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Santa Cat

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Santa Cat, ink art by Amy Crook

Santa Cat, 7″x5″ ink on paper

Happy Holidays!

Santa Cat knows exactly what to do during the busy holiday season — sleep.

Rendered in gold-infused grey and red ink, and a softer grey, it takes just a few lines to suggest the shape of a sleeping cat that’s gotten into the Christmas decorations.

This would make a gorgeous holiday decoration, full of whimsy and peace, to bring out year after year.

Santa Cat, detail, by Amy Crook

Santa Cat, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see where there’s a teeny tiny bit of sparkle hiding in the ink. Below, you can enjoy the kitty napping away in its frame, pretending not to acknowledge the pun in the title. Ahem.

Santa Cat, framed art by Amy Crook

Santa Cat, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Floating Gallery, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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Hermione and Luna

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Hermione and Luna chibi parody art by Amy Crook

Hermione and Luna, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

The second of Disco’s commissions, and I even got to make Hermione black, which is awesome.

The flowers in both crown and bouquet are flax blossoms, lavender, and azaleas, chosen for their meaning and also the pink-blue-purple color scheme. The ladies are sporting House-themed robes, and are generally looking pretty adorable together.

These are drawn as close to a square aspect ratio as possible, so that they work as emoji on Slack. Their adorable 2-head-high chibi style conveys a lot of personality in a tiny space.

Hermione emoji by Amy Crook Luna emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Inktober 2017, day 17-23

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

How is October almost over? Halloween is coming up so fast this year. Enjoy this week’s mix of commissions, Patron sketches, and weird doodles!

Inktober day 17: Shiny Pumpkaboo (sold)

Inktober day 17: Shiny Pumpkaboo (sold)

Inktober day 18: Quick Skull

Inktober day 18: Quick Skull

Inktober day 19: Thyme, Sage, Mint, & Rosemary bookmarks

Inktober day 19: Thyme, Sage, Mint, & Rosemary bookmarks

Inktober day 20: That Fall Feeling

Inktober day 20: That Fall Feeling

Inktober day 21: Dill, Parsley, Chives, & Basil bookmarks

Inktober day 21: Dill, Parsley, Chives, & Basil bookmarks

Inktober day 22: Collard Greens recipe, for Sekrit Patron

Inktober day 22: Collard Greens recipe, for Sekrit Patron

Inktober day 23: Hermione & Luna, for Disco

Inktober day 23: Hermione & Luna, for Disco

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Inktober 2017, day 1-9

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

October is here, and with it comes cool winds, crunchy leaves, and ink art! There is an official prompt list, which I followed for exactly one day, oops. Instead, I’m concentrating on drawing things that make me happy this time around, with a side of clearing out my daunting commissions queue, so expect a hodgepodge of whatever mood strikes me throughout the month.

Inktober day 1: Swift

Inktober day 1: Swift

Inktober day 2: Sharks

Inktober day 2: Sharks

Inktober day 3: Syrups for a Patreon patron

Inktober day 3: Syrups for a Patreon patron

Inktober day 4: Growth 9

Inktober day 4: Growth 9

Inktober day 5: Ghost Mandala

Inktober day 5: Ghost Mandala

Inktober day 6: Bone Rose

Inktober day 6: Bone Rose

Inktober day 7: Happy Halloween

Inktober day 7: Happy Halloween

Inktober day 8: Autumn Warmth for Kim

Inktober day 8: Autumn Warmth for Kim

Inktober day 9: Hermione & Luna for Disco

Inktober day 9: Hermione & Luna for Disco

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Card Design, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Devil and Ghost

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Devil and Ghost, Inception parody art by Amy Crook

Devil and Ghost, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Is this where I just admit I have sold a LOT of these chibi commissions lately? But they’re just so fun, I have no regrets.

color test ghostThese are for Halloween, of course! Arthur and Eames from Inception coming back again as the Devil and a ghost. Arthur is smarming it up in his red velvet suit, straightening his cuffs as he leans nonchalantly in wait. Eames is looking extra spiffy floating along in his vintage windowpane check.

And of course on the right I have the little sketch ghost I drew just to test Eames’ colors before the real thing. Boo!

These are drawn as close to a square aspect ratio as possible, so that they work as emoji on Slack. Their adorable 2-head-high chibi style conveys a lot of personality in a tiny space.

Arthur emoji by Amy Crook Eames emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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French Arthur

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

French Arthur, Inception parody art by Amy Crook

French Arthur, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

For this second set, my patron wanted an artist Eames since we have so many writing/working emoji (and we have a LOT). Neither of us could resist the idea of Arthur in the “draw me like one of your French girls” meme pose, so that became the model. No logic explains why I drew them backwards on the page, though, sigh.

Whatever it is you need to be encouraged to do, Arthur’s telling you to go for it.

These are drawn as close to a square aspect ratio as possible, so that they work as emoji on Slack. Their adorable 2-head-high chibi style conveys a lot of personality in a tiny space.

Arthur emoji by Amy Crook Eames emoji by Amy Crook

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Before His First Cup

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Before His First Cup, James Bond parody art by Amy Crook

Before His First Cup, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

There’s yet more Slack emoji this week!

We do a lot of sprinting or Pomodoro or 20/10s or whatever you want to call them on our Slack channel, where a group of people write or draw or work or clean for a set time period and come back and cheer each other on for their progress. Q is adding to the amazing variety of emoji we have for signalling the start of those sprints, and Bond is just there to provide tea.

After all, Q can do more damage in his pyjamas before his first cup of Earl Grey than Bond can do in a year, if he puts his mind to it.

These are drawn as close to a square aspect ratio as possible, so that they work as emoji on Slack. Their adorable 2-head-high chibi style conveys a lot of personality in a tiny space.

Q emoji by Amy Crook James Bond emoji by Amy Crook

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