Posts Tagged ‘bat’
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
A colony of bats crosses a golden harvest moon in a graceful, curving flight. Dozens of batty forms flit their way from here to there, each one frozen in a single moment of time.
Bring these bats home to roost and you’ll never get tired of finding new ones to admire.
My Patreon supporters voted on what to add to this glowing golden moon, and bats won hands down. Sky puppies are popular!
What’s your favorite thing to see silhouetted against the moon?
Above, you can see a close-up of a few of the many specific bat poses that are scattered in an curve across the moon. Below, the moon is trapped in a frame, forever frozen in its moment of fullness.
Friday, November 6th, 2015
This bat is so cute and fluffy, you just want to hug her to bits! Her lovely wings contain a mix of two fancy inks with a bit of gold sparkle in their depths, adding a beautiful sheen to the adorableness. It’s as if she went flying through some pollen, and it only stuck to her wings and ears.
The background is still faintly scented of violets from the ink used to create the twilight she’s flying through, but it’s fading pretty fast. The apartment smelled like a packet of Choward’s violet pastilles for awhile there, though.
Where do you need to be a bit batty in your life?
Twilight Bat, 6″x4″ pen & ink and ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the shimmer of gold dust from the special edition ink in the bat’s wings. Below, you can see him in a frame, just waiting to fly to a new roost.
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Continuing in the same vein as Tuesday I have another minimalist brush painting, this time of a big-eared bat. With his swooping wings and giant ears, something about his face makes me think inevitably of Gary Oldman as aged Dracula. Clearly the costumer and I were working from similar inspiration.
I actually had to do this one twice, I dropped the brush onto the paper on the first go, which can be a happy accident in some things, but not this one. I’m actually happier with the second version anyway, so it all works out.
I just want to rub his fuzzy little belly!
Vampire Bat, 7″x5″ brush and ink on paper.
Above, you can see all the details in his adorable little face, including the glinting reflection in his eyes. Below, he’s resting in a frame, just waiting to fly over to you.
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
When I asked my friends what other cards I should do for Halloween, they were unanimous in requesting a bat, so here he is! I elected to save myself some future carpal tunnel and colored the background with Photoshop, but the rest of it’s done by hand with my trusty Copic markers.
I love the patterns bats make when they fly, so different from birds somehow, so I drew in a few of his friends who are flying off into the sunset without him. Don’t worry, though, he’ll catch up, he was just mugging for the “photo.”
Weeble Bat, 5″x7″ pen and ink and Copic marker on watercolor paper.