I did make this (Little Mouse, Big Habit)

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…before Sketchfest. And you probably already saw it. But hey.  Even small rodents can have obsessions. Perhaps this one is working towards a Big Year!

Graphite on smooth piccadilly paper, about 4″ x 7 ” (I didn’t measure it).

I actually scanned this and tweaked it a bit but it was the GodAwful Scanner Of Doom, so …

Insanely optimistic as well, I put it on Stuff at metasilk prints plus at deviantArt, at metasilk at RedBubble, Critters with Gear Zazzle, and Critters with Gear CafePress. Not society6, though, I guess because I am thinking that’s for watercolors. (Like redbuble is sketches maybe with a touch of color.)

If you notice something looks odd on one of those items, do please tell me so I can fix it! It’s entirely likely…

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

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…

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

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).

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