Our 90th Sketch Fest has come to an end! Don’t be sad, though – #91 is coming next month, and artists can still add the sketches they’re working on to the current gallery. Which means there’s still fun, amazing, beautiful, and whimsical art to explore!
You know we couldn’t skip featuring an eclipse illustration this Sketch Fest! (Has everyone in North America got their eclipse glasses ready for tomorrow?) Heather Kilgore did this eclipse ACEO card with colored pencils and Polychromos. You can snag the original for $20!
This owl is ready for this year’s Dia de los Muertos! Afke van Herpt drew “Sugar Skull Owl” with copic markers and white pencil on 2.5″ x 3.5″ recycled paper. If you fancy the original, it’s only $15!
EMG Sketch Fests aren’t just about paintings and sketches and art cards – it’s also about jewelry-making, crocheting, and leather tooling! Charlie Galvin tooled this brilliant bee design onto a piece of undyed leather. We can’t wait to see the finished piece!
Our final featured piece is “Butterfly Crown” by Sarah Alden. “I’m so happy with this one! Just the right amount of butterflies!” Sarah says. “Now if only I could get one for myself…” We agree!
That’s it for #EMGSketchFest 90. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know about September’s Sketch Fest dates. We’ll see you there!
Time for the Evening Edition of #EMGSketchFest Saturday! We’re up to a few dozen works of art in our gallery so far, with more creativity on the way. The eclipse has been a popular theme as well, for obvious reasons!
Let’s take a peek.
Carol Moore drew this Dragonfly Fairy with an intense blue gaze using colored pencils on blue cardstock. The faint hint of a crown-to-be and dragonfly wings on the fairy are fantastic!
Speaking of intense gazes, Mayumi Ogihara outdid herself with “From the Depth of the Sea“! The eyes are piercing, the scales captivating, and those fins on her upper arms! This illustration is graphite and white charcoal on toned paper. ACEO prints and 5″ x 7” prints are available for $6 and $10 respectively.
Katerina Koukiotis fills out our complement of mermaids with her red-haired beauty inspired by Ariel, sporting bright eyes and lips. She’s offering limited edition ACEO prints for $6.50.
blopdotink has joined us for another Sketch Fest to tell her curious and delightful tales through a series of blop illustrations. Here’s what blopdotink has to say about “whatfluffdoes!“:
Who doesn’t want to have a fluffy unicorn? Is what humans would probably think… But blops are different… having something doesn’t do it for them… they explore, they study they experiment und they copy… Especially, if they are as impressed with something as much as they are with all the fluff on one hoof here. I had to do this one, even though I don’t know whether or not it will make it in this weekend’s series and my storyline, because… … Again, I am using Sketch Fest to compile a story made up solely of prompts and it’s gonna be a love story again. But not between blops or other creatures, it’s about the love for the greatest city in the world, my humble home town BERLIN.
We end tonight’s highlights with a lovely pair of creatures in Sally Gilroy‘s “House Guest.” She wants to paint this one, so keep your eye out for a finished version!
It’s the August Sketch Fest Saturday, and we’re here to share some of the marvelous art that’s been posted to the #EMGSketchFest gallery since it began yesterday. Have you been visiting, prompting, admiring, creating? If the answer is no, let me tempt you!
Julie Rabischung drew the charming Mr. Shroom, about which she says: “Meet the grumpy and lonely Mr Shroom! I had so much fun drawing him!! He definitely needs more work but I might draw him again and invent him some adventures… ” The original drawing is colored pencils and ink on a 4″ x 6″ piece of Bristol, and is available for $12.
Kathy Nutt sketched this fantastic fellow – or, as she put it, a “[m]agical antelope of the forest.” He’s a handsome beast indeed, and the mane and tail of flowering branches is inspired.
Using the prompt “lonely mushroom,” Joanna Bromley sketched this mushroom-hatted fairy creature. The original sketch is an ink illustration on 3.5″ x 5″ Kraft paper. You can purchase it for $32!
ElmaBree added this little witch, telling us: “The Little Black Rose Witch [is] drawn with chameleon color tone pencils on mixed media paper.” You can pick up a 5″ x 7″ print of this tiny witch for $10.
Hello, all you night owls! Are you feeling creative, or just looking for some great art? You’re in luck! Our ninetieth – yes, ninetieth – Sketch Fest kicked off this afternoon at 12 PM Alaska-time. Join in the fun, or wander by and admire the art!
We’ve already got 10 illustrations uploaded to the gallery, and most of them are available for purchase, some as originals and some as prints.
Milkycat had the honor of first upload with this charming bust of a mermaid showing off her new headpiece. This is one of our available originals – Milkycat’s offering the original for $5, and you can add another $5 to have it colored.
That’s it from us tonight – we’ll highlight more tomorrow, and can’t wait to see what creativity Saturday brings. For now, explore the gallery on your own!
And remember – if you share Sketch Fest on social media, make sure to use our official hashtag: #EMGSketchFest.
Welcome to Ellen Million Graphics’ Featured Artist of the Week! Each week (or so), we select an EMG artist and share their work and history. We hope you enjoy getting to see incredible artists this way.
This week, our spotlight turn to illuminate that artist of the playfully whimsical and magically detailed, Apis Teicher! Apis joins us from BC, Canada, was born in Colombia and has lived in several other countries including the United States and Japan. She started drawing when she was just 4-years-old! “I drew a Martian invasion of Earth on three of the walls of my room,” Apis confessed. “When my grandma caught me she didn’t get mad, but instead gave me a stack of papers and asked me to use that instead.” While she’s mostly self-taught, she’s taken some art classes at the University of Los Andes and completed a degree in 3D Animation from the Vancouver Film School. She experiments plenty on her own as well, and taken courses and workshops over the years. Her primary inspiration flows from her interested in mythology and nature, particularly marine subjects, microscopic creatures, and plants. She loves working with markers and coloring digitally. “There is a certain fluidity to markers that I enjoy, but I love being able to easily correct mistakes and backtrack a few steps when working digitally,” she said. When she’s not creating heart, she enjoys reading, making films with her actor son, and learning crochet. You can discover more about Apis and her art at her website.
Apis has been a great friend to EMG for over a decade! You can find her art and writing published in several issues of EMG-Zine, and she has her own creator page over at Torn World where her worldbuilding has resulted in several portraits. She’s also participated in Sketch Fests over the last several years, filling her gallery with illustrations of kitsune, flying pigs, elves of all types, feathered folk, and so much more. If you’d like to color one of her amazing merfolk, you can find her work in our coloring book Fishtank Fantasies. She’s even in one of our early publications: Art of the Business of Fantasy Art, Vol. 1!We invite you to explore her work at EMG via the links below.