Posts Tagged ‘brush and ink’
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
October marches on, and so do my pens and brushes. Enjoy this week’s mix of commissions, Patron sketches, and weird doodles!
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
Tags: brush and ink, commission, doctor who, halloween, ian doctors, inktober, j herbin, jefferson, octopus, patreon, pen and ink, tea, tentacles, word art
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
October is here, and with it comes cool winds, crunchy leaves, and ink art! There is an official prompt list, which I followed for exactly one day, oops. Instead, I’m concentrating on drawing things that make me happy this time around, with a side of clearing out my daunting commissions queue, so expect a hodgepodge of whatever mood strikes me throughout the month.
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Card Design, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
Tags: brush and ink, commission, halloween, inktober, j herbin, kim, patreon, pen and ink, word art
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Another month, another set of sketches for my darling Patreon patrons! If you’d like some goodies of your own, you can get a monthly sketch for as little as $5!
Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of
Tags: brush and ink, doctor who, eleventh doctor, hp lovecraft, kim, king crimson, king in yellow, nfs, patreon, pen and ink, sketches, sold, tenth doctor, word art
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
This basking cat is covered in a pattern of repeating arcs which create a larger sense of pattern when viewed from a distance. It’s got its face up into the golden sunlight, with shimmering amethyst darkness all around.
There’s a little hint that perhaps the cat is scenting something good — your dinner, probably — but for now it’s just enjoying the moment.
Cats are, after all, solar powered.
Above, you can see a very close detail of the cat’s patterned ears perked up in the sunbeam. Below, this unique kitty is lounging in its frame, just waiting for its forever home.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Continuing my tradition of painting things that don’t scan well, this new addition to the Blood Moon series has a midnight blue sky and a bright blood red moon, with a deep black tree intersecting both shapes.
The dusky night sky swirls around the blood moon, holding hints of the same red in its depths. The horizon is close enough that a tree seems to grow from the edge of the page, rising up in skeletal silhouette to make intricate black lace against the distant sky.
This painting is gorgeous in person, fascinating in its mix of rich texture and limited color palette.
Above you can see a much better view of the dusky blue, brilliant red, and delicately textured black of the sky, moon, and tree contrasting beautifully together. Below, you can see how elegantly this painting occupies its frame, just waiting to add its eerie light to your life.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Make what you have
Do what you need
This gorgeous word art mixes rich rose, vivid violet, and luscious lavender inks. The brilliant colors and motivational message would bring brightness to any studio, office, or home.
Whenever you’re frustrated by not having the just-right tools or supplies, you can look at this lovely ink art and remind yourself to make do.
Above, you can see the edges of vivid purple and dusky blue on the big splashing word art framing the loose calligraphy of the main aphorism. Below, this bright word art is in a big frame, ready to cheer up any space with its inspiring message.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
2016 is almost over!
To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I drew one sketch every day. They’re in various media on 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.
I had the flu and then a cold for most of December, so pardon some of the weirdness. I’m mostly well now, except for a bit of a lingering cough. Wish me luck in not catching anything else for awhile!
Happy New Year!
Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: advent 2016, ariadne, arthur, brush and ink, cat, christmas, copic marker, eames, general leia, inception, j herbin ink, new year, parody, pen and ink, pokemon, star wars, yusuf
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