Posts Tagged ‘bookmark’

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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Arthur and Eames bookmarks

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Eames & Arthur bookmarks, Inception parody art by Amy Crook

Eames & Arthur bookmarks, Inception parody art

I actually drew these ages ago for a commission, with grumpy Arthur glaring at a smirking Eames, but due to a hiccup with my scanner and some subsequent fighting with Photoshop, I didn’t get around to posting them.

Eames’ shirt has a lovely pattern in the orange, and his coat suggests a hint of tweed. Arthur’s wearing an elegant windowpane check, subtly patterned tie in a complementary grey, and a cream shirt that sets off his scowl.

 

Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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March Patreon Art

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

4 bookmarks by Amy Crook, pen & ink and Copic marker

4 bookmarks by Amy Crook, 1.5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on comic backing board

My wonderful backers on Patreon this month gave me some great prompts, and so we have a dragon, a cat, some spring flowers, and Rory from Gilmore Girls. I was apparently feeling the purple, though to be fair I knew the dragon person liked purple, and I’ve always associated spring with lilacs.

If you’d like to see me sketch to your specs next month, become a patron yourself!

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Periscope

Monday, September 21st, 2015

quick paint sketch of a hummingbird by Amy Crook, livepainted on Periscope

quick paint sketch of a hummingbird by Amy Crook, livepainted on Periscope

What’s Periscope, you might ask?

  • Periscope is an app (owned by Twitter) that lets you make live videos with your phone.
  • Periscope videos (or scopes) last 24 hours before they vanish forever.
  • I have Periscope set to tweet when I’m on live.
  • You can watch on the app or on the web, including the replay (for as long as it lasts).
  • You don’t have to make videos to have an account and watch them.
  • You can text chat to the person making the video, share the video on Twitter, and give them “hearts” by tapping on the screen during the live feed.
  • Yes, it’s yet another form of social media.
  • Kind of like Youtube and Snapchat had a baby and sold it to Twitter.
  • But I actually really like it.
  • My username is, predictably, amysnotdeadyet.

I’m using it to make art! Or, well, to let you watch me make art. I painted the little hummingbird sketch above live on Periscope the other day, and below there’s two more things that owe their lives to me wanting to draw something on Periscope.

Eames & Arthur bookmarks by Amy Crook

Eames & Arthur bookmarks by Amy Crook

Well, actually Eames and Arthur (above) owe their existence in part to Periscope, and in part to wanting to work on their character design for a commission. But the merdude below was one of my first Periscope experiments!

Merdude watercolor sketch by Amy Crook on Periscope

Merdude watercolor sketch by Amy Crook on Periscope

You can see at the top of the page I wrote, “Hi! I can’t see you chat,” because when I’m drawing or painting the phone is up over my shoulder and, like everything on Periscope, the chats are ephemeral and disappear before I can go looking.

I’m amysnotdeadyet on Periscope — come say hi!

Categories: People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Words Words Words
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Devil and Angel Bookmarks

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Devil & Angel bookmarks, Sherlock parody art by Amy Crook

Devil & Angel bookmarks, Sherlock parody art by Amy Crook

I sketched these as my art warm-up about 10 days ago, which turned out to be the day’s entire art output because I then entered printer tech support purgatory. Everything’s under warranty, but I could really stand to have had this fixed sometime last week.

I’m not sure why I felt the need to give Sherlock a tentacle tattoo, but as it looks adorable on him, I don’t think it matters. Horns inspired by a rewatch of Monsters Inc.

Devil & Angel bookmarks, pen & ink on parchment cardstock.

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Red & Blue Bookmarks

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

4 Red & Blue Bookmarks by Amy Crook

4 Red & Blue Bookmarks by Amy Crook

4 fandoms, 4 characters, 4 colors! Loosely rendered black drawings with grey shading, colored in scribbled blue with touches of red. Sherlock’s got a blue scarf and red buttonhole, the eleventh Doctor has his blue TARDIS and red bow tie, the debonair 007 has a blue tie and pocket square with a red cherry in his drink, and Spock is in his regulation science blue with a red screen on his original series style tricorder.

The original art from these sketchy designs will be in the next bookmark sale on my list, if you fancy your very own, or you can pick up the set shown above at my Etsy shop.

Categories: Card Design, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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007 & Q bookmarks

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

007 & Q bookmarks by Amy Crook

007 & Q bookmarks by Amy Crook

These are already spoken for, but you can get them printed on bookmarks at my Etsy shop, along with the figures from Monday’s James Bond comic.

007 is in a classic pose with his little snub-nosed Walther and a knowing smirk, while Q’s got a tablet computer and his own little half-grin. According to IMDB, Bond is a mere inch taller than Q, but looking at them together inĀ Skyfall I think Q’s hair makes it up through sheer messy floof.

007 & Q bookmarks, pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.

4 Bond bookmarks by Amy Crook at Etsy

4 Bond bookmarks by Amy Crook at Etsy

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