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.

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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!

Inktober

Yes I participated! I got 31 plus ink drawings in 31 days. They are in various states of doneness and quality, but I think the point was to get 31 images made, to learn and to get in practice. I found many people seemed to think it was all about starting in ink and living with ink. I had it in my mind that inking was what was done to a sketch in one of the stages of comic book art. So I started the month drawing in pencil and mostly using a micron marker pen to “ink” the sketches. Most I did with pencil to start. I found that I was not happy with the few I tried solely in ink. There were a couple of exceptions. Many times I found the inking process changed the ideas laid out in pencil anyway. I was fairly ambitious to start as I was thinking of doing two projects that may have some overlap but essentially was laying out double the work for myself. I participated in the Sktchy app event and I wanted to make as many images cat images for my own personal #catober. I ended up with 40 drawings between the 2 projects, 14 of those were cats. Sktchy is a artist and muse app where people post photos and other people draw them. The administrators found images that fit with the official #inktober prompts and the artists were sent emails reminding them the theme and sharing these images. I tried doing as many as I could using these prompts, but some days it just didn’t work for me. On those days I did still try to use inspiration from the muses on the app so I could have 31 official #sktchy #inktober images. Some of my cat images came from the prompts and muses on the Sktchy app. I don’t think I got 31 #catober images but I ran out of time and energy to get them all done. I think I tried to stay with the #inktober list of word prompts for the #catober images too.  I spent the 31st playing catch-up with the drawings and November 1st with some finishing touches. I still feel many of them need so much more work. Maybe I will turn some of them into water colour paintings. Others I think I may never want to look at again! Sharing what I did get done, what ever stage it ended in at the end of the month (or the first).

catober inktober collage

I have a gallery on facebook showing each image individually and my favourites on instagram.

Oh and this extra one I missed in the collage, I drew waiting at the airport so it didn’t get in the pile with the rest of the drawings when I scanned everything, plus it was an extra one so I missed it in the count as I had the number I should have.

Inktober 15 mysterious sktchy ballpoint drawing very small

August Sketchfest

Took part in Ellen Million’s Sketchfest again. Always fun and inspiring. The Eclipse seemed to be a popular prompt again this month and I got 2 drawings from that, one of which I played with colouring in GIMP, plus a couple more.

Prompts were Eclipse Dragon, My Black Cat, Beautiful Beast, and Total Eclipse.Sketchfest 90 aug 2017

And Ellen featured my Beast on her blog too! thank you Ellen 🙂

Pet Portraits

I recently did a study portrait of my cat and liked it so much I finished it into something more graphic-y and made it into a t-shirt. I got comments about cats and amazement when I confessed it was something I created. I enjoy doing pet portraits and usually try to draw or paint at least one portrait of all our pets. I have done portraits for others as well.

So here are a few images of the animals I have painted and drawn!

 

 

 

 

 

July Sketchfest

This month’s Sketchfest was July 21,22, and 23rd, and I was struggling with this one. The prompts I worked on were Abyssal Mermaid, Butterfly Dreams, and Solar Eclipse.

I was most happy with Butterfly dreams, but I would have to say most inspired by Solar Eclipse because I decided to redo it a couple of times over the last couple of days.

I did the extra Sun/Moon images on water colour paper, so perhaps one day I will work on coloured versions.

Sunface Moonface eclipse-small for webSunface Moonface eclipse v2-small for web

JuneFae and Juneicorn

Last year I saw people I follow on Facebook and Instagram tagging some sketches with #junefae and #juneicorn and it looked like they were having some fun. I wasn’t sure if it was a specific thing where people in the know could go to participate or needed an invite, who it was affiliated with or anything. This year I figured, I don’t know how to find this stuff out, it seems to be a free for all, so I am just going to challenge myself and participate in my own way. So I did. I managed a fairy and a unicorn for every day of June and a couple extras that I didn’t like at the time and started over, but decided to polish them up a bit and share anyway. I am not happy with every sketch I did. Some are rush jobs, some are experiments that didn’t really work out to my taste. On the other hand I did get a few images I like and can work with. I worked in various styles and sizes with various materials. Some are done, some are works in progress, and others are just going into the idea file or the lesson learned file (yes, the trash, I do throw out some things I make). I found some coloured pencils that had multicoloured lead that I tried out for the first time. I also worked on grey toned paper, which is something I hadn’t really done, and found I really liked. Some of my usual kind of work with the inked line drawings, I hope may one day be colouring pages or something I may work on more to become a coloured image. So here I present in a collage, all the sketches I did over the month of June!

All the Junefae and Juneicorn

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