In this blog post:
❧ the art ramble!
❧ trying not to spiral with anxiety and fear as an artist – relevancy, GenAI, social media is frustrating, twitter & not knowing what I’m doing
❧ reflecting on artist networking
❧ personal feelings, update & more!

My 4.5 minute LeonieWrites vlog, recap and reflecting a bit more at the blog.

In this blog post:
– my regular self worth and social media vent
– reflecting about Mountains, concept art and art direction
– managing my negative feelings, life & goals philosophy
– my knee injuries and update with the physio
– I’m going to GCAP 2023 (Australian game developer conference) this year & preparing myself mentally eep

Portraits from imagination + Eadweard Muybridge frame studies!
Reflecting on art brain dumps, AI art discourse & I continue to juggle life and trying to relax better :’)

I reflect on making this Princess Zelda illustration, on my favourite Zelda games, I question my purpose like a frustrated artist and more :’)

I doodled this during the before times too.

Germaphobe worries and reflecting on my art focuses :’)

It’s my second sketch prompt!
Also Leonie rambles about feelings, managing social media, not wanting to post some of her art to twitter, mental health, perfectionism, niches, uncertainty, constantly evolving boundaries and how few people seem to read her blog 🙁

There’s also a podcast version of this blog post!

Sketchpost 16 / Figures and fashion studies, Vivian timelapse + reflecting on “positive arrogance” & these patron posts [patron only]!

Sketchbook 13 / Figure studies, doodles + ramble about dreams, prestige, hustle culture and purpose [patron only]

Sketchbook 12 / Muscle studies + juggling art as a career and as a hobby [patron only]

Sketchbook / Calm gestures, figure drawing & portrait sketches + embracing that I am terrible and have much to learn at art 🖤

I ramble about artist block and motivation!

Character design + illustration / Kelly from Bowl of Mystery 💪 + LeonieUpdate and art making reflection!

Final illustration!

In this MondayLeonieUpdate:

— finished my Paw Paw character illustration from last week! 😀
— personal update: 2020 is a year of clarity! Also on narcissistic fathers & ramble on aspie shutdown and emotional withdrawal
— my birthday happened: reflecting on mortality, getting older, relationships & my career
— game thoughts on Crash 4, Min Min in Smash Ultimate, trailers and more
— Leonie’s Animal Crossing update + gaming shenanigans!

= Pokemon Mystery Dungeon demo thoughts
= Personal thoughts on covid19
= Interesting Finds
= Short ramble on “Is there purpose in life”?
= Personal ramble on art and business

LeonieBear says goodbye 2019, personal lessons of the year, rambling about outside adventures and Frozen 2.