Concept Artist and how you get into the business!

I often get ideas for various artworks and such but rarely do I get the opportunity to follow through, just because my other work obligations tends to demand a lot of my time.

I however decided to put one concept idea into reality mainly because I found it challenging and wanted to see the extent of my idea and where I wanted to go with it.

Creativity has no limits so I embarked on what was only a small idea and it grew from there. Not sure if I will do anything with this now but I did thoroughly enjoy the process that I am starting to look into working on upgrading my skills and knowledge into concept art and all that it entails.

It may seem on the surface easy enough, but trust me when I say it really isn’t.

Concept art is used to visualize ideas and bring not only the character but the whole idea behind the character. The environment in which it resides its vehicles and other essentials behind it.

Not only are you giving this visual idea but also you have to be quite detailed. What weapons will they use how will it move, what will take place. What are the characters personality features, can you do multiple views of the same character, front, back, side etc. Some may even want to see what it would look like jumping or other positions to really get a handle on how the character moves.

Learning these things and creating the character in different positions with the massive attention to detail will get you noticed.

What education do you need? Well when it comes down to it, its all about what you can produce. So if you have a university degree or you are self taught its all on what you can present.

Practice is essential and skill will come from the more of it you do and learn. I have been lucky so far because as a illustrator for children’s books you have to be able to make the same character move in various positions.

So one of the greatest skills to have is the ability to do atomically correct characters in any position. So I would start off by practicing. It’s a very competitive business to get into and there are some fantastic artists out there but remember not everyone has your style either, so don’t get discouraged!

Put your artwork on places like Behance and Artstation and more to get people to notice you and your abilities, the more places you have your art the better the opportunity arises to get noticed and get a chance to work with a company who appreciates what you have to offer!

Good luck!

FREE giveaway! HURRY before its too late!!!

The month of February marked the month of giving and kindness I decided to give away  a painting of mine. All that was required was to like my Facebook page and share the post. Pretty easy right? Well it is! There is less than two days to go so if you want to win go find my page and get sharing!!!! Heres the link >>>> https://www.facebook.com/LIZZYWHOTHEFUNK   DONT forget to like the page too 🙂 I will be checking and only those who qualify can win!

 

Check out the painting I am giving away!!! cougar

New series of paintings

I have had some time to get some of the things I been thinking about doing and actually getting done.

I am going to be continuing to pursue different avenues of creativity and it is over flowing lately.

I envisioned this lady for some reason or another and her sisters. Season paintings are going to be of Queens of the season.

This one shown is the Queen of Autumn, for obvious reasons. But I really wanted to incorporate some Canadian element to make it striking and unique. autmumnqueenwatermark.png

I am currently working on my next one, Winter. I really like the black background so I will probably have all of them in unison with the same flow and similar styles.

I hope at the end of it have all four going across or even a window type setting and will be sold as a unit together along with prints for sale of each if people just want the one.

I also off topic have been experimenting with Dirty pour paintings or another word I have heard is pour paintings.

I have Seen various styles and cell type paintings and I love the color combinations and interesting patterns it makes. I will be showing some of those once I get them dried.

SO I have a lot of different things going on which I love! Not to mention my continued efforts to make unique fashion tees. So we will see what I can get accomplished before the Crazy Christmas rush.

Look out for some really cool posts up and coming!

Beautiful Mama’s

In celebration of Moms everywhere I have created a painting that symbolizes the essence of a powerful independent woman. This painting is truly unique and has a lovely tribal feel to it. Its spirit is undeniable to look at. lioness1.jpg

It is now available for #mothersday in my Etsy shop online. This painting has so much presence, it commands an type of elegant power.  This is ready to be hung, 16x12inch painting is a wrapped canvas.  If this is not your interest feel free to browse the shop to see many other ideas. And if you still can’t find anything, I can always make a custom painting of your very own!! Just email to inquire lizard423@hotmail.com. Right now I am offering free shipping up till mothers day with purchases of over $50 on Etsy!! SO please enjoy and message if you have any questions. Here’s the link or click on the word ETSY above. https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/LIZZY423?ref=hdr_user_menu

Please use the coupon code MAMASROCK to get free shipping for orders over $50!!!

Namaste,

L.Campbell

NYC Painting that lights up!

Yup I went and did it. I went crazy and did the unthinkable!! This painting has lights! nyc3

I had the idea when I started to paint this, I decided it was time to try something new. And I love the effect! it’s easy to change the batteries the way I have placed the lights within it. I know your thinking did she seriously cut her painting?! Yep, I did. But I think if we don’t try something new then it gets boring. And being an artist it is my job to do something offbeat, edgy and daring.

This painting is currently for sale on my Etsy shop, it took awhile to do this painting and I am pretty proud of it. I hope you guys like it! 🙂    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/510337714/nyc-painting-with-working-lights-mothers?ref=shop_home_active_1nyc4

The motto for the day, Dare to be Different than the rest!!!

Namaste,

L.C

Something Different

 

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As an artist, I get bored easily with doing the same thing. I am always trying to do things that will challenge me to become a better artist. I wanted to do something that I felt would make me have to adapt to a challenge like this painting and make it my own.

Although it is not finished you can see that I have gotten the base down for my project and will show the final completed image once it’s done.

I find that going beyond what you are good at makes you learn different things that work and the things that don’t. I see things as I want to accomplish not as something I can’t do. Because really how do you know if you have never tried?

In a few day’s I will post the finished result which will be available for sale. This once it is done will not be an ordinary painting because I will be adding my funky touches to it to really enhance it and make it my own.  I hope it will turn out like I am envisioning but again everything is trial and error. And that is ok too if it doesn’t turn out how I imagined, then I learned something.

Tip: if you never go outside your comfort box you will never discover something new.

Namaste

Paint Parties for kids!

As an artist, I am always looking for ways in which I can branch out more, something that will inspire both myself and others. I decided what a better way to do that with the chance to teach young minds to learn to paint themselves and get interested in a therapeutic and self-soothing fun pass time.

SO I am Sending this out to my fans and all those parents out there that are tired of taking their kids to a place and spend all kinds of ridiculous amounts of money only to walk away with little to show for it.

If you are local to Oshawa or Toronto I am now offering Paint parties for kids!

Here are the packages you can get and not only will the kids learn something but they get to keep their masterpieces and paint brushes for future use! Please note that these packages are for up to 10 kids a party. If more are needed charges apply.

Check out the packages and book your party today!

1 MINI AWESOMENESS package: 10 people(kids)

8×10 flat canvases, teacher, brushes kit, paint tray. $175

2 TOO COOL package: Package 10 (kids)

12×16 wrapped canvas, teacher, brush kit, paint tray $255

3 OUT OF THIS WORLD package: 10 (kids)

16×20 wrapped canvases, teacher, brushes kit, paint tray. $350

 

We are offering simple yet beautiful works of art that will inspire them. If you have an idea for the painting in which you want for your party let me know and I can paint a simple painting for the kids to work on.

email me directly @ lizard423@hotmail.com