Lazying Around

Painting, Drawing, Gaming

Hello there! Welcome to my little corner. I blog about games and art, which in theory are two completely different things, but when you look at it closer – they have a lot in common. I also create some art, so if you’re curious – be sure to check out my portfolio and if you have any questions just ask away, I (usually) don’t bite! I hope you enjoy your stay here 🙂

About

I’m a part-time artist and a part-time gamer. I do have a full time job that is not connected to art or gaming, that’s why for the time being they both have to stay only as part-time activities.

I started to draw in high school after my friend made me read Naruto manga and my style back then was manga too. I always loved realistic portraits and wanted to be able to paint them so soon after my first attempts at drawing at all I also tried drawing celebrities portraits. About 2 years later I bought my first graphic tablet and delved into the world of digital art. My journey with acrylic paints I started in 2015 when I decided to participate in a local weekly painting workshops. Everyone there painted with oil paints so I had to find my own way in using acrylics but I think we became friends since then. I still attend the workshops and with other artists there we had several exhibitions now and I won several rewards in art competitions.

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Media of choice

Digital art:

  • Graphic Tablet Wacom Intuos Pro
  • Clip Studio Paint, PaintStorm Studio 
  • Photoshop

Traditional art:

  • Acrylic paints and cotton canvas
  • alcohol based markers (Brush- and ProMarkers, Copics 
  • Pencils and coloured pencils

F.A.Q.

Q: What paints are you using exactly?
A: I’m using Renesans A’Kryl mostly, unless there is a colour that is unavailable when I’m shopping, then I’m using Maimeri Acrillico. I also want to try Pablo Iridescent series.

Q: Is digital or traditional art harder?
A: It’s a personal preferrence, I’d say. I love both so they are equal hard/easy for me, but they are different media and of course something that would be easy to achieve in digital painting would be hard to get in traditional art and the other way, too. Digital art requires more time and technique to make the same impression on the audience as traditional art in my opinion, so if I had to choose one I’d choose digital art. But traditional art doesn’t have “undo” option 🙂

Q: How much time does it take to paint a full painting?
A: I’s hard to say – I often forget to count time and because of work I can’t really focus on art (nor gaming!) for thoughout the working week, so I usually do that on weekends only. That’s why I could say it can take half a year if there is a lot of details but you have to remember it’s only several hours a week at best.

Q: Do you use references for your paintings?
A: The short answer is yes I do. The longer answer is: for the traditional paintings most of the time I do use references and I try to make the painting as similar to the reference image as possible, because most of the times they are commissions. For the digital art I often use my ownface or hands as a reference, otherwise I look for the reference on the internet but it’s if I have a problem with a particular element of the painting or wouldn’t be able to draw it from imagination (for example a peacock feather).

Q: Do you design tattoes?
A: I’ve done it only once so far, for a close friend. I don’t specialize in it and I think it’s a big deal to design something that will be permanently attached to someone else’s body, so usually I don’t design tattooes – it’s too big responsibility for me.

 

Gaming

Games I’m currently playing:

  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Banished
  • Skyrim
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Pillars of Eternity (on hold)
  • Overwatch (on hold) 
  • Bastion (on hold) (on hold)
  • Destiny 2 (on hold)
  • Guild Wars 2 (on hold)

Games I played:

  • Dragon Age 1-3
  • Mass Effect 2-4
  • Fire Emblem 6-8 (11 & 12 – started)
  • The Sims 1-4
  • Rift
  • Black Desert Online
  • Allods Online
  • Minecraft

Patrons

My precious gems!

Susanne Ihren

Long-time friend and supporter since forever. She's also my first Patron on Patreon. We share a lot of tastes but her stories are much better than mines.

 LittleLadyPunk

An honorable mention of another long-time friend who was supporting me for a long time on Patronite.pl. A talented manga artist and soon a doctor of Cultural Studies.

 You

This place is waiting for you! You know you want to be my precious gem, too!

Friends

Please visit my friends’ websites!

LittleLadyPunk – comic/manga artist, very smart, very funny, probably drunk: Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Patreon | Patronite
Tiraventi – gamer, web designer, writer, Russian spy: Website
Fayme – gamer, streamer, native artist, crazy cat lady: Twitch | Twitter | Facebook | Website
KelariCuddles – gamer, streamer, facepaint artist, will stab you if you insult kelari: Twitch | Twitter