we will be speaking about vision boards.

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board allows an individual to visualize their ideas, themes and goals. I have a vision board which acts like a mind-map and it helps me visualize art ideas and areas I need to study further. In art school I was introduced with creating a mind map as well as this helped me find inspirational on what I want to do in art. My mind map has evolved and I have a you-tube video that show it here :

Currently I have film in the center and branches which spread out showing voice acting, screen writing, distribution, director, light and sound. I continuously add to it and at the end of the day I have an ”Inspirational board”.

The vision board 20k19

I would love to know if you have a vision board?

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Manifesting Dreams

[Aside]

One, two, three, four..five

Slowly her eyes shut just as the sun sets

And suddenly she hears the sound of a moving car.

Her mother looks back with a salesman smile

“you excited”

Heavily breathing she says, ”yeah”.

Her father says,

      Mountains moving birds singing

       A last breath taken another heart broken.

Unhurriedly he glimpse from the rear view mirror looking at her raven-hued hair.

Sweat runs on her pale skin and builds love on her ruby lips.

Camera-eyes staring outside the woodland swiftly their eyes meet.

                                                                                           [ Dark screen]

Before I speak out my mind, there has not been any blog post but hear me out I am trying to find convenient days to post because I am a 2nd year university student and a mess but I AM BACK!

This is unfinished but it was interesting

This is the season of growth and I have decided this year I want to improve my art. I want it to be

Unique and storytelling. That is why I decided to study animation and create some of my own. I am really happy I have positive people supporting my art and I see a dream approaching . A dream that I never thought that could happen.

The illustration was a practice.

I posted a question on Instagram asking ”Do you have doubts when you create your Art?” my reply is no however when I further thought about it I don’t take as much risk and I overthink when I want to compete in a competition (art). I just feel at the stage I am right now is a beginner and I  have been thinking about this for four years because that is how long I have been doing art. This year is about having a system that would help me reach my goals as an artist. At the end of the day failure should be motivation

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2018 Round up!

Whats up sassy taco it is me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and welcome to another adventure. So far I have been doing digital painting for about 2 years{I think}. Now, I have decided to move forward and learn Animation. I am not the type of person who would stick to one thing for long period of time look at when I started my blog. It first started as a fashion blog then a fashion illustration blog after that an illustration blog and now an Art blog because I am so diverse. Same goes into my art from traditional art to digital art.
Now from digital art to Animation. Imma speak this through existence because anything is possible with handwork and skills. There was a period of time I posted an image I drew and I asked people what they thought. This person decided to tell another person that commented to tell the truth because she said it was okay. I know it was pretty bad and encourage me to learn how to draw faces as realistic as possible but I have realized art does not need some hyper realism for it to be good art. That is why we ask ourselves why our art is not getting as much attention as somebody who draws square, rectangle as characters. Thinking about it I really limited myself from experimenting and trying new mediums just because of one negative comment. As well as it started to get boring. With that said Art needs a story, some reality towards life and uniqueness. Uniqueness (repeat that twice).

FINDING MY ART STYLE

That brings me to the next topic which is finding my style.
Some people hate this because of how extreme it is. I have been told
not to concentrate on it too much because I won’t find it. Plus I am not
that type of person to stay at one place. I am still exploring because I am beginning to appreciate my art and finding I love it much more as I look back. Sometimes I do look back at my line art and I am “like” wow that was amazing. I also realized that I want to be queer and want to create characters that are relatable,unique and worth sitting down for hours. One of my New Year resolution is to grow my audience and be able to spread my art across the world especially in Namibia. I love acting and being on stage. Given a platform to share my work, thoughts and words is something
that I am grateful for EVERYDAY.

What 2018 has taught me

It has taught me to be grateful for the things that surround me and to stop majoring in minor activities. It has taught me time management
and how to improve my skills as a student and as an artist.There are going to be mistakes and they are not meant to be barriers but motivations.
As well as I worked on myself by reading my goals in the morning and night. Listened to audios and journal after a long day at school. Through this I learned the only way I can grow my audience is by attracting people into my world. Well, I took off now when blog again soon and I would love to know what are some things that 2018 has taught you?

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