Posts Tagged ‘glitter gel pen’

Inktober 2017, day 24-31

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween!

I can’t believe it’s already NaNoWriMo time. Here’s the final eclectic mix of commissions, Patron sketches, and spoopiness — next month I’ll be locked in a closet writing solarpunk, haha.

Inktober day 24: Dancing Disco

Inktober day 24: Dancing Disco

Inktober day 17: Inspiration Island

Inktober day 25: Inspiration Island

Inktober day 26: Otter Blep

Inktober day 26: Otter Blep

Inktober day 27: Poison Apple

Inktober day 27: Poison Apple

Inktober day 28: Spoopy Crow

Inktober day 28: Spoopy Crow

Inktober day 29: Zero

Inktober day 29: Zero

Inktober day 30: The Good Candy

Inktober day 30: The Good Candy

Inktober day 31: Knucklebones

Inktober day 31: Knucklebones

Categories: Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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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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Advent 2016, week 1

Sunday, December 11th, 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.

Advent 2016 day 1: Enraptured, Q/tea parody art for Kim

Advent 2016 day 1: Enraptured, Q/tea parody art for Kim, sold

Advent 2016 day 2: Revolting Spoons, for Jeff

Advent 2016 day 2: Revolting Spoons, for Jeff, sold

Advent 2016 day 3: Festive Tentacles

Advent 2016 day 3: Festive Tentacles, sold

Advent 2016 day 4: December Airship

Advent 2016 day 4: December Airship, $20

Advent 2016 day 5: Cat Love

Advent 2016 day 5: Cat Love, $10

Advent 2016 day 6: Grinch

Advent 2016 day 6: Grinch, $15

Advent 2016 day 7: Seasonal Cross-Contamination

Advent 2016 day 7: Seasonal Cross-Contamination, $25

Advent 2016 day 8: Sister Act, White Christmas parody art for CC & Dami

Advent 2016 day 8: Sister Act, White Christmas parody art for CC & Dami, $25

Advent 2016 day 9: Sherrinford the Skull

Advent 2016 day 9: Sherrinford the Skull, $20

Advent 2016 day 10: Christmas Tea for Kim

Advent 2016 day 10: Christmas Tea for Kim, sold

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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September Patreon Sketches

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Patreon, two bookmarks by Amy Crook

Pumpkin Spice Patreon, two bookmarks by Amy Crook

Two of my darling patrons this month asked me for Pumpkin Spice, so they both got some cheerful Autumnal sparkle. I also had a request for sleeping late at any cost, and on of the kitties kindly posed for this little ink sketch in lovely, sparkly Stormy Grey.

Want some sketches of your own? Support me on Patreon!

Sleeping Kitty by Amy Crook

Sleeping Kitty by Amy Crook

Categories: Completed Commissions, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Whimsical and Strange
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July Patreon Sketches

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Avada Kedavra, word art bookmark by Amy Crook

Avada Kedavra, word art bookmark by Amy Crook

I didn’t have a ton of patrons who were around this month, they’re all out in the summer getting sunshine and other things I’m allergic to!

They did have these two requests, though, first for Avada Kedavra, the Slytherin’s favorite spell. It’s got a shiny green paint and some contrasting green glitter gel pen to give it a lovely magical feel on this black bookmark.

The second, below, was for Lestrade from Sherlock in glasses. He ended up being caught unexpectedly on a sleepy morning, wearing his glasses and reading the paper in his pjs.

Support me on Patreon to want to get sketches or word art of your own!

Lestrade in Glasses, pen & ink sketch by Amy Crook

Lestrade in Glasses, pen & ink sketch by Amy Crook

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

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Battle Scarred, abstract art by Amy Crook

Battle Scarred, abstract art by Amy Crook

There are two distinct layers to this painting, both filled with shining metallics. The copper in the back is marked and scarred like armor that survived a great battle, with blue glittery enamel filigree over the top, decoration that either came after the battle, or survived unmarked by whatever damaged the surface below. Or perhaps it’s a tracery of some magic used to preserve this artifact of past battles, won or lost.

Battle Scarred, 5″x7″ watercolor, salt, metallic watercolor, and glitter gel pen on paper.

Battle Scarred, detail, by Amy Crook

Battle Scarred, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the copper paint catching the light, the sparkle of the glitter pen and the salt interacting. The blue pen has picked up a slight green tinge in places from the color beneath it, and the metal ranges from a blushing copper to more golden to the green of tarnish in places. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, sunlight giving it a brilliant sheen.

Battle Scarred, framed art by Amy Crook

Battle Scarred, framed art by Amy Crook

This one-of-a-kind piece will be available in the Floating Gallery for July; you can join my list to get an early chance to buy.

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery
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True Story

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

True Story, calligraphic art by Amy Crook

True Story, calligraphic art by Amy Crook

A small reminder of the other sides to everything:

Just because a Story is true, that doesn’t make it the Whole Story

We spend a lot of time telling ourselves our stories, whether it’s that time your favorite thing got discontinued because nobody likes what you like, or the time you couldn’t even make your cable box work because you’re no good at technology, or the time you missed a car payment because you’re terrible with money.

A single story becomes the whole story, especially in the negative. We tell ourselves the story and call it the truth, instead of remembering the 37 car payments you did make, the favorite products that have been on the shelves since childhood, or the tech you take for granted every day.

True Story, 6″x4″ pen & ink and glitter gel pen on Fluid watercolor paper.

True Story, detail, by Amy Crook

True Story, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the light shining off the glittery color, highlighting a few important words. Below, the piece waits in a frame to grace someone’s home or workspace, accompanied by a little matching bookmark.

True Story, framed art by Amy Crook

True Story, framed art by Amy Crook

This piece was in last month’s Floating Gallery — if you’d like to get the inside scoop on my art, join my list.

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