Bella-ran here to greet you before the coming year. There are some exciting new changes coming and I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. We've got some awesome new things in the works and it has taken this long to get everything ready, but I think it was well worth the wait.
To start, I have started a youtube channel called, Arigatoupop, to help showcase my art process. So if any of you guys are interested in art and how it's made, this channel is for you!
To get there follow this link here --> www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PRx…
far there aren't a lot of videos up, but that is all about to change. This brings me to my next announcement.
Starting January 4, 2016 I will be starting a new art regime that will involve you guys and with any luck, help me produce more art. Each day of the week will showcase a different aspect of art for you to enjoy. Yes, that means more artwork posted here and to my tumblr (www.tumblr.com/blog/arigatoupo…
). This also means an influx of art videos that is all new for the year 2016. Let me introduce you to the new schedule.
To kick things off we will be doing what is called Manga Monday!
Every Monday I will be posting a video documenting the process of my work on my comic, "Fairy Rings". So if you have ever thought about creating a comic, reading a comic, or know something about comics this is the day for you. I'll be going over creating concept art, inking, inserting dialogue, story telling, and all aspects that is a comic for everyone to enjoy. If you like my comic Fairy Rings as a result that is just a bonus.
Next we have Tutorial Tuesday!
It is just as it sounds. I'll be going over art basics and showing you guys how to become better artists. If there is something you have always wanted to learn you can leave a comment here, or in future tutorial videos on my youtube channel. I'll be keeping a master list of all the suggestions and a few of my own ideas in case things are slow to begin with, which may happen. ^^'
Then we have What's Up Wednesday. This is the day I will dedicate to letting you guys know what is going on. There will be sneak peaks at what will be coming up during the week as well as any announcements or news that you need to know. I also would like this day to be a day I showcase commission work and hope to at some point have a steady stream of commissions to work on this day. If not I'll just do my own thing until that happens. I'd also like to express my gratitude to my supporters this day with special giveaways and prizes, so you don't want to miss out if you are a person who enjoys praises and free stuff.
Following that we have Throwback Thursday. This is the day we showcase improvement and you are all free to join in and post your own throwback artwork. Basically I'll be taking an old drawing I did way back in the day and redraw it. As artists I think we are really hard on ourselves and I'd like this day to be a day where we celebrate how far we've come and show that we have indeed gotten better than the day before.
After that comes Fanart Friday. Today we take a break from our own characters and take a stab at drawing someone else's. It can be from anywhere as long as it's not your own. I have a master hat filled with ideas on what to draw and will showcase the winning fandom's drawing for that day. This is another chance for you to participate. You can add to the master hat with your own suggestions of fandoms you want to see. Each time you comment a suggestion I will add it to the hat, so whichever fandom is more popular, it will have more chances of being drawn from the hat.
I personally think this day will be super fun and can't wait to get started.
Lastly we have Super Sketch Saturday. This day is dedicated to the art of drawing for the sake of drawing. I'll be livestreaming and you can suggest what you'd like me to draw, or I'll simply draw whatever I feel like. I'll showcase the best sketches from this day in a speedpaint video so you can go back and watch without having to spend a lot of time.
I guess there is also Sleep In Sunday, but this is my day off where I regain my energy to do the whole thing all over again the next week. I hope you guys are as excited as I am, and hope you'll support me in this project. It is going to be a super amount of work, but I do want to get better at my craft and the only way to do that is to put more time into it. I'm open to any suggestions you guys may have and hope you'll join me on this journey through 2016.
If you don't already I recommended following me not just here, but at these sites below. Each one has something different to offer and you'll be kept up to speed on everything that is going on. It also helps me to receive your support. So thanks for reading this far. It's a long one I know. Happy New Year, and I look forward to working with you guys. To start the New Year right I'll be livestreaming all day until midnight right here --> original.livestream.com/bella_…
Come pay a visit if you have some time. Til' the next one!