Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

Dance of the Octopi

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Dance of the Octopi by Amy Crook

Dance of the Octopi by Amy Crook

I can almost imagine sleeping in a room with one wall papered with dancing octopi, squid and jellyfish, all swimming in their Victorian frame of swaying seaweed. Though, actually, once I get the colors adjusted to my satisfaction, I may upload the design to Spoonflower and see about making some pyjama pants out of it, so I can sleep cool in my underwater dreams.

I drew the individual pieces up with pen and ink, and then scanned them in simple black, adding color as I worked with the design. There’s no original per se for this one, just a bunch of sketches in a couple of sketchbooks. At some point I’ll need to crop just one panel out for repeating properly, but I want to adjust the blue background and purple squid first.

Now you can better imagine the Octopi as wallpaper/curtains: Click here!

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Whimsical and Strange
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Weeble Wednesday: Bat!

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Weeble Bat by Amy Crook

Weeble Bat by Amy Crook

When I asked my friends what other cards I should do for Halloween, they were unanimous in requesting a bat, so here he is! I elected to save myself some future carpal tunnel and colored the background with Photoshop, but the rest of it’s done by hand with my trusty Copic markers.

I love the patterns bats make when they fly, so different from birds somehow, so I drew in a few of his friends who are flying off into the sunset without him. Don’t worry, though, he’ll catch up, he was just mugging for the “photo.”

Weeble Bat, 5″x7″ pen and ink and Copic marker on watercolor paper.

Categories: Daily Art, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Sugarbutt the Fairy

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Sugarbutt the Fairy by Amy Crook

Sugarbutt the Fairy by Amy Crook

One of my shameful addictions is the Facebook game Fairyland. When I first started playing I named my Fairy “Sugarbutt” and after a few months I decided to draw up a portrait of him, complete with rosy cheeks and flower cap. I guess he lost his leafy clothing right before the portrait, oops?

Categories: Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Nudes and Other Sexy Things, People, Figures and Faces, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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