Posts Tagged ‘word art’

I Am Not Here to Please You

Monday, March 6th, 2017

I Am Not Here to Please You by Amy Crook for The Doubleclicks video

I Am Not Here to Please You, 12″x9″ pen & ink, Copic marker, and watercolor on Strathmore bristol for The Doubleclicks video “Women Know Math”

The Doubleclicks got 50 women and non-binary artists to illustrate their amazing video for Women Know Math, and I got to be part of it! I am absolutely in love with this song, the video, and everything it has to say.

Although they licensed the art for this specific use, the original is up for grabs in all its cat-filled glory. A rare self-portrait by the artist, with special guest appearances by Podsworth and Belladonna, this drawing bursts out of is boundaries with glorious movement and joy.

I Am Not Here to Please You, detail, by Amy Crook

I Am Not Here to Please You, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, there is possibly the most accurate drawing I’ve ever made of Belladonna, and some pj pants I only wish I owned. Below, you can see this drawing framed, including the very faint pencil reminder up in the top portion with the text I was meant to using.

I Am Not Here to Please You, framed art by Amy Crook

I Am Not Here to Please You, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Completed Commissions, Floating Gallery, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Make Do

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Make Do, word art by Amy Crook

Make Do, 8″x8″ ink on Fluid watercolor paper

Make what you have
Do what you need

This gorgeous word art mixes rich rose, vivid violet, and luscious lavender inks. The brilliant colors and motivational message would bring brightness to any studio, office, or home.

Whenever you’re frustrated by not having the just-right tools or supplies, you can look at this lovely ink art and remind yourself to make do.

Make Do, detail, by Amy Crook

Make Do, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the edges of vivid purple and dusky blue on the big splashing word art framing the loose calligraphy of the main aphorism. Below, this bright word art is in a big frame, ready to cheer up any space with its inspiring message.

Make Do, framed art by Amy Crook

Make Do, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Pretty Words
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Tsundoku

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Tsundoku, word art by Amy Crook

Tsundoku: the condition of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them,
5″x7″ brush and J. Herbin 1670 ink on paper

A bit of fancy-ink word art for Kim’s Patreon sketch. I loaded up my lovely J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey ink into a water brush and noodled around making a big pile of books for her to not read.

Because obviously I would never do this.*

*by never I mean always, my To Be Read pile will outweigh me when I die

Categories: Completed Commissions, Pretty Words, Series and Books
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Concupiscient

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Concupiscient, word art by Amy Crook

Concupiscient: filled with sexual desire; lustful,
5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper

Word art abounds! Kim asked for “concupiscient” as her Patreon patron sketch this month, and since I know she loves Lestrade I couldn’t resist giving him this naughty cameo.

Patreon patrons help pay for art supplies, cat food, and caffeine for the artist, and get great perks like sketches and wallpapers for their ongoing support. Become a patron today!

Categories: Completed Commissions, Nudes and Other Sexy Things, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Two Modes of Cat

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Two Modes of Cat: Rambunctious Fuckery and Rest, cat sketches by Amy Crook

Two Modes of Cat: Rambunctious Fuckery (bottom) and Rest (top),
brush pen sketches on bookmarks with brush and ink embellishment

I actually have four Patreon patron sketches to do this month, but the first two went together so well I did them as a set. I feel like this is part of an endless cycle, play, sleep, play, sleep, with food taking up some space in there as well.

The top one is drawn with my trusty ink-filled water brush, and the bottom uses another brush pen, plus some diluted amber ink for the embellishments, and a few red dots to amuse myself (and the cats).

Categories: Completed Commissions, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Whimsical and Strange
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Persnickety

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Persnickety, word art by Amy Crook

Persnickety: placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy,
7″x5″ pen & ink, brush & ink, and pencil on paper

Word Art Wednesday is back after its short break! This was a request from one of my patient Patreon patrons, and I couldn’t resist the urge to get fussy with the drop cap.

What are you persnickety about?

Categories: Pretty Words
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Panurgic

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Panurgic, James Bond parody word art by Amy Crook

Panurgic: able or ready to do anything,
7″x5″ pen & ink, brush pen, and Copic marker on paper

When I saw this word, I immediately thought of James Bond — always ready to for a lovely lady, a martini, a fight, or all three at once. He’s sticking to the drink here, but I’m sure at least one of the others will show up later to keep life interesting.

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