Posts Tagged ‘black paper’

April 2023 Patreon Sketches

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

It’s about time I started using this website again, don’t you think? Please enjoy the next, like, month’s worth of posts, which are all Patreon sketch cards from the past year.

We have 5 cards for 4 requests, because I wasn’t sure the abstract peony was working out, so I did the other one just in case, and then they both worked out so, extra flowers!

  • Eric asked for bunnies and gets a bonus Buffy quote (sold)
  • Nick asked for a peony and got two (both sold)
  • Rey asked for patience, and gets this dramatic bit of word art (sold)
  • Amy B wanted a kinkajou (sold)

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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November 2022 Patreon sketches

Tuesday, April 18th, 2023

It was a cat kind of month, I guess. Everyone needs some good good kitty love sometimes!

November 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

November 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • Eric asked for cats (sold)
  • Nick requested cuddled
  • Jefferson wanted science fiction (sold)
  • Amy B wanted a hearth (sold)
  • and Shannon B wanted a bread-stealing raven to fly off with the squirrel who had been eating it still attached

 

Categories: Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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October 2022 Patreon sketches

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

We’re getting toward the present! Only a few more months to go — requests made in one month are then fulfilled by the end of the next, so these were done well after Drawtober was over, lol.

October 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

October 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • Jefferson prompted “kobold turkey chef” so we get this elaborate but ill-advised attempt at deep fried turkey. I’m really not sure if this dungeon’s boiling oil vats are food-safe, guys. (sold)
  • Eric prompted “witchcraft” so I drew a tarot card, then drew a tarot card, as it were. And I remembered how to draw hands! Woo! (sold)
  • Andria asked for a wizard raven, and has received her wish.
  • Amy B prompted “spooky monkey” and idk, man, this is what came out of my brain. Trick or Banana, I guess? (sold)

Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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September & Drawtober 2022 Patreon sketches

Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

And a lot of other sketch cards, plus a bookmark! Only the first set has any that were for prompts, but several/most are now sold.

September 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

September 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • Rebecca S prompted “rainbow” and got an experimental birb
  • ink and powdered silver pigment makes a space thing
  • spooky owl ink experiment
  • black cat ink experiment (brother to the owl)
  • Amy B prompted “spooky” and gets a Cerberus kitty (sold)
  • Andria asked for a tree with purple leaves (sold)
  • I never did get the hang of Thursday(s)
  • bookmark with one of my cities of smoking ruins
Drawtober 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

Drawtober 2022 ACEO sketches by Amy Crook

  • a pair of ink wash kitties
  • two anatomical hearts and two faces hidden in a strange little abstract made of ink and paint
  • corvid!
  • phoenix! (sold)
  • a weird little abstract made of teal ink with sparklies in it, it reminds me of someone floating in the water, or splashing about mid-swim
  • spooky trees and a blood moon
  • a maiden on the shores of the wide sea
  • dragon! (sold)

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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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)

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Completed Commissions, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Concentric 11

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

Concentric 11, 5″x5″ watercolor on black paper by Amy Crook

The soft black Arches paper, originally created for printmaking, makes a gorgeous charcoal surface to use with metallic watercolor.

Blue and gold spirals made a soft layer on which to build the concentric shapes, which stick to the palette and come in many shades of blue, gold, and silver. There’s even a few that mix the blue and gold to make soft greens, and one that fades into warm coppery golds from a nearly-silver center.

This shining painting is just the right size to bring some beauty to a little corner of of your desk, a tiny hidden bit of wall, or to nestle among some books on a shelf.

Concentric 11, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can really see the colors of the dot pattern as they flow one into another, and the hints of spirals hiding beneath the bursts of metallic shine. Below, this small painting is in a temporary frame, just waiting to come live on your desk and give you some good good dopamine throughout the day.

Concentric 11, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Series and Books
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Patreon Headers & Tiers

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

I decided to lean into the cat sketch life along with a refresh of my Patreon page this year! I redid the tiers and gave them all-new art, and made headers for all of my monthly posts. Check it out on the page, and enjoy the weird originals below!

cat sketch cards and a bonus sticker by Amy Crook

The original on the House Cat tier is long gone, but I did all-new sketch cards for the other 4! From the top left:

  • Snow Leopard ($25)
  • Pallas Cat ($10)
  • Kitten ($3)
  • Voidcat ($100)
  • House Cat ($5) sticker from last quarter’s swag rewards

I had fun exploring different styles for the different tiers, though next time perhaps I’ll stick to one style, haha.

Patreon header sketch cards by Amy Crook

I made a whole posting schedule for myself to spread out the goodies and keep from losing track of time, and so far it’s been great on my end. You’d have to ask my supporters how they’re enjoying it, but hey, every post comes with a cat photo as well as the fancy header art!

From the top left:

  • Art Works in Progress ft. Mal
  • Art WIP lettering, some of which also shows up in the Writing header
  • Sketch Requests (with alternate q) ft. Pod
  • Writing Works in Progress ft. Raccoon
  • Poll ft. Pod’s paw
  • Art Vault (oddly catless)

There’s also a monthly sketch card post for the finished requests from the previous month, but so far I haven’t done a header for that — the cards are the art on that post, after all!

Patreon is an easy way to support your artist for a small monthly donation, and you can get wallpapers, sketch requests, stickers and swag, dibs on new works of art, and of course a cavalcade of cat pics!

Categories: Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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