Posts Tagged ‘buy a bookmark’
Sunday, June 9th, 2013
There was originally a skull bookmark in this set, and it wasn’t this one! That one got claimed by someone on my list, and someone else asked me to try to recreate it, so I did two more and she picked her favorite. So here is number three, pen and ink and water brush scribbled and smeared on comic backing board. I ended up also doing a full-sized crowned skull as a result of all this thinking about it, which you’ll get to see this coming week.
Skull Bookmark 3, 2″x6.5″ pen & ink and water brush on paper.
Above, you can see the skull itself up close. This ink tends to bleed out just a bit of blue and brown when it’s wet, so there’s a subtle undertone of color to the pieces that I really enjoy. Below, it’s sitting with my trusty book, and you can see it’s one of the largest of this set.
Friday, June 7th, 2013
I couldn’t resist putting #7 on the 7th, so here are three lovely coppery spirals on a background of black paper with dark purple stripes. The paint is a metallic called “duochrome” that shows different colors from different angles, orangey bright from some angles and a more rose-tinted copper from others. I suppose one of these days I ought to do a, “why spirals?” post, but I’m not sure I could adequately answer the question.
Spiral Bookmark 7, 1.5″x4″ watercolor on Arches cover black paper.
Above, you can see that I took this over to the window so you’d get the full effect of sunlight, making the spirals shine and the purple deep shadows against the paper. This soft paper is actually made for printmaking, and they create the black color with a chemical reaction in the paper pulp so it’s lightfast and won’t ever fade beyond the rich, deep charcoal. Below, you can see it hanging out with my book, being mysterious.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
It’s Bookmark Week! This is the time when I take things I’ve doodled onto scraps left over from cutting or tearing paper down to size, and sell them as bookmarks so anyone can have their own wee original bit of Amy art. My newsletter people got to see the bookmarks last week, so there’s a few that are already sold, but I’m starting the week with one that you can still take home.
This little sprout is struggling up in the moonlight, trying to make the most of its cold light. The paint is matte and darkly colored, but you can pick out the little sprout at the right angle. It’s like a secret!
Midnight Sprout bookmark, 2″x5″ watercolor on paper.
Above, you can see the way the sunlight illuminates the dark colors, so you can see the deep green and midnight blue, and even the little bits of detail and shadow on the sprout. Below, you can see it hanging out with a nearly-matching hardcover book, so you can get an idea of the size.
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.
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.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
It’s Bookmark Week again! I’m starting off with a little bit of oddment that built up over a few days of me doodling with a black superfine Sharpie. I let myself do stream of consciousness, so there’s vines and crosshatching and even a single Converse hightop, making a surreal little bit of art that lets your mind wander with your eyes. It’d be great to put in a writing journal, to give you something to jump start your brain when the blank page is too much.
Doodle Bookmark 1, , 5″x2″ Sharpie marker on paper.
Above, you can see a close-up of the middle section of the doodles, where some tentacles seem to have snuck in amongst the curls and vines. Below, you can see it with a standard hardcover book.
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Thank goodness it’s Friday! Normally this sketchy little dude would go on Sunday, but this time I had two bookmarks sell before writing the posts, so I thought I’d save those for the weekend. That’s right, this is the last of the bookmarks for the week you can actually buy! Or you can click here to see all the available bookmarks in one easy spot.
Skeleton Bookmark, 1″x4.5″ pencil on paper.
Above you can see his grinning face up close and personal. Below, he’s hanging out on a book to show you just how slender a skeleton can be, when he’s a bookmark, anyway.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Spirals and bubbles and Qs, oh, my! It’s a queue of Qs rising up, large and small, with curly double tails and a whole lot of whimsy. This one’s small but nice and sturdy, drawn on a bit of comic backing board so it’s even acid-free.
Bubble Queue Bookmark, 0.875″x4.5″ pen and ink on paper.
Above you can see some of the squiggly little bubbles with their swirly tails up close. Below, you can see the wee bookmark resting on a nice big hardcover book.
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