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Fairytale Cottage

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Fairytale Cottage by Amy Crook

Fairytale Cottage, 6″x6″ watercolor and gel pen on Fluid watercolor paper

Calling to mind the darker side of fairytales, this shadowy cottage lurks against a rainy sky. The brightness of white clouds and gingerbread detailing is almost unsettling in it sweetness, with everything around it muted and grey.

In a strange reversal, only the frothy white curlicues look solid, while the house and sky seem like mere shadows behind the spirals.

What’s your favorite fairytale, and which ending do you prefer?

Fairytale Cottage, detail, by Amy Crook

Fairytale Cottage, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see up close the slightly raised spirals on the buildings and the softly receding spirals of the clouds, decorating the shadowy secrets held by this confectionary cottage. Below, the frame becomes a window into a dark fairy tale world.

Fairytale Cottage, framed art by Amy Crook

Fairytale Cottage, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Whimsical and Strange
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Le Chat Gris

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Le Chat Gris, animal art by Amy Crook

Le Chat Gris, 8″x8″ watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

A third Animal Spirit joins the fox and bunny with this lovely cat.

There’s a saying that all cats are grey in the dark, and this beautiful moggy glows pearly white and grey in the light of a golden harvest moon. The gold is reflected in the cat’s eyes, which hold a little of their own shine.

Bring beauty and whimsy into your home and adopt this grey kitty — you’ll never have to feed it!

Le Chat Gris, detail, by Amy Crook

Le Chat Gris, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can really see the sunlight hitting the pearlescent white of the cat’s intricate patterning. Below, they’re elegantly framed and just waiting for the right wall, shelf, or nook.

Le Chat Gris, framed art by Amy Crook

Le Chat Gris, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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Advent 2016, week 3

Monday, December 26th, 2016

2016 is almost over!

To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I’m doing one sketch every day. They’re in various media on these 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’ve had the flu and then a cold for most of December, so pardon some of the bizarreness going on here. I am almost not sick at this point, but still have a bit of lingering bleh. BLEH.

Advent 2016 day 18: Lost a Bet, Sherlock parody art

Advent 2016 day 18: Lost a Bet, Sherlock parody art, sold

Advent 2016 day 19: Boromir, Lord of the Rings parody art

Advent 2016 day 19: Boromir, Lord of the Rings parody art, sold

Advent 2016 day 20: Cat Wrap

Advent 2016 day 20: Cat Wrap, $20

Advent 2016 day 21: Snowman

Advent 2016 day 21: Snowman, $10

Advent 2016 day 22: Tomcat and Robin

Advent 2016 day 22: Tomcat and Robin, $20

Advent 2016 day 23: Still Not Well

Advent 2016 day 23: Still Not Well, $5

Advent 2016 day 24: Santa Fuel, for Jeff

Advent 2016 day 24: Santa Fuel, for Jeff, sold

Advent 2016 day 25: Ornament Rainbow

Advent 2016 day 25: Ornament Rainbow, $30

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Advent 2016, week 2

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

2016 is almost over!

To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I’m doing one sketch every day. They’re in various media on these 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.

Advent 2016 day 11: Kiss my Cat

Advent 2016 day 11: Kiss my Cat, $30

Advent 2016 day 12: Minimalist TARDIS

Advent 2016 day 12: Minimalist TARDIS, sold

Advent 2016 day 13: Silver Ornaments

Advent 2016 day 13: Silver Ornaments, $10

Advent 2016 day 14: BODE

Advent 2016 day 14: BODE, $5

Advent 2016 day 15: Catboy Arthur, Inception parody art

Advent 2016 day 15: Catboy Arthur, Inception parody art, $25

Advent 2016 day 16: Croissants

Advent 2016 day 16: Croissants, $10

Advent 2016 day 17: Ghost Gifts

Advent 2016 day 17: Ghost Gifts, $5

PS – I’ve had the flu all week, so pardon the varying levels of weirdness and quality.

PPS – #BODE

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, 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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Advent 2016, week 1

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

2016 is almost over!

To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I’m doing one sketch every day. They’re in various media on these 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.

Advent 2016 day 1: Enraptured, Q/tea parody art for Kim

Advent 2016 day 1: Enraptured, Q/tea parody art for Kim, sold

Advent 2016 day 2: Revolting Spoons, for Jeff

Advent 2016 day 2: Revolting Spoons, for Jeff, sold

Advent 2016 day 3: Festive Tentacles

Advent 2016 day 3: Festive Tentacles, sold

Advent 2016 day 4: December Airship

Advent 2016 day 4: December Airship, $20

Advent 2016 day 5: Cat Love

Advent 2016 day 5: Cat Love, $10

Advent 2016 day 6: Grinch

Advent 2016 day 6: Grinch, $15

Advent 2016 day 7: Seasonal Cross-Contamination

Advent 2016 day 7: Seasonal Cross-Contamination, $25

Advent 2016 day 8: Sister Act, White Christmas parody art for CC & Dami

Advent 2016 day 8: Sister Act, White Christmas parody art for CC & Dami, $25

Advent 2016 day 9: Sherrinford the Skull

Advent 2016 day 9: Sherrinford the Skull, $20

Advent 2016 day 10: Christmas Tea for Kim

Advent 2016 day 10: Christmas Tea for Kim, sold

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Shadow City

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Shadow City, art by Amy Crook

Shadow City, 8″x8″ ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper

An alien city made of shadow rises up through a sky so thick with glittering golden stars it’s almost its own kind of light. A violet moon rises up behind it, huge and full, showing the buildings to be insubstantial, or perhaps existing on an entirely different plane than the light that goes right through them.

Last year’s Inktober brought the beautiful, bold Blood Moon 6. This year’s sequel features a much softer moon dripping with violet mystery, and a taller shadowy city glowing with its stolen light.

Which of these oddling structures is your favorite?

Shadow City, detail, by Amy Crook

Shadow City, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the exquisite detail on the shadowy, insubstantial buildings, and the beautiful texture of the violet moon. Below, the art looks gorgeous in a frame, just waiting for a permanent place to shine.

Shadow City, framed art by Amy Crook

Shadow City, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Series and Books
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Inktober 2016, Week 2

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Inktober continues apace! It’s a busy week, so there’s some easy stuff and some 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. There’s even a couple of things destined for November’s Floating Gallery. Quite a variety!

Inktober day 10: Q in a tea jumper having a London Fog (with bonus Andy), for Kim

Inktober day 10: Q in a tea jumper having a London Fog (with bonus Andy), for Kim

Inktober day 11: Birthday Cuteness for CC

Inktober day 11: Birthday Cuteness for CC

Inktober day 12: Spooky shrouded ghost

Inktober day 12: Spooky shrouded ghost

Inktober day 13: Pink Sunset

Inktober day 13: Pink Sunset

Inktober day 14: Twelfth Doctor for Kim

Inktober day 14: Twelfth Doctor for Kim

Inktober day 15: Sleeping Kitty bookmark

Inktober day 15: Sleeping Kitty bookmark

Inktober day 16: Shadow City

Inktober day 16: Shadow City

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, 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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