Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Little Fairies in the Studio

Here are some little guys I found around the place.  I've since captured them in stasis jars, but they don't seem to mind confinement too too much.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gentle Moss Monster

 I've spent a lot of time driving this summer, to and from art shows.  I drove past this hulking creature 4 times and was utterly charmed. 

Process Pic:
 Lots of firsts for me, in this guy.  For one, I never really worked with dry moss before.  A lot like frosting: Messy, but it can polish a turd!  

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Jangle Fairy

This fellow was originally intended to be a smokey, lounging jazz singer, but he got a little bit carried away.  I love it when the characters kind of take control.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tall House

By no means am I done painting wily, naked, wee folk, but say hello to the new series: Tall houses!  Very excited!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tattoo Commission

This is the fourth tattoo I've designed, and I really think it's time for me to learn a bit more about the art of tattooing.  Not because I'm thinking about becoming a tattoo artist, but because I feel terrible sending people to them with delicately rendered watercolor designs, not knowing how difficult it is to render particular things in their medium. In any case, this artist did a particularly good job of staying true to my original illustration. (I will link her as soon as I get the deets.)

And while I'm at it, I'll throw in a bonus. This was another tattoo that I did a couple years ago for a distant friend.

 Now remember, kids:


Friday, September 1, 2017

Portrait Commission

As a joke, this family commissions slightly off-putting portraits of each other as children, apparently.  Happy Birthday! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mailbox Fairy

This little guy came about in response to Illustration Friday's word of the week, "mail".
This long-abandoned mailbox is abandoned no more, for a wee sprite has chosen it for his residence.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wedding Cake Topper

A great friend and artist Nikki Leeper, commissioned me to do her wedding cake toppers!  I've always wanted to make one (or a bunch) of these.  Feel free to send all your engaged to me.

Photo by Neil E. Das

Photo by Neil E. Das

Photo by Neil E. Das

Next time I'll make the base smaller...


And did I mention that I love these people?
Photo by Neil E. Das

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jewelry Shop Mural

 My new gallery neighbor, Flora J Design, liked what I had done with my own studio door.  She asked if I would consider doing a mural on her outside wall, based on her hand crafted jewelry.  Of course!

Here are the necklaces I chose as reference and inspiration for the design.  If you are interested in Flora J. Design here is a link to her artist's profile.

Monday, June 19, 2017