Posts Tagged ‘brush lettering’

April Patreon Sketches

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

I continue to be not dead yet! Things are a bit mad here, and somehow I’ve managed to go over my commissions limit again without meaning to, which means the queue is firmly closed with two people on the waiting list right now. That said, Patreon supporters continue to get their sketches! And someday I’ll have three seconds to put together a sale of all these little ACEOs I have lying around that were either for someone who doesn’t get to keep their card, or just random doodles I did while avoiding the actual requests.

ACEO sketch cards by Amy Crook

  • Mal modeled “frolic” for Andria but apparently disapproved of the result
  • Deinvati asked for Cavill and got a leonine Geralt
  • the silver and black abstract was just my inner goth playing around
  • and Rebecca asked for “space” and got a whole galaxy

ACEO sketch cards by Amy Crook

  • Kim asked for an itchy hedgehog and got this silly thing
  • Jeff wanted Captain Christopher Pike and I liked his giant grey bouffant
  • Grace asked for a rainbow & is a Virgo, so she got the constellation hiding in this textured rainbow-flag-ish bit of canvas paper
  • sekrit patron Rey asked for FREEDOM! in reference to finally leaving his terrible contract job, and I was late but it’s very shiny
  • sekrit patron Amber asked for Goosfraba and then had to explain it, lol

ACEO sketch cards by Amy Crook

  • Eric asked for “not so sekrit” now that he’s an official patron, and got spideybutt
  • Corinne asked for Raccoon (her cat), and after sending me 17 pics I ended up using one out of my txts from 2 months ago heh

Jealous? Get your own next month!

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, 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, Whimsical and Strange
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Stay tf Home

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

word art reading STAY the fuck HOME by Amy Crook

Stay tf Home, 5″x5″ brush lettering and watercolor on paper

I did this piece for Instagram back in March but the sentiment continues, and will continue, to apply.

Stress and creativity are weird bedfellows, uncomfortably clashing and mixing in strange ways. There’s not going to be the same kind of Floating Gallery in May because things aren’t done, but some commissions are getting off the books instead, which is its own kind of goodness. My Patreon patrons continue to be a source of support and delight, and their sketches are also getting done, albeit slowly. They will get first dibs on anything that drops in May, including this piece.

Stay safe, be well, and pet your animals. At least the ones that don’t bite.

Categories: Pretty Words
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You Are Enough

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

soft goat farmer Bucky knows you are enough just as you are

You Are Enough, 8″x10″ ink on paper

Another day, another finished commission! Roxanne asked me for an affirmation, along with a chibi, on a larger page than my usual. Since I knew she likes the Winter Soldier, I drew soft goat farmer Bucky from end of Black Panther, though I gave him a gold wrap instead of the red one to go with his blue shawl.

The goats are both from goat memes, and they just really wanted to come along for the ride.

All of them agree on one thing, though: You are enough just as you are.

Categories: Card Design, Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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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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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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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?

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Power-Up Bookmarks

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

8 Power-up Bookmarks by Amy Crook

8 Power-up Bookmarks by Amy Crook

Power up your day with little breaks!

Everyone’s energy flags, your enthusiasm wanes, and your desire to work on the thing that really excited you starts to turn into a big heap of “donwanna.” Choose one of these and take a break, to help restore your body and mind to the place they need to be to get back to work on that thing you love.

If you’re in a small biz, check out Tara Swiger’s free Month of Biz Love, too — that’s where I came across this idea most recently, and what inspired me to make these bookmarks for you!

Power Up Bookmarks by Amy Crook on Etsy

Power Up Bookmarks by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Card Design, Pretty Words
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