The last two EMGSketchfests

I only got a couple images started in the last 2 #EMGSketchfests and only one in each to any kind of finished state. I blame it on the cat. She likes to sit on me when I work on the computer or sit in the computer chair. Anyway! This is what I got to show. For March I drew the prompts “Dragons in Flight”  and “Raven Moon” which were really rough quick light sketches, but the Raven one I did work further on, and then digitally later I worked some more.

For April I worked on the prompts “Siren” and “Black Lines” I played with the black line image digitally and came up with a couple fun variations.

 

 

 

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One Day Left to Save the Doodles!

One Day Left! Anyone who wishes has tomorrow to post. My FaceBook Page Album, “Save the Doodles” has all the art that needs to go.  Saturday I will start going through and sending messages to anyone who pledged to save some art. I recommend going through and liking any images you didn’t pledge on, just in case they end up as packaging with the art that you did pledge for!

Some of the pieces that I think are nice that haven’t had anyone pledging to rescue are:

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Cephalopod Princess, pastel drawing
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grey angel, graphite on grey toned paper with metallic highlights
Septembird 15 pigeon-small
Pigeon on a Ledge, coloured pencil with metallic marker highlights
green eyed owl-small
Screech Owl, micron pen illustration with metallic marker for the green eyes.
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Nightingale, micron pen with a metallic paint wash.
Inktober 7 shy sktchy ink painting v2-small
Shy Elf, ink line drawing with a dipping ink wash and metallic highlights.
020 Juneicorn
Unicorn, graphite and white charcoal with metallic highlights on grey toned paper.
01 JuneFae
Fairy Girl, micron pen, pastels, pencil crayon, metallic markers.
Inktober 14 fierce sktchy cat ink painting-small
For the inktober prompt “Fierce”, micron pen and dipping ink wash.

There are many more that are unclaimed at the Facebook gallery, so take a look and see if there is anything you would rather own than have it tossed in the recycle bin.

Save the Doodles Event Ongoing!

The sale on pieces of paper with drawings on them is ongoing on Facebook until February 1 midnight Central time. I set up a gallery album on Facebook with all the art that is a part of this deal. I photographed each piece with rulers so the sizes would be obvious. Anyone who pledges the postage to get some art sent, gets that art, unless more than one person wants it, then it’s a bidding war and the top bidder will get the art sent to them. Anyone who pledges on art from the specifically assigned gallery has a chance to get a piece of art that was not bid on. So I recommend hitting the like button on anything that catches your fancy too, you know, just in case…

Also, I don’t expect anyone to watch the whole video, but I wanted to show some of the fancy metallic sparkly pieces off with a video because movement brings out the vibrancy that a still photo does not. I ended up showing off the whole pile though so it’s a little long. The cats make appearances too.

If you are interested in art from any other gallery, it might not be available as an original for various reasons. Some of it might be a work in progress or something I still want to play around with. Some of it is digital painting, so there is no physical original. These ones I tend to have prints for sale through Print on Demand sights such as Fine Art America/ Pixels or Redbubble or CafePress. And there are a few pieces that I just can’t give up quite yet. They hold special meaning or I was especially fond of it for some reason. Again I have many for sale as prints and other merchandise on those Print on Demand sights. Some of the line drawings are good for colouring book pages, and some of those digital files end up on my Patreon for a small subscription.

Save the Doodles, Save the Art!

I made an inquiry on Facebook about what to do with the growing pile of paper I have with drawings and other art experiments that I need to do something about. I  had enough people show interest in an art rescue project so this is the event.

I do not live close to anyone I know, so I can’t just have someone come over and pick out what they like to take home. So rather than throwing the pile into recycling, and as I can’t afford to mail it out, people will need to send me the postage amount to rescue this art.

 

Most of the art is from the art challenges I participated in last year of Junicorn, Junefae, Septembird, and Inktober as well as some inspired by Ellen Million’s Sketchfest, the app Sktchy and just stuff that just had to be tried.

 

To make it as fair as possible I have a gallery on Facebook with an image of each piece of art on the chopping block and anyone can comment on that image to make a pledge for rescuing that piece of art. You are welcome to pledge more than the $10 minimum but I don’t expect you to, except if more than one person wants a piece of art, then I am afraid it becomes a bidding war. Each person with an interest in that piece of art comments on that image with their bid, and the last comment with the highest bid, wins the piece of art. If there is a piece of art that gets no pledges, then not all hope for it is lost. There is a chance it will end up in a random package with one of the other pieces of art as packing material.

I will have the gallery open for pledges for two weeks, so hopefully by then everyone who wants to participate will have had a chance. I will make a final comment on each pledge as to whom I intend to send the art to.

