Sunday Gnomedays 6-2-19

Mermay catchup will be up as soon as I have time to gather the posts, but in the meantime, here’s something extra special for this week’s Gnomish devotional.

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I was commissioned recently to do some border artwork for this year’s Salem NY Faerie Festival‘s flier!

(Also look, just below the Gnome to the right – that’s me!)

Thanks very much to Robyn at Faerydale for thinking of me for this work, and to everyone who helped out to make this commission a reality. And if you’re in that area of New York State, please come visit and enjoy a day of Faerie whimsy!

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Commission – “Maarten the Gnome meets Tock the Gnome at Faerie Festival!”

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Drawn for a dear friend and inspired by our own meeting at New York Faerie Fest last year!

This was honestly SO fun to do. In addition to trying to get the details of each of our characters right (of course), I tried to incorporate the feeling of the festival itself, with little nods to different parts of the festival grounds – and little peeks of other faerie folk enjoying the space! Between that, the stark linework and the banner at the bottom, I hoped to evoke the feeling of old storybook illustrations.

More on Tock available here, and more on Maarten hopefully soon! He has many stories planned, and I can’t wait to see where he goes with them.

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Commission – Zoey Jane, Scattered Shards

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Announcing the fourth installment of a certain spy romance series I get to do the covers for!

“Scattered Shards: The Zoey Jane Files” by H. M. Barone.

Click above for more information, and here for the full series. If you like spy stories, romance, action and adventure with some humor and mystery thrown in too, I highly recommend them 🙂

(And look here for more world building and information from the author!) @whimsysmile ❤

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Kid’s menu/placemat design, Kilpatrick’s

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Kilpatrick’s Public House that is, the only Irish Pub here in Ithaca NY!

A while ago I was asked to do this, and I am very grateful that it’s finally worked out (and that they were on board with me drawing oodles of Irish faeries)! This drawing is very much in service to them – I hope that anyone looking at this or coloring it as they wait for their meal thinks about the fae, and the richness of Irish culture.

From the top left, counter-clockwise:

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Snow Queen 2017 – Design, Woman with a Garden

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Time for more Snow Queen work!

This year’s production involves shadow puppetry, which I was lucky enough to get to design as well (and the frames for those puppets, too!). In order to expedite the process, the director filled in most of the space with black digitally, so in designing I filled those spaces with pencilwork to indicate what should be darkened, and what shouldn’t. Linework as usual kept the boundaries and finer details.

Performances resume tonight and continue tomorrow and Sunday, as well as next weekend! Click here for more information and tickets! I hope very much that you all get to enjoy it.