Posts Tagged ‘skeleton’

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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Backbone

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Backbone, abstract watercolor by Amy Crook

Backbone, abstract watercolor by Amy Crook

Back in November, the same painting session that gave me the beginnings of both Exit Strategy and The Colour Out of Space produced the background for this. I did some more with the background before letting it sit for two months, and finally a few weeks ago I figured out what I wanted to do with it.

I actually used thinned-out titanium white paint in a fountain pen to draw these little shapes rather than painting them, a technique I practiced first on a couple of this month’s bookmarks.

The sinuous lines of vertebrae don’t quite follow the soft shapes they wind through, but they are informed by them. It’s hard to tell if this is one very long creature or several; if they’re suspended in water or mist or even fossilized; if they’re from something natural, unnatural, or even supernatural.

Backbone, 6″x4″ watercolor and Japanese watercolor on Arches cover white paper.

Backbone, detail, by Amy Crook

Backbone, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see an extremely close look at a dozen of the many vertebrae twining through the painting. Below, the painting is tucked in a frame, its mysteries safely contained.

Backbone, framed art by Amy Crook

Backbone, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Fish Skeleton

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Fish Skeleton watercolor by Amy Crook

Fish Skeleton watercolor by Amy Crook, $199

This is another of those pieces that started with an experiment with water and paint, and the result made me think of a stream in a rainstorm with drops hitting the surface and a soft play of light down in the water below. I wanted to do something more interesting that just a random fish, though, so of course I went for a fish skeleton. I took a few liberties with fish anatomy, so this isn’t really a specific fish so much as the Death of Fish, as it were.

It’s a definite contrast to the whimsy of my previous Fish Skellington, swimming along all silent and deadly, or at least dead.

Fish Skeleton, 6″x4″ watercolor on paper, $199 with free shipping.

Fish Skeleton, detail, by Amy Crook

Fish Skeleton, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the fine details of rib and fin and skull wending their way through the random-seeming raindrops. Below, the skeleton has swum into a frame so you can enjoy the wee size of it, perfect for a desk at work or an unused bit of wall at home.

Fish Skeleton, framed art by Amy Crook

Fish Skeleton, framed art by Amy Crook

  • Title: Fish Skeleton
  • 6 in. x 4 in. watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper
  • $199 for the original (tax will be added if you live in CA)
  • Frame is not included, but can be added for $50 (shipping included)
  • Shipping is free anywhere in the world
  • Payment plans are available, just email me
  • The button below will take you to Paypal – if you’d like to pay another way, just let me know and we’ll work it out

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Skeleton Bookmark

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Skeleton Bookmark by Amy Crook

Skeleton Bookmark
by Amy Crook

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.

Skeleton Bookmark, detail, by Amy Crook

Skeleton Bookmark, detail, by Amy Crook

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.

Skeleton Bookmark, with book, by Amy Crook

Skeleton Bookmark, with book, by Amy Crook
(book not included. foot bones also not included.)

Categories: Daily Art, Series and Books, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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