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I Am Not Here to Please You

Monday, March 6th, 2017

I Am Not Here to Please You by Amy Crook for The Doubleclicks video

I Am Not Here to Please You, 12″x9″ pen & ink, Copic marker, and watercolor on Strathmore bristol for The Doubleclicks video “Women Know Math”

The Doubleclicks got 50 women and non-binary artists to illustrate their amazing video for Women Know Math, and I got to be part of it! I am absolutely in love with this song, the video, and everything it has to say.

Although they licensed the art for this specific use, the original is up for grabs in all its cat-filled glory. A rare self-portrait by the artist, with special guest appearances by Podsworth and Belladonna, this drawing bursts out of is boundaries with glorious movement and joy.

I Am Not Here to Please You, detail, by Amy Crook

I Am Not Here to Please You, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, there is possibly the most accurate drawing I’ve ever made of Belladonna, and some pj pants I only wish I owned. Below, you can see this drawing framed, including the very faint pencil reminder up in the top portion with the text I was meant to using.

I Am Not Here to Please You, framed art by Amy Crook

I Am Not Here to Please You, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Completed Commissions, Floating Gallery, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Advent 2016, week 4

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

2016 is almost over!

To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I drew one sketch every day. They’re in various media on cheap-but-archival 5.5″x8.5″ embossed white cards. Some of these will be available as cards, some of them will be in a special sale for my email list next month, and some of them are already spoken for.

I had the flu and then a cold for most of December, so pardon some of the weirdness. I’m mostly well now, except for a bit of a lingering cough. Wish me luck in not catching anything else for awhile!

Advent 2016 day 26: Snortoro, a Pokemon and Totoro parody mashup

Advent 2016 day 26: Snortoro, a Pokemon and Totoro parody mashup, $20

Advent 2016 day 27: General Organa, Star Wars parody art

Advent 2016 day 27: General Organa, Star Wars parody art, sold

Advent 2016 day 28: Pounce

Advent 2016 day 28: Pounce, $10

Advent 2016 day 29: Star Cat

Advent 2016 day 29: Star Cat, $15

Advent 2016 day 30: Inception in a Teacup, parody art

Advent 2016 day 30: Inception in a Teacup, parody art, $30

Advent 2016 day 31: Toast, Inception parody art

Advent 2016 day 31: Toast, Inception parody art, $30

Happy New Year!

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Time Ends

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Time Ends, Doctor Who parody art by Amy Crook

Time Ends, 5″x7″ pen & ink, pencil, and Copic marker on paper

The second in my commission series I’m calling All the Doctors, Twelve is saying another famous line, “Time Ends.” He’s wearing his snazzy Sonic Sunglasses, one of his more casual outfits with the hoodie and t-shirt under the fancy coat, and plaid trousers that were not a thing I recommend drawing by hand.

And yet, somehow, I keep drawing dudes in plaid. Go figure.

You can get this Doctor at my Etsy shop, where he’d make a great card to give to someone who’s just waiting for 2016 to be over already.

Twelfth Doctor greeting card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Twelfth Doctor greeting card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Autumn Leaves

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Autumn Leaves by Amy Crook

Autumn Leaves, 7″x5″ brush and ink on paper

Happy Thanksgiving* from America!

Despite everything about the country turning into a slow-burning trash fire, I’m still really grateful for a lot of things in life. My patrons who support me, my friends who put up with me, my family who loves me, and even my cats.

I asked my Patreon patrons to request two sketches last month to help fill out my Inktober calendar, and this was Kim’s second request. I used four different J. Herbin inks, including the lovely gold-accented Rouge Hematite, and did a loose, tumbling clutter of fallen leaves, blown together by an unseen wind. I can just hear the crunch-crunch of them underfoot.

You can get this lovely image on a card in my Etsy shop, and celebrate your own love of the changing seasons.

Autumn Leaves greeting card by Amy Crook at Etsy

Autumn Leaves greeting card by Amy Crook at Etsy

yes, the actual holiday is tomorrow

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
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Inktober 2016, Week 4

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Inktober is complete! I caught a mild cold or allergy attack or something, but I managed to power through thanks to some huge mugs of strong tea and a couple of hot toddies. Some of these will be available as cards, some of them will be in a bookmark sale for my email list next month, some of them will show up in the Floating Gallery tomorrow, and some of them are already spoken for.

Inktober day 24: Growth 7

Inktober day 24: Growth 7

Inktober day 25: A Murder of Crows 3 (sold)

Inktober day 25: A Murder of Crows 3 (sold)

Inktober day 26: ridiculous haunted Haunter

Inktober day 26: ridiculous haunted Haunter

Inktober day 27: Harvest Moon 3 (sold)

Inktober day 27: Harvest Moon 3 (sold)

Inktober day 28: Twelfth Doctor holiday card design

Inktober day 28: Twelfth Doctor holiday card design

Inktober day 29: Rimmer and Lister from Red Dwarf arguing about Pokemon, for Jeff

Inktober day 29: Rimmer and Lister from Red Dwarf arguing about Pokemon, for Jeff

Inktober day 30: bookmark of autumnal goodness

Inktober day 30: bookmark of autumnal goodness

Inktober day 31: Twelfth Doctor "Time Ends" for Ian

Inktober day 31: Twelfth Doctor “Time Ends” for Ian

(almost) ALL the things! Missing days 18 & 21, which are elsewhere.

(almost) ALL the things! Missing days 18 & 21, which are elsewhere. Surprisingly few lame sketchy days overall!

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Card Design, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, 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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London Fog

Friday, October 28th, 2016

London Fog, James Bond parody art by Amy Crook

London Fog, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper,
James Bond parody art by Amy Crook

A London Fog is an Earl Grey tea latte with a bit of vanilla syrup, creamy and sweet and fragrant and oh so good on an autumn day. Q’s assistant brought him this one, and he’s got a matching tea-patterned sweater to go with it, because tea is love.

You can get this silly ode to tea as a card in my Etsy shop, or support me on Patreon and request art like this for your very own!

Q Loves Tea greeting card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Q Loves Tea greeting card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Inktober 2016, Week 3

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Three Inktober weeks down, one to go! It was another week full of Grand Days Out, so there’s a lot of easy stuff and a bit of more complex ink art. Some of these will be available as cards, some of them will be in a bookmark sale for my email list next month, and some of them are already spoken for.

Inktober day 17: autumn leaves for Kim

Inktober day 17: autumn leaves for Kim

Inktober day 18: X-Men comic cover for Dami (and also a silly local cover contest)

Inktober day 18: X-Men comic cover for Dami (and also a silly local cover contest)

Inktober day 19: Cat Butt Zen

Inktober day 19: Cat Butt Zen

Inktober day 20: Headache Fish

Inktober day 20: Headache Fish

Inktober day 21: TARDIS with a cat flap for Eric

Inktober day 21: TARDIS with a cat flap for Eric

Inktober day 22: Rainy Day Forest for Molly

Inktober day 22: Rainy Day Forest for Molly

Inktober day 23: Sherlock holiday card design

Inktober day 23: Sherlock holiday card design

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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