Posts Tagged ‘tea’

Inktober 2017, day 10-16

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

October marches on, and so do my pens and brushes. Enjoy this week’s mix of commissions, Patron sketches, and weird doodles!

Inktober day 10: I've Got the Keys to Your Horse, for Jeff

Inktober day 10: I’ve Got the Keys to Your Horse, for Jeff

Inktober day 11: Ink Spirals

Inktober day 11: Ink Spirals

Inktober day 12: Autumn Ghost

Inktober day 12: Autumn Ghost

Inktober day 13: You Made Me Ink

Inktober day 13: You Made Me Ink

Inktober day 14: To Have Ambition is My Ambition

Inktober day 14: To Have Ambition is My Ambition

Inktober day 15: Hmm? First Doctor for Ian

Inktober day 15: Hmm? First Doctor for Ian

Inktober day 16: Needs More Caffeine

Inktober day 16: Needs More Caffeine

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, 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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30 Day Marker Challenge, part 4

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The amazing Sadynax gave herself a 30-day Marker Challenge last month, and I decided to do it for April to help get back in the swing of art after my surgery.

I managed to make art nearly every day this month (once I doubled up and skipped a day), and I can definitely see how I got back into using my materials as the month went on. I also got more energy to put into the finished pieces as my stamina returned, so hooray for healing!

Spilled Tea by Amy Crook

Day 25: Draw liquid.

Polar Stars bookmark by Amy Crook

Day 26: Use your favorite colors.

Jigglypuff by Amy Crook

Day 27: Choose 3 colors blindly, again!

Queen of Swords by Amy Crook

Day 28: Use only markers that end in the number 7.

Spring Moleskine by Amy Crook

Day 29: Use cheap markers.

Aquamarine (left) and Amethyst Spear (right) by Amy Crook

Day 30: Redo a challenge you were dissatisfied with and compare the two pieces.

Categories: Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Moleskines, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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30 Day Marker Challenge, part 3

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The amazing Sadynax gave herself a 30-day Marker Challenge last month, and I decided to do it for April to help get back in the swing of art after my surgery. Three weeks and counting I’ve managed some daily art, hooray!

I’m giving my wonderful Patreon supporters some bonuses at the $5+ sketch levels this month, so it’s a good time to become a patron!

Celadon Teapot by Amy Crook for Kim

Day 18: Use colored paper.

Amethyst Spear by Amy Crook

Day 19: Draw stone or crystal.

Podovich by Amy Crook

Day 20: Draw fur.

Jellyfish by Amy Crook for Molly

Day 21: Draw water.

Charmeleon by Amy Crook for Eric

Day 22: Draw fire.

Coffee Warms the Soul by Amy Crook for Jefferson

Day 23: Draw cold atmosphere.

Desert by Amy Crook

Day 24: Draw warm atmosphere.

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Tea for Q

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Tea for Q, parody James Bond art by Amy Crook

Tea for Q, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Q is working on his much-stickered, tape-repaired laptop and giving a little smile to Bond, who is bringing him tea in his favorite Scrabble mug. It comes with a bit of extra sweetness in the form of a kiss on Q’s mussed hair.

A perfect Valentine for the nerdy tea-lover in your life, or just to add a bit of love to your life.

00Q Valentine by Amy Crook on Etsy

00Q Valentine by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Card Design, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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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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Tea Shelf

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Tea Shelf by Amy Crook

Tea Shelf, 8″x4″ pencil and watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

Cup, cup, cat, cup, cup, tin.

Whimsy and tea, what more could you want? This delightful little watercolor shows a shelf of goodies, from a beautiful celadon teacup and saucer to a cheerfully antisocial mug. The gloved “hands” that hold up the shelf add to the delight, especially with a wee mouse sleeping happily in one of them. The sleeping-cat figurine might be my favorite part.

What’s yours?

Tea Shelf, detail, by Amy Crook

Tea Shelf, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the mug that I really do need to get made, and the adorable sly grey kitty figurine next to it. Below, the piece is in its temporary frame, showing off before it gets whisked away to its new home.

Tea Shelf, framed art by Amy Crook

Tea Shelf, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Whimsical and Strange
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Tea: Molly Hooper

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Tea: Molly Hooper, Sherlock parody art by Amy Crook

Tea: Molly Hooper, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

One of my favourite patrons commissioned me to draw a series of 4 little comic portraits of her favourite characters with their favourite teas. Favourites all around!

This last piece in the Tea Series features the adorkable Molly Hooper, the pathologist from whose morgue Sherlock keeps borrowing all manner of unpleasant items. She’s got a soothing cup of Darjeeling, probably to help her nerves after one of Sherlock’s visits.

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