• Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – August 2018

     

    August rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Artwork

    For those who are more interested in creative perks, you will find the monthly newsletter. This month is also video month, with three of them awaiting you! Alternating between real time and accelerated time lapse, you will also find one of them which has both versions along with a guide and the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.

    “Illustrations” – Sketchbook 2018 vol.2 is also now available as a PDF and contains all my artwork created over the last months. You will be able to find the finished illustrations, as well as my research sketches and doodles, and the failed attempts which didn’t turn out how they should have been.

     


    ArtClass – Anatomy Foreshortening

    New ArtClass for all my 10+ Patrons, focusing once again on anatomy since some students seemed eager to draw different poses and angles but didn’t necessary understand foreshortening before. This lesson will help you understand basic foreshortening, to draw characters from low-angle and high-angle, and thus draw more interesting shots in your manga and / or illustrations!

    As always, you have a video, PDF print-out and exercises to go further and test your knowledge. As always, the lessons are perfectly bilingual in EN/FR to help a broader audience, and the English versions are translated by native speakers.


    ArtJourney – Anatomy

    ArtJourney files are my response to people asking for more behind-the-scenes work and are a monthly series of sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!

    I’ve used my spare time this month to focus on facial anatomy, since characters are what I draw most. I’ve learned some new things, tried to change features –  as an artist, it’s always important to get back to basics, keep on drawing and studying, and look out for new challenges!

     


    Please note:

    All tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop.
    You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


    Join my journey online!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is bilingual in both FR/EN : )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Conventions & Events,  Patreon & Lessons

    Summerakademie 2018

    The Summerakademie ended last week with a final exhibition and I’ve had the pleasure to animate two workshops every day over those two weeks! The students were so sweet and I think their work deserves to be shown around, so give them some applause ; )


    My students from the afternoon session, posing in front of their work.


    My goal for those two weeks was to help young people discover the basics of manga drawing, and develop their artistic skills. The first week was focused on the basics – anatomy, proportions, perspective, character-design. In the second half, my students worked on their own manga page. It was the very first time for most of them – some of them enjoyed it, other ones didn’t expect it to be so much work, but in the end, I think everyone was proud of the outcome!


    Basics during he first week – faces, anatomy and perspective.

    Manga pages and character-designs of the heroes.

    Final exhibition, with an entire wall for the Manga-Workshops.
    Look at how motivated and hard-working the students were!


    Both groups were more quiet and probably shy at the beginning, but they opened up as the days went by and eventually ended up being very merry and cheerful, so that the lessons always ended with a good atmosphere. Before class and during breaks, they loved sharing their thoughts on the blackboard, as you can see below – now, that’s art, isn’t it?:D


    Student’s collective masterpiece on the blackboard.


    As always, the final exhibition allowed to discover the work of the other groups. There were once again beautiful artwork in various fields, such as nude drawing, sculpture, paintings, … For the most exotic classes, there was even a perfume atelier, and a sewing workshop, with the group wearing their own creations during the exhibition!


    Creations by other workshop participants at the Summerakademie.


     

    Do you want to learn how to draw manga?

    If you are looking for an opportunity to learn how to draw manga, I would be pleased to guide you! Upcoming workshops are already planned. Of course, I remain open to any proposition or suggestions – please feel free to contact me for any inquiry : D

    Manga Workshop @Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser

    In collaboration with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser (Leudelange, LU), new workshops are planned for the Fall Trimester (October-December), for 2h each Saturday! Beginners can take on the first course, while the students who attended one of my former workshops can go over to the advanced level with a completely new program. As always, places are limited, so be quick with your inscription : )
    Inscription with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser

    Private Art Lessons

    As always, I am animating private lessons throughout the entire year. If you wish to enrol, in a group or for one-to-one guidance, feel free to contact me!

    Patreon Online Lessons

    My Patreon Online Lessons are also available anytime, with numerous tutorials and downloads every month, as well as a one-to-one guidance and feedback on your own artwork. You can work whenever and wherever you want, and benefit from online mentoring throughout the entire month!
    Subcription on Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – July 2018 & Workshops

     

    July rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!
    Sent out on July 2nd : )

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK


     


    Artwork

    For those who are more interested in creative perks, you will find the monthly newsletter, and a recent HD Manga page. It is available in two versions, a screentoned one, and a line art where you can zoom into both versions to discover all the details. As announced in the previous post, one of my Tarot motives is available as a real time video along with a guide and also offers you the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.

    I also concluded the current IllusFairy chapter, “The traveling companion”, which will be sent out to supporters as a PDF file to be read as an ebook anytime, anyplace.

