Posts Tagged ‘glitter gel pen’
July Patreon Sketches
Friday, July 29th, 2016
I didn’t have a ton of patrons who were around this month, they’re all out in the summer getting sunshine and other things I’m allergic to!
They did have these two requests, though, first for Avada Kedavra, the Slytherin’s favorite spell. It’s got a shiny green paint and some contrasting green glitter gel pen to give it a lovely magical feel on this black bookmark.
The second, below, was for Lestrade from Sherlock in glasses. He ended up being caught unexpectedly on a sleepy morning, wearing his glasses and reading the paper in his pjs.
Support me on Patreon to want to get sketches or word art of your own!
Categories: Completed Commissions, People, Figures and Faces, Pretty Words, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
Tags: bbc sherlock, glitter gel pen, Harry Potter, interference, kim, lestrade, patreon, pen and ink, sherlock bbc, sketch, watercolor
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
A small reminder of the other sides to everything:
Just because a Story is true, that doesn’t make it the Whole Story
We spend a lot of time telling ourselves our stories, whether it’s that time your favorite thing got discontinued because nobody likes what you like, or the time you couldn’t even make your cable box work because you’re no good at technology, or the time you missed a car payment because you’re terrible with money.
A single story becomes the whole story, especially in the negative. We tell ourselves the story and call it the truth, instead of remembering the 37 car payments you did make, the favorite products that have been on the shelves since childhood, or the tech you take for granted every day.
True Story, 6″x4″ pen & ink and glitter gel pen on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the light shining off the glittery color, highlighting a few important words. Below, the piece waits in a frame to grace someone’s home or workspace, accompanied by a little matching bookmark.
This piece was in last month’s Floating Gallery — if you’d like to get the inside scoop on my art, join my list.
Categories: Floating Gallery, Words Words Words
Tags: calligraphy, glitter gel pen, nfs, pen and ink, sold
Monday, May 5th, 2014
Beautiful, richly layered color and shine make this painting live up to its name. There’s really only 2 colors each of normal watercolor, shiny watercolor, and glitter gel pen, but their interactions create an amazing level of fractal detail and variety of shades from blue to violet.
This painting would bring a gorgeous pop of color to an otherwise drab office or wall.
Blue Violet, 8″x8″ watercolor, iridescent watercolor, and glitter gel pen on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see a hint of the glitter pen hiding in the paint, blue lines and purple spirals floating atop the color. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, bright and beautiful against the black.
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery
Tags: blue, duochrome, glitter gel pen, iridescent, nfs, purple, sold, violet, watercolor
Blood Moon 4
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
May the Fourth be with you! I chose a swirly, spiraled abstraction of a real-life space phenomenon today to go with the long time ago and far, far away that today brings to mind.
It’s a bright, warm afternoon when I’m writing this, and the cold hour standing outside when I saw the Blood Moon eclipse does seem rather long ago and far away. I spent almost an hour staring up at the sky, eyes fixed on the sliver of moon above through the haze of clouds that waxed and waned. I could only see Spica and Mars of all the bright objects, because I’m in the middle of a city in the middle of a lot of other cities, but I could see enough to be worth the chilled feet.
Blood Moon 4, 5″x5″ Japanese watercolor, duochrome watercolor, and glitter gel pen on Arches cover black paper.
Above, you can see the bright red and gold glitter shining atop the much more muted red-brown and white eclipsed moon. Below, you can see the piece in a frame with its shining mist.
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
Tags: black paper, blood moon, duochrome, for sale, glitter gel pen, iridescent, iridescent watercolor, japanese watercolor, moon, watercolor
J is for Journey
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Predictably, one of the first letters in my Illuminated Alphabet to sell was the J is for Juxtapose. After a lot of wembling and waffling, I’ve finally completed another J for a wonderful patron who commissioned one. He was trying at first to stick to the typographical theme of the finished alphabet, but in the end it just wasn’t working with the elements he wanted.
Instead, I snuck off and finished up the sketch this way, knowing that he’s got a love of maps and using the requested orange for the main capital. The smaller letter is in Tengwar, one of Tolkien’s invented alphabets, and a letter long-beloved by my patron. The squiggly red map-line was added near the end, though usual the glitter gel pen was saved for the very last. The faux Celtic decorations on the J were added in freehand, and you can see them better in the below photo, along with a clearer idea of the orange color behind them, which my scanner tended to oversaturate.
Categories: Completed Commissions, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: alphabet, commission, glitter gel pen, nfs, pen and ink, watercolor
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Pink Roses Bookmark
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
I started this bookmark by doodling long, slightly uneven stripes of gold glitter pen, and then I took my pink and green and made fat spiral roses all through the gold, 13 in total. Perfect for keeping your spot in a romance novel.
Pink Roses Bookmark, 1″x4″ pen & ink and glitter gel pen on cardstock, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see the bright pink and shining gold up close and personal. Below, you can see the wee bookmark hanging out on the hardcover book. I think it prefers paperbacks, myself.
Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Series and Books
Tags: bookmark, comic backing board, glitter gel pen, pen and ink, spirals
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