Posts Tagged ‘word art weds’


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Palimpsest, word art by Amy Crook

Palimpsest: something reused or altered but still bearing traces of its earlier form,
7″x5″ pen & ink and Sharpie marker on recycled artwork

This week’s word art is a request from Kim, one of my lovely Patreon supporters. As soon as I saw her request, I actually went and washed an old piece of art I wasn’t happy with, getting most of the paint off but leaving the ghostly blue world behind. Paper doesn’t recycle quite as well as parchment, but there wasn’t too much blurring with the strong Sharpie marker, though you can see some in the green vines on the upper left there.

If you’d like to see your own favourite word reinterpreted, consider becoming a patron! For a mere $5 you could get your request fulfilled.

Categories: Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Pretty Words, Series and Books
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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Latibulize, word art by Amy Crook

Latibulize: to retire into a hiding-place or retreat,
pen & ink and Copic marker on paper – $25

A good word for a day when the world is too much, and all you want to do is hide under a blankie (book optional).

And just for fun, here it is with the hiding-space color-reversed to make a nice cosy cave.

Latibulize, word art by Amy Crook

Latibulize, word art by Amy Crook

Categories: Pretty Words, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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May Patreon sketches & a bit of word art

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

This past Wednesday was a bit of a madhouse, and this next one might be worse. My roommate of 9 years is moving out, and someone new is moving in! I’m very grateful to have found someone so fast (as is my old roomie, who got to squeak out with less than a month’s notice), but it’s going to be a lot of changes. The first of which is a small raise in my rent, sigh!

Do consider supporting my art on Patreon and optionally getting sketches of your own, assuming that my art is something enjoy and support!

Inception quote word art by Amy Crook

Don’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

In lieu of doing my own word art live on Periscope, I did this little quote from Inception while watching someone else’s Periscope. Perisception, or something.

Knitting sketch for CC

Knitting sketch for CC

This is sort of a study for a larger piece of art. It’s interesting trying to google people knitting, because in half the photos you can tell it’s just a model holding the needles attractively instead of actually knitting.

there is no explanation for this

“Gollum with the good hair” for Jeff’s bizarre prompt

Gollum is saying, “Precious is back from the tasty orange munchie mans… And some new hair!” I have basically no excuse for this one, but it’s definitely Jeff’s fault.

sketchy spring cuppa for Kim

“A cup of tea for Spring” for Kim

So let’s conclude with a lovely little cup of wildflowers, a bright breath of spring after the foreverness of winter this year.

Have a lovely short holiday week, for those of you who got Monday off!

Categories: Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Librocubicularist, word art by Amy Crook

Librocubicularist: one who reads in bed,
5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

I had a lot of choices for who to draw here, but in the end Hermione seemed like the perfect embodiment of this hard-to-pronounce* word.

Besides, it gave me a chance to draw an unflattering cat selfie of Crookshanks, which is a joy not to be underestimated.

Are you a librocubicularist? I am, every night without fail!

*Seriously, so hard to pronounce.

Categories: People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Motitation, word art by Amy Crook

Motitation: a quivering movement,
7″x5″ brush & ink on paper – $25

A busy week means an easy word! This one was fun to do, ink in a waterbrush and deliberate squiggles to give the feeling of quivering. You can even see the soft texture of the paper in the scan, and the soft lines where the brush shivered along with every tiny bump and dip.

If you’d like to request your own word art, become my patron on Patreon! For as little as $5 a month, you can get sketches of your own oddling ideas. Or at least my interpretation of those ideas.

Categories: Pretty Words, Series and Books
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Selcouth, word art & Star Wars fan art by Amy Crook

Selcouth: unfamiliar, unusual; strange, marvelous, wonderful,
7″x5″ pen & ink on paper – $70

This was the word art for May the Fourth, aka Star Wars day! Selcouth seemed to perfectly fit the fantastical world that was at once strange, marvelous, and wonderful, and of course BB-8 wanted to guest star as the perfect avatar of all of the above.

Come join me tomorrow on Periscope (starts around 2-3pm Pacific) and see what new word gets brought to life!

Categories: Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Fettered, word art by Amy Crook

Fettered: chained; shackled; confined; restrained,
5″x7″ pen & ink on paper – $45

One of my Patreon patrons requested this word for their sketch last month, so we’re taking a quick break from May’s gallery to show the last of April’s word art.

This illustration involves some naughty kitties — or one rather distressed one, and one very smug one, rather. Anyone who knows my cats knows who is meant to be who here, despite their lack of markings.*

*Pod deserves it, the fuzzy little jerkface.

Categories: Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books
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