Jack-o-the-Moon

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I sketched out a bunch of ACEO ideas oh, far too long ago. Been working them out of the sketchbook onto cards. This one I threw onto gear too. Probably printing way too big, huh? I am so going to have to come up with a better image to wrap around the teapot, though; it might be my new favorite cafepress item.

By the way, there's a sale on for a day or so.

Moon Dragon (watercolor & ink)

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One of a pair. (The other doesn’t scan well so it’s not up yet). Drawn in 2007 or 2008, I forget, inked in 2008 — don’t remember when I started painting it. Did only the trees on both and then they sat for a long, long, long time…. finally a fit of persistence happened (yay!) and I finished them.

This long delay was bad for the paper where the painters tape held it flat on the board. So the edges of the paper are roughed up.

The scanner was so happy with the blues that it forgot to do the greens or something. The small image is the actual painting; I cleaned up the white boarder and some overruns for a printable version.

The painted area is about 3″ across and 7″ tall (very roughly; ask me later and I might measure it). The paper I think is 6″ x 9″ or something.

ADVICE WANTED: Please critique! (Every work is mulch for the next ones 🙂

My own questions are: What color(s) should the dragon have been to stand out best? Is the faint glow where I tried lifting some of the blue helpful?

Should I have softened the stars differently or more?

How about the shadows? More? Where aren’t they right?

THANKS.

I will sell them both but I have to get the other up and figure things out too. Lots I’d like to sell… anyway, that’s time consuming too (Prints up at deviantArt though because they make it very simple). Back to chores and kid care now.

Star Geese (WIP)

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I did a fast pencil-and-paint sketch on totally the wrong paper for Sketchfest today. (Thank goodness for work breaks!). You can click the pic to see it bigger. The prompt was “it’s full of stars” and this is so much a WIP that it doesn’t even really express what I was seeing in my head. I don’t even know how to do what’s in my head. Nor do I really know where the geese go on the paper. But it tickles my brain!

I’m happy with the wings. The advantage of working in a Bird museum with a small library is lots of handy reference material. My bird-body clue is coming along nicely. Anyway, I hope to make something based on this. In meantime, a sketch, and happy to have it! More random nattering about how it’s made over at Sketchfest proper, if you’re curious.