2021 Loriesque Studio News

 Howdy, Hello!

No doubt you are checking out who I am and what I do... so welcome to this ancient website I keep alive year after year just to remember where all my links are! Links are at the bottom, the right, below, everywhere. It's like it's still the year 2006 here. Also read on for my 2020/2021 Covid updates!

I predominantly use Instagram these days, follow me there for the newest of the new.

Lori Logo Insta

HEY! I also have a Kofi Shop where I am selling art and commissions. COMMISSIONS? Yes! Weird blind contour portraits, pet portraits and CUSTOM SKETCHBOOKS (get it while it's hot or not). Those are the new, real fun items: hand-made bookbinding with 98% recycled materials by yours truly, Lori Escobar. Plus, it's made with pure love.

Kofi Page /loriesquestudio

2020 in a Nutshell

WELL...2020 was sort of a wash of a year, don't 'cha think? But let's explore it. I did participate in Inktober 2020 however, using many different Artober and Drawtober instagram October drawing prompts. There were so many great ideas from other artists I even made a spreadsheet of my favorites for the 30 days and hashtags to credit them all! I'm nerdy like that. Here's the highlights. 

Inktober/ Artober 2020

2020 also invited more time for me to take a new class to update my current skillset in digital painting. I completed the Paintable's One-Week_Portrait Challenge with a portrait of myself. I actually WON a spot in the academy class Illustration From Imagination and got to paint and learn from the wonderful self-taught digital artist David Belliveau. I learned a lot, made a poster and actually applied some of this new knowledge at my current job. There's always new things to learn! I was very grateful for that opportunity during an otherwise scary, and uncertain time of the year. All in all, it kept me busy and my mind off of the world circumstances.
Digital Me painting stages

The class went over thumbnail drawing, color blocking, shading, light sources, texture, brushes, photobashing (it means to use photography texture as a shortcut) and final touches. Here's some stages of my Alice in Wonderland poster process from the class:
Alice in Wonderland Paintable Academy Project

I also went on local vacations with close friends, lake kayaking, camping, and hiking. Lot's of outdoor adventures, until roughly the end of August when fire season began. Then I decided to move down the street to a bigger place. I also played many hours of the SIMS. Of course I created myself and my house and made my artistic attributes maxed out. Sim-life in quarantine was a bit more social than real life. It was better than binging all of Netflix.  So upon looking at last year's photos I can see I did do a lot in the year that was considered on hold. Life doesn't go on hold, we are still living every day even if we were on lock down, or couldn't see family. GOOD NEWS...Finally, in 2021 I will be seeing my parents again after more than a year of being unable to. So cherish your family and every day. Make lovely art and be awesome!

My life as a Sim resembling my real life.


There was this Bernie Sitting Wearing Mittens thing that happened early this year and I made a bunch of prints from my drawing of him as my Half-Blind-Contour portraits style. It was so funny and still exists on Society6 if you want one check out Bernie Sitting Prints Be sure to buy a Bernie Clock!
Bernie Sitting by Loriesque

Have a wonderful year and hit me up on the socials.

And if all else fails here's my link tree linktr.ee/Loriesquestudio

Inktober 2019 All The Videos

Did you miss my posts every day on Instagram? Not on Instagram? No problem! I've created a playlist of all my videos on YouTube so rest assured and sit back and enjoy these 30 videos! (Don't worry, they're only a minute each!) Music by Nick Taylor: @Solar Escape.

Inktober 2019

I have officially participated this year on Instagram for Inktober 2019 (#inktober2019)! In years past, I've attempted, or just pined over other artists with the self discipline of impressive qualities I felt I did not possess. However, this year, I possess them and can now proudly say I have self discipline.
Two handfuls of postcards drawn each day in October: 31 in total!
I have created a new Ko-fi account too with the idea that I might send them out as postcards OR you can just tip me $$$ freely because you love me. AND OR EEK...perhaps an Etsy store??? I cannot make up my mind... Too many accounts! I just want to make art. Where's my assistant?! What to do with all these? This is stress inducing. So hit me up if you are interested :)

Four drawings I did while on vacation at my parents home in Oregon.

