Posts Tagged ‘print’

Artifacts of the Resolution

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

a mixed media painting of a tree, crows, and a ghost

Artifacts of the Resolution, 5″x7″ mixed media on paper

Making prints work out is always an interesting challenge with a new program and a new printer.

Instead of recycling this low-res misprint, I used my mineral-based watercolors to paint over it. I added the cloudy russet sunset and gave the tree texture, body, and new details. All of the birds stayed at their original resolution, which gives the painting its name.

Look, I can’t be expected to resist a pun that good.

Artifacts of the Resolution, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see up close the motion-blur of the branches next to the clear pixelation on the birds, as though they’re visiting from some other, lower-resolution reality. Below, the painting is resting in a frame, waiting to be sent to someone new.

Artifacts of the Resolution, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Abandon All Hope

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Abandon All Hope print by Amy Crook

Abandon All Hope print by Amy Crook

A perfect message for your Monday, really, this print reads:

Ye Who Enter Here*

*If you have already abandoned all
hope, please disregard this notice.

I saw this quote on a LOLcat ages ago, which of course I totally failed to bookmark, and made a digital poster of it. I could never quite bring myself to list it in my Etsy shop, however, and I think that was because it just wasn’t really my style. So, I took watercolor and Sharpie marker and remade it by hand with scribbly Amy-style Sharpie calligraphy, and I liked it so much I’m keeping the original.

Abandon All Hope, 8″x10″ watercolor and Sharpie Marker on paper, not for sale. However, prints are available at my Etsy shop.

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, Words Words Words
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Resplendent Ennui

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Resplendent Ennui, panel 1, by Amy Crook
Resplendent Ennui, panel 2, by Amy Crook

Resplendent Ennui, panel 3, by Amy Crook

Resplendent Ennui, panel 4, by Amy Crook

Resplendent Ennui, panel 5, by Amy Crook

Resplendent Ennui, panel 6, by Amy Crook

Resplendent Ennui, a Sherlock comic, by Amy Crook

More silly Sherlock cartoons. I spent some time with this exploring a new style, the idea of repeating panels, the textural shading I could do with my snazzy new Micron pen set, and sleep deprivation. Enjoy!

If you’d like a print of this comic (the originals are already gone, yay!), you can pick one up at my Etsy shop.

Categories: Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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