Sunday, November 30, 2014

Japanese Ox Commission WIP 3

Well, I have only part of the color in, but wanted to get the costumers OK before continuing...that pattern is a PAIN and if he doesn't like it, I would rather not have done all the work and then have to cover it on both sides. So here is WIP 3.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Japanese Commission WIP 2

Here is the mostly finished inks for this commission. Micron pen on Canson board.

Japanese Commission Start

I was commissioned at Pennsic to do two Japanese style pictures, one was the Samurai Turtle Archer posted earlier this year and now I have started the second one. This is a Samurai Ox Archer, done in 1500's style Japanese armor. This is the first rough sketch. 18 1/2 x 8, pencil on Canson board.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Book Cover Help

Early next year I hope to have my next art book printed. It will be all female, mostly Elven or human but also with a few anthros. I need to figure out which (if any) of these work best as the cover. Everyone's opinion is welcome so please let me know what you think.

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Faerie

Sometimes I get inspired and do work that is not planned. I have commissions to do but this wanted out...not sure I am thrilled with it, but it is done. "Faerie Amazon", 8 x 11, Acrylic, Watercolor colored pencil and gel pen on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 70.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another Possible Card Design

I don't think I have ever done this many pictures to possibly use as our holiday cards. Here is yet another one, I like it for several reasons. My mother's maiden name was Fox and when I was born there were 4 real live baby foxes in the house with me (my father's boss had killed the mother and found the kits. He gave them to my dad and he brought them home. One stayed as a pet for a long time, even moved to an apartment with us. One died, one ran away and one was given to family as a pet.) So when I did the background of this picture with no figure in it and my husband suggested I put a fox in it, I loved the idea. So here is "Winter Fox", 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, Acrylic, ProWhite, watercolor colored pencil on Canson paper. Original and prints available. Picture 69.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Holiday Card Idea

OK, I think this will be one of our cards this year. It isn't very Christmas or Holiday related really, but I like it and so does my husband. "Saint Wolf", 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Micron pen, Acrylic and Pro White on Canson paper. SOLD, prints available. Picture 68.

Monday, November 17, 2014

JAW Cooper Art Giveaway

New Art Naked Woman

I finished this a few days ago but the weather has not cooperated in letting me get a good picture of it, so I took this one inside and will have o get a better one when the weather clears up. The title has no meaning, it was just all I could think of when trying to name this (if you have a better name idea I would love to hear it). The somewhat odd size is because I did it specifically to fit a lovely frame I found. This is "The Kingfishers Wife", 10 x 21 1/2, Acrylic, Pro White and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board. SOLD, prints available. Picture 67.

Another New Doll Pic

I am still trying to figure out his name, and he still needs hair and wings, but here is another picture of him in a small tea cup. I got the cup at Goodwill a while back, it is really very nice.

And Yet Another Card Design

Another card design that I fear doesn't work. I am still trying to come up with a Holiday card design, I have 2 more in the works...not having a lot of luck this year. "Cardinals in White Tree", 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Acrylic and white jell pen on blue paper. Original available.
 Picture 66.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Inktober 7 Revised

I did a line drawing in ink of a Leaping Koi for my 7th Inktober  picture. Looking at it for a while I decided it needed color, so here is the revised/colored "Leaping Koi". It is Micron pen, white jell pen and Copic marker on grey toned paper. Original and prints for sale.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Tiny Doll

I just got my first PukiPuki from Fairyland. He is very tiny only 4 inches tall. I did the faceup/face design (all subject to change).. He still needs hair and new eyes. He is going to be a faerie and I am working on getting or making him wings. Amazing how articulated and detailed he is at such a small size. I hade to use a magnifying visor to see clear enough to paint him. No name yet.

New Kittens

My camera and computer finally worked together again. So here are pictures of our new kittens, Jaeger and Kaiju. Jaeger is the boy and the one with the uneven markings, Kaiju is the girl and has the beautiful leopard/ocelot like markings.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

Second Design Idea

OK, here is the second design idea I did for this years Holiday card. I am not sure what I think of it yet and will have to see what my husband thinks before we do them up as cards. "Frost", 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, jell pen and Acrylic on blue paper. Original and prints available. Picture 65.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Failed Christmas Card Design

Well, trying to figure out what to do for our holiday card this year I wanted to try a Winter version of the green man. I used my old friend Jay as a model and gave it a go. In the end I was just not happy with how it came out and it doesn't work for our card this year. I will try something else next/soon. "Winter Greenman". 5 11/2 x 8 1/2, Acrylic and jell pen on blue paper. Original and prints available. Picture 64.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New Kittens

Well, we have two new kittens, one of my husband's coworkers husband found them in an abandoned building after animal control took away the adult/other cats. They are about 8 weeks old according to the vet.
We need names for them and have not yet settled on anything. One is male and one is female. Any name ideas are appreciated. Our current cats are Corum, Aphrodite, Aurora and Berrel .
The pictures I took are not coming up on the computer for some reason so here is one we got before getting the kittens.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Inktober 31

My final picture for Inktober is inspired by the works of H.R. Giger creator of the Alien from the movie of the same name. "I had this nearly finished before Midnight but not quite, so it is a little late but oh well. Doing a picture for each day of the month was an interesting exorcise, I will have to do it again sometime. "Giger Tribute" (not a great title but all I could think of), 6 x 9, Micron pen and white pen on grey toned paper. Original SOLD,  prints available. Picture 63.