Sunday Sketches: feat. Paul’s Pencil

I received a pencil in the mail the other day from Pauls Components. They sent me to a funny video about how to sharpen the pencil and why using a carpenters pencil is beneficial to a normal one. I thought it would be fun to feature it in my on-going Sunday Sketches timelapse videos. I used clay to form a look alike pencil and it took off from there, ending with a realistic sketch of the pencil in my sketchbook. I hope you enjoy.

Bluester Turnaround

I'm gearing up to film the scenes for my current claymation project featuring these lovely, armless cute-butt monsters. Pardon the dust, as this isn't a final by any means. But stay tuned. Check out my Patreon (link above) for more behind0the-scenes looks or support me there if you would like to be a part of it all.

Questions You Might Have

Loriesque Studio

I created this story/page -using a new page creator through Adobe Spark- with a myriad of Q&A's detailing what I am currently working on, how you can see what it looks like, where I post online, and how you can be a part of it. It's essentially an all encompassing page of my online presence. If I was feeling overwhelmed, I can imagine you wondering where the heck I post what's new, if you aren't seeing it.
So, Spark really made this happen. This isn't a comercial for Spark, I swear, but I was about to whip out some old css skills and hack together an html page and upload it to my domain, which would've been fine, but taken longer to jimmy-rig, plus I wanted one of those new drag and drop amazing looking web design in seconds thingy-mo-bobs.
Long story/short: check it out!

Fetch in Stopmotion

My upcoming film will launch soon
-----------PROJECT UPDATE-----------
Due to having grander ideas than my abilities warrant, this project is currently on hold. Don't worry, I still intend on making it. I just may need a little help :) Please see the Monsters series being posted on all social media! And please consider joining my Patreon.

I am currently working on a stop-motion film I hope to come out in October, ready for halloween. I've had this story on my mind for almost two years now, but hadn't had the ending just right. I enlisted some storyline help on a cool site utilizing trade as a resource, instead of monetary gain: Simbi.com The story is in it's final stages as well as the set.

Also, this is the first time I'll be actually storyboarding an animated short. It's a great way to outline the look and point of view and I feel like I can tackle different parts, rather than all at once, then piece it together.

The story behind Colton the dog, is funny, because it is based off of a couple dogs, one namely being my brother's german shepherd, Cash and another actually named Colton at an animal shelter that I fell in love with but was unable to adopt because someone else got to him first. I hope he has a happy family, and here he is in clay as a tribute. My own little clay made dog.

That's the backstory on my creativity. I learned as an artist to create what I know. As a starting point, my life and my experiences will always influence what I want to say, and I can build off of that from there. It's a simple concept, yet often I forget when I want to get grandiose. Beginning at the heart of myself and branching out is completely the way to go.

Another theme I notice in my work is the social media and smart phone etiquette and usage in my daily life. How it affects myself and others around me, these little glowing screens we carry around with our lives inside. I like to explore the idea that it consumes us, and everything around us, and how great it is to stop and look around once in a while.

Stay tuned and keep up to date in my project behind the scenes on my Patreon page. The minimum patronage pledge starts at only $1 per video, which gets you access to beind-the-scenes action and project updates. Pledge a little more and you'll receive swag in the mail: stickers, printed coasters, bookmarks, art prints and in the future I'll even add figurines of my puppets you can collect. But you won't know unless you join!

Support me on Patreon | Follow me on YouTube and spread the word. Thanks!

Self Portrait in Clay

My latest video is on You Tube. This began with just a lump of clay and me filming a time-lapse of my processes which then became a self portrait in clay. I had my friend Nick Taylor of 11:11 Productions write the music, which turned out awesome. Stay tuned for some more collaborations. They're sure to get better and better. And as always if you want to support this stop-motion business I am starting as well as get some behind-the-scenes action and swag for becoming a part of my community, head over to the new Patreon.

Support me on Patreon | Follow me on YouTube and spread the word. Thanks!