Not the Grinch (WIP)

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Ink and watercolor pencil on cheap watercolor paper. I digitally darkened him down a bit. Questions:

* Should I apply water to the colored pencil? It tends to smooth and saturate the coors (good) but I have a heck of a lot of blending of colors (and two brands of watercolor pencil, Staedler & Faber-Castell).

* What background? Cut him out and make a collage on some abstract-but-with-perspective print pattern? Figure out how to put in a snowy village? Help!

* Should there be a trail of presents? Where and how to lay those out?

Done more or less for Sketchfest and might become one of our holiday cards.

Art for your very own!

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I’m selling originals! Lucky for most of us, they’re often small.

Here’s how to get one:

Browse the gallery (the deviantArt one is most complete), find something you like (I’ll note there if it’s been sold or given away already), and make an offer. Direct email is best (kir@metasilk.com). If I’ve already listed it somewhere, we may have to go through them (say, if there’s already a bid on it). Otherwise, let’s talk (or email).

OR

Find a listing in my Etsy shop and buy it there. Here’s the shop link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioMetasilk

OR

Bid on an eBay listing. Here’s my eBay list: http://www.ebay.com/sch/elksdotter/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 (I know, ugly URL. Oh well, it works! )

Commissions are possible too (of course). I might even be able to do something small before Christmas. Let’s talk!