Thanks for a great Sketch Fest #111!

Thank you to every artist, prompter, and commenter who joined us for July’s Sketch Fest event! We had almost 100 illustrations uploaded to the gallery in the 48 hours of the event, with over two dozen pieces available for purchase.

Before you explore our gallery full of witches and unicorns (and other kinds of -corns), fairies and foxes and bunnies with balloons, check out our last set of featured illustrations.

“Reach for the Stars” by Rowan Lewgalon

This evocative and spellbinding illustration by Rowan Lewgalon is called “Reach for the Stars,” matching the Maigan Lynn prompt that inspired the piece.

“Fortune Teller” by Tricia Danby

Tricia Danby’s “Fortune Teller” may be incomplete, but the intensity of focused attention comes through, inspired by Harkalya Reveur’s prompt of “Fortune teller (Enchanted Visions).”

“Jellyfishes” by Afke van Herpt

These enchanting rainbow “Jellyfishes” were sketched by Afke van Herpt on Scratch Magic note paper and inspired by Maigan Lynn’s prompt, “Jellyfish parade.”

“Foxy Blue” by Harkalya Reveur

Foxy Blue” by Harkalya Reveur is a whimsical, foxy delight! As the artist describes it, admire “[a] cute blue kitsune girl fancy dressed for a tea party!” Purchase the original mixed media ACEO painting on Opalina 200 gr/m paper for $25.

“Lotus Reverie” by Maria J. William

Inspired by Julie Rabischung’s “lotus flower mermaid” prompt, Maria J. William created this beautiful and captivating mermaid in her piece “Lotus Reverie.” You can purchase the original colored pencil, white charcoal, and white acrylic sketch on 6″x8″ toned paper for $40. Prints can be had for $7 and $10.

“What’s in the Box” by Melinda Baker

Our last featured creation for this Sketch Fest is from Melinda Baker, whose creativity took LEGO® pieces and crafted them into this intriguing scene.

That’s it for our eleventy-first Sketch Fest! Head over to the full gallery now to explore more, leave some comments for the artists, and perhaps buy yourself something awesome.

Join us in August for EMG Sketch Fest #112 on the weekend of August 23-25. Sign up for free! And you can find the Facebook Event here.

Sketch Fest Saturday with EMGSketchFest 105

Welcome to #EMGSketchFest Saturday! It’s bitter cold and/or rainy in the multilocational EMG offices, so we’re looking forward to staying warm and getting creative with all of you. Let’s take a look at some featured sketches from the gallery so far.

“Winter Forest Guardian” by Kathy Nutt

Kathy Nutt got the first sketch in this Sketch Fest with her imposing “Winter Forest Guardian,” which she describes as “Ent sketch with Micron pen.”

“itsapolarbear!” by blopdotink

blopdotink has joined us for another Sketch Fest, sharing “itsapolarbear!” from her blopmess Christmas calendar: “It’s a continuous story with an ink illustration per day until Christmas and I am excited to base it (partly) on sketchfest prompts again. Let’s find out what mischief my blops are up to and what role their newly discovered ‘polar bear’ plays.” We can’t wait to find out!

“Cats in a Christmas Tree” by Julie Cooper

I laughed out loud when I saw Julie Cooper’s “Cats in a Christmas Tree.” I feel like this is exactly what would happen with enough cats around sparkling lights, shiny tinsel, and something to climb.

“Beary Christmas” by Linda Sayegh

This adorably fluffy bear was created by Linda Sayegh: “A cute little Teddy Bear getting ready for Christmas. Colored pencils and a bit of Sharpie paint pen on toned Canson Mi-Tientes acid free paper. 5 x 7 inches.” You can actually purchase the original sketch of this piece!

“Red in Snow” by Harkalya Reveur

Our final sketch – for now! – is “Red in Snow” by Harkalya Reveur and we really hope she does more work on it! She said she spent 20 minutes rough sketching here to create a concept sketch.

Head over to the full gallery to check out more illustrations – register for free and leave some prompts for our participants! And don’t forget to use our official hashtag of #EMGSketchFest when sharing your favorites on social media.

EMG Sketch Fest #104

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.

“Galaxy” by Linda Sayegh

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.”┬áThe original 5×7 illustration, colored pencil on black Canson Ph-balanced paper, may be available for purchase later – check back!

“Is That Supposed to Be Blue?” by Kathy Nutt

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.

“The Lonely Heart of the Snow Queen” by Regina Mailloux

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!

“Winter Mermaid”by Eimiel

This pale and ethereal “Winter Mermaid” by Eimiel was drawn using colored pencils.

“Throwl” by Harkalya Reveur

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.