Posts Tagged ‘sharpie marker’

Sketchy Crows

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

3 Crows sketch by Amy Crook

3 Crows sketch by Amy Crook

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.

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Whimsical and Strange
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Blue Dude of the Deeps

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Blue Dude of the Deeps, vinyl toy customized by Amy Crook

Blue Dude of the Deeps, vinyl toy customized by Amy Crook

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.

Blue Dude of the Deeps, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Blue Dude of the Deeps, detail 1, by Amy Crook

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.

Blue Dude of the Deeps, detail 2, by Amy Crook

Blue Dude of the Deeps, detail 2, by Amy Crook

He’s been finished and signed, but I need to get some polyvarnish to finish him off before he’s really ready to ship.

Blue Dude of the Deeps, detail 3, by Amy Crook

Blue Dude of the Deeps, detail 3, by Amy Crook

  • 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

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, Tentacles, Whimsical and Strange
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Don’t Bend John Watson

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Don't Bend John Watson sketch by Amy Crook

Don’t Bend John Watson sketch by Amy Crook

Poor John, he’s already got some awful bedhead, I hope the postal workers treat him gently on his way to his new home.

Happy Sunday!

Categories: Daily Art, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Spiral Bookmark 4

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Spiral Bookmark 4 by Amy Crook

Spiral Bookmark 4 by Amy Crook

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.

Spiral Bookmark 4, detail, by Amy Crook

Spiral Bookmark 4, detail, by Amy Crook

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.

Spiral Bookmark 4, with book, by Amy Crook

Spiral Bookmark 4, with book, by Amy Crook
(book neither included nor by the artist)

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art, Series and Books
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Tentacle Bookmark 4

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Tentacle Bookmark 4 by Amy Crook

Tentacle Bookmark 4
by Amy Crook

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).

Tentacle Bookmark 4, detail, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Bookmark 4, detail, by Amy Crook

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.

Tentacle Bookmark 4, with book, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Bookmark 4, with book, by Amy Crook, $13.13
(book is neither included nor by me)

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, Series and Books, Tentacles
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Sherlock says Do Not Bend (again)

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Do Not Bend Sherlock sketch by Amy Crook

Do Not Bend Sherlock sketch by Amy Crook

Another package sent out into the world, another rendition of Sherlock wishing for its safe arrival!

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

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Sharpie Pirate Ninja Animal sketch by Amy Crook

Sharpie Pirate Ninja Animal sketch by Amy Crook

Oh, Twitter, you get me to draw the weirdest stuff.*

*Thursday’s art was all my own fault, though.

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