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

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).

Voina

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“Воина на березах” might be the Russian for “warrior (fem.) for the birches”. Hm…

I liked this prompt, and I liked not doing a cheesecake sort of pose.

Soft pencil, sketchbook, some tinting in color pencil, a fair bit of scanner burn, sorta corrected (mostly by more cropping that I’d’ve liked). I can see this in my head in watercolor. Not sure I have time and patience both to get there. Lots of unfinished art thumping around my head at the moment. I think she needs embroidery.

The prompt was Anthropomorphic female Tiger warrior, prompted by: Edward Cammarota, during Sketch Fest #32 (January, 2013)

Jon Henry’s Bass ACEO

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Hmmm. The scanner over-exposes it. The camera underexposes it and I can’t fix that in Photoshop… Hrm. Well, as is until I get brilliant and fix it–somehow!

Jon Henry is the bassist for Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys. I sketched this ACEO while waiting for the band to come onstage. (So maybe I should say “was”). Really terrific bluegrass and I highly recommend them—CDs and mp3s are still available I’m sure.

That’s a microphone stand in front and the bass appeared to be wired, though I was sitting in Row O so I couldn’t be totally sure.

 

a gift for the hostess

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What I did for sketchfest (instead of sleeping) http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestart.php?id=6353

4B and 7B pencils on 65 lb Canson sketch paper. Paper is about 5.5" x 8.5 but the drawing doesn't fill it, more 5.5" x 5.5" roughly. I expect I'll upload copies elsewhere and make prints of one kind or another (possibly of a digitally-cleaned-up version…). These two amuse me.

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