How To Change Your Twitter Banner using your iPad

There are a few goals I want to accomplish this month. I currently have been busy making products for my future Etsy shop and I need to get ready to use any social media I have right now for the promotion and one of them is Twitter.

I hadn’t put any banner ever since I decided to use my Twitter as a means to share my life updates, announcing whenever there’s a new vlog has been uploaded on my YouTube channel and sharing my new artwork I’ve been creating. It used to be the image of Lake Leman, Geneva though. Since it had been empty for couple of months I decided to give it a new banner.

I illustrated this for my Twitter. I like to see my Twitter has a banner now. These are easy steps if want to change your Twitter banner.

The illustration of the Twitter banner was done by Dorrie J also known as mizarwen
Illustrated by mizarwen.

How to Change Your Twitter Banner

  1. Make the banner. If you want to use any image you can do it. It’s the simplest and the fastest thing to do. But I want to transform my Twitter account as a way to promote my vlog and art so I decided to put my drawing as the banner. I’m using drawing app, Procreate to draw it.
  2. The dimension size I use for the banner is 1500 px X 500 px because this is the standard size that Twitter recommended.

3. I made the illustration from scratch, by sketching it first and later on coloring it.

The sketch was done by Dorrie J also known as Mizarwen
The sketch

4. After you are done with the drawing and save it into JPG or PNG, you then go to your Twitter profile located on the left sidebar.

5. Go and edit the image on top of display photo. Remove your old picture if you have one first and upload it into a new one.

How to Change Your Twitter banner using your iPad

Voila! You have new a banner now 🙂 Don’t forget to follow my Twitter account @dorriej1. I’m a bit chatty there. Stay safe, guys!❤️☺️

Draw This in Your Style Challenge

It’s another art post! This time it’s my Draw This in Your Style Challenge that I took from an illustrator I followed, lobomaravilha.

This wasn’t the only #DTIYS challenge I’ve created. Back when I’m still a noob in creating art digitally I did try Sara Faber’s DTIYS but I had to take it down because I wanted to upload only the one that suits my IG colour palette. And the reason I joined this is that I want to present my version because her art is so freaking cute! Plus, the character is almost the same as the character I draw for my future webtoon character, Lily. So I thought it would be easier for me to draw it (little that I know. Haha).

My style

If you want to watch the process on how I draw this click on the video down below and don’t forget to subscribe, comment and like.

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Life Updates

Hello, lovelies!

It is still February. Spring is coming our way. What’s the weather in your country like right now? Here, in Switzerland, it is getting warmer and warmer. It is still chilly early in the morning though. I still have to wear my sweater inside when I accompanied my daughter to wait for her school van to pick her up from and when she returned from school. I noticed the day was warmer only around noon. That’s when I saw many people sitting on the bench or standing under the sun.

OMAD

I actually can’t wait for Ramadhan to come. It is the holy month of fasting for all Muslim. It’s almost a week I have done my One Meal a Day fasting where you fast 23 hours to lose weight. The reason is to lose weight to lower my health issue and it was my main objective at the beginning. However, as soon as I realized that Ramadhan month will be in April I just remember that I have to pay for my fasting days from last year. So during the duration of me performing this fasting (OMAD) I can also consider this as a practice before I do the official fasting. In a way, it is good. I can still drink water to dehydrate and drink only black coffee during the fasting (OMAD) so it is still doable. Aside from a growling stomach, I complain more when my hands and feet tend to get cold even the day is warm. That is the only thing that sucks.

Sticker Making

Sticker sample breakfast made by dorriejstudio
One of the sample of my future sticker.

I am a self-taught artist. Drawing is my passion. I’m focusing now on designing as many stickers as I can so that I can sell them online, whether they are physical stickers or digital downloads. So far I’ve done 2 different sheets of stickers with the same theme ‘breakfast’ and it is right now still in the process of printing by the printing company I chose back in my homeland, Brunei. I have not been able to purchase a cutting machine yet, but yes, that’s my wish list once I have the budget from the sales. I guess, the cheap cutting machine is okay for starters. I’m aiming for the Silhouette cutting machine to make the die-cut and kiss cut for my future stickers. I’ve read many good reviews. If there’s any of you readers possessed a Silhouette cutting machine, please give me some comments about this machine. I really appreciate your advice or tips.

Revamping Instagram

dorriejstudio Instagram mizarwen
Please visit my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dorriejstudio/)

I followed and subscribed to a lot of artists lately who owned online shop that sells stickers, prints, and other products. They also had given many tips on how to promote your product via Instagram. My second goal is to revamp my Instagram: the highlights, color palette display, and of course, adding more of my finished product to the platform. It is still in the process and thought in the past it is easily done, but actually there are a few other things that I need to do besides just uploading them on Instagram. And it is not easy as 1,2,3. Haha! I don’t know how the Instagram algorithm works, but if you do know that, please share. So yeah, please do follow and like them here.

Goals and Art

I want to pat myself on the back for coming up with so many sketches these few days. This had made the pages of my sketchbook only a few left empty.

2022 I want to reopen my Etsy shop where I can sell some of my illustrations that will be made into the digital planner stickers and print.

