Archive for the ‘Tentacles’ Category
Friday, October 11th, 2019
Normally I do these on Mondays, but I was out of town and then there was some kind of power shutoff madness (mine was supposed to go but did not? whatever, PG&E, you run your public utility like the Muppet Show.) So, anyway, here you go, week one-and-then-some of Inktober!
Abbreviation decoder ring!
- wip = work in progress, ie, I’m probably going to color some or all of the drawing before it’s really done
- nfs = not for sale, ie, it’s a Patreon sketch and already belongs to someone else
- ACEO = Artist Card, Edition Original, also known as ATC or Artist Trading Card when traded rather than sold, which is a standard size I use for all my Patreon sketches these days
Want to get your own sketches, dibs on art, or just feel the warm glow of being part of my community of supporters? Head over to Patreon and pick a tier to get started! There’s also bonus cat photos sometimes, if that helps.
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: black paper, brush and ink, brush pen, cthulhu, futhark, hockey, inktober, mcu, patreon, pen and ink, rey, tony stark, tree, water brush, zelazny
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
My friend Amber had a baby and I’ve been given the duty of being the lad’s fairy gothmother. So far that’s mostly consisted of helping keep mom sane, but she also commissioned me to draw something for the baby’s room.
Cthulhu here is a bit crabby about his getup, from the pink bonnet and binky to the happy yellow slippers. He’s expressing his displeasure with some rather graphic threats enacted on the poor teddy bear. Watch out, this Elder God’s not too into his naptime after all.
Want a Cthulhu shirt of your own? I put this baby on Redbubble so you, too, can sport a cranky Cthulhu.
Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Card Design, Completed Commissions, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: commission, cthulhu, hp lovecraft, ia ia cthulhu fthagn, nfs, pen and ink, sold, watercolor
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Autumn winds are blowing and fire season is almost over, which means not only October, Halloween, and Pumpkin Spice, but Inktober! I’m doing one ink drawing per day all month, pulling from a number of prompt lists. This year I’m doing everything in the Artist’s Trading Card size of 3.5″x2.5″ and sticking to black and white with the occasional cheat of grey.
Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Tentacles, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
Tags: brush and ink, cat, coffee, crow, inktober, pen and ink, pod, skull, squid, word art
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
My patient Patreon supporters have sketches! They’re all pretty bad about asking for them, lol, but I love every person anyway since that makes it easier for me to go above and beyond when the mood strikes.
From left to right, we have:
- “storage units DOOM” for Jeff
- Bitty from OMGCP for Grace
- Matt from Swan Song for Corinne
- and on the bottom, dark and gloomy and fiery for Springbok
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Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: bookmark, mattrick, nfs, omgcp, pen and ink, pencil, yellow sign
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
I finished these a while back but have just gotten around to sharing with you, my lovely readers. You’ve all been so patient with me while I got through my No Good Very Bad Year, thank you.
- Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, “Happiness” for Jeff
- Penguin for Corinne
- Books & Tea for Kim
- Cat Making a Mistake, “Spring” for Grace
- “Squid Friends” for Oscar
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Categories: Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: book, cat, kim, patreon, pen and ink, pencil, penguin, sketch, squid, tea, winnie the pooh
Friday, April 6th, 2018
In the violet depths of some mysterious sea, light filters down to find shining octopuses, waving tentacle fronds, and frolicking jellyfish.
Ultraviolet is the Pantone color of the year, and somehow the word seemed to fit this mix of vivid purples and shining metallics. There’s a sense of more going on than the eye can see, life just around the corner of vision.
What lies deep in these oceans?
Above, you can see the iridescent blue and duochrome mauve highlights on the floating jellies. Below, this art is in a temporary frame, waiting to bring its gorgeous mystery into your beautiful home.
Categories: Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Tentacles, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: brush and ink, duchrome, for sale, interference, iridescent, jellyfish, octopus, purple, violet, watercolor
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
An octopus swims upward from a cloud of ink, the murky water obscuring its form as it rises toward the bright surface above.
This ink painting has beautiful sparkle and shine, and amazing color variation despite being done in only two colors of ink. The deep teal has gold flecks in it, and turns red where it’s dried thickly on the page; the soft grey of the octopus chases it away and brings back the lightness of the paper, adding its own warmer hues in the process.
Above, you can see the glittering gold, mysterious red, and soft, watery grey of the in on the page, settling into the grooves as it will. Below, this octopus is grooving in a frame, like your own little still tank of exotic waters.
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