     


    ArtClass – Anatomy Double-Pack

    I have been assiduously working on my online art lessons and have the pleasure of offering not only one, but two ArtClasses to all my 10+ Patrons! This month’s focus is on anatomy:

    The first one, Basic Anatomy, replaces my elder French-only lessons on the same topic and is now available with new illustrations, better audio quality, new explanations, tips, and sketch references. It is more interesting for beginners, seeing as it explains the basics one should know to draw proportions and human bodies.

    The second one, Anatomy Improved, is for more advanced students and offers concrete exercises and tips to improve your figure drawings. Learning anatomy doesn’t always have to be tedious, there are many funny ways to improve it!

    As always, you have a video, PDF print-out and exercises to go further and test your knowledge. As always, the lessons are perfectly bilingual in EN/FR to help a broader audience, and the English versions are translated by native speakers.

     


    ArtJourney – Ink Work & Manga Pages

    ArtJourney files are my response to people asking for more behind-the-scenes work and are a monthly series of sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!

    As announced a while ago on my Patreon, I have put my manga project IllusFairy on hold to focus on studies. There were many things I wanted to try but never took the time for, and the latest chapter being concluded, I have eventually decided to slow down for a while and get back to basics. So, this month will focus on Inking and Manga pages – offering you a detailed insight into line arts, ink and feather work and screentones along with my trials and errors along the way!

    After testing various things, I redrew one of my elder pages just for fun, as you can see above. It is so interesting to see how one evolves over the years, and how some slight changes in art supplies and technique can dramatically increase the rendering of your artwork!

    Tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop. You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


    Join my journey online!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is bilingual in both FR/EN : )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     


     

    Or… join manga art workshops in real life!

    Summer break is approaching, and new workshops are planned! For those who’d like to learn how to draw manga and improve their skills, I am pleased to offer two new opportunities for you.

    Summerakademie 2018

    From July 16th-27th, you can be part of a 30h creative summer camp in Luxembourg-City where you’ll learn the basics of drawing manga, character-design and more, leading to the final creation of your own story and an exhibition of your artwork, among with many other talented artists, sculptors and crafters. The afternoon sessions are already completely booked out and we reopened a morning session!
    Inscription with CEPA

    Manga Workshop @Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser

    In collaboration with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser (Leudelange, LU), new workshops are planned for the Fall Trimester where you’ll learn the basics of drawing manga, leading to the final creation of your own page! There will be 8x3h lessons from October to December, on Saturdays from 13h30-16h30.
    Inscription with Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser

    Be quick for your inscription, seeing as the places are limited for both ; )

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – June 2018

     

    June rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Artwork

    For those who are more interested in creative perks, you will find the monthly newsletter, and a Patreon-exclusive illustration. It is available in two versions, a screentoned one, and a free-to-colour line art. Another illustration is available as a real time video along with a guide which offers you a commented insight into the creative process as well as the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.

    I have also created reference files for male character-designs. Students who start out drawing often ask me for references concerning hair and clothes, since they don’t necessary have the ideas for varied designs. The folder contains over 90 references that are free to use for your own characters.


    ArtClass – Drawing Hands

    A new art lesson has been added to the current database and is focusing on Drawing Hands. It replaced my elder French-only lesson on the same topic and is now available with new illustrations, better audio quality, new explanations tips, as well as reference sheets. Since hands are always a tricky part to draw, three different methods are presented. I have tried each of them with my students in real life and they usually appreciated either one of those – hopefully, they will help you master drawing hands as well!

    As always, you have a video, PDF print-out and exercises to go further and test your knowledge. As always, the lessons are perfectly bilingual in EN/FR to help a broader audience, and the English versions are translated by native speakers.


    ArtJourney – Shades & Lights

    I have the pleasure of introducing a new reward to the 10+ tier: ArtJourney files! What are those about? Basically, it will be a monthly series of complete sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics, on how to improve in various areas. Each month will focus on a specific topic, starting with Shades & Lights – to improve, I think that it is best to stay focused on one topic until you master it, rather than constantly switching between topics you won’t understand correctly if you don’t take the necessary time for it : )

    Over the last months, people requested more behind-the-scenes work. I am used to focus mostly on illustration, but as a matter of fact, studies are also an important part of the artistic process. I am striving to create always better pieces of artwork for you and to get to that point, I keep on studying and sketching. When creating art lessons, I am also used to trying out all the exercises I give to my students; it allows me to be sure I have mastered the concepts I am teaching and helps me revise them for my own art. In those files, you will be able to see all my personal sketches – the better and the worst ones along with various notes and exercises you can try yourself. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!

    Tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop. You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


    Join my journey!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is bilingual in both FR/EN : )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Artwork,  Patreon & Lessons

    We love Chocolate!

     

    I have recently been working on a gift project with chocolate!
    On top of the illustration, I tried making a sweet packaging and filled it with pralines. Do you like chocolate as well? : )

    For those who are interested in a behind the scenes process, I recorded a full time lapse video, photographed the references of the material used on every step, and am working on a commented walkthrough of this illustration. Everything will be released next month on Patreon.com/SabrinaK !

     

    Sorry for the weird background music in the video XD I keep on getting copyright complaints about the music I used despite having tried pretty much everything so I just took one of the random audios from my video editor. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on good royalty free music, I’d love to get the link ; )

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – May 2018

     

    May rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     



    Artwork

    For those who are more interested in creative perks, you will find the monthly newsletter, a HD comic and Patreon-exclusive illustration, as well as an illustration step-by-steps, which offers you a commented insight into the creative process as well as the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.

     


    Patreon Blog – Organization & Time Management

    Pblog is a collection of guides covering various art-related issues for freelancers, presenting the more technical and “behind-the-scenes” aspects of an artist’s life which are often underestimated by most people. This new guide is 47 pages long and focuses on organization and time management. It gives you many tips to work faster and better, no matter the area, focusing on advice learnt during my executive assistant studies and personal experience.

    Funnily enough, since I got started as an independent artist, I am spending more time handling non-artistic tasks than anything else: looking for clients, accountancy, administration, etc. Being self-employed, I realized more than ever how important it is to be disciplined and focused in order to find a proper balance between artistic and administrative work. While writing this guide, I was faced once again to the basics of time management learnt before, and analyzed my current situation to implement some small changes – I discovered once again how much time I spend answering emails, why I procrastinate screentoning manga pages, …

    I hope that this guide will help you face your own “weaknesses” to get the best out of you!


    Art Lesson – Linearts

    A new art lesson has been added to the current database and is focusing on Character Design & Shapes. It will help you create visually distinct characters with more impact, who inspire emotion in the reader. We often unconsciously associate character traits with certain shapes and perceive a character accordingly – this lesson shows you how to use that to your advantage.

    As always, you have a video, PDF print-out and exercises to go further and test your knowledge. As stated last month, I have been reworking my entire presentation to make the lessons’ layout more agreeable and switched to a bilingual EN/FR version to help a broader audience. When it comes to teaching, I want my lessons to be complete and easily understandable, so I ended up asking for help for the translations, seeing as I still do many mistakes in English and often translate literally. Art lessons and PBlog files being my most important rewards, they are translated by native speakers from now on, in order to offer you more agreeable tutorials without mistakes.

    Other tutorials and art lessons are available in the shop. You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try, or receive the files of your choice every month depending on your Patreon tier.


    Join my journey!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is bilingual in both FR/EN : )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – April 2018

     

    April rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month! If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

     

    Creative art

    As always, I have focused on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons. For those who are more interested in creative perks, you will find the monthly newsletter, a new comic, as well as two HQ illustration step-by-steps where you can easily zoom in to see all the details. One of them also shows the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step, if you wish to reproduce it or get an idea of how to work on your own colorations.

     

    Patreon Blog – Commissions

    Last month, I introduced the concept of “PBlog” files to my Patrons but never got the chance to properly present it to the greater public. Basically, it is a collection of guides covering various art-related issues for freelancers. I wish to go further  than my classical art lessons and help young people discover the more technical and “behind-the-scenes” aspects of an artist’s life, which are often underestimated by most people. The first file is a complete 46-pages guide, available in both English and French, and introduces you to commissioned work, managing clients, with tips and anecdotes about my own experience. If you wish to get started as an artist, clear some doubts or start offering gigs alongside your studies or job, this file will hopefully offer you the insight you need : )

     

    Art Lesson – Linearts

    A new art lesson has been added to my current database, and is focusing on line art and inking this time. It gives you an insight into different tools, various tips and shows the filmed inking process of a manga page. As always, you have a video, PDF print-out and exercises, with HD manga pages for analysis as a bonus. Since last month, I have been reworking my entire presentation to make the lessons’ layout more agreeable, and switched to a bilingual version to help a broader audience. For those who didn’t like the French only version, you will now get every upcoming lesson in English as well!

     

    Join my journey!

    Patreon also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc. The setup page is in English, but promised, every single reward is bilingual in both FR/EN ; )

    Let’s help each other and create art together!
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK