Sketch Studio - By Anna Overmoyer

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Leshi -Part 5/7


This is the fifth 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.

The Leshi is a spirit guardian of the forest.  He is a solitary, wily creature.  He is distrustful of and dangerous to humans because of our destructive natures, and will lead hikers and campers astray in the deep woods.  He is half-sized and nearly impossible to see while immobile. 

Stay tuned for more Irish fairies!


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Branching Out



Here is a step-by-step of a memorial mural I did for someone a little while ago.  It was a fun change of pace to go on-site, paint, step back in satisfaction and then go home.  

This tree was designed to have tiny little photographs hanging off of the branches, remembering those family members who have passed on.  I included some classic Celtic designs into the tree swirlys.  Can you find 'em?











Cheerio! 
ANNA
xoxo


Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Gonconer -Part 4/7



This is the fourth 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.

The Gonconer is related to the Leprechaun, which is noticeable in his devious and greedy nature.  Also known as the Love-talker, this fairy takes the form of a half-sized, gorgeous man with dark shining eyes and cold lips, and is rarely seen without a pipe at the ready.  Smoking aside, the Gonconer's favorite past-time is snaring innocent farm girls in the mist, seducing them for a kiss, thus ruining them for life. 

Stay tuned for more Irish fairies!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Trooping Fairies -Part 3/7


This is the third 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.

The trooping fairies can be any shape and size.  Like most fairies, they love music, dancing and having good craik.  They tend to wear green jackets and stick together, even though they are so often on the move.  

Stay tuned for more Irish fairies!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Titania and Bottom

(Tits and Ass)













I started this project a few months back, imagining i could whip it out for a call-for-art poster for the fantastical/surreal show I opened at Luna Gallery.  I actually didn't even make my own deadline.  But I kindly allowed myself to submit at around 3AM the morning before the show.






The puppets are based on characters from Shakespeare's timeless and popular "Midsummer Night's Dream".
Titania is the beautiful fairy queen, maliciously spelled into falling for Bottom the donkey man.  The body language between the two expresses how I interpret their relationship. 


















Here is some of the Making-Of of Titania and Bottom:







See yas!


  

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Grogoch -Part 2/7



This is the second 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 a Grogoch.  He can be found on Irish farmland, though he originally from Scotland.  He is a dirty, smelly, naked, little fellow.  But he is a huge help and works in exchange for pots of fresh cream.


Stay tuned for more Irish fairies!