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Dream Heroes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Dream Heroes, Inception chibi parody art by Amy Crook

Dream Heroes, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Here are two more commissions for cute chibis to use on Slack as emoji! The patron wanted a set of superheroes, and was open to letting me design the costumes to fit the characters. This explains why Eames is looking very Super in certain areas, where Arthur is sleeker and more no-nonsense. Eames wanted some coral in his costume but it didn’t work well with the gold boots and belt, so we borrowed Arthur’s tasteful lavender instead.

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.

Super Eames emoji by Amy Crook Super Arthur emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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MI6 Cheerleaders

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

MI6 Cheerleaders, James Bond chibi parody art by Amy Crook

MI6 Cheerleaders, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

I sold two more commission spots for cute chibis to use on Slack as emoji, and this is the second. This patron wanted to switch up the fandoms and have Bond and Q as cheerleaders, for cheering on their fellow artists, writers, and favorite humans.

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.

Cheerleader Q emoji by Amy Crook Cartwheeling Bond emoji by Amy Crook

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

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Wolf Whistle, Inception chibi parody art by Amy Crook

Wolf Whistle, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

I sold two more commission spots for cute chibis to use on Slack as emoji, and this is the first! The patron wanted a blushing, embarrassed Arthur and a wolf-whistling Eames to go with him. We’ve found both very useful in everyday conversation, which probably tells you a lot about our ridiculous chats.

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.

Whistling Eames emoji by Amy Crook Blushing Arthur emoji by Amy Crook

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

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Formations, abstract art by Amy Crook

Formations, 7″x5″ Primatek and metallic watercolor on Arches Cover buff paper

This newest installation of the Map series is inspired by the amazing images we’ve been seeing in the past few years of Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter.

A wobbly blue planet has its mysterious formations outlined in a warm silver that complements the creamy buff paper that makes the space around it. Everything about this painting is muted and soft, inviting the viewer to appreciate the fine details.

What would you name these mysterious geological formations?

Formations, detail, by Amy Crook

Formations, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the sun glinting off the metallic formations, the silver tone as warm as the paper. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, posing for your perusal before it heads off to its new home.

Formations, framed art by Amy Crook

Formations, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Series and Books
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Five for Silver 2

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Five for Silver 2, a Counting Crows painting by Amy Crook

Five for Silver 2, 6″x6″ Primatek watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

Part five of the eerily monochrome Counting Crows series, we’ve moved along in the rhyme to a whole roost of crows and a bit of silver.

Our ghostly figure this time has a distinctly skeletal appearance, and the crows are all arrayed above her in a perfect murder. The lightning-split tree reaches up through the mist toward what little light has filtered down on this foggy day.

It’s fascinating how fog can reduce the entire world to just you and things you can barely see, isn’t it?

Five for Silver 2, detail, by Amy Crook

Five for Silver 2, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the titular crows arrayed above the faded figure in all her eerie glory. Below, this painting roosts in a frame, waiting to fly to its new home.

Five for Silver 2, framed art by Amy Crook

Five for Silver 2, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Winter Rain

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Winter Rain by Amy Crook

Winter Rain, 8″x4″ Primatek and metallic watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

Shimmering iridescent rain falls in a curtain behind these stalwart winter trees, branches reaching up to drink in the moisture. Seven crows are winging in, a full murder alighting on the branches to discuss whatever business it is that corvids have on days like this.

You can imagine yourself transported to this quiet day, breathing in the ozone scent of petrichor, listening to the gentle patter of rainfall and the soft cawing of crows. A different kind of beautiful day, but perfect for a certain sort of soul.

Winter Rain, detail, by Amy Crook

Winter Rain, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the sunlight glinting off the rain, the twisty trees, and the crows coming in for a landing. Below, you can see this art framed, a beautiful slice of winter in a small package.

Winter Rain, framed art by Amy Crook

Winter Rain, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Series and Books
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Emerald City

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Emerald City by Amy Crook

Emerald City, 12.2″x9.1″ watercolor on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage paper

This city comes with a story — someone asked whether my Rainy City parasol was from the Wizard of Oz, and while that wasn’t, this one is.

Brighter greens and a beautiful orange sunset make this a much brighter city, too. The clouds were dyed a bit green from the glow of the city below, which stays away from mundane building shapes and strays into the fantastic, the strange, and the glorious.

What fantastical land have you always wanted to visit?*

*My answer? All of them

Emerald City, detail, by Amy Crook

Emerald City, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a close-up of one of my favorite buildings in this fantastical cityscape, and a flying monkey circling overhead. Below, this city glows in its frame, the colors a brilliance that will brighten up your space.

Emerald City, framed art by Amy Crook

Emerald City, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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