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April 2024 Patreon Sketches

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Once again, Patreon supporters get some weird things from me!

a grid of 11 sketches by Amy Crook

I did a lot of sketch cards! And a random bonus bookmark. From top left:

  • Blue dragon that hoards lost keys
  • Dramatic b&w badger for Amy B (sold)
  • Rey & Amber requested “We’re closer!” and got this Grover joke (sold)
  • Purple dragon that hoards game dice (like me!) (sold)
  • “Fuck Cancer” for Jo (sold)
  • Tiny vanilla dragon that hoards sugar cube(s) (sold)
  • Green galaxy bookmark
  • April showers for Eric (sold)
  • Spring cleaning for Jefferson (of the braaaain) (sold)
  • Sad kitty for Kelly (sold)
  • SaraBeth asked for “hope and new possibilities” and I went for a nightblooming flower!

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March 2024 Patreon Sketches

Monday, May 13th, 2024

I wrote a LOT of words last month (over 50K!) on the new Consulting Magic book, so these were a little late, but I got ’em done. Enjoy!

  • Amber asked me to do “the artist in residence” (me) so I went a little ridiculous with it. (sold)
  • Jefferson prompted “barcodes on the brain” and really I don’t know what else you could expect from me. (sold)
  • Nick wanted a baby Chocobo.
  • Amy B said “grumple” which I decided was “grumpy skrunkle” and there he is. (sold)
  • Catherine asked for a Princess Fish.
  • Deandra asked for the Queen Bees from To Hive and to Hold, and I did the more alien-looking one, only I’m just not great at translating them from my brain so you know, don’t take her as canon lol.
  • Kelly wanted a cat + dragon, and gets this draconic kitty. (sold)
  • Eric asked for Cloud Strife in a dress, and, welp, here he is! (sold)

I hope you guys have had a great April and don’t get rained on too much!

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Blue-Green 1

Friday, April 5th, 2024

Blue-Green 1 by Amy Crook

Blue-Green 1, 4″x8″ watercolor on paper, $250.

I was having a lot of Rothko feelings when I painted this, and I love it.

The deep deep blue and mineral green are filled with texture and detail that belies their tiny size. The various shades that make up the blue are especially prone to catching the light and showing you something new every time you look.

Blue-Green 1, detail, by Amy Crook

Blue-Green 1, detail, by Amy Crook

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Sowing

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Sowing by Amy Crook

Sowing, 7″x5″ watercolor on paper, $250.

This abstract has echoes of my old, old planetary paintings, but it’s also got the same mood as my Growth series, just from the other side — all those sent-away seeds are finding a place on the blood-red planet just waiting to be sown.

The painting is on a thick, deliciously textured handmade paper to add amazing detail, and the seed-stars shine with a subtle green.

Sowing, detail, by Amy Crook

Sowing, detail, by Amy Crook

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November 2023 Patreon Sketches

Monday, March 18th, 2024

We’re catching up! Since patron sketches get done the month after requests, December’s the last of this batch (though January will be ready before these are all posted, lol).

As requested! 😻 There’s two sets, watercolor & ink/marker, so please enjoy both.

  • Jo asked for “something banishing winter gloom with light”
  • Jeff asked for “time shift” and this winter winds blowing the autumn away is the second try (sold)
  • Rebecca W asked for “giant Lapis tiny Lenin” since it often looks that way in pics
  • Rebecca S asked for honeybees! (sold)
  • This was the first try at “time shift” for Jeff, but somehow the ‘Murica overwhelmed the Doppler reference.
  • Next comes my wee monster Andy and “ew mouthpets!” for SaraBeth (sold)
  • Eric wanted “Loth cat Ezra” and got Ezra as a Loth cat, because why not? (sold)
  • Corinne asked, “Is Mikey CAKE?”
  • And finally, Amy B asked for a Christmas vampire and got this charming, trustworthy fellow (sold)

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October 2023 Patreon Sketches

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

A bunch of goodies this time! Patron stuff, non-patron stuff, and spaaaaaaace!

I got in a weird mood and did a whole bunch of things that were not for patrons before getting to those, so bear with me. From the top left:

  • Jefferson asked for “patience, dammit” and gets this grumpy yet patient crow (sold)
  • This is a bird no one asked for
  • Amy B asked for “hibernate” and gets a random dark fluffball hiding in a blanket burrito, with blep (sold)
  • Skulls 1, 2, and 3 are vaguely portraits of my holiday centerpiece, which consisted of Edgar, Ezra Bean, and Dalton, respectively. Yes, I do name my skulls. Don’t you?
  • This blue galaxy is by special request (sold)
  • Eric asked for the Great Pumpkin and I went horror with it sorry (sold)
  • Rey & Amber requested “seasons change” and get some word art (sold)
  • The lunar eclipse is for SaraBeth (sold)
  • Nick wanted Pumpkin SPICY and gets a pumpkin chili pepper jack-o-lantern pun (sold)
  • Kelly asked for dragons and gets these two little dudes (sold)
  • In the second image we have a whole rainbow of galaxies! (all sold)

Thanks again for being awesome!

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September 2023 Patreon Sketches

Monday, March 11th, 2024

With more vintage Patreon commentary, lol.

and they’re even on time!

  • Nick asked for a Moogle and here it is
  • This odd little abstract has some space-ish echoes in it. And purple! (sold)
  • Jefferson asked for pumpkin spice soccer, so this one’s his fault entirely (sold)
  • A random bonus nebula (sold)
  • This DMB quote is always a good reminder
  • Lickitung is here to help me troll Corinne, sorry not sorry
  • Eric asked for board game night, and got an homage to our old game store (sold)
  • SaraBeth wanted cake! And since I have no idea what anyone’s fave colors are, it’s purple

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