Having a relaxing first Sunday in November? We hope you are! And if you’d like to enjoy some art, you should head over to our #EMGSkechFest gallery – it’s still going for another hour and we’ve got some fantastic art to share with all!
Let’s have some featured illustrations:
We’re entering the Snow Queen’s winter domain, and she’s watching us closely with something that looks a lot like delighted anticipation. Prompted by Edward Cammarota, Katerina Koukiotis drew her snow queen in pencil and pastels with white gel pen. You can get a LE ACEO print of this 5×7 original for $6.
When a sweet little dormouse offers you poppies, how can you say no? Sally Gilroy drew “Poppy” in pastels and markers, inspired by Julie Cooper’s prompt.
Elma Bree started this “Sugar Plum Fairy” inspired by Keira Knightley’s poster for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms using watercolor colors, pastels, and sparkles.
Inspired by Julie Cooper’s prompt, “the littlest dragon and fairy,” Amy Sue Stirland sketched this tiny dragon and their fairy friend. Amy commented: “Wonder if the fairy is trying out a growth spell?” This 8.5×5.5 drawing will be finished with watercolors and the completed original is up for sale!
And, at last, the promised pugicorn! Charlie Galvin painted “Pugicorn” from Julie Cooper’s whimsical prompt. “I took my sketch of the pugicorn and transferred to a 6×6 Fluid watercolor block,” Charlie explained. “I spent a few hours painting and adding detail. I’m very happy with how it turned out.”
Welcome to our November #EMGSketchFest Saturday! Our 104th Sketch Fest began yesterday – let’s take a peek at some of the work done so far.
Linda Sayegh had the honor of first illustration this month with her colored pencils illustration of a baby panda. She also drew the sublime “Galaxy,” inspired by Julie Cooper’s prompt “A black animal silhouette on a galaxy of bright stars.” The original 5×7 illustration, colored pencil on black Canson Ph-balanced paper, may be available for purchase later – check back!
Kathy Nutt’s droll “Is That Supposed to Be Blue?” depicts a “cardinal couple [who] are wondering about the egg that hatched in their nest.” The original painting measures 6×4.5 and is micron pen and metallic ink wash on watercolor paper. It may also be available for purchase later, so check back.
Regina Mailloux captured the evocative nature of fairy tales with “The Lonely Heart of the Snow Queen.” This pensive and yearning figure was created in graphite and acrylic washes on Canson watercolor paper. The original 7×10 illustration is available for $30!
This pale and ethereal “Winter Mermaid” by Eimiel was drawn using colored pencils.
Our last featured illustration for now is “Throwl” from Harkalya Reveur. Inspired by the prompt “the three eyed owl” from Julie Cooper, this graphite sketch depicts an otherworldly owl with a snack and far more than three eyes!
If you enjoyed this peek, make sure you check out the full gallery. We’ll share some more art later today! And when you share your favorites on social media, make sure you use our official hashtag: #EMGSketchFest.