I just want to thank everyone who commented on and liked my original inquiry about getting rid of all this random spare art. It’s because of you I am putting in this effort to save these pieces of paper rather than throwing them into recycling or using as fire starting materials.

This is the link to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/144946342791663/

and this is the link to the pledging gallery:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/FlutterKatArts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156083050426692

How to pay the pledge.

My paypal account is linked to the email address metzpah@me.com, or email me at that same address and we can make other arrangements.

If you are interested in digital prints, cards and other merchandise, many of my images are available through print on demand services such as Fine Art America/ Pixels, Café Press, Redbubble or Zazzle. If you missed getting a pledge on a piece of art, or I have some art that only exists in digital form, or the original wasn’t available for rescue at this time, this is the next best way to get something I created.

If you like to colour or just want digital copies of some of my images, I share some of my line art each month on Patreon for a small subscription.

Thanks again for your interest in my art!

Kathy.

Sketchfest Again

Ellen hosted a second Sketchfest at the end of December so here is another set of drawings from #EMGSketchfest 95!

I was drawn to the dragon prompts this time it seems. I chose Dragon of Ice and Stars, Snow Dragon, Bird Dragon and Galaxy Dragon. Various levels of doneness. I spent only an hour on the Dragon of Ice and Stars. I worked after the hour on the Snow Dragon and Bird Dragon, but I think I would like to do more with them, and I finished the Galaxy Dragon. The Galaxy Dragon is multimedia. I started out with a light graphite sketch and then  dipping ink wash. Then I used acrylics like water colours, then some metallic gem dust, a bit of pencil crayon and metallic markers are in there too. It’s very shiny sparkly in person.

Anyway, this is what I have to share for now!

sketchfest 95 collage

 

 

Flowers and Vampires

Woke up this morning with the music of “Flower Duet” from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé.

I don’t think it’s the first place I heard this piece, but the first place I definitely remember hearing it from was the 1983 vampire movie, The Hunger starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It also featured the band Bauhaus. I had a friend who said she watched this movie because David Bowie was in it, but after the opening sequence bar scene with Peter Murphy toning out Bela Lugosi’s Dead, her reaction was “David who?!”

Anyway I found a few sketches I did from back then. I had some poems somewhere I had written and thought at the time if I created enough of this kind of thing I would create a book entitled “To my Beloved, Nosferatu”.  This is all that seems to be left of that wisp of an endeavour.

nosferatu x3

Sketchfest 94

This weekend was another Sketchfest. #EMGSketchFest94. So I finished my sketches over the last couple of days and here is what I came up with this time:

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Ice-Eyed Snow Leopard, done with pencil crayons and a metallic ink wash.
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Winter Frost Unicorn
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Sea Unicorn, or I am subtitling Hippocampicorn.
Winter Fae small
Winter Fae
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Winter Stag Moon

T-Shirts and Cards

I have many designs that go well on T-shirts and other stuff. I have probably too many places to go to get such paraphernalia, but I want to be found! Plus that way if you have a place you like to deal with, you have choices. Here are a few of my favourite designs and some that seem quite popular. For your perusing enjoyment. Of course if you follow one of the many links to one of my online stores, I would be very grateful, and you will likely get a few compliments when you show off your goodies.

Vitruvian Squirrel square for print threadless (2)
My most popular design sold by far.
study of cat ears threadless submission
I get so many comments every time I wear my shirt with this.

Christmas Unicorn digital coloured

 

Chakra flowers-small
This one recently won a contest for best design for a yoga mat!

 

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400dpi Fairy Couple

 

Maple Leaf Tree-flat colours
Created to Celebrate Canada

 

a tree pentacle green back-PoD

 

decorative pentacle-plasma
This one comes in many different colours

 

art Nouveau cat-in-box

The Mayan Cat Calander

 

 

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This one recently sold as a pillow!

 

Cloaky -merged style-newsprinted-For PoD
I wish this one was popular…I really like it.

 

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This is my newest design so it’s not “popular” yet…

I tried to link each image to the place where it has sold before, but here is a list of all the places you can find my art to buy, on more than just t-shirts too. I also have so many more designs and images to look at!

Cafepress

Zazzle

Redbubble

Fine Art America

Threadless

Society6

 

Sketchfest 93

This weekend was another Sketchfest. #EMGSketchFest93. I worked on four prompts this time. Fox and Raven under the Moon, Starling and the Fairy, Majestic Deer, and Ice Wraith.

emgsketchfest 93 sketch collage

And I got 2 into fairly finished states. I took a picture of the ice wraith at an angle to try and show how shiny and sparkly she is.

emgsketchfest 93 finished collage

Thanks to Ellen Million for hosting this amazing monthly event and for featuring my Fox and Raven in her blog!

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