Sketch Studio - By Anna Overmoyer

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Good Folk -Part 1/7

This is the first of a 7-piece series of illustrations that I completed for The Woodland Faerie Trail of Achill Island in Ireland.  They are printed on wooden plaques and scattered throughout fairy houses and lovely, mossy, ivy-ed trees.

This fairy is called the Sidhe, or The Good Folk.  They are regal, gentle, beautiful human-sized fairies.  Imagine Tolkien elves.  They dwell in fairy rings and mounds and are skilled tradesmen.
The text is a famous poem, author unknown, adjusted to mention the Sidhe.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Hey Folks!  I've been busy as a bee lately, not only doing my own work, but now I'm getting ready to open my own gallery!  It's something I've never done before and I'm definitely out on a limb, but already it has been an extremely enlightening experience.  The Luna Gallery is having it's grand opening reception this Friday!!!  Ahh!  It will be featuring the work of 9 fabulous artists that I've been acquainted with, along with my own.  I'm a teeny-tiny bit excited. 

Today someone asked me, "Why Luna Gallery?"  I guess it's because I've had moons on the brains for a while.  The moon is steeped in lure and mystery.  There are tons of stories about the moon for children and for adults.  Nursery rhymes, conspiracies, historical events.  It is dreamy, it is lovely, it is spiritual and, it is universal.  Everything I like my art to be.


Leftover banana?  Or beginning of a sculpture?

First few layers of clay.

The kiss

I rarely break into paper mache, but a I did a little bit this time around because of lack of accessible soft materials.  I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. 

 Little hair detail!  :)  Sheep wool!

 New blue walls!   I like 'em already! 

And for those of you who are wondering what is on the dark side of the moon:

Tah-tah for now!  See y'all on Friday for the opening ;)
Love, ANNA

Sunday, January 17, 2016

El Mimo

Hello All!
I'm returning from a blogging hiatus.  WITH A VENGEANCE!!

I've got a new little friend and here he is.

I've had this image (or something like it) in my head ever since I was in London poring over giant classical paintings.  Don't ask me why.   Anyway, the point is, I have it now and have this mime puppet that I love, but no longer has a purpose.  What can ya do?  Well...

You can put him in a glass box.  That's where mimes belong, right?


He is so sad and pathetic, but I still can't help but laugh at him.  And now he's a wall-hanging!

And now here's the-

 Start with the face sculpt...

add some saucy legs ...

El Mimo is so glad to be alive!

Face paint!

And hair!  I had planned on him being a slicked-back all-black type of guy, but he talked me into an artsy, little ponytail.  It suites him I think.
 and POSE! 


PS. Big news coming!  


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bouquet -IF

Bouquet is Illustration Friday's word of the week, so here is an unseasonably springy inking from The Fairy Book


Inktober Fun-Sized Paintings

October is the month where lovers of all thing spooky creep and crawl out of the woodwork.  I wouldn't really consider myself a real scare-seeker, but this year I decided to participate in inktober with a "Scary Stories" edge.  For all you who say that my attempts at cute fairies are "scary," this is me trying:


Hope it was a good one for you!  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Have Brushes - Will Travel

My very very last helpx took me to a little village called Ballydahob (which I mention purely because it is such a cute name) in a house called "Hare Moon," a fitting title for a very themed house.  I was taken in to do a bit of creative painting in the house.  First was the tree in the stair well.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any all-encompassing pictures of it.  In some cases it really seems like an iphone camera would be of more use than my fancy one.  Ah well.  

I had my lovely assistant (and resident junior art critic) pose with the new tree.

The Hare Family Mural

 Wonderfully lit, I must say.

I also made this little guy for some good friends I've got over here, as a thankthankthankyou for being so nice to the blow-in.

I'm kicking back now in Tullamore for my last few days in Ireland (before I get deported).  So, as for you in the wide world: fare well until we meet again, and thank you for being so kind.  As for those friends in the USA, see you soon.  Get ready to partay!
Love to all everywhere, anywhere and nowhere.  And YOU prepare yourself for much more art.