Merman, 1 of 4 Mythological Male Pin-Ups
Faun, 2 of 4 Mythological Male Pin-Ups
Some saucy fantasy for your walls?
This series has finally reached its halfway point! Very excited about that 🙂 I started this mythical creature pin-up set almost a year ago now, with the idea of taking 4 mythical beasts (merman, faun/satyr, faerie, and centaur/unicorn) and putting them into pin-up styled masterpieces.
Finally, the first two of the 4-piece set are ready for public appearance. Each piece was originally drawn in ink on a roughly 16×26 inch piece of heavy weight paper stock, then finished in Photoshop to make them stand out while also complimenting each other.
The next two will be done this year, though I can’t guess when. I’m very excited to get to the unicorn centaur (yeah, you read that right!) though I think I might save him for last. Like a pretty little reward for getting the other three finished!
I’m delighted to hear what you think! I’ll have them up in my etsy shop before long, so please stay tuned! You can also message me through my website (www.SimplyKitts.com) if you’d like to order one or both directly 🙂
How could I resist?!
This is the newest addition to my Star Wars Elephant mini-series: The Wookie Mammoth! As a Chewbacca fan, I really couldn’t say no when the idea hit me upside the head. He took several different name changes, but now that he’s painted and finished, one of them has stuck. 🙂
This piece is originally 8.5 x 11 inches in size, painted in watercolors on vellum bristol paper stock, and is, at this point in time, available for purchase!
Hope you enjoy! I’ll post about him and his compatriots again once I have them up in my Etsy Shop!
Happy New Year, everyone!
2016 was a handful of a year, and I let this blog die out through out with only a handful of posts and updates over the past 12 months. That’s got to change. This 2017, I’m going to try harder to actually bring updates and art work for and featuring Simply Kitts Illustrations. So, to tie off some loose ends, here’s some of the super hero teddy bears I failed to update with last year! Hoping to add even more to the teddy bear collection this year, including Hulk, Robin, Red Skull, Riddler, Spider Gwen, Jean Grey, Hulkling and Wiccan! I’ve got all these teddy bear prints available in my Etsy shop, along with some stickers and buttons. I’ve got a whole slew of midwest comic cons lined up this year and will be posting about them in the near future.
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s a Super Bear!! Who’d have guessed?
Been working on more and more merchandise for the upcoming conventionS (That’s right, PLURAL!) trying to keep my head as we go. So much to do and I suddenly have so very little time! Ahh!
It’s very exciting, though, doing all of this for the first time. The “partner” piece to this will be up next once it’s complete, while I continue progress on a few more sets of stickers and, most importantly, my Gnome Coloring Book.
P.S. I would just like to point out that while Superbear’s fussy expression was not entirely intended, it is my favorite. The end!
One of my most recent gifts for my friend over at Mythic Skies Art. It was a fun experiment, lost of things learned and played with– And he seemed to enjoy it. Onto my Christmas gifts, now!
A very creative and talented friend of mine, Chris Rothove, has put several years of hard, devoted work into a table-top RPG titled “Free Gears”. After so much time and effort, he’s finally on the track for finalizing his project and calling for commissions/illustrations from associates to help make his book one of kind.
I was, very fortunately, contacted with several requests. This image is the one I’ve completed to date, featuring the twins in my webcomic, Tricks, Twins & Thieves, to help show the versatility of one of the classes in his book. It’s been a very fun and exciting project, and I look forward to doing more work for it, as well as experiencing the finished product some day!
… Oh, and play-testing it. That there will be most fun indeed! 😀
Please, check out Chris’ website: Mythic Skies Art
Like every artist, I have a variety of projects I’ve been working on as of late. Three different book projects, plus a comic book/webcomic and an illustrated quilt. I don’t have much time to work on any one for very long, but I wanted to toss a few little snippets up here to kind of show everyone that I’ve been working hard and am, of coarse, still trying to work my way into the world.
The first four snapshots are of a pair of posters I’ve been working over for my webcomic, Tricks, Twins & Thieves, to get the ball rolling on possible merchandising material for the future. Each original drawing is 11×17 inches, and they will be colored eventually! The bottom two shots are little illustrations for a poem/book “This Is A Poem For You”. It’s a personal venture and will be kept between me and the one who wrote it (most likely) but I’m putting a fair bit of effort into it and look forward to showing it to everyone else once it’s complete!
You can tell my focus as wandered a little bit, but that’s the point of this exercise, right? I’m just relieved to have at least a little bit of art in each day! ❤ (Except for the one’s I miss– Shhh!)
I’m sorry, guys, I really don’t mean to forget about posting things on my blog! So many medias to put publish work on these days, what with Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and my Website itself (simplykitts.com), I get a little distracted. Thank God I don’t have a twitter yet! Ugh…
Anyway, I’ve started a new project called “INKlings” in a cute little sketchbook (7 x 7 inches) to help promote a little bit of creativity in my every day life– which is quite hectic and, sadly, miserable at the moment. But this fun little project is geared to keep the juices flowing and have at least a little tiny piece of art daily. I’ve already missed a few days, but I’m working hard to keep it going, so I hope you’ll enjoy it along with me. I’m working to get in the practice of updating a daily image on my art Facebook and Tumblr, while here I’m going to do my very best to update once a week with all the strange, nonsensical things that were “arted” throughout the week! I’ll be doing one a day, at least (sometimes more?) and the goal is to use ink and brush only and keep the miniature illustrations to a sitting. No long, extravagant something, just quick, whimsical and fun curiosities.
SO! Here’s the first batch– I hope you’ll treat them kindly! ❤
A Wizardly Work in Progress
And to revamp myself and get myself going on updating my blog– as well as to get my creative juices flowing, I’ve been working on a piece just for fun when I get the chance.
This is the work that fills my sketchbooks, even if it isn’t something (yet) that’s a sellable style, things like this are what I love! And since this is my blog, I figured… Why not? I don’t have to be professional all of the time.
Where’s the fun in that?