Posts Tagged ‘pen and ink’

Dancing Dalek

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Dancing Dalek, Doctor Who parody art by Amy Crook

Dancing Dalek, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Feeling in a party mood? Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!

This dancing Dalek is perhaps also a bit drunk, as he meanders through the world ordering others to join in his celebration. Perfect for birthday festivities, or any other excuse you might have to, well, you know.

I have, of course, made it into a card! It’s blank inside, but I admit I was thinking of birthdays when I drew it.

Celebrate! Dalek greeting card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Celebrate! Dalek greeting card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Card Design, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Sadboy and the Knob

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Sadboy & the Knob, Inception parody art by Amy Crook

Sadboy & the Knob, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

I’ve got Slack emoji once again! My darling fellow fans have been eager to populate the chat with the full cast of Inception. Cobb the Knob, as he’s affectionately known, is giving his famous squint that launched a thousand memes. Poor Fischer is crying over his pinwheel and daddy issues, looking very sad indeed.

I feel like there’s some kind of Britpunk band waiting to happen here with the art title, but that might just be the urge to see Robert Fischer looking anything but heartbroken for a second.

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.

Robert Fischer emoji by Amy Crook Dom Cobb emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Geronimo

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Geronimo, Doctor Who parody art by Amy Crook

Geronimo! 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Finally, I’ve finished the third of my commission series I’m calling All the Doctors. My patron’s been very patient with the pace on these!

The eleventh Doctor has belatedly* arrived in his finery, all decked out with his tweed coat and watch chain and the whole later seasons getup. He’s got a different waistcoat, shirt, and tie on than in the promo photos, which I referenced from stills out of the show. I particularly like the polka dots on the bowtie — what’s your favorite detail?

*but not 11 years late

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Dreaming Tree

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Dreaming Tree by Amy Crook

Dreaming Tree, 6″x6″ pen & ink and watercolor on Arches cover black paper

Lines etched into the paper create the silhouette of a massive tree, its branches weighted down with foliage. The night sky visible in between the curves and shadows of it, cradled within the arms of the tree’s dreams.

Or perhaps the tree is a dream itself, or a keeper of dreams. Each line is a dream, forming the hill, the world, the earth, everything but the shimmering blue-violet of the sky.

You could even consider it dark matter cradling a nebula full of stars, shining out of the far reaches of the universe.

Dreaming Tree, detail, by Amy Crook

Dreaming Tree, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the lines indented into the paper with purple ink shining darkly out of each groove. Below, the scene rests in a frame, protected from the waking world for you.

Dreaming Tree, framed art by Amy Crook

Dreaming Tree, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
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Good Evening

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Good Evening by Amy Crook in the Horizons series

Good Evening, 6″x4″ ink and watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

This painting has so much in it for being so small! The trees are loose columns sketched by the breeze and the season. The clouds range from bright pink to rich gold with every shade of orange in between. There’s even a colony of bats heading out for its nightly hunt of pesky insects or delicious nectar.

The red sun is barely a hint as it sinks that last tiny fragment down below the horizon, leaving us for the night where some of us belong.

When it comes to pollinators, are you more of a bat or a bee?

Both. Both is good.

Good Evening, detail, by Amy Crook

Good Evening, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the tiny bats flying off into the golden-orange sunset. Below, this small painting is in its frame, waiting to bring some color to your wall, shelf, desk, or mantel.

Good Evening, framed art by Amy Crook

Good Evening, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books
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Dream Heroes

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Dream Heroes, Inception chibi parody art by Amy Crook

Dream Heroes, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Here are two more commissions for cute chibis to use on Slack as emoji! The patron wanted a set of superheroes, and was open to letting me design the costumes to fit the characters. This explains why Eames is looking very Super in certain areas, where Arthur is sleeker and more no-nonsense. Eames wanted some coral in his costume but it didn’t work well with the gold boots and belt, so we borrowed Arthur’s tasteful lavender instead.

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.

Super Eames emoji by Amy Crook Super Arthur emoji by Amy Crook

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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MI6 Cheerleaders

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

MI6 Cheerleaders, James Bond chibi parody art by Amy Crook

MI6 Cheerleaders, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

I sold two more commission spots for cute chibis to use on Slack as emoji, and this is the second. This patron wanted to switch up the fandoms and have Bond and Q as cheerleaders, for cheering on their fellow artists, writers, and favorite humans.

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.

Cheerleader Q emoji by Amy Crook Cartwheeling Bond emoji by Amy Crook

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