The Making of Mini-Paintings



This year for Central Canada Comic Con I decided to make some mini- paintings. They’re something I saw a lot of people selling last year and they are super fun to make. So I’ve taken to making them in my spare time and so far my only regret is not having time to make more!


sara_wilde_processI choose my subjects basically at a whim. Whatever I like or makes me laugh is what’s getting painted that day.

The process is pretty simple; I’ll find a reference image, then draw a light pencil outline on the canvas (using a hard tip pencil like an F or a 2H that won’t mix into the paint as much), from there it’s on to blocking in colour/shading and the final step is (usually) adding a black outline.


The last step is probably the most tedious because I use a super fine paintbrush and brush the line out so it takes a lot of patience and control. I could use a paint marker (which I would probably recommend to most people) but this is just the way I prefer to do it because I am a nut.

If you’re interested in seeing more of my process I regularly post breakdowns for my Patrons on Patreon.











Stay tuned for a post featuring all of the completed mini-paintings!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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