Is it Wednesday yet?  

Yesterday’s bit of #sketchbet silliness (we’re in the final week!!! 3 months of this insanity!). 15 minute anatomy study turned Wednesday Addams turned typography experiment. No, that’s not Christina Ricci. Didn’t want a likeness and this young lady is around 17 years old. (I am just a wee bit proud of that type…no typefaces referenced and no measuring! Everything was eyeballed and roughed freehand, then the lines sharpened with a straight edge).

Is it Wednesday yet?

Yesterday’s bit of #sketchbet silliness (we’re in the final week!!! 3 months of this insanity!). 15 minute anatomy study turned Wednesday Addams turned typography experiment. No, that’s not Christina Ricci. Didn’t want a likeness and this young lady is around 17 years old. (I am just a wee bit proud of that type…no typefaces referenced and no measuring! Everything was eyeballed and roughed freehand, then the lines sharpened with a straight edge).


Here is a little in progress digital painting run down on my Black Cat Magic base card illustration. I start practically everything I do in the traditional draw it by hand with a pencil and paper method. So the lines you see on the finished piece are the same lines I painstakingly inked by hand. Would digital be faster? Probably. But I feel as though I have more control with an actual pen in my hand. Don’t ask me why. There is no ctrl+z for screw-ups and random hand spasms with traditional media. This is just my method of madness. 
The very first thing I did after scanning my line art was to make a color study. I didn’t get all the details, and oof, it is a flat piece of poo compared to the final, but it was enough for me to get the wheels turning so I could visualize the color palette and tones I wanted to hit. I highly suggest studies, especially when you haven’t the faintest idea what you’re doing. (Or wait to the last second before the project is due and hurl paint at it while hoping for the best…pretty sure we’re all guilty of that one…)
I used the selection tool, soft brushes with faint opacities, and lots of dodging and burning to get the rest of my gradients. The kitty was the most difficult to render as she required a little texture, and those dainty highlights and shine. (Also the most fun ^_^ )


Black Cat Magic - My base card contribution to the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! Yippee! I get to show her off finally! :D
Drawn and inked traditionally, I broke the mould on my watercolor trend and busted out my pen tablet for a digital paint full of glow and sparkles. The subject matter goes by the name of Lynk and lives in Alabama with my ex. While I am still heart broken that I had to leave her behind, I know she is well loved and spoiled rotten. This project gave me a chance to pay that sweet little mischievous fluffball an homage. Underfoot, ever curious, and wondering with that intense golden eyed stare, what you could possibly be doing that is more important than paying attention to her, this is little Lynktrix, the Halloween Cat.

Prints coming soon!!!


For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.


Yesterday’s #sketchbet & project #sneakpeek 
A #workinprogress 😉

#drawing #pencildrawing #lineart #fantasyart #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #warrior #fallingleaves #fairytale

Yesterday’s #sketchbet & project #sneakpeek
A #workinprogress 😉

#drawing #pencildrawing #lineart #fantasyart #artwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #warrior #fallingleaves #fairytale


Yet another preview sketch card for the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! I have a soft spot for black cats, particularly black cats with fluffy tails, tufted ears, and blazing gold eyes. Such mischievous and intense little beauties they are!Watercolor, pastel, zig pens, & white ink.For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.

Yet another preview sketch card for the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! I have a soft spot for black cats, particularly black cats with fluffy tails, tufted ears, and blazing gold eyes. Such mischievous and intense little beauties they are!
Watercolor, pastel, zig pens, & white ink.

For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.


I was in middle school when I first read The Dreaming Tree by C.J. Cherryh. The story of Arafrael and her dying world struck me, and years later I went back to it to create this Arafrael’s Glamour illustration for one of my illustration classes while I was in art school. It’s an old piece now (2004 perhaps?), but there is a quality that shines through all the flaws that I now see, and she still holds a special place in my heart. Part of me wants to revisit the idea with the skills I have since honed, but only if I can recreate the emotion that goes with it. :)

I currently have two versions of this illustartion available in pendant form, the 30x40mm oval ($13.50 shipped usps domestic) and the 30mmm round ($12.50 shipped usps domestic). This is the oldest of my illustrations in my pendant collection, and definitely the most bittersweet.

These pendants are a part of the December Deliver presale I’m hosting through my FB Illustration Fan Page. I have many other designs to choose from and will be taking orders until October 31st or I reach 100 pendant orders. All images and photos are my own as I believe in only overworking and underpaying myself. Profits will aid this struggling (but stubbornly persistent) artist pay down her Sallie Mae debts. ^_^


More Art Shinies! - Here is a simple design turned jewelry, my Poisoned Apples & Roses in two variations.


Prices include USPS first class shipping, (I can ship internationally as long as the buyer can pay for the extra postage).
30x40mm oval - $13.50
30mm Round - $12.50
25mm round - $12.50
16mm ring - $9

The glass cabochon on top serves both to protect the art and provide an almost 3-dimensional magnifying effect. Made to order, each pendant comes with matching bead charm, beads will vary as each one is unique. 

These pendants are a part of the December Deliver presale I’m hosting through my FB Illustration Fan Page. I have many designs to choose from and will be taking orders until October 31st or I reach 100 pendant orders. All images and photos are my own & profits will aid this struggling (but stubbornly persistent) artist to pay down her Sallie Mae debts. ^_^


Another preview sketch card for the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! A scarecrow watching over a haunted pumpkin patch? Yes please! I just can’t get enough of this time of year. ^_^Watercolor, pastel, zig pens, & white ink.For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.

Another preview sketch card for the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! A scarecrow watching over a haunted pumpkin patch? Yes please! I just can’t get enough of this time of year. ^_^

Watercolor, pastel, zig pens, & white ink.

For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.


Art converted into jewelry! My Sisters of Second Sight digital painting has been transformed into a matched pair of friendship pendants! These lovely 30x40mm oval pendants are large enough to really show off the art, yet small enough to retain their elegance. The glass cabochon on  top serves both to protect the art and provide an almost 3-dimensional magnifying effect. Made to order, each pendant comes with matching bead charm, beads will vary as each one is unique but I try to keep the colors consistent. 
These pendants are a part of the December Deliver presale I’m hosting through my FB Illustration Fan Page. I have many designs to choose from and will be taking orders until October 31st or I reach 100 pendant orders. All images and photos are my own as I believe in only overworking and underpaying myself. Profits will aid this struggling (but stubbornly persistent) artist pay down her Sallie Mae debts. ^_^


One of my preview sketch cards for the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! A Victorian Vampire who sleeps with one eye open. ;)Watercolor, pastel, zig pens, & white ink.For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.

One of my preview sketch cards for the soon to be released Hallowe’en: All Hallow’s Eve trading card set by Perna Studios! A Victorian Vampire who sleeps with one eye open. ;)
Watercolor, pastel, zig pens, & white ink.

For presale information, you can contact Perna Studios through their deviantArt page.


Here we are! The new glass pendants are up! Go to Facebook.com/therealmofsam and you’ll find my album pinned to the top. There are roughly 73 items to choose from. Buying is directly through me with paypal as this is my December Delivery guaranteed presale and I need to make sure I can fill my orders. All pendants styles are available until Oct. 31st, or I reach my cap of 100 pendants, whichever comes first. More info is available in the album description. Contact me for questions! :D <3

Here we are! The new glass pendants are up! Go to Facebook.com/therealmofsam and you’ll find my album pinned to the top. There are roughly 73 items to choose from. Buying is directly through me with paypal as this is my December Delivery guaranteed presale and I need to make sure I can fill my orders. All pendants styles are available until Oct. 31st, or I reach my cap of 100 pendants, whichever comes first. More info is available in the album description. Contact me for questions! :D <3


Here&#8217;s a little gem from yesterday&#8217;s #sketchbet 
The challenge was to draw your two favorite animals going on an adventure together, clothes and walking upright acceptable but no anthro. I ended up with a Rabbit and a Skunk, and a story that I will now have to find the time to write lol. 

#drawing #sketching #pencilsketch #roughsketch #artchallenge #artwork #art #animals #adventure #rabbit #skunk #medieval #storytime #whimsical #mychildhood #ifoundit #cute #adorable #artistsoninstagram

Here’s a little gem from yesterday’s #sketchbet
The challenge was to draw your two favorite animals going on an adventure together, clothes and walking upright acceptable but no anthro. I ended up with a Rabbit and a Skunk, and a story that I will now have to find the time to write lol.

#drawing #sketching #pencilsketch #roughsketch #artchallenge #artwork #art #animals #adventure #rabbit #skunk #medieval #storytime #whimsical #mychildhood #ifoundit #cute #adorable #artistsoninstagram


Forgot to post this. (It was a loooong day) Snapped a neat shot of Chicago as my plane was coming in to land. My mini vacation was a success, in spite of several United Airlines snafus (never again!!!) and now it&#8217;s time to tackle more deadlines. Art Time Go!!!

#planes #travel #flying #chicago #homewardbound #unitedairsucks #cityscape #blue #turquoise #windycity #cityofinfinitegatechanges

Forgot to post this. (It was a loooong day) Snapped a neat shot of Chicago as my plane was coming in to land. My mini vacation was a success, in spite of several United Airlines snafus (never again!!!) and now it’s time to tackle more deadlines. Art Time Go!!!

#planes #travel #flying #chicago #homewardbound #unitedairsucks #cityscape #blue #turquoise #windycity #cityofinfinitegatechanges


Q
First of all i LOVVVVVEEEE your art, second of all could you possibly teavh us how to draw the your style? Body, face,ect
Anonymous
A

Hello! I thank you for the kind words. 😊❤️
Hopefully this ask wasn’t sent too long ago as I seem to keep forgetting to check my messages.
Anyway, I’d love to do some more tutorials. Been a super busy gal lately so I haven’t had the time just yet. For now the best I can do is leave you with the process/tutorial I did earlier this year for one of my Beauty & the Myth cards.
Thanks for watching!

sAm

http://srj-art.tumblr.com/post/84363303231/drawing-process-sketchcard


Took a break from hand cramp inducing drawing to instead poke my fingers with wire. Genius, I know. More charms for a crap ton of pendants!

#makingjewelry #charm #shiny #baubles #jewelry #handmade #crafts #artistsonetsy #etsyshop #pendant

Took a break from hand cramp inducing drawing to instead poke my fingers with wire. Genius, I know. More charms for a crap ton of pendants!

#makingjewelry #charm #shiny #baubles #jewelry #handmade #crafts #artistsonetsy #etsyshop #pendant