This is a scan of an 8 inch by 10 inch oil painting. Because it's textured, it didn't scan quite right (there is clearly muddy/wet fur in the original). This is the watcher of the Forest, a beast that guards the forest from intruders. I'd started out this painting with little to no knowledge of oil paints, and finished it having learned quite a bit (including the necessity of "drying time"). I'm particularly fond of the almost impressionistic Fall scenery.
This was a "special" commission I did a few months ago: a red-tailed hawk with celtic knots on a hybrid macaw primary feather. Sadly, it didn't photograph well, and the beautiful teals and shades of the feather didn't show up in my scan (the customer photographed the version in the corner, whose colors are a bit TOO teal, but, well, the "real" color is between the two. I'm pretty pleased with it, and commissioner's method of "wooing" his special someone worked beautifully, or so I am told. :) I'm currently accepting commissions as school winds down.
A wolf pauses in the snow, surrounded by the colors of winter. Extremely detailed mixed media piece of colored pencil layered with acrylic. If anyone wants a take-home pet, it's yours for 25 dollars :)
...Unicorns and Faries sell well on eBay, this was the logical output... ...the sheer girliness overwhelms me and makes me want to dance around with glittery ribbons and butterflies. *sobs* I'm so sorry!
This is a commissioned feather painting. The two figures are under 4 inches high and only 3 inches wide!), but I'm really happy with how this turned out. The feather includes three small light blue real Swarovski crystals, a white rabbit fur bundle and four hide tassels, chocolate deerhide lacing, tin cones, and two strings of beads that include amthyst, jasper, frosted glass, and silver. There are also two hand-painted silver feathers to match the main feather. As always, if you're interested in a commission, give me a hollar!
I'm pretty pleased with how this quick study of a crow came out. :) acrylic: 8x10 inches, and coming to AC with me. This is extremely "loose" for me, which is quite a change from the usual insane detail I force myself to apply. (Reuploaded with much better color)
"Dancer in a Daydream" - small (6x4 inch, shown here twice actual size) sketch inspired by Cavalia, and the thought of animal and human as one in the same in motion. Two creatures of the same soul, one flowing into the other.
Originally, this piece was a colored-pencil rendering that eventually had some acrylic added for effect, but after it was "complete," I found that it was missing something, andso I gave him a precious ring to tenderly cherish. After a few moments of thought, I let my mind wander and wonder if the dragon Smaug from JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (and of course, The Lord of the Rings) had ever gotten ahold of the One Ring, what would happen? This, however, is just a regular dragon, and isn't intended to be Smaug at all.
It's really hard to look mean, nasty, and grumpy when there is a butterfly a few inches from your muzzle. I'm rather fond of the non-typical dragon wings in this one. Since I was applying I thought I'd also include my most recent "finished" piece, so here it is, in all it's cross-hatching splendor. This is an example of some of my penwork. Non-waterproof pen and ink, water, and a dabble of gouache.
Woodburned and painted Celtic Anthro Great Horned Owl with red oak handle, white rabbit fur, creme-colored deerskin, dark brown sinew, and gold, glass, wood, bone, and desert jasper beads, all topped with brass cones. :) The feathers are natural immitation owl, and this jingles up a storm! For sale at AC.