Posts Tagged ‘sharpie marker’
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Every time I print postage with Paypal, I get a half-sheet of paper left over printed with a totally useless receipt. I save them and use them for various and sundry things, like testing paint color mixes and, apparently, doodling crows with Sharpie marker. I like that the last one looks a bit Seussian.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
He’s really more teal than blue, but the name amuses me anyway. This little guy looks like Poseidon’s evil minion in some sort of wacky Greek Myth claymation. He’s all tentacles down below, and spiraling silver curls up top, with tentacles on his left arm and silver filigree on the right.
Blue Dude of the Deeps, 3.5″ tall vinyl Color Blank figure customized with acrylic paint and Sharpie marker, $99 with free shipping. Note that this is a collectible, not a toy, and the paint will not stand up to much abuse.
Above, you can see more detail on his curly hair and filigreed arm, as well as the coppery sheen of light off the black Sharpie. Below, you can see the rest of his head and the curling tentacle that takes up most of his back.
He’s been finished and signed, but I need to get some polyvarnish to finish him off before he’s really ready to ship.
- Title: Blue Dude of the Deeps
- 3.5 in. tall Color Blank vinyl figure customized with acrylic paint and Sharpie marker
- $99 for the original (tax will be added if you live in CA)
- Shipping is free anywhere in the world
- This figure is a collectible and not a toy. The paint will not stand up to much abuse, and the materials are in no way guaranteed kid-safe.
- Payment plans are available, just email me
- The button below will take you to Paypal – if you’d like to pay another way, just let me know and we’ll work it out
Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Poor John, he’s already got some awful bedhead, I hope the postal workers treat him gently on his way to his new home.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
This bookmark was born the last time I had Sharpie Week, and I had all my various Sharpies scattered out over my art table. Three different shades of marker form layers of squiggles and spirals, a bit like a rocky pool in the rain.
Spiral Bookmark 4, 6″x1″ Sharpie marker on cardstock.
Above, you can see the various shades of Sharpie, though I must say my digital camera really gives the blue a neon glow it doesn’t have in person. Below, the bookmark is hanging out with a hardcover book, ready to mark your place. The sunlight really washes out the marker here, brightening the blue to turquoise and paling out the periwinkle to almost nothing.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Sharpie tentacles take on a violet sheen when they wind their way up over the mottled background in iridescent garnet. This petite bookmark is perfect for paperbacks, or just staring aimlessly at its shimmery surface until you feel inspired to write like Lovecraft.
Tentacle Bookmark 4, 1″x4″ watercolor and Sharpie marker on cardstock, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see a bit of sparkle where the light hits the tentacles just so. Below, the bookmark is hanging out with a book for you to appreciate its compactness.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Another package sent out into the world, another rendition of Sherlock wishing for its safe arrival!
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