I haven't shared new art in here in what feels like forever! Kickstarter, the holidays, and doc appointments have kept me busy and I profess to having more than a little bit of art block that's been getting me down. Nothing I was drawing for myself was coming out the way I wanted!
But the life of a working artist must go on, regardless of art block! It seems all that I needed to break the dry spell was to let go of my high expectations and let the muse be carried away by the spontaneous nature of the keyword sketch prompts of my Limited Edition coloring books. Each LE Backer provided two keywords that would dictate the subject of the drawing that would go in the front of their book.
I present to you a collection of the first 10 of 50 drawings from the books! Each one has a little bit of flash fiction to go along with it. It seems my writing muse wanted to get in on the action as well! Each was drawn with a combination of Micron and Tradio pens.
1/50 “Wise Wildlife”
The Great Owl, guardian of this sacred space. He holds the key to the knowledge hidden beyond.
2/50 “Angelic Angel”
From the grace & fury of smokeless flame, she came into being with the splendor and beauty of a thousand eyes and a thousand wings, taking shape only so our senses could comprehend her.
3/50 “Angelic Eclipse”
Between the darkness and the light, she exists to make sure neither element falls out of balance. She is both and she is neither all at once.
4/50 “Garden Tarot”
With knowledge as old as trees and wisdom of the deep forgotten things, the cards will bring the wind of things to come from beyond the reach of the Grove’s roots.
5/50 “Star Song”
In ages past, the Elves knew a song that could sing worlds into existence in the mind of all who heard it. Such songs, if you heard them, will be remembered until your dying day.
6/50 “Forest God”
They called him the Green Man, the Horned God, the Kindly One. For all the names, he welcomed visitors with the same smile. Be kind to the woods and the woods be kind to ye.
7/50 “Flower Angel”
As each fleeting bloom dies, so does her breath brings life to new buds. Splendor and decay walk hand in hand in the cycle of a flower, always dying, forever beautiful if you know where to look.
8/50 “Forest Fairy”
Falling free amongst the seeds, a forest fairy guides every tiny soul. Infinite as the leaves on the trees and the stars in the sky.
9/50 “Veiled Woman”
If you seek answers, there lives a seer who can only be sought by moonlight. As the Cereus flower blooms, she can glimpse endless knowledge. However, beware her price, for it is steep!
10/50 “Angelic Valkyrie”
For those who die in battle, she prays. Their cries become each blade in her wings, their strength the mettle of her sword. They will never die as long as she carries them.
That's it for this first collection! As more of my Limited Edition coloring books find homes via my coloring book Kickstarters, I'll add more here. I also think some of these will make excellent coloring pages worth adding to future releases!
I think my favorite is the "Flower Angel" for all her delicate details. What's your favorite?
I shared most of these as I finished them even earlier via my private Patreon Discord server. If you haven't connected your Discord account to Patreon yet, you should try it! It's my first stop for sharing art, tutorials, inspiration, and chatting directly with my Patrons!