Before this, I sold colouring pages black and white digitally. However, that didn’t grab much attention than my Fiverr gig, which at that time the sales went far well. It was a simple gig; I gave services to draw kids colouring pages for certain prices. The prices were damn cheap. I attracted several buyers, but there’s this one regular buyer who bought my gig so many times that put some orders before I could even begin his current order. I got too overwhelmed and spent hours and hours completing the gig and that led me to put my Fiverr gig on hiatus.

illustrated blog by mizarwen dorriejstudio about goals and art post

Back in that day, I didn’t know how to limit the orders – I didn’t even know the setting existed. Lol. But that’s okay, I guess. Since I know how it works now I’ll begin again, but not this sooner. I’m focusing more on creating digital products for my Etsy shop.

Dorriej patreon setup icon tier illustration art
Illustrations for future Patreon icon tier (still in the plan)

Currently, I’ve been busy creating the ‘breakfast‘ and ‘Daisy‘ themes. However, it’s still a long way to go. It’s one of my goals for this year. Have I told you I also want to publish my romance & comedy comic on Webtoon? That too has been keeping me busy. I don’t know when I able to complete it, but for sure the mission is to publish the first 3 episodes on the platform. If that attracts many readers or even nice the Webtoon editor’s attention, that’ll put a smile on many faces; my parents, my in-laws, my husband, and myself once again.

If they hire me, at least I could help my husband to pay my daughter’s therapy bill and help buy any necessities for the household. But yeah, I’ll let you guys know when it gets published.

Do follow my Instagram for my work and give them some love. Merci beaucoup!

Changes Are Good

Bonjour my lovelies!

How are you guys doing? Good? It’s already February and winter is still here. So many things have changed. But I feel not ready for next season yet. Is it just me or do you guys feel the same as well?

Lately, I have felt super pumped. I set my mind that from this day I have to do workouts or walk no matter what and will see the progress after 6 months. A new year resolution? Probably. But this time it’s different. I want to change something so that I feel good about myself.

What has changed?

I do…
☆ 20 crunches (2 reps) a day
4 mins of workouts. I managed to do 2 reps so far. I follow the video from this YT channel. It looks easy and simple, but it isn’t. Or do 6000 steps on my walking pad.

Eating healthy. I’m trying to do a balanced diet, which I have done in the past and I wanted to do it again because I feel full and had eaten less junk food.

2MAD. So OMAD is a little drastic – not that I have never done that; I feel 2MAD just fits me. I usually eat one hard-boiled egg and coffee around 9am and have my lunch around 1pm.

2 liters a day. This is my goal. So far I manage to drink 1.5 liters of water. By always drinking this I am less craving for sodas and yes, my skin feels less dehydrated.

Collagen and Omega. Recently I have taken these two supplements. Just yesterday I added D3 and garlic supplements. Each of these has many benefits for my skin, blood pressure, heart, guts, and bone. I have noticed my hair kind of thicken a bit and my skin was not dry.

Productive. I try to do as many sketches a day in my sketchbook. It’s a waste if I purchased the book, but did not use it. Usually, I only do sketches and illustrations digitally. I missed the feeling of pride and self-accomplishment for completing my drawings in one single book if you know what I meant. Therefore, I need to change this.

Self-accomplishment for completing sketches on the sketchbook.
The illustration was done by Mizarwen

Reading. I didn’t reach my reading goal last year. So this year I try to make a habit of reading one chapter per day. If I commit this every day I can finish 4 or 5 books in no time within a year *finger crossed*

One at a time. Many things always crowded my mind, so I wanted to try this method of thinking to see if this doesn’t stress me out – instead of trying to do sketches, editing vlogs, illustrations and try to come up with good content within a week, I focus on one task per week. Say if this week I do all sketches, next week I only focus on editing my backlog videos. Talking about videos, I’ve uploaded new vlogs. Check it out ♡


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Illustration: Forest Witch

Forest Witch Mizarwen illustration Halloween
Forest Witch

Just to get creative and try to find something to attract more readers who love art to visit my blog. Hence, I share with you guys – my illustration of Forest Witch. The sketch was made 2 years ago and I had been keeping it in a stack folder of Procreate and since I needed to get things done and up ASAP on here, I just took this and colored it digitally. It took me 3 days to finish it and I remembered I sketched this one whole day. Perhaps, this could be used as one of the contents that I put in my vlog. Or maybe there could be another new drawing. But yeah, that I still don’t know yet.

I am proud that I managed to finish this so quickly. Making a webtoon where I usually draw and color 70 panels help me work the illustration faster than I expected. Of course, I bet a pro illustrator could do that in one day. But I’m just a novice. I just need to learn and practice more to get on their level. For now, I can only say it’s a hobby and if the webtoon hires me then I have to put my heart 100% into making lots of this.

Oh, did I tell you I make a webtoon as well? Yes, I am. Right now, I am still busy finishing the second episode of my romance/comedy series. It takes a long, long time to finish; from the original plan that I could do 1 episode per month, it is taking me more than 6 months to finish drawing almost the end of the episode. Most of the time I juggle my time to do some vlog’s editing and also, of course, my real life. What I know, famous webtoonist who update their comic per week (who are making long episode) or 3 posts per week (who are making a comic strip) has some assistants on their back. Me? I’m a one-man show. Things can be a little chaotic if I do all the things at once. That’s why before I get so productive these few weeks I had taken a long break, just to clear my mind and be able to rest. The topic will get deeper, but I for sure will blog about it next time =)

This is a fun question for you guys. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DRAW NEXT?