"Always Growing" an Illustration by Bryan "the Imp" Imhoff

My latest piece of work already started making the rounds on my other social media yesterday, but I didn't want to forget to share it here on Hive and also add it to my PeakD Portfolio!

I'm calling it "Always Growing" which is a nod to the story, character, and nature of Julie, the spirited dryad from my comic "I Thought It Would Be Zombies..."

This was a fun exercise in some brushes and materials that are not typically in my stylistic wheelhouse. As I progressed my more natural tendencies emerged and it evolved into a hybrid of my normal hardline ink style and some more expressive textures and markmaking!

This piece was done in Clip Studio Paint on an iPad Pro. I utilized a selection from Ittai Manero's paper collection to complement the watercolor and textured ink brushes I used.

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I shared the work in progress of this image a bit over a week ago. Man! I already cringe looking at that... but I was excited by the possibilites and overall direction it was starting to go and I'm glad I stuck with it.

That's a recent trend in my art that is becoming rather consistent. I find myself developing sketches and layouts that I'm initially excited by, but I thankfully find a lot of flaws and really wrestle with the work to refine it into a finished piece that I'm much happier with. It's always a balancing act between letting go too soon or too late though!

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Much has occurred in the last week as this image was finished! I quit my job to explore a creative career full time! The outpouring of support and encouragement on that post has been wonderful and I can't thank everyone here in the Hive community enough.

And a huge thanks to those supporting me on @NFTShowroom! It is one of the many avenues of exploration I'll be devoting more time to as I enter this new phase of life! I minted "Always Growing" there last night in a limited edition of 5. @kommienezuspadt snapped up an edition straightaway and has also been a huge advocate for me in my pursuit of an artistic career. So a huge thanks to Lars, and if you're not already following and supporting him, start!

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Thanks for reading, and again a huge thanks to everyone for all you've done to help me in my creative endeavors! I plan on being back tomorrow with a special "Follow Friday" post highlighting a couple new Hiveans to look out for!

Until then!

-Bryan "the Imp" Imhoff

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