Archive for the ‘Tentacles’ Category
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.
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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Saturday, October 8th, 2016
The watery, shimmery blue Pathways are diverging in this layered abstract painting.
A subtle, mottled pattern of dark blues and black voids hides behind the turquoise waterfalls spilling to either side of the central path. The texture of the top layer is softened by the paint beneath it, but the sparkle shines through in the right light.
These pathways diverge, but for once you can have it both ways.
Above, you can see one set of divergent pathways running over the soft, textured background in dark blue and darker black. Below, the pathways are contained in a frame, reminding us to look both ways.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
The Tentacle Deeps rise again!
Someone asked me on Periscope what my favorite thing is to paint, and I immediately answered, “Tentacles,” and was reminded that it’s been ages since I added to this series.
The photos don’t really do it justice, the bright green on top is cheerful and the rich teal blends into it beautifully. The tentacles are in a deep blue-black mix that adds depth, darker layering over lighter as we got closer to the viewer.
Above, you can see a detail of the tentacles, growing bluer and fainter as they fade into the background. Below, the painting sits in a frame, perfect to be part of a grouping of art, or just to fill that little patch of bare wall. With tentacles.
Monday, February 8th, 2016
After recovering from the foolishness of doing a daily sketch project and NaNoWriMo in a single month (my advice: don’t do that), I felt ready to tackle the month of love and sarcasm! I bought a bag of large conversation hearts, and have been choosing (and eating) one out of the bag every day. The whims of fate and candy have brought you these seven sketches.
Q + tech = qt3.14.
This gorgeous kitty’s tail is on fleek.
Snacks, personal space, and something exploding? The Twelfth Doctor’s best day.
Lorelai Gilmore + coffee = OTP.
Sherlock + skull = love beyond death. Or at least after.
Ron & Hermione, he’s smug and she’s not so sure about this soulmates thing.
Who could say no to a proposal like that?
Categories: Daily Art, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016
“You’re hotter than Cthugha…”
“Are you an Elder God? Because your looks are driving me insane…”
“Even with strange aeons, my love will never die…”
Perhaps Cthulhu is not cut out for pickup lines.
Buy the Valentine in my Etsy shop, and show someone you love them in the cheesiest, most tentacular way possible.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
How about a little cuttle? Cuttlefish, that is. This punny cephalopod has heart eyes just for you!
Give the Valentine to someone you adore, or simply can’t wait to get your tentacles around.
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Emerald of Chivor. Poussiere de Lune. Gris Nuage. These beautiful inks have intriguing names that just ask to be brought out of their bottles and onto the page.
This octopus looks like he’s reciting something equally eloquent, perhaps a Shakespearean soliloquy or Poe poem. He’s drifting through the brilliant blue waters, thinking deep thoughts.
Or craving fish.
One of those.
Octopus Ink, 8″x8″ ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the rich interplay of colors, and the pop of gold in the octopus’ eye. Below, he’s hanging out in a frame, waiting to swim to his new home.
Alas, poor Nemo! I knew him, Doratio.
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