Sketch Studio - By Anna Overmoyer

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! 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Grogoch Faerie Skeches

So this was, by far, the smoothest commission process I've ever had.  Writer wants two sketches of a character to show her audience. I send estimate.  She sends deposit.  I send rough sketch.  She approves.  I do it.  Boom!  Done! That, my friends, is textbook stuff.



 Check him out!  To quote urban dictionary: 
       "Grogochs were originally half human, half-fairy aborigines who came from Kintyre in                 Scotland to settle in Ireland. Resembling a very small elderly man, though covered in coarse, dense reddish hair or fur, he wears no clothes, but sports a variety of twigs and dirt from his travels."
   This client saw my work in Ireland and asked if I would do a potbellied, shorts-wearing version of the Grogoch I did for the Woodland Faerie Trail on Achill Island.


 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Savka Family Portrait


It's been a few months since I've gotten the chance to do one of these.  What a cute bunch!  Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs.!!

 Click HERE if you'd like to see more Sketch Studio Portraits and shout at me if you'd like me to send you a Portrait Guide

-ANNA 
xoxo

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.