Storytelling Sketches

After getting feedback from John Nevarez and Goro Fujita that I need to improve my visual storytelling skills, I challenged myself to do one study painting each day, focused on a certain story, emotion or narrative moment. Many times I find myself inspired by something I observed or thought about on my morning walk, a story that came up while talking with friends, or a memory of past times.
The individual images are not meant to be related, as I am starting from scratch each day and see what comes to my mind.
Here is a selection of my favourites so far! More like these and some work in progress shots can be found in the "Daily Story Painting" Folder of my Artstation Community profile.

"A gift." (There is a tree stump just like that in a nearby forest - it fooled me for a moment!)

"A gift." (There is a tree stump just like that in a nearby forest - it fooled me for a moment!)

After work hours

After work hours

Mischivous Monkeys

Mischivous Monkeys

Researcher(s)

Researcher(s)

Not cool!

Not cool!

Pumpkin Chase

Pumpkin Chase

Leaving your wacom plugged in overnight...

Leaving your wacom plugged in overnight...

"Trashmaid" for Environmental Awareness  (Mermay Challenge 2018)

"Trashmaid" for Environmental Awareness (Mermay Challenge 2018)

Catching Dinner (Mermay Challenge 2018)

Catching Dinner (Mermay Challenge 2018)

Goldfish Mermaid for Animal Rights Awareness (Mermay Challenge 2018)

Goldfish Mermaid for Animal Rights Awareness (Mermay Challenge 2018)

Little Chef (true story!)

Little Chef (true story!)

Love Potion

Love Potion

Fitting in

Fitting in

Celestial

Celestial

Turtle

Turtle

Entrance

Entrance