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

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.)

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