New Year, New Plans

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I’d like to announce a couple of things I’ve been planning for myself in January.  I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings in 30 days.  Well, not actually paintings.  I am making 30 pen and ink drawings.  As a theme has been suggested for people participating, my theme is In the Company of Dwarves.  

Many of you know my love for all things medieval and fantasy.  I’ve been in love with JRR Tolkein’s work since I was about 10 years old, when my teacher read to our class, The Hobbit.  I guess Dwarves have been on my mind since then.  Today, am sharing with you my first drawing.

lamplighterdwarf1This is Vali, the lamplighter.  It is his job to ensure the paths and passages are lit in the Dwarven city.   He considers this an important job, as the Dwarven city is subterranean and one will be in pitch blackness without his services.  Dwarves see well in the dark but even they need at least a little bit of light.

My second announcement is that I have started a Patreon page for myself.  I will be using this page as a means to push myself to regularly produce digital work for myself.  I will be trying to put out work every week, or at least every two weeks on this page.  You will see a lot of pop art/fan art.  I really want to push and improve myself in this medium.

I do not have a fan base, nor do I have a body of work at this time.  I hope that this will come as I continue to improve my art.  Patreon will be the platform that I use to publish work first.  If you follow me by my blog, facebook, instagram or other social media, you will probably see my art in those places as well but it will first appear on Patreon.  If you are interested, you can find my Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/kirktaskila.  I am working on my first piece of fan art, it is going to be of Kylo Renn, the villain in the latest Star Wars movie.  Hope you will like it.  Work in progress pics to go live soon.

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