Tarot/Oracle illustrations (Part 2)

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A few more images for my Tarot project!
While I’ve been drawing these out, I came up with a thought that they may be better suited to a nice large print oracle deck: partly because drawing 78 cards in this amount of detail will be incredibly time consuming, and partly because I’ve started playing around with watercolour pencils and I’m thinking I’d like to do a coloured tarot deck.
I won’t post any of my watercolour on here at the moment because they aren’t particularly good yet. They’re coming out a little more like children’s storybook illustrations (which isn’t a bad thing by any means, but they’re still a little unpolished for my liking).
It’s nice to be learning to work with new materials. I love my pencils and they’re the most natural thing for me to work with; I’ve never got along with a paintbrush in my life, so the watercolour pencils are a good compromise.

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More Wildlife from BWC

After Flicking through my unedited photos from BWC I found a few more with potential, which I’ve uploaded above. I need to get a little better at using the light settings on my camera and move away from auto ISO. At the moment I’m doing a fair amount of editing, mostly on photos that are too dark or cloudy. I can’t help but feel sometimes that I set myself too many tasks at once and end up with nothing done, but I suppose that’s to be expected when you have multiple creative hobbies and are a master of none.
Ironically I still really want to start re-learning an instrument and get into filming and video editing as well. It will be paramount to pace myself over the next couple of months if I’m going to get anything finished (as opposed to starting a hundred things, getting burned out and finishing nothing).

Portraits and sketching (Part 2)

A few more sketches and portraits before the year is up! I’m considering making a calendar at some point with various floral portraits (one for each month). Usually they are drawn almost exclusively from my imagination, but sometimes a feature or two will be based on a celebrity or blogger I follow and some of them are drawings of friends surrounded by flowers. I like to think my style is becoming more consistent despite this. Another goal I have had since my teens is to design a tarot deck, but that’s seventy odd cards and I think I’d get squirrel brain and end up doing another project instead. For now I think I’ll focus on getting twelve floral portraits (that I’m happy with and don’t mind publicising) together. Recently I’ve also been thinking of taking up embroidery because I’m poor and would like some leafy/flowery clothes to match my personality, so I’ll probably end up impulse buying a cheap embroidery kit soon. Who knows, I might even get good at it and post some photos on here.