Posts Tagged ‘pen and ink’

Cracks in the System

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Cracks in the System, abstract art by Amy Crook

Cracks in the System, 5″x7″ pen & and watercolor on paper

Who and what falls through the cracks in the system, especially now that it seems like everything’s falling apart?

This piece is inspired by a friend’s cracked phone screen and the light that shines through anyway, the places where bits had dropped completely away, and the very strange sensation of running your fingers over the broken glass. It’s got seven little pops of bright gold to catch the light, to give a little hope that even when the system is cracked, some things still work.

Cracks in the System, detail, by Amy Crook

Cracks in the System, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see two of the shining gold spaces and some of the fine linework up close. Below, the piece is in a frame, fortunately sans cracked glass.

Cracks in the System, framed art by Amy Crook

Cracks in the System, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Shiny Umbreon

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Shiny Umbreon, Pokemon fan art by Amy Crook

Shiny Umbreon, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Shiny Umbreon is, I have to admit, a favorite of mine. This catdog Pokemon is one of a bunch of related things that evolve from Eevee, and basically they’re all great but the goth one is the best, the end.

If you’d like to get in the queue for a commission of your own, send me an email! The wait list is the only way to get one right now, for what I hope are obvious reasons after two weeks of commission posts.

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Summer Day Inception

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Summer Day Inception, a Grease parody of Inception with chibis, by Amy Crook

Summer Day Inception, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

And so we continue the “you had to be there” week of FANbruary with this Inception/Grease mashup. Eames cleans up nicely for the Sandra Dee role, while Arthur greases down just as excellently. Look at the shine on that hair!

Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Next Big Thing

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Next Big Thing, Inception parody art by Amy Crook

Next Big Thing, 7″x5″ pen and ink and Copic marker on paper

There is an explanation for this art, but it’s long and strange and really all you need to know is that it’s a commission for the writer of the single most-commented fic on a certain archive.

It’s also another entry for FANbruary, which is a lovely celebration of fandom.

Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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No More

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

No More, Doctor Who parody fan art by Amy Crook

No More, 7″x5″ pen and ink and Copic marker on paper

Another Doctor for my Patreon patron, Ian! He asked for the War Doctor next, and man am I glad I own like 20 colors of brown Copic markers because I think I used all of them on this outfit.

Seriously, though, John Hurt did a wonderful job portraying Doctor Who in this weird and difficult role, and this little cartoon captures that sense of exhausted sadness surprisingly well for not having a nose.

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Alexander Nigel Frankfurt Benedict IV

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Alex Benedict, a flower fairy, and some ridiculous coattails, by Amy Crook

Alex Benedict, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

In my first self-published novel, The Courtship of Julian St. Albans, the main character Alex whistles up some magic butterflies to impress the young man he’s courting. He also manages to acquire a flower fairy, though that comes much later. At no point would he actually put up with the coattails, though he is awfully fond of black with black and a side of black as his palette.

I drew this for Inktober in 2015, and colored it the other day as a warm-up to commissions. Because if I don’t do my own characters for FANbruary, who will?

Categories: People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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Oi! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Oi! Happy Holidays! an Orphan Black parody comic by Amy Crook

Oi! Happy Holidays! 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Another commission! I’m clearing out my queue to make room for my wait list, lol, so if you’re thinking of getting something now’s the time to toss your hat in the ring!

This is Felix from Orphan Black, celebrating the winter holidays in a way only he can. We made a card with him saying, “Oi! Merry Christmas!” and “Oi! Happy Hanukkah!” His robe is nicely Solstice-y, too!

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books
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