Another Thell Illustration Time-Lapse!

Another day, another Thell illustration done!

Here is a quick time-lapse taking her from lines all the way to finished colour. Hope you enjoy watching!

Done in clip studio paint with my wee little Wacom Intuos.

Music Credits:

 An Island Newly Awoken by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6287-an-island-newly-awoken

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Another Fun Little Emote Session

Another little Emote Session in Clip studio Paint. I didn’t really have a solid idea on this one, and you can see the expression shift quite dramatically as I go.


Playing it back, I still kinda like the first idea though and will totally have to give that expression the time it deserves. 🙂

Music Credits:

Happy Ukulele Children Party by MusicLFilesLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6302-happy-ukulele-children-partyLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Time lapse: Thell getting some Colour!

Do you want to know what live streaming is good for? That’s right, content! And here is some of that content, conveniently smooshed together and sped up for your viewing pleasure. 🙂


Won’t be long now and Thell the Fairy will have all her illustrations done and ready! Annnndd…. then I just need to edit her story all over again. 😉


Music Credit:

An Island Newly Awoken by MusicLFilesLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6287-an-island-newly-awokenLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Emote Timelapse

What is this? A time lapse of an Emote Painting process? A recording from a live stream?


Who is this person and what have they done with me?! Crazy abductions and mind altering madness!

Or maybe not that crazy?

Over the past week I have made a whole two emotes (go me!) and wow have I learned things. What things, do you ask? Well, apparently I belong to the Emote school of DERP. Huh, who woulda thunk?


I kinda like these giant eye-balled, overtly emotive little guys. So happy! So manic! I will totally be spending more time painting up these goofballs. And who knows, maybe I’ll be a chibi artist next. :O 

Music Credit goes to:  

Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog 

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-… 

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b… 

Illustration: Thell the Fairy

Three years later, and Thell the fairy is getting her picture taken! To be fair, I did try three years ago, but it was just a crazy stressful mess. Mentally, I was not in the right place, but that’s a story for another day.


Today is for celebrating! Thell has a lovely bunch of sketches all ready for her story. One coloured, a bunch to go! I will admit that I almost gave up at the colouring stage. That was Photoshop’s fault. I don’t know why, but no matter what I seem to do, I always end up with pen pressure issues. I’ve had problems with randomly loosing pressure mid stroke and then it suddenly coming back again. I’ve had pen pressure just full on dropping and only coming back when I restart PS.


It was a mess and made the whole painting experience a nightmare. These are known issues. Other people have these issues. And I found myself wondering what I was paying a monthly sub for if stuff didn’t even work properly.

Enter Clip Studio Paint and love at first sight. Yup. It’s true. I’ve converted and couldn’t be happier. I have only scratched the surface of the program, but already the whole process feels more natural. More peaceful and more in line with how I work when I paint traditionally. I wish I had made the change sooner.


Over the next few weeks I will be cleaning up and colouring these sketches. If you keep an eye out, you may even catch some of the process live streaming on twitch. This is another new experience that I hope will grow into joyful hilarity.


If watching each and every snail paced tiny brushstroke while the artist mutters incoherent stuff is your thing, you can find me here: https://www.twitch.tv/actonart

For now, I hope you enjoy Thell’s sketches. Progress and process walk throughs to come. 🙂