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Sunday Round-Up & Doctor Who Sketch

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

art things for an art week

art things for an art week

I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday! In case you missed it or just want to revisit, there was art this week. Shocking, I know. Monday started the week off morbidly with a crowned skull, but Tuesday the tentacles were cheerful enough to make up for it. Thursday there was mysterious dark matter, and Friday a spirally drunk lizard came to hang out. Saturday John and Sherlock were late for your birthday, and of course there’s a sketch for today.

The Tenth Doctor went along with someone’s packet of cards to make sure there was no nonsense with them, and they arrived in plenty of time for the festivities.

 

It's even got a TARDIS moo sticker!

It’s even got a TARDIS moo sticker!

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Sunday Round-Up & John Sketch

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

lots of squid and other things and squid

lots of squid and other things and squid

What a week! Too much happening in the world that sucks. But here, there was art! Monday‘s annoyed hedgie sort of set the tone, unfortunately, and Tuesday a giant squid said rawr and ate a boat. Wednesday I showed you my Wall of Squid, with bonus guest Octopi. Thursday Sherlock totally failed to apologize, and Friday some crows flew past the moon in the dull lavender gloaming.

For your traditional Sunday Sketch, I have a nervous Watson, who wishes to remain unbent, unmutilated, and otherwise in good shape as he flies across the country to deliver a birthday card.

John says please don't bend me!

John says please don’t bend me!

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Sunday Round-Up & This Bit’s John’s

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

a week of fancy art and cartoons

a week of fancy art and cartoons

It was a busy week! Monday the Lucky Squid wished you all the best, and Tuesday there were more tentacles. Wednesday I showed off the book that had my art on the cover. Friday John wished you might get well, and Saturday we wished you might at least get off Facebook for a minute.

This little sketch is courtesy of my big package of art, prints & cards that went to my wonderful patron in another time zone, which will hopefully arrive very soon indeed. You can see that I’m not nearly as neat when I don’t sketch before I ink, hah.

“That bit’s all mine!” silly Sherlock & John sketch by Amy Crook

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Sunday Round-Up & Penguin Sketch

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

The Death of Me, Too, a Sherlock print by Amy Crook

The Death of Me, Too, a Sherlock print by Amy Crook

This week was all of a piece, with The Death of Me, Too, the comic sequel to The Death of Me. You can read them both from the start at this tag, which even puts them in the right order for you.

I pulled out my Sharpie to sketch something I vaguely saw in the shapes of something I was staring blankly at during my ‘blink and yawn’ phase this morning, so enjoy this penguin, who is feeling about as awake and full of meh as I am. My hair looks better, though.

meh Penguin, Sharpie sketch by Amy Crook

meh Penguin, Sharpie sketch by Amy Crook

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Purple Pattern Bookmark

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Purple Pattern Bookmark by Amy Crook

Purple Pattern
Bookmark
by Amy Crook

This wee bookmark is the same size as yesterday’s, but with a very different subject. This time I started with Sharpie to doodle in skulls and curlicues, and then I took a purple ink pen and drew in the long lines. This one’s drawn on the shiny side of a scrap of comic backing board, so I took my finger and smeared the purple ink, giving a lovely mottled texture while the actual drawn lines still remained visible.

Purple Pattern Bookmark, 1″x4″ pen & ink and Sharpie marker on cardstock, nfs (sold).

Purple Pattern Bookmark, detail, by Amy Crook

Purple Pattern Bookmark, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the bookmark up close, including a little bit of sunshine off the shiny Sharpie and scored-in purple pen lines near the top. Below, you can see it hanging bravely with the big green book, evoking the ’80s.

Purple Pattern Bookmark, with book, by Amy Crook

Purple Pattern Bookmark, with book, by Amy Crook
(book not included, it clashes)

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art, Series and Books, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Doodle Bookmark 1

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Doodle Bookmark 1 by Amy Crook

Doodle Bookmark 1 by Amy Crook

It’s Bookmark Week again! I’m starting off with a little bit of oddment that built up over a few days of me doodling with a black superfine Sharpie. I let myself do stream of consciousness, so there’s vines and crosshatching and even a single Converse hightop, making a surreal little bit of art that lets your mind wander with your eyes. It’d be great to put in a writing journal, to give you something to jump start your brain when the blank page is too much.

Doodle Bookmark 1, , 5″x2″ Sharpie marker on paper.

Doodle Bookmark 1, detail, by Amy Crook

Doodle Bookmark 1, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a close-up of the middle section of the doodles, where some tentacles seem to have snuck in amongst the curls and vines. Below, you can see it with a standard hardcover book.

Doodle Bookmark 1, with book, by Amy Crook

Doodle Bookmark 1, with book, by Amy Crook
(book not included, I’m still reading it)

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Tentacle Idol

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Tenatcle Idol by Amy Crook

Tentacle Idol by Amy Crook

When I look at the final piece, I imagine some sort of dizzying bas relief in a hidden temple under the depths of the ocean or out of some horrific dreamland in one of HP Lovecraft’s tales. The sepia shadows and gold highlights give this art a steampunk air, but the way the art fades to a vortex of swirling madness is pure horror.

Tentacle Idol, 8″x8″ sumi-e ink, Sharpie marker, and watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.

Tentacle Idol, detail, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Idol, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a close-up of some of the swirling tentacles, their gilt textured and worn, the spirals and suckers just uneven enough to be unsettling if you stare too long. Below, you can see a the art in a frame, up on one of my lovely wheat-gold walls.

Tentacle Idol, framed art by Amy Crook

Tentacle Idol, framed art by Amy Crook

And this time we have a bit of a bonus! This art started life as an experiment, layering sumi-e ink with Sharpie marker and gold paint and getting… mush. And so, I took photos from the point of mush to show how I nurtured it past the ass point and into a piece of art worth going on your wall.

Getting Past the Ass Point - with Tentacles!

Getting Past the Ass Point – with Tentacles!
a demonstrative gif by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, Tentacles
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