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Saturday, May 11th, 2013
Here, there be dragons! Well, dragon. Well, Smaug.
After I sold the first Bilbo & Smaug bookmark, I drew up a second one for someone else who’d asked after it. I went a little more elaborate on this one, intending to use it for promo bookmarks, just like yesterday’s Spock. It’s still sketchy and whimsical, but with more elaborate coloring and a bit of gold to go with the big purple dragon.
If you’d like a bookmark of your own, there’s still a few left from prior Bookmark Weeks!
Bilbo and Smaug Bookmark 2, 7″x2.5″ pen & ink and Copic marker, nfs (sold).
Tags: bilbo baggins, bookmark, commission, copic marker, hobbit, pen and ink, smaug, sold
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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
This is the other bookmark that someone already claimed, a wee tiny Hobbit looking quite distressed indeed to be confronted with a dragon. Smaug, on the other hand, looks highly amused by his discovery. I’m definitely going to do some more art for The Hobbit as well, I want to draw some dwarves.
Things will be back to normal tomorrow with another moon for Monday, so I hope you enjoyed this Bookmark Week and picked up one for yourself or a friend!
Bilbo & Smaug Bookmark 1, 7″x1.5″ pen & ink on cardstock, nfs (sold).
Tags: bilbo baggins, bookmark, hobbit, nfs, pen and ink, smaug, sold
Posted in Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of | 1 Comment »
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
This Weeping Angel crept into someone’s heart when they got my newsletter last week, and so it’s already been snapped up. But never fear, I’m sure I’ll draw another of these creepy creatures again soon, and I’ve already got some more Doctor Who art in the pipeline.
Just remember, don’t look away. Don’t even blink.
Weeping Angel Bookmark, 1.5″x6.5″ pen & ink on cardstock, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see its seemingly peaceful face up close. Below, it’s sitting on a book, just daring me to look away.
Tags: bookmark, comic backing board, doctor who, nfs, pen and ink, sold
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Friday, March 1st, 2013
This wee bookmark is the same size as yesterday’s, but with a very different subject. This time I started with Sharpie to doodle in skulls and curlicues, and then I took a purple ink pen and drew in the long lines. This one’s drawn on the shiny side of a scrap of comic backing board, so I took my finger and smeared the purple ink, giving a lovely mottled texture while the actual drawn lines still remained visible.
Purple Pattern Bookmark, 1″x4″ pen & ink and Sharpie marker on cardstock, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see the bookmark up close, including a little bit of sunshine off the shiny Sharpie and scored-in purple pen lines near the top. Below, you can see it hanging bravely with the big green book, evoking the ’80s.
Tags: bookmark, comic backing board, nfs, pen and ink, sharpie marker, skull, sold
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Thursday, February 28th, 2013
I started this bookmark by doodling long, slightly uneven stripes of gold glitter pen, and then I took my pink and green and made fat spiral roses all through the gold, 13 in total. Perfect for keeping your spot in a romance novel.
Pink Roses Bookmark, 1″x4″ pen & ink and glitter gel pen on cardstock, $13.13 with free shipping.
Above, you can see the bright pink and shining gold up close and personal. Below, you can see the wee bookmark hanging out on the hardcover book. I think it prefers paperbacks, myself.
Tags: bookmark, buy a bookmark, comic backing board, for sale, glitter gel pen, pen and ink, spirals
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
It’s always interesting to me to see the way the Japanese watercolors sink and fade into the black paper as they dry, losing some of their opacity and leaving behind a complex texture of paint and paper. These spirals looked ghostly to me in the way some of them faded almost to translucency, which is where they got their name.
Ghost Spirals Bookmark, 4″x1.5″ Japanese watercolor on paper, $13.13 with free shipping.
Above, you can see the delicate traceries of dried paint within the thick, translucent spirals. Below, you can see this bookmark hanging out with my book, just waiting to find a new book and a new home.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Today’s bookmark reminds me of sun on the ocean, lightening up the top layer that then gets darker the deeper it goes. The sun is in a shimmery copper, while the ocean is three levels of three spirals each, from a pale aqua that my scanner loves to hate, through a brighter blue and then finally a soft greyish sapphire. All of the paints are iridescent, and catch the light beautifully.
Spiral Bookmark 6, 1.25″x4.5″ watercolor on paper, $13.13 with free shipping.
Above, you can see some of the sun-changed colors and get a different hint especially of the deep blue and pale aqua. Below, you can see it hanging out with my trusty hardcover book.