Sketch Studio - By Anna Overmoyer

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.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lunamoon

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.







Process:


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?


Yeah!  


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-
Process:

 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! 

Tah!  
Love,
ANNA 
 xoxox

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