Posts Tagged ‘sharpie’
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Another week, another bunch of art! Monday we aimed for the third star on the right and went straight on ’til yesterday. Tuesday there were spiral tentacles, and Wednesday there were crocheted tentacles. Thursday Sherlock got the Gorey treatment as page 1 of my new book project. Friday there was very tentacle-like black iron filigree, and Saturday Cthulhu wanted hugs.
Pod decided to decorate an order going out, so today’s little Sharpie doodle is him asking for consideration with regards to bent packages.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
This painting reminds me of looking into a pool of water that reflects the silvery moon. Not that I’ve ever been able to see writhing tentacles reaching in from all sides, slithering under the water and trying to capture the moon in their curls. The silver seems to float on top of everything else, even the details that were added after, though there’s little pen-and-ink details that scratch their way through the surface to add an extra bit of visual interest.
Tentacle Spiral 6, 6″x4″ Japanese watercolor, metallic watercolor, pen & ink and Sharpie marker on watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the secret coppery pen-scratches adding little halos of movement around some of the tentacles, and the deeper blacks etched into the silvery Sharpie curls as well. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, giving the tentacles a more otherworldly feel as they sneak in from all sides, grasping at moonlight.
Sunday, July 14th, 2013
This week, lots of things! Monday I posted art from the cover of my new novel, wot I self-published myself and stuff, and Tuesday I posted a giveaway of one hard copy of the book, so if you haven’t commented there you should! Wednesday the wonderful Jo VanEvery agreed to talk about how she uses my illustrations in her business. Thursday we gazed up at the Milky Way, and Friday there were mysterious silver swirls. Saturday Captain Jack Harkness came along to cheer us all up, and now it’s time for a sketch!
John Watson reminds Sherlock he’s a doctor, and is not putting up with any of Sherlock’s whinging about being sick. He’s got no problem doing this the hard way.
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
My sister-in-law Sabrina asked for a Sharpie landscape on FB, and so I’ll end out my Sharpie week with a cheery sort of place for a Sunday picnic. It’s full of spirals and bright colors, the perfect place for a day off.
Tomorrow, it’s back to art that took more than 15 minutes!
Saturday, July 6th, 2013
See, what happens when I prompt myself is that you end up with more tentacles! I used some of my more pastel Sharpie markers to doodle these guys, pairing up complementary colors of fine-point and regular Sharpies.
Friday, July 5th, 2013
My friend Sarah gave me a prompt for a cup of tea and a biscuit (meaning cookie, of course), and so I drew tea and a Jammie Dodger, which are delicious British biscuits. I know it’s hot most everywhere in the US right now, but I’m sure someone, somewhere would love a hot cuppa and a tasty treat.
Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Happy 4th of July, aka Independence Day here in the states! I thought this cake would be fun for basically any occasion one needs to be happy. Personally, just surviving another Thursday is a pretty good reason, if you ask me.
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