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Dragon Egg

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Dragon Egg, tiny art by Amy Crook

Dragon Egg, 5″x5″ watercolor on paper

This little egg is just starting to crack, its surface full of rough spirals and gradations in color. If you’re wondering what hatches out of such an egg, you can just keep scrolling and see the magnificent spiral purple dragon that it will grow into.

This lovely egg is a symbol of possibility, of potential getting ready to unfold, of something that’s almost done germinating and is ready to break out into the world

What else do you have in your life that’s like that, and how can you nuture it?

Dragon Egg, detail, by Amy Crook

Dragon Egg, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the soft textures of paint and paper, just two colors of minerals to make up this whimsical image. Below, the egg is waiting in a frame to incubate and hatch whatever’s inside.

Dragon Egg, framed art by Amy Crook

Dragon Egg, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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Dragon Spiral

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Dragon Spiral by Amy Crook

Dragon Spiral, 5″x5″ watercolor on Arches cover buff paper

This fierce dragon has fire in her eyes and ice in her scales. She’s spiralling downward in near-abstract swishes of amethyst, graphite, and interference blue.

Do you need to be reminded of your own fierceness?

This is one of those pieces that’s most beautiful in person, where you can turn the page this way and that and catch the highlights and shadows, pulling out details that are otherwise invisible.

Dragon Spiral, detail, by Amy Crook

Dragon Spiral, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the dragon turned so her fiery eyes and brilliant scales catch the light. Below, she’s tucked into a frame, just waiting to fly to her new home.

Dragon Spiral, framed art by Amy Crook

Dragon Spiral, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Whimsical and Strange
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Hermione and Luna

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Hermione and Luna chibi parody art by Amy Crook

Hermione and Luna, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

The second of Disco’s commissions, and I even got to make Hermione black, which is awesome.

The flowers in both crown and bouquet are flax blossoms, lavender, and azaleas, chosen for their meaning and also the pink-blue-purple color scheme. The ladies are sporting House-themed robes, and are generally looking pretty adorable together.

These are drawn as close to a square aspect ratio as possible, so that they work as emoji on Slack. Their adorable 2-head-high chibi style conveys a lot of personality in a tiny space.

Hermione emoji by Amy Crook Luna emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Disco Chibi Portrait

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Disco chibi parody portrait by Amy Crook

Disco chibi, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

More commissions! Yes, my queue continues to be full, and yes, it’s awesome.

One of my wonderful online friends wanted a portrait of her sparkly nerd lesbian self with her fancy new mermaid hair and cute yellow short-shorts, front and back to make the most awesome silly chibi thing yet – pillows! Plush Disco for all!

And of course we made them into Slack emoji, since that’s where we primarily hang out, and what is chat without a disco-dancing Disco?

These are drawn as close to a square aspect ratio as possible, so that they work as emoji on Slack (and pillows!). Their adorable 2-head-high chibi style conveys a lot of personality in a tiny space.

Disco emoji by Amy Crook Disco emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Whimsical and Strange
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The Fading Year

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Fading Year, ink art by Amy Crook

The Fading Year, 5″x7″ ink on paper

A dormant tree twisting up through the fog. A single leaf floating down on the swirling currents, the final breath of the old year. Winter is crisp in the air, breathing down your neck, hiding in the muffling mist.

The season of hot cocoa, warm sweaters, cloudy skies, and chilly nights is upon us, and I’m thrilled! I know other people love the spring and summer, but I’m definitely one for autumn and winter. This painting celebrates that quiet time where one season turns into the other, and the last of the color fades from the world for awhile.

The Fading Year, detail, by Amy Crook

The Fading Year, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a close-up of the swirling fog and the single red-brown leaf drifting down through it. Below, the painting is framed and sitting in my writing desk, waiting to inspire some introspective spookiness.

The Fading Year, framed art by Amy Crook

The Fading Year, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
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Pot Roast

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Pot Roast recipe, illustrated by Amy Crook

Pot Roast recipe, 5″x8.25″ pen & ink and watercolor in a watercolor Moleskine

Sekrit Patron and I are doing a very slow illustrated cookbook of our own recipes, and this is the first finished recipe! Look at those tasty veggies, omnomnom.

Categories: Completed Commissions, Series and Books
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This Beet Goes On

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

This Beet Goes On illustration by Amy Crook

This Beet Goes On, 5″x8″ pen & ink and Copic marker in a Moleskine watercolor notebook

Do you enjoy my occasional illustrated recipes? Well, then, I have a project coming up that you’re going to love.

Sekrit Patron and I are doing a very slow illustrated cookbook of our own recipes, and this is the very first page.* Next week, a recipe for Pot Roast is coming down the pike, complete with watercolor noms and a bonus cat.

*it’s also a sequel to this art

Categories: Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Whimsical and Strange
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