Friday, August 31, 2012

Poor Attempt

Well a friends birthday is coming up and I decided to try and do a locket for her of one of her favorite characters from the Inuyasha Anime. I will never capture the anime style but I tried, I hope she likes it. This is "Sesshomaru", 1 1/2 circle, Acrylic and micron pen on Canson paper. Picture 59.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yet Another Locket

Trying to work on things I need to but can't concentrate or get things to work. My son is upset with me apparently and I have no clue as to why, so I am upset and worried about him. Anyway, I am doing these tiny pictures to just do some art. This is "Cthulhu in the Round", 1 1/4 round, Acrylic and Micron pen on Canson paper (his eyes are metallic gold but they don't show up well in the scan). For sale. Picture 49.

Odd Lockets

I thought I would post a picture of the blank lockets I am filling with the odd shaped pictures I have recently posted.

Tiny Tenticle Tickle

I actually like how this came out (though the enlarged scan shows all kids of imperfections I hate). I just doodled the sketch for this and once I inked and painted it I was pleased. Mixing the Steampunk love of Balloons and my own of Tentacles I get this! "Tentacle Attack Locket", 2 x 1 1/4, Acrylic and Micron pen on Canson paper. This will be in a silver tone locket, For sale. Picture 48. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tiny Lockets

Here are two new locket pictures one is 1 1/2 inches round and the other is 1 1/2 x 1 x something...Acrylic on Canson paper. "Crane in Flight" and "Lemon Flower Dirigible". Both in silver colored lokets. For sale. Picture 46 and 47.

Cover Finished

So here is the finished picture I plan to use as the cover for my "Sons of the Sea" merman book. "Son of the Ghost Shark", 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic and Pro White on Canson paper. Original and prints for sale! Picture 45.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

One Fish Two Fish...

OK, not realy, just one fishy figure. Again I am trying to come up with a cover for my merman book "Sons of the Sea". I realy like this so far and maybe this one will get done and become the cover. The last one I started as the cover is still unfinished and while I hope it will be done sometime, it just isn;t looking like a cover to me. Thoughts and oppinions welcome. This is 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic on Canson paper.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Question about my books

Art question; I have self published 6 full color books of my art "Mythic Men" (out of these need to print more or redo), "Animalia" & "Fierce Symmetry" ( both anthro), "Bestiary" (animals), "Fey Folk" (elves), and "Faerie Dust" (faeries). The last has sold only a few copies and is the newest (came out early this year or late last , I don't remember).

Right now I have the money to print a new one and have several lined up to print. "Sons of the Sea" is what I would like to print next (mermen), but I have a couple others almost ready as well. "Goddess Incarnate" (females) would be great but I still need more art for it).

Since none of these have sold as well as I had hoped, is it worth it to bother printing new ones?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fish of War

This is not my work, but I own the original and am posting thsi so the artist can see how the scan came out. Theddy, my friend and co owner of "The Magic Mirror" did this amazing picture and I just had to have it after looking at it for over a week and realizing I wanted it for my own.

This is "Black Moor God of War" by Theadeaus Shaffer, 8 1/2 x 11,  Micron pen, watercolor, colored pencil on art paper. Prints available.

Not Working

OK, I have several commissions and SCA scrolls I need to get done but I am NOT being productive at all! I can't seem to get started on anything! Pennsic was great for my health but now that I am home and indoors all the time and alone most of the time, I have NO energy and just feel sleepy alot! Any ideas how to jump start my muse and make the little brat get back to work?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Help For a Friend

My long time friend Jon Westcot just lost his wife! She died after several years of serious medical issues and he is also suffering from heart and other serious problems. He has almost no money and the funeral costs are HUGE!

Jon is one of the kindest, sweetest, most generous people I have ever known and he kept me alive for a year back in the 80's when I was homeless and in bad shape! Without him I would NOT be here now!

Any one who donates $20 or more will get a free 8 1/2 x 11 print of ANY picture I have done that you want! Please send donations to my paypal account and put "for Jon" on the payment. 100% of this money will go to help him with the funeral costs!!

Thank You!!/jon.westcot/posts/3865880044015

This is my friend Jon, I drew him many years ago when he was in college.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Disagree with the Christian parts, but other wise it is a good article with good points!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back from War

Well, Pennsic has come and gone again. This was my 28th Pennsic War in a row and my shop, The Magic Mirror has been there for 27 and is a fixture. We did well this year though it was slow and seemed like things were not selling. I still have Pennsic to Pennsic Calendars left (I almost NEVER have more than a couple if that left over). I will add pictures to this post (if they came out) once I have put them on the computer. Over all hot and wet (at the end), but mostly drama and issue free.

Well, I guess I got very few pictures at war s here is one of the few worth posting. This is Wolffie (Wolfgang), the son of one of the helpers I hired for this war. His mother was a GREAT help and he actually helped clean up small things at the end. He was overall a good boy and I loved having him around.

Now back to commissions etc.