Posts Tagged ‘bones’
Friday, August 7th, 2015
I’m not certain what would cause Spock to want to give his Captain bunny ears with his Live Long and Prosper hand sign, but I’m pretty sure Kirk deserved it. Bones is not impressed, but Bones never is.
…And Prosper, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Back in November, the same painting session that gave me the beginnings of both Exit Strategy and The Colour Out of Space produced the background for this. I did some more with the background before letting it sit for two months, and finally a few weeks ago I figured out what I wanted to do with it.
I actually used thinned-out titanium white paint in a fountain pen to draw these little shapes rather than painting them, a technique I practiced first on a couple of this month’s bookmarks.
The sinuous lines of vertebrae don’t quite follow the soft shapes they wind through, but they are informed by them. It’s hard to tell if this is one very long creature or several; if they’re suspended in water or mist or even fossilized; if they’re from something natural, unnatural, or even supernatural.
Backbone, 6″x4″ watercolor and Japanese watercolor on Arches cover white paper.
Above, you can see an extremely close look at a dozen of the many vertebrae twining through the painting. Below, the painting is tucked in a frame, its mysteries safely contained.
Friday, September 30th, 2011
Friday is for fabric! At least this one is. I’ve created a line of fabrics over at Spoonflower called Scribble Goth, made up of scribbly skulls, spikey stripes and even one lone ditzy print of teeny tiny bones.
I haven’t made all of these designs available for purchase yet, because there’s a small but significant cost associated with doing so (it adds up!). If you’d like to buy one of these fabrics for your own projects, just let me know (comment here! contact there! email! twitter! whatever works for you, really) and I’ll buy a swatch for myself so you can get sewing. I’m even willing to make other colorways, if you’d like a blood red skirt or some Halloween orange pajamas.
I’ve also made a version of the above border that’s got the rest of the fabric covered in the polka dots below.
I’ve got a trio of stripes using the spikey cross from the border, though I only put two of them in the post.
And my favorite of all the patterns, a different sort of polka dot with the skulls arranged in florets.