Let's start with the artwork! :)
Something Exotic & Intriguing II reflects my latest digital style. It's still evolving at a rapid rate, as I become more used to the art programs I work with and read more about the subject. I used Corel Painter for this piece, which I am becoming quite fond of. SE&I II was done as a second installment to the original Something Exotic & Intriguing, which I did during the infancy of my faery art career in 2004 and is based loosely off of my mother. 8.5x11 and 5x7 Open Edition prints as well as stationery sets and bookmarks are available from this image!
Firesprite is another artwork completed for the trading card game Conflicting Kingdoms. It is available as 8.5x11 and 5x7 Open Edition prints as well as stationery sets and bookmarks....have I mentioned that I design all stationery and bookmarks myself? :)
Forgotten Summer was completed for the Enchanted Visions Project and done in my "home" medium, colored pencil. It's inspired by the love story of Persephone (called Kore in Greek) and Hades. Since Persephone's original Greek name is so close to my own, I really identify with her and this myth! Be sure to read the poem that I wrote on the page. This image is available as 11x8.5 and 7x5 Open Edition prints!
This artwork is the first of my highly anticipated oracle deck, The Sidhe Queen Oracle. It will be my first oracle deck (of many!) and will be completely illustrated and written by myself! It is a huge undertaking, but a journey that is very close to my spiritual perceptions and beliefs; stay tuned for many more artworks of this deck to come! :)
Aene: Light Card is available as Open Edition 5x7 prints as well as stationery sets and bookmarks. 8.5x11 Open Edition prints of this artwork as well as all the other artworks of The Sidhe Queen Oracle will not be available until after this deck is completed and published. The original sketches of these artworks will also be available to purchase at that time! :)
These next two artworks, while completed in 2010 are brand spanking new! I just made them available as prints and products on my website last night! :)
The Phoenyx, as I mentioned above, was completed in colored pencil in 2010. This color combination is a new one to me and a very intense one that I love! I will be definetly using this color scheme in the future. This artwork is available on my website as 8.5x11 and 5x7 Open Edition prints, stationery kits as well as bookmarks!
Boy do I have a lot to say about this one! Often when I create artworks, I don't know the title until I complete it and the title just pops into my head. This is the case with Melusine. Melusine is one of the more popular faery legends and is actually said to be half serpent, what others would call a naga! After re-reading her myth, I found it ironic that my Melusine artwork had such a sweet face when her mythical counterpart was said to be so vengeful...perhaps there is more going on beneath the surface? Even though I didn't illustrate her naga qualities in this piece, I am contemplating turning Melusine into an ongoing series. :)
This artwork was completed in 2010 with pen, chalk, chalk pastel, and colored pencil. Even though I didn't consciously intend it at the time, this piece almost perfectly matches my Sylph artwork (2009) and would be a wonderful companion piece to it!
Melusine is available on my website as 8.5x11 and 5x7 Open Edition prints as well as stationery kits and bookmarks!
Whoo, that was ALOT of artwork! And the good news is, I have at least 5 new artworks that are almost finished so expect more from me this month!
As for other news, I signed two licensing deals with the sister companies Kat's Magical Stamps and QueenKat Designs. Kat's Magical Patches produces fabric blocks and iron-on transfers perfect for the crafty folk and quilters out there. QueenKat Designs produces gorgeous rubber stamps! If you click on the text links, they will take you straight to my artwork galleries on each site...how convenient huh! :)
I also have begun to sell my Original Sketches. I have a particular system worked out for all of you to be able to get ahold of an Original SIGNED (Yes! I will autograph each sketch!) piece of my artwork for a very good price!
I will be introducing a few new sketches for sale each week through Ebay. Each sketch will start out with a low starting bid of 4.99 and a Buy-It-Now price of whatever I can sacrifice it for. Each auction will run for 7 days and I ship worldwide! Once the auction ends, that's it! I will not re-list that particular sketch again. I then put the sketches that don't sell on Ebay up for sale on my website, usually for more than the Buy-It-Now price was on the auction. I've provided the links to both places below for easy perusal of the sketches I have available! Please check these links often as I will be adding new sketches every few days! :)
...As for other news, I have begun listing prints on FAEBAE, which is a niche auction site specifically for artisans of faery. I currently have 8.5x11 Open Edition prints for sale, but will add more items every week!
In addition to all of this good news, I have also been steadily adding new items to my Zazzle store. I have recently added mousepads and round ceramic ornaments and at the moment I am in the process of adding highly attractive greeting cards designed by myself! Be sure to check this store frequently also, as I add new products every few days!
Whew! That was a lot of news, wasn't it? I still have the feeling that I forgot something too.....lol!
Now I'd like to talk about some of the stuff I've got in store. :)
...At the moment, I am in the middle of completing the last two contracted cards for Conflicting Kingdoms (one is about 90% complete, I am about 75% finished with the second card of The Sidhe Queen Oracle, and I have a whole new line of artwork that I'm about ready to debut! I don't want to say a lot about them right now, but my contemporaries from EMG Sketchfest know them as my "Whimsies"...for anyone who knows about them will agree, they are ADORABLE!
I also have more kitsune artworks in the mix as well as mermaids! I realized the other day that in the 7+ years I've been doing Fantasy Faery artwork that I have no mermaids as part of my portfolio...I will have to remedy that!
I also have handmade plushie and doll commissions in the works as well as some jewelry made from my artwork to upload and sell....so in a nutshell, I've got a RIDICULOUS amount of things that I'm going to introduce this year...look forward to many many emails! :)
See ya on the flipside!