Kelsey Bass

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Marker Love

So it's been a bit, but now I have some time to post on my blog again! I've been posting most of my updates via https://www.instagram.com/kelseysbass/ 

Coming off the heels of working on environment assets for The Exiled and our game being released on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/332650/ I've been very busy working on my own projects. Some of which are already on Instagram and my website. 

I've been working on a lot of art using markers! I have many Prismacolor markers that I brought over with me from the USA. Since there isn't Prismacolor here in Germany, I found my new love, Stylefile brush marker! I started with two of their colors, CGO Cool Grey and 510 Sky Blue. I used them to rough out shapes that I'd sketch on top of, but now I've been using them more and more with the other colors I have. I went back to the art store and bought a try out set that included 6 markers, 306 Powder Pink, 672 Grass Green, 154 Canary Yellow, 350 Coral Pink, 454 Cerise, and 554 Napolean Blue. The more I used them with my Prismacolors the more I'd love to get more of them! Stylefile are cheaper than most alcohol based markers, and right now the only downside (I think) is that they can't be refilled (I think!). 

Also to add, I'm just stating my own opinion, I've bought all these markers myself.

Till next time!

Personal Project update Environments and sketches

I've been working on where these characters will travel, their homes, castles, and landscapes. These are rough but I hope to make more so I can really "feel out" this world. 

I tried mocking up places with paper and pen but it went too slow, and I definitely got distracted drawing baby birds. 

So I want to continue working on the look and feel of this world and then continue with the other characters.

Cowardly Kitty Personal Project

Last week I introduced my personal project, and this week I'm sharing with you my Cowardly Kitty. He's constantly terrified of the world round him, but competing with this character trait he is quite proud. Again I'm still fleshing out what I am doing with my project as I go along. 

Next week I hope to have some more environments completed. I want to create some rough concepts of the setting.

-Kelsey Bass

Business Cards

I have a lot of events to go to this week and no business cards... hmm.. what to do in such a short amount of time? Why not make my own?! 

Yesterday I hurried into my studio to start working on some business cards. With some bristol board, black mi-teintes paper and supplies I brought back from the USA I completed 36 cards within 6-7 hours (including some breaks). My brain was pooped at the end, but I feel really good about what I accomplished. 

If I were to have more time and do something similar again I might just have my info printed on the back and I could sketch in the front. 

Next post I hope to talk about the events I am going to this week and about my personal project. 

Another Trip to the Museum Für Naturkunde!

Yesterday I felt the need to head over to the Museum für Naturkunde. A few months ago I had gotten their year pass, so I REALLY needed to go again! This time my friend Magda joined me. I was there a few hours before she arrived, and got a lot of bird drawing in. I'm collecting reference for a personal project I've started, and I will post details here later about it!

It's always a confidence booster when you draw here! People are so excited to see an artist in action, and it's fun to interact with them as well. A young girl came up to me as I was working and asked if she could take some pictures. It was so sweet! 

I'm hoping when the weather gets better to go to the zoo and draw alive animals. Though the Naturkunde museum in Berlin does amazing taxidermy work!

After moving I need to get back into the swing of things!

A study of an albino rat. Prisma Color pencil, Sharpie white paint, Prisma color marker on toned tan paper

So after returning from my trip in the US I attended the excellent Schoolism Workshop in Berlin, and just this past week/weekend moved into our new apartment! I'm very excited to get everything unpacked and organized, but I also need to make time to do some work! :D 

I was drawing some photos from this site: http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/animal-drawing/

Chocolate Lab. Prisma Color pencil, Sharpie white paint, Prisma color marker on toned tan paper