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…

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).

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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