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Video Tutorial for "The Gryphon"

Hey, guys! A lot of you over the years have asked me how I do what I do, what materials I use, and if I could possibly make a tutorial showing my process. Well, the wait is over, my friends!  

This video features me working on another illustration for the up-and-coming cocktail card project (more info on that coming VERY soon, I promise!)   This card is for a cocktail called "The Gryphon", submitted by none other than 2 the Ranting Gryphon himself, and the card as a result features him in all his angry ranty glory.  The video shows the entire process, from pencil sketch to finished colors, and has a voice over by me explaining things as I go.

Of course, I couldn't possibly explain EVERYTHING in one 10 minute video, so if you have any questions about something I did here or about any other tips and techniques you may be interested in seeing, let me know in the comments! I'd like to do more videos like this in the future, and your questions will help me to make them more informative, thus helping you. :)

-Lizzy B.

Rapid Arting #2 : "Horney Dragon"

Hey guys!

After doing the speed-video for the Grumpy Cat box, I've been meaning to do another one like that for a while.  Well, I finally remembered today to set up my camera and record me working on some of the illustrations for my cocktail recipe project (details coming VERY soon).  I've got a few others in the pipeline, but for now, here's the first one that will be matched with a recipe for a drink called "The Horney Dragon".  Enjoy!

The original piece will also very likely be one of the many drawings I put up for sale in the Anthrocon art show.  However, I may be convinced to sell it sooner if an interested party were to send me a suitable offer... *wink wink* ;)

-Lizzy B.

A Valentine for Singles : A Helpful Guide

Are you single like me, and feel left out of the Valentines Day holiday because you don't have a significant other? Do you have a single friend who's lonely & left out of the festivities? Than hopefully this guide will help you put together a Single's Valentine Care Package.

Now you may be asking yourself, "Wow, these are awesome, but I am busy/lazy/afraid I'm not creative/silly enough to make one myself.  How can I get one of yours??"  Well, you're in luck!  When I called out for sponsors for this video, while I got enough to fund the video itself, almost every single person waved their chance of winning one of the 3 packages, preferring they be given to someone else.  So I'm going to allow for late post-sponsors (or, if you like, sponsors for whatever project will come next) for those of you who may have been interested, but either didn't have time before OR wanted to see the finished product first.

SO!!  If you want one of these babies, just send a payment amount of YOUR CHOICE via PayPal to LizardbethArt@gmail.com by February 10th.  Send as much or as little as you feel comfortable with; more money doesn't mean increased chance.  I'll pick 3 winners at random and ship their packages out first thing Monday morning.  It's not much time, so if you wanna snag one of these 3 cool Valentine boxes filled with lots of ridiculous V-day goodies, you gotta act fast!

Bonus #1 : Cocktails for Singles

Blue Balls

  • 1 part Rasp. Vodka
  • 1 part Cocoanut Rum
  • 1 part Blue Curacao

Mix in shaker with Ice

Wet Dream

  • 1 part Tequilla
  • 1 part Baileys
  • 1 part Kahlua

Fuck You

  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Jack Daniels
  • 1 oz Wild Turkey
  • 1 oz Goldsclager
  • 1 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Blueberry Schnaps

Masterbating Butterfly

  • 1 part Absolut Vodka
  • 1 part Midori Melon
  • 1 part Jaegermeister herbal liquer
  • 1 part Sprite
  • 1 part Sweet & Sour mix

Pour Midori, Absolut, & Sour mix into a glass on the rocks, Splash with the sprite. Use a spoon turned scoop side down to float the jaeger on top.

Bonus #2 : Painting for "Grumpy Cat" Box

I filmed myself painting the Grumpy Cat box.  This was originally an hour at normal speed, but it was condensed to fit perfectly with the Cee Lo Green track appropriately chosen to go over top.  Enjoy!

Massive update today!  Hope you guys dig it and support it, because I'd love to do more stuff like this in the future.  :)  Until then... I think I might go play some more Dungeon Keeper.

Mmmm.. Imp slapping.

-Lizzy B.

Sponsor a Valentine's Video!

Hey, guys!

I'm prepping for a Valentines day-themed how-to video which I think could be pretty fun and hilarious (and possibly personally degrading and sad).  Basically, I thought about everyone who, on this day of romance and love, don't have a "special someone" in their lives to give then a nice valentines gift.  So why not make the quintessential "Valentine for Single People" care package?

Here's the thing though: I expect the total cost for supplies that I'll need to buy will be somewhere around $50-$60.  Money is a bit tight for me right now, and while I can afford to put this together it would be nice to have a bit of assistance if possible.  However, I don't want to just start asking for money without giving something out in return.

So, here's a proposition for you:  If you'd like to sponsor the video, you can send a contribution of any amount you choose to LizardbethArt@gmail.com via PayPal.  Not only will I personally thank you in the video for your sponsorship, but you could win the very "Single's Valentine" that I will be making in the video! In the event I raise enough to make more than one, I'll pick a few people to send care packages to.  The more love to spread around, the better, I say!

Just a few rules: you MUST be old enough to drink, as the Valentines will contain alcohol. There is also a chance that they will contain nuts; if this is an issue for you, let me know!  And you should, ideally, send your sponsorship in by February 7th in order to be included in the video "thank you's" and be eligible to win a package. The sooner the better though!  

You also have the option to either opt for your package to be sent to a person of your choice should you win, or waive your chance to win entirely, for those of you who want to contribute purely out of the spirit of giving (and if that's you, than you are what makes the world a better place, you are awesome beyond description, and I love you forever!!)

So if you want to help out with this and possibly win a fun Valentine's Day care package for yourself or a single friend in your life, please sponsor the video!  Every dollar would help, and the more I raise, the more packages I would be able to make, and the more smiles you would be helping to put on single folk's faces. :)

That's all for now...

-Lizzy B.

Video: Drunken Dog Drawing!

In hindsight, this was probably kind of dumb.   

In all honesty though, I share this with all of you because, at the end of the day, I am all about entertaining you. And if I can provide you guys with some laughs at my expense, I'm willing to accept the criticism that maybe this isn't the sort of thing that would make my mother proud.

I love you mom, but don't watch this. You'll just end up feeling self-conscious about your parenting skills.

If you're not my mother, than I hope you enjoy the video! Let me know if you'd be interested in similar videotacular entertazement in the future.  I promise I'll even make some that are actually... ya know... informative.  And stuff.  

I like to be silly sometimes, guys. I hope you can indulge me. ;^_^

-Lizzy B.

PS: I shouldn't have to say this, but if you're not 21 (or however old you have to be to drink in your part of the world), don't drink.  And if you ARE old enough, do it responsibly for Pete's sake.  Geez.