Summer Night Sketch Fest

It’s a late summer night, and we’ve been Sketch Festin’ all day! Let’s take a look at some of the creativity that’s come out to play, then make sure you click over to the full gallery and explore some more.

“Beach Witch” by Jenna Wing-hu

Jenna Wing-hu did this quick digital sketch inspired by Becca Moore’s prompt. This delicate and whimsical Beach Witch sports appropriate coverage in her wide-brimmed hat.

“Fire Fairy Dance” by Becca “Boo” Moore

This playful and dancing fire fairy was sketched by Becca “Boo” Moore – and you can pick up the original pencil drawing on copy paper for only $15.

“Gizelle and Conall” by Ellen Million

Ellen drew two of her favorite characters from the novel Tropical Christmas Stag: Gizelle and Conall! She said, “I couldn’t resist the excuse to sketch these two. It’s been WAY too long since I just sat down and sketched!”

“Grey Fox” by Mayumi Ogihara

This sultry and intense fellow drawn by Mayumi Ogihara was inspired by William “Kenku” Swiftfoot’s prompt, “Grey Fox.” Commenting on her digital sketch, she shared, “He might be featured in a fantasy male portrait colouring book I’m thinking of creating in the future.” We hope she does!

“Ocean Communion” by Shelley M. Walker

Shelley M. Walker drew this vital and wild beach witch taking part in an “Ocean Communion.” Her piece is colored pencil on paper.

What was your favorite piece? Don’t forget to check out the rest of the #EMGSketchFest 122 gallery – and leave some comments for our awesome participants!

Sketch Fest Sunday, October Edition

We’ve wrapped another #EMGSketchFest, but creations may still be added to the gallery as we head into evening. We’re going to share a few more featured illustrations – enjoy the below, then click over to admire the full gallery!

“Witch Way is Witch” by Katerina Koukiotis

Katerina Koukiotis is getting into the Halloween spirit with “Witch Way is Witch.” The prompt came from Jools62 – here’s what Katerina had to say: “Loved this prompt, thank YOU Julie, combined inktober and some color, 5×7 ink and color pencil on strathmore toned paper .” You can grab a print of this illustration for just $6!

“Wanded Mog” by Tallulah Cunningham

We’re loving “Wanded Mog” by Tallulah Cunningham with its Discworld reference! “A nod to one of Pratchett’s earliest characters,” Tallulah explained. “And Russian Blue cats – because I have fond memories of one in particular. ” You can pick up the original 2.5″ x 4.5″ artwork in Copic marker, white and gold gel pen, and ink on a light, white subtly textured paper for $15.

“Moon” by Deirdre M. Murphy

Inspired by Sarah Alden’s prompt “Glowing,” Deirdre M. Murphy painted this serene and lambent “Moon.” She commented: “I will likely add a tree. Or something.” We’ll keep an eye out!

“Angels and Demons” by Janet Chui

This dream-like composition from Janet Chui is titled “Angels and Demons” from Jools62’s prompt of the same phrase. “Very rough and rushed, but I had fun with it for an hour,” Janet mused. “Will see how polished I can get it after this.”

“Elven Male” by Tricia Danby

Tricia Danby broke out her sketchbook this Sketch Fest and drew this tattooed “Elven Male” using thicker copy paper and ink pens. You can pick up the original 8.5″ x 11″ sketch for just $35.

Those are all our featured illustrations for today – check back this week for our #EMGSketchFest After Action Report for more fantastic art and the announcement of November’s Sketch Fest dates!

Afternoon Tea and Creative Jam

Welcome to Sketch Fest Saturday, everyone! More than a dozen participants have thrown their works into the ring so far, and there’s some remarkable creativity and whimsy being revealed in the #EMGSketchFest 102 gallery – you’ve really got to see it.

Enjoy the featured illustrations below, then click through!

“Raven Moon” by Kathy Nutt

Kathy Nutt’s gorgeous “Raven Moon” may or may not have been drawn within the allotted hour – here’s what Kathy has to say about that: “I was merrily drawing away, listening to a pod cast and found I had not set the timer I was waiting for the alarm to go off. I figure it had to be pretty close to an hour but I wasn’t sure so I drew another raven and definitely saw the amount of detail was similar so I figured it was okay to post.” We’re glad you shared it – this raven’s lovely!

“Swan Song Trio” by Tallulah Cunningham

Tallulah’s been rocking the gallery out with some seriously creative responses to prompts today – one of our faves is “Swan Song Trio,” inspired by one of Regina Mailloux’s prompts. “The music they are singing is a line from the ballet,” Tallulah said. “The frog provides the percussion. I think the naiad and the swan have been going steady for a few years – they always rock up to events together.”

“Autumn Butterfly” by Amy Sue Stirland

Autumn Butterfly” by Amy Sue Stirland is a peaceful scene, inviting autumn along. This 5″ x 7″ watercolor painting can be yours for $15!

“Meditate” by Nathalie Reinholz

Meditate” is Nathalie Reinholz’s reply to Maria J. William’s prompt of “Keep calm and…” Here’s what Nathalie had to say: “On a leaf. Another mindfulness gnome in watercolour on Arches Hot Press paper.” This gnome joins a beautiful series of mindfulness started in our last Sketch Fest. This 25.9 cm x 12.3 cm watercolor painting can bring serenity into your life for $27.

“Mabon” by Rowan Lewgalon

Mabon” is definitely a work in progress from Rowan Lewgalon – but we love the quality of the empty robe open against the blue sky and waving fields of wheat. Check back for her completed painting as #EMGSketchFest goes on!

That’s it for our featured illustrations – jump over to the gallery and explore¬†its fairies and ravens and witches – and even Jason Momoa! We’ll feature a few more later tonight.