Compass and Rose

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For Sketchfest #39,, prompt “The compass rose blooms with unexplored directions“.

This took me just about the hour, actually. Is it finished? I feel like there ought to be a stem but if it extends past the box, it wouldn’t work… *puzzled*. It’s also not what I *thought* of when I started sketching but I’m not sure how to do what I’m thinking (with maps and layers…a collage maybe…) Pencil on 65lb. Canson sketch paper. Made the upload grayscale to compensate for funny lighting in my office late at night…

The Blue Jay’s Friend (ACEO)

Y’all already saw this if you’re following me elsewhere, but hey.

Watercolor pencils and graphite on Arches hot press paper. Finally “finished” .. though still had to fight with the scanner.

Small prints, magnets, that kinda thing are available at deviantArt. Maybe more places later. Maybe a “Charming Pumpkins” Cafepress and/or Zazzle shop with this and Jack-o-the-Moon and Zucchini Moon and … I dunno, maybe the witchy ladybugs. Should I dig up some useful time to do this in.

The original would be for sale too if I could figure out where I left it. I thought I’d put it in the ACEO card holder … but … no…. Huh.

Oh yeah: Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage

Bombardier (WIP, maybe)

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For International Fairy Day; ink and graphite on 60(?) lb. smooth Piccadilly sketch paper.

Now wondering whether to color and how (digitally? with paint directly on this wrong sort of paper? print on watercolor paper and then paint that like I did with “Coffee, Coffee Everywhere… and Not a Drop to Drink”?)

My husband said this was creepy! I was just trying to have a non-elegant, non-wispy, non-female fairy for Fairy Day, myself. Funny what comes out.

Of course, if you’re following my page on Facebook, Whimsical Dreams Art, you already saw this! Figured I’d occasionally give sneak previews over there too.  Usually it’s here or deviantArt.

Prints and some doo-dads with this illo-as-is are available at deviantArt. Maybe more places later. Maybe after it gets painted somehow.

Oh yeah: Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage

the Gnome Gourmand ACEO

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Ink, watercolor, and watercolor pencils on watercolor ACEO blank. (Might be Arches paper, might be Strathmore). Followed, as I keep forgetting, by a terrible scanner that has no idea about yellows. Or blues. **sigh!**

Not thrilled with this–should he have some of his hair visible? How could I better the lights? That really is a creamy almost-yellow tablecloth… I do not know how to draw/paint napkin rings yet…. Much to learn! Finished? Maybe. As far as I can work with it? I think so. (I just added more watercolor pencil work, some of which stayed dry. I tried to deepen the shadows. PLEASE, all comments, critiques, suggestions are WELCOME!)

Done for the prompt Gnome in gourmet restaurant at Sketchfest 38. For sale over there.

Oh yeah: Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage