New Buddy? (The _nice_ armadillo)

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Black ballpoint on 60lb smooth Piccadilly sketchbook paper. Done for the prompt “the armadillo was very nice, once you got to be friends” for Sketchfest 38.

Original for sale over at Sketchfest, to help support the site: http://www. ellenmilliongraphics.com/ sketchfest/ sketchfestart.php? id=11192

Oh yeah: Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage

Origami Fairy (for Sketchfest)

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Next time, I’m pulling out that old origami photo calendar with stuff in it by Robert Lang. But for a sketch over a morning coffee? OK. (2B mechanical pencil on smooth 60lb Canson sketch paper; scanned about 4.5 x 4 inches of a large sheet). Didn’t clean up the scan, so some of those speckles might be on the paper and some might be on the scanner. Not quite sure. If I clean it up sometime I’ll do prints.

Original for sale over at Sketchfest, to help support the site: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestart.php?id=11025

If any one has (or develops) REAL origami of this, I would love to see it (and try it).

Tsunami ACEO ATC

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“Tsunami” is the fifth in a series of various weatherwomen. (“Snowstorm” is the first)

Painted with Winsor and Newton watercolors and iridescent medium on an Arches hotpress ACEO blank from Ellen Million Graphics.

Art copyright © 2013 Kirsten Talmage. Prints and cards through deviantArt and Storm Women Dancing. Small ones.

Fireheart Dancing (ACEO ATC)

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Watercolors (some are iridescent, but that doesn’t show in the scan) on Bristol paper. I am in love with the colors in the original, although I didn’t realize what I’d done with her hands until too late.

My son says this is upside-down. What do you think?

Learned something about my scanner, too: dark things like this scan quite nicely.

Prints through deviantArt at the moment; more likely. Small ones. Original going to a friend.

 

Just One More (ACEO ATC)

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Here’s the second one: the gray squirrel.

The story: My stepmom noted she didn’t have any of my art on her walls. I only had ACEO ATC-sized Bristol paper, graphite, and water colored pencils with me. But she had a recently-filled bird feeder.

This was a good combination.

I did three cards for her: Two Juncos, a Northern cardinal (not scanned), and this gray squirrel.

(I have learned, however, that I prefer both sketch paper and cold press water color paper.) (And Dad’s scanner is about as useful as mine.)

Two Juncos ACEO ATC

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My stepmom noted she didn’t have any of my art on her walls. I only had ACEO ATC-sized Bristol paper, graphite, and water colored pencils with me. But she had a recently-filled bird feeder.

This was a good combination.

I did three cards for her: this one, a Northern cardinal,and a gray squirrel.

(I have learned, however, that I prefer both sketch paper and cold press water color paper.) (And Dad’s scanner is about as useful as mine.)

how do you know who did it?

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Am in some process of conversing with CafePress about including the names of designers/artists when they feed listings to Amazon.
On the one hand, it’s cool to have more listings (example: the Dragon Reader / Ex Libris design) . On the other, I’d like my name attached to my art.
So.
Emails.
Will post here when I have a chance; have the first two up in facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhimsicalDreamsArt/notes
A couple more replies have occurred of the “we’ll look into it” sort, but in very nice ways.

Knighting the Wood Duck (draft sketch)

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For Sketchfest #32: Prompt: Swamp “mer”maid from Anke Wehner

Crayola watercolor on smooth Canson sketchpaper. I know, I know! Thus the sketch! part. 🙂 … oh, and then photographed under bad fluorescent lighting and minimally adjusted in Photoshop. Could that be any worse?? Muses, I tell ya.

I hope I can find time to do this on some real water color paper with somewhat better paints. It’s about 6 x 6.5 inches I think. References are Vermont swamps and typical inhabitants. More or less.

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