Last Sketch Fest of the Decade

Welcome to our last featured creations post of the decade, celebrating our last #EMGSketchFest of same; read on to admire some of the wonderful examples of creativity uploaded to the Sketch Fest #116 gallery.

“Egyptian Vulture” by Kathy Nutt

Vultures tend to be a massively misunderstood avian, so we’re delighted to see Kathy Nutt giving us such a regal “Egyptian Vulture” sketch this month. This 4.5″ x 6″ Micron pen drawing on watercolor paper is available for $30.

“Wild” by Katerina Romanova

This vital and mysterious sketch comes from Katerina Romanova, who writes, “I loved this prompt! Also, I’ve fallen back into my unicorn phase and can’t get back up.” Inspired by Skarbog’s prompt of “the wild unicorn,” “Wild” is a speedpaint done in 50 minutes using the Mixer Brush tool. You can pick up prints in a couple of sizes for for $14 or $18.

“Froggy Lady” by Nathalie Edelhirsch

We love the mischief captured in Nathalie Edelhirsch’s “Froggy Lady.” She said, “There probably is some magic in this” and we can’t disagree! You can take home the original mixed media painting on watercolor paper for $20.

“Fishy Cuddles” by Tallulah Cunningham

Winter may be cold, but you’ll feel warm and fuzzy after admiring this mermaid snuggling with a puffin. Tallulah Cunningham drew “Fishy Cuddles” upon the inspiration of Sarah Alden’s “Puffin Mermaid” prompt.

“Fairy Midwinter Night Star Gazing” by Linnea Holmström Ljung

Our last featured illustration of the decade is Linnea Holmström Ljung’s “Fairy Midwinter Night Star Gazing.” This fanciful and wonderful sketch is pencil on A6 paper, completed in forty minutes.

Now that you’ve seen these pretties, click over to the gallery and admire all the rest! Don’t forget to do a little shopping and commenting while you’re there.

We hope you’ll join us for the first #EMGSketchFest of 2020 – it’ll take place on the weekend of January 17-19. Tell your friends, and we’ll see you there!

Celebrating EMG Sketch Fest 116

We celebrated the last EMG Sketch Fest of the year this past weekend, with plenty of lovely holiday-inspired illustrations – along with some fiber and light art! Check out these featured illustrations, then take a turn through the full gallery.

“Christmas Unicorn” by Ellen Million

The first illustration submitted to our 116th Sketch Fest is from Ellen Million, founder of our feast: a “Christmas Unicorn” in colored pencils on colored paper. ACEO.

“Yule Wolf” by Julie Rabischung

We have another seasonally-appropriate creature with Julie Rabischung’s “Yule Wolf,” drawn in colored pencils and white gouache on toned 5″ x 7″ paper. You can snag the original for only $18!

Rosie Wells’ “Wee Man” was quite popular! This sketch of a tomte with a “Happy New Year” sign drew quite a few admiring glances.

“Christmas Unicorn” by Linda Sayegh

We have another gorgeous unicorn by Linda Sayegh – her “Christmas Unicorn” is all decked out for Christmas and drawn in colored pencils, Sharpie paint pens, and panpastels on Toned Canson Mi-Tientes 6″ x 8″ paper. The original illustration can be purchased for $50.

“The Cartographer” by Becca Moore

Becca Moore gave us “The Cartographer,” writing “She may map the destination, but in her heart, it’s the journey that keeps her going.” The original drawing in ink and marker on 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock can be picked up for just $35.

That’s it for tonight – head on over to the #EMGSketchFest gallery to leave some comments for our artists and do some shopping. Then come back to the blog tomorrow for additional highlights!