Posts Tagged ‘brush pen’

Advent 2016, week 3

Monday, December 26th, 2016

2016 is almost over!

To celebrate the end of this terrible year, I’m doing one sketch every day. They’re in various media on these 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’ve had the flu and then a cold for most of December, so pardon some of the bizarreness going on here. I am almost not sick at this point, but still have a bit of lingering bleh. BLEH.

Advent 2016 day 18: Lost a Bet, Sherlock parody art

Advent 2016 day 18: Lost a Bet, Sherlock parody art, sold

Advent 2016 day 19: Boromir, Lord of the Rings parody art

Advent 2016 day 19: Boromir, Lord of the Rings parody art, sold

Advent 2016 day 20: Cat Wrap

Advent 2016 day 20: Cat Wrap, $20

Advent 2016 day 21: Snowman

Advent 2016 day 21: Snowman, $10

Advent 2016 day 22: Tomcat and Robin

Advent 2016 day 22: Tomcat and Robin, $20

Advent 2016 day 23: Still Not Well

Advent 2016 day 23: Still Not Well, $5

Advent 2016 day 24: Santa Fuel, for Jeff

Advent 2016 day 24: Santa Fuel, for Jeff, sold

Advent 2016 day 25: Ornament Rainbow

Advent 2016 day 25: Ornament Rainbow, $30

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Inktober 2016, Week 4

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Inktober is complete! I caught a mild cold or allergy attack or something, but I managed to power through thanks to some huge mugs of strong tea and a couple of hot toddies. Some of these will be available as cards, some of them will be in a bookmark sale for my email list next month, some of them will show up in the Floating Gallery tomorrow, and some of them are already spoken for.

Inktober day 24: Growth 7

Inktober day 24: Growth 7

Inktober day 25: A Murder of Crows 3 (sold)

Inktober day 25: A Murder of Crows 3 (sold)

Inktober day 26: ridiculous haunted Haunter

Inktober day 26: ridiculous haunted Haunter

Inktober day 27: Harvest Moon 3 (sold)

Inktober day 27: Harvest Moon 3 (sold)

Inktober day 28: Twelfth Doctor holiday card design

Inktober day 28: Twelfth Doctor holiday card design

Inktober day 29: Rimmer and Lister from Red Dwarf arguing about Pokemon, for Jeff

Inktober day 29: Rimmer and Lister from Red Dwarf arguing about Pokemon, for Jeff

Inktober day 30: bookmark of autumnal goodness

Inktober day 30: bookmark of autumnal goodness

Inktober day 31: Twelfth Doctor "Time Ends" for Ian

Inktober day 31: Twelfth Doctor “Time Ends” for Ian

(almost) ALL the things! Missing days 18 & 21, which are elsewhere.

(almost) ALL the things! Missing days 18 & 21, which are elsewhere. Surprisingly few lame sketchy days overall!

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, 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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Two Modes of Cat

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Two Modes of Cat: Rambunctious Fuckery and Rest, cat sketches by Amy Crook

Two Modes of Cat: Rambunctious Fuckery (bottom) and Rest (top),
brush pen sketches on bookmarks with brush and ink embellishment

I actually have four Patreon patron sketches to do this month, but the first two went together so well I did them as a set. I feel like this is part of an endless cycle, play, sleep, play, sleep, with food taking up some space in there as well.

The top one is drawn with my trusty ink-filled water brush, and the bottom uses another brush pen, plus some diluted amber ink for the embellishments, and a few red dots to amuse myself (and the cats).

Categories: Completed Commissions, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Whimsical and Strange
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Coming Soon

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

brush calligraphy practice

brush calligraphy practice

The Printer is dead — long live the Printer!

I didn’t get word art done last week thanks to the printer doom, other than this notebook I’m filling with brush lettering and brush pen art for a secret project for my Etsy shop. I’ve got about half of the pieces done, and then there will be scanning, Photoshoppery, and — gasp! — printing!

That’s right, the third one was the charm, and I have a shiny new Canon taking up way too much space on my tiny desk now. So, more word art coming soon (tomorrow, for you Instagram followers!), but until then, enjoy these little sneak peeks.

Mmm, tea. Or coffee. Whichever.

Mmm, tea. Or coffee. Whichever.

Categories: Pretty Words, Works In Progress
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Birthday Books

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Birthday Books by Amy Crook

Birthday Books, 5″x7″ Primatek watercolor and brush & ink on paper

For a dose of whimsy and delight, this charming little brush and ink painting is colored with rich, earthy watercolors, giving the feel of old library books and really good gifts.

The best birthdays come with books.

Now that’s a sentiment I can get behind. Art is another excellent choice, of course.

What’s your favorite gift to give or get?

Birthday Books, detail, by Amy Crook

Birthday Books, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the loose whimsy of the brush-and-ink illustration and the earthy watercolors. Below, the whimsy is contained in a frame, ready to grace your favorite bookshelf.

Birthday Books, framed art by Amy Crook

Birthday Books, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Floating Gallery, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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Slyboots

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Slyboots, word art by Amy Crook

Slyboots: an engagingly sly or mischievous person,
7″x5″ brush pen & ink on paper

Slyboots is one of those words that just needed a cat. I also have several fandom ideas for it, so we might see it again at another point in the year — maybe November can be a Greatest Hits month where I do different versions of words I’ve already done while the rest of my brain is busy with NaNoWriMo.

Do you have a slyboots in your life?

Categories: Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books
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Ambivalence

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Ambivalence, Doctor Who word art by Amy Crook

Ambivalence: mixed feelings,
7″x5″ brush pen, pen & ink, and Copic marker on paper

Another Patreon sketch, today we have some mixed feelings about bow ties. Are they really cool? Eleven isn’t so certain, but his confidence will perk up again soon, I have no doubt. Perhaps the TARDIS will reassure him once it arrives on the scene.

If you’d like a chance to request your own fancy word art, come support me on Patreon!

Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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