Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kelsie Awaits (8-24-14) SOLD

"Kelsie," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $35

Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long since I had anything new.  As for where I've been, Tobie and I have been working hard on another screen printing job that's giving us a lot of trouble.  We switched from hobby grade ink to good commercial stuff, and the learning curve has been kicking us in the butt.  We know it's better ink, but it has quirks of its own.  The order we're working on is for 180 shirts, which should be no big deal.  However, the order is mixed, with items made of a myriad of different materials and textures.  So, as soon as we figure out how to print on one type of item, we have to start over again on something new.  And since we're working with water-based inks, troubleshooting delays cause the inks to seize in the screens, then we have to shut down, clean everything up, and start over.  So, while 180 shirts should be a one-day project, we've been averaging around ten shirts a day, or sometimes less, while working like crazy to figure everything out.  When it does work, the results keep getting better and better, so we know we must be getting somewhere!  Anyway, thanks to everyone for being patient while we work this out!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Anya Inverted (8-13-14) SOLD

"Anya," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $35

Monday, August 11, 2014

Good Girl Sophie (8-11-14) SOLD

"Sophie," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $35

Sorry it's been a little quiet for a couple of days!  Tobie and I have been busy getting ready to print a big order of shirts for a client.  Shouldn't take that long, except that we've made a lot of changes in our setup, so it's kind of like starting over.  But progress is being made!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mona in 11" x 17" Color! (8-6-14) SOLD

"Mona," Ink & Marker on 11" x 17" Bristol, $100

I took a slightly different approach to the color on this one.  Normally I use very pink/red tones that go from light to dark in value.  But this time I thought I'd go from warm on the light side to cool colors on the shadow side.  Then, like a knucklehead, I buried most of the cool colors under the gray shadows.  But that's okay, I still like how it turned out!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dee in Bed (8-4-14) SOLD

"Dee," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $40

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Space Patrol Dasha (8-3-14) SOLD

"Dasha," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $35

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Not Quite Maisey, Or Is She?

When I decided to draw a "nice, big blonde" for today's eBay piece, I wasn't specifically going for a rendition of Maisey in bondage.  But, I'll admit that the result is close enough that I'll let her new owner decide if that's Maisey or not, because I'm not quite sure!

Millie Gets Her Groove On (8-2-14) SOLD

"Millie," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $35

Okay, so maybe I should've drawn a cast shadow under Millie to connect her to the background, but I kind of like it with her separated like that.