• art,  Digital Painting,  Some Odd Girl

    New Avatars!

    In my last post I told you about the new avatars I was working on, well the first of them are up in the shop! So far its only the blonde Gwen, with its 4 choices of eye color, but I’ll be adding the brunette, black and red hair colors in the shop over the week. It takes longer than I thought with adding the options to the listings.     This is my first foray into offering something like this but not the last. It’ll take a lil bit to get all the options of Mae and Kaylee in as well, especially now I know how long this one took,…

  • art,  business,  drawing

    In the Works

    I’ve been working on a few things that are bit different to offer at Some Odd Girl. Different in that its for your blog instead of for cards…     You’ll have to excuse my phone pics of my tablet monitor. It lets me do it quickly and not think its too much of a hassle to share.   I’m creating avatars that I’m coloring up and will make available for banners, sidebars, etc, etc. I’ve seen the quick vector ones on places like Etsy that are just flat colors and while that’s fine I though people might appreciate a bit more detail. I really tried to put plenty of…

  • Color Swatch

    Copic Color Swatch: Pepper Shaker Digi Stamp

    Happy Monday! I have a new Copic Color Swatch palette for you. This is a peppery colored version of the digi stamp, Shaker. I hope you like it!     Besides this fun lil dude its the first full week of ODDtober Fest at Some Odd Girl, yo! You’ll want to read my blog post over there today for all the details and then go hunting for the TODAY ONLY FREEBIE. Yes, I said “freebie”.  Have a great week, talk soon!

  • Uncategorized

    Blown Away | Speed Art Video

    I have a new Speed Art video for you today, its of a piece I created for August’s Patreon goodies.   Yeah, yeah, a little delayed but its still a fun watch. I’m really proud of how this one turned out so I think you’ll enjoy it too.       Next week I’ll have the coloring video to compliment this one.   I’m super in love with my UGEE tablet which has allowed me to really work in more detail to my drawings, I have a couple I finished up recently that would prove that statement to you, but you can see those on my Instagram (@kristydalman). I’m sure…

  • Uncategorized

    Copic Color Swatch: Llama Digi Stamp

        Happy Monday! I have a new Copic Color Swatch pallet for you today.   This may sound silly but one of my fav things to color is whites. It can be subtle and puts your brain to work on how to make it look white while still having plenty of dimension. Blacks are the same way really, how to show the lush dark color while still communicating the shape, color puzzles 🙂   Here I’m using the digi stamp, Llama, and one of my fav color combos to add some shading to my whites.    Do you have a fav? List it below in the comments! We can…

  • Digi Stamp,  New Release,  Some Odd Girl

    New Halloween-ish Digi Stamps

      Today at Some Odd Girl I am releasing 9 new Digi Stamps for your coloring and crafting pleasure! Each day on the Some Odd Girl blog we’ll be featuring 1 or 2 at a time…       As a group I think these are a lot of fun! Want to hit up specific images? Here are their links to each digi stamp in store…   Voodoo Priestess Piper Bat Shark Cat Bunny Vampire Foxy Lady Mae Ghost T-Rex Dog Cat Wizard Sorceress In Training Tia   What would you use these for if it weren’t for Halloween? I just draw, you guys have the real magic in your…

  • art,  Digital Painting,  Portfolio,  Speed Art,  speed coloring

    Up Do | Speed Painting

    Last week I shared the Speed Drawing video of this line art, Up Do. Today I have the Speed Painting video to share with you today. It took quite a while to paint so I hope you enjoy it…     I colored her in Manga Studio 5 with an interesting light source that I had fun playing with, low to her right, like the sun coming up as she’s getting ready for her day. I wanted her to have plenty of contrast in that lighting but for it to still look soft. To try for the look I wanted I tried painting in a different way.   In Manga Studio, vs…

  • art,  Digital Painting

    Up Do | Colored

    Last week I shared the Speed Art video of the drawing and inking of Up Do, an image from my August Patreon goodies. Today I have a little pic of the finished coloring! I do have the speed coloring video I’ll be uploading and sharing soon, its not ready yet. This coloring took me, literally, all day on Monday so you can imagine how much video there is to put together.         You can check out the entire piece in my Society6 shop if you want to before the Speed Coloring vid is up. I’m really happy with this one so I’d love it if you would!…

  • art,  drawing,  Portfolio,  Speed Art

    Up Do | Speed Art Video

    Now that I’m regularly drawing on my tablet monitor I can do some really nice Speed Art videos for you guys! Yay technology! In this video I recorded the creation of Up Do, a line art from my August Patreon…     This is the first video I’ve done of start to finish drawing and inking. The video is sped up to 750% from the actual, or so says my Adobe Premier Elements, from that you can get a pretty good idea on the actual time this took. Watching it back I maybe could have sped it up a bit more, what do you think? I didn’t want to over…