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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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In Dreams

Monday, April 8th, 2024

In Dreams by Amy Crook

In Dreams, 6″x4″ watercolor on paper, $200.

Kitty!

This sleeping feline is floating among the stars, at least in its dreams. The paper glows through a bright white where the cat is outlined, and the sky itself has swirls of black, blue, and violet all through it, showing through stars out into the infinite. Perfect for a nap!

In Dreams, detail, by Amy Crook

In Dreams, detail, by Amy Crook

Categories: Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books
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Crescent Moon

Sunday, April 7th, 2024

Crescent Moon by Amy Crook

Crescent Moon, 5″x7″ watercolor and pen & ink on paper, $250.

This little night scene is more my usual thing, though the cypress trees are evergreen and therefore look alive all year long. Their long shadows are subtle against the deep blue-and-purple sky, and there’s even a cat hiding among them to grace us with its presence.

Instead of corvids we have a little trio of batty bats flying past, which you can see in the detail photo.

Crescent Moon, detail, by Amy Crook

Crescent Moon, detail, by Amy Crook

Categories: Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books
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Crack of Dawn

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Crack of Dawn by Amy Crook

Crack of Dawn, 6″x12″ watercolor on paper, $350.

Yeah, the title is a joke, but I also really love the egg-like glow around our shining light here. Is it the moon? Is it the sun? Who knows! That’s up to you, what you want to see floating up in that deep blue-violet sky among the stars.

This unusually sized painting will be perfect to fill that odd spot on your wall that needs a splash of color.

Crack of Dawn, detail, by Amy Crook

Crack of Dawn, detail, by Amy Crook

Categories: Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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March 2023 Patreon sketches

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

It’s spring here, and mostly that means sinus headaches, whee. I had fun with these Patreon supporter sketches, though, especially the addition to my 100 Cats series. Which is almost done! I hope you’re having a lovely May, and aren’t actually a cylon.

4 sketch cards by Amy Crook

March 2023 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • Amy B asked for a monkey, and gets this napping weirdo. (sold)
  • Jefferson asked for a cylon, and gets the true leader of them. Cats, after all, do things by no one’s command. (sold)
  • Rey prompted “frak you, pay me!” and got a slightly abstract being of pure fiery righteousness, shaking their fist at the powers above, finished work at their back. (sold)
  • Eric asked for Willow, and I couldn’t resist drawing Jade, because her hair is amazing, her freckles are amazing, and her grumpiness is amazing. I don’t know what happened here but I’d be grumpy, too, tbh. (sold)

And with this, we are caught up entirely! But don’t worry, there’s 100 Cats to start posting soon…

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August 2022 Patreon sketches

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

So many requests that month! I had a lot of fun with them, despite a head cold that took out our whole household (but wasn’t covid, whew).

August 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

August 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • Max Silliness for Rey & Amber (sold)… who remembers Max Headroom?
  • Andria asked for “something steampunky” and gets zen circle gears
  • Nick asked for Constantine and gets a little sneaky King Shark bonus
August 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

August 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • Eric asked for Blast! and gets red-pink fireworks (sold)
  • Rebecca S asked for watermelon and gets abstract watermelony goodness
  • Look, it’s just been a ‘shaking your fist at the sky’ kind of year, okay?
  • Some experimental birbs
  • Amy B only sort of asked for Smushmallow Mal but that’s what she got (sold)
  • Jefferson asked for Dude of the Endless, and I decided his domain was coincidence: the Dude really brings things together (sold)

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Phosphorescence

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Phosphorescence, 12″x24″ mixed media on paper

In the same vein as Time is Escaping, this larger-scale painting uses shimmering, textured paint to create a feeling of water and movement.

The spiral structure suggests a deep whirlpool or concentric waves, with something brightly phosphorescent bursting out, escaping with its darker-hued cousins. Despite the feeling of depth, the paint in the center is thickly layered in textural swashes, though some peeks of the first layer, an iridescent fluorite green wash, still show through.

The palette of black, purple, blue, and green is reminiscent of a peacock feather, as is the sheen of sparkle that covers the entire painting.

Phosphorescence, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see sunlight picking up the flecks of tourmaline in the black, and the varying shades of purple floating atop the central vortex. Below, the same purples drift down into the shimmering metallic greens at the bottom of the painting.

Phosphorescence, detail, by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Series and Books
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