Love Is Love

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For Sketchfest #40, prompt "teapots in love".

Pencil sketch on 65lb sketch paper. For sale (as of this writing) at Sketchfest (to help fund the site). The original is on white paper, despite what it looks like at Sketchfest (I was able to make a better scan). Prints are available at in my deviantArt shop (also as of this writing).

Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage

more shops than you can shake a stick at!

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I started shaking out my online shops by collection, where art that’s kinda thematically linked goes into its own “shop”. Here’s where I am at present; several shops need more within-shop consistency (of items), all need more sales (oh, wait, that’s me), and not all art is available on all things. Email me if you’d like a particular something! I’ll make it so if the image original or scan is suitable.

Enjoy! Shop when you can, share when you can’t!…or something. I’m always embarassed to say that kind of thing….

Transmogrification Ink

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For Sketchfest #39,, prompt “Mermaid Witch“.

Trying to work out an idea in my head… Not quite it. The warped bubbling framing is ok; the witch’s face not so much… Need fish and lighting reference. Also needs more soft pencils but no more time in Sketchfest! 🙂

Why yes, this is a crappy iPhone photo. It’ll get updated as soon as I get access to a decent scanner.

Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage

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

the way a Saturday should be

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Rather productive day. Made blueberry bread and mini banana breads for tomorrow’s Early Birders. Bathed. Fiddled some sketch images, put ’em on RedBubble and Goblin Dreams at Zazzle. Cleaned the car with Mo. Did scads of dishes. Fussed at kids for watching too much anything. Vacuumed a tiny bit inside. Might have a potential art collaboration—a new thing for me!

Idle thoughts: many online “shops” means more exposure, more hope, more work to deal with. So making limited sets of stuff in the new ones. RedBubble has loveliest interface, simple, not too clunky, fewest products (so easier to make images for). Cafepress lets you tweak for-sale products (price and image changes) but you can’t position an image on the thing there—have to do it in the image before uploadign. Zazzle lets you position things when you’re putting the image on a product, but you can’t edit it once posted. Cafepress lets you make your store look like how you want it. So everyone’s different, each has pluses/minuses. Not sure which works best for me yet, if indeed the answer is only one (might not be).

Daydreaming of next Sketchfest already.

Now: I’m going dancing. !!!

The rest of them if I recall correctly… might be forgetting something, somewhere…
Goblin Dreams C   Z |  Storm Women Dancing C   Z |  Whimsical Dreams C   Z | deviantPrints | RedBubble

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