The Slumbering Herd

An Early Ship City and Penny Farthington. Two moving cities art cards for my 100 Cityscapes Project. Each 2.5” x 3.5” Copics, fine liners, white gel pen.

Darling Avenue. 2.5” x 3.5” Copics, fine liners, gel pen on Bristol Board. Made for a cityscapes swap. Lots of original ACEOs in my shop! Or visit my blog (lots of Copic progress pics).

Darling Avenue. 2.5” x 3.5” Copics, fine liners, gel pen on Bristol Board. Made for a cityscapes swap. Lots of original ACEOs in my shop! Or visit my blog (lots of Copic progress pics).

Red Setter, 2.5” x 3.5” art card. Copics, fine liners, gel pen. Made for a trade at illustratedatcs.com.

Waldorf was a reader from a very young age. At three he was a fan of White Fang and the Jim Kjelgaard series of dog books. But lately he prefers such diverse topics as Nordic legends and artisan cheese making, with the occasional Philip K. Dick.

Lots of original ACEOs in my shop!

Darla Two. 2.5” x 3.5” Copics, fine liners, gel pen

On the cold side of Centauri Sixteen, forty years after landfall, an elderly astronomer called Garth discovered a creature much like this one, seemingly lost in the Stalagmite Forest. It seemed shy and kept a distance