A princess, a love struck troll, and a dryad all walk into…

Last week this whimsical castle photo popped up in my Facebook timeline.  The image has been rattling around my noggin for the last couple days so I thought I’d put it to use.
I really wanted this tower for my studio, but I think a princess, a lovelorn troll and dryad live here already.

Next up on my fairy tale theme adventure…
Something wicked this way comes…

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Wanna buy some of my books?

So if if you’re wanting to buy some of my books go to IndyPlanet.com and you can download many of them for FrEe!!!
Or buy ’em in print and I’ll happily sign them and even do a doodle in them.
Go here:
http://www.indyplanet.us/brands/dreamwalker/

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Sketch cards from various sketch card sets.

The sets are long since sold out, but again you can find things on Ebay every now and again.

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Family is everything

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I try to do quick doodles of our family for special events.  This was our July 4th and New Years doodles I did.

Here birdie, birdie, birdie!

If you know me, you know I love birds!

At one time we had 23 birds in our house–mostly finches but still.  They’re a lot of work, smarter then you or me and utterly beautiful to watch.

I hope to have them in or house again sometime.

Soon.

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Fairy tales

I’m a huge fan of fairy tales!  Here’s some of the things I’ve been working on.  I’ll have posters for sale shortly.

 

Where possible I also included the basic sketch idea I started off with.
Cuz you know…process.

 
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Cute as a Button sketch card series from ChadPops!

Here’s some of the sketch cards I did for the awesome ChadPops Ent. for their all-ages sketch card series “Cute As a Button”.  It was a pleasure to work on these.  I had a blast and it opened up a whole bunch of story ideas for me!

The sketch card is sold out, but you can find original pieces up on Ebay if you search my name or…ChadPops!

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Happy Halloween!

Yeah, it’s a year old two old (just updated it to get more solid blacks and fix some lines) but it’s a fun one.
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Monster Monday!

I finished today’s monster mania.  I’m not particularly fond of my colors–I hardly ever am.  I’m NOT a computer colorist but I’m trying to get more comfortable with that.
Adding the Invisible Man was a last minute thing.  I’d completed the whole drawing and was about to start coloring but thought there was too much dead space (ha!) in the background so I put in the hat and glasses and VOILA!  the Invisible Man appeared 🙂
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Opposites attack

I’m a sucker for love and romance–I’m luck that I have the most wonderful husband in the universe and get to feel lovedDevilFULL SMALL everyday.

I try to always incorporate something about relationships in every piece I do–even when the objects I at first glance might not seem to relate.   Maybe it’s a look, maybe it’s an expression, maybe it’s a touch–but I always try to have some kind of connection there.
I’ve been having a blast doing the #inktober, #drawlloween and #31daysofhalloween art stuff.  I think it’s forced me out of a slump.  I’m doing some of the most creative stuff I’ve done in a long time.  Unfortunately a couple things I’m doing for companies I can’t quite show yet.  But I’m thrilled with them.  I can’t wait each day to hit the drawing board and splatter paint.
I think the devil kinda takes himself a little too seriously.  The angel has to tweak his li’l nose to snap him out of it.
I like to think these two are gonna be just fine.  Go kiss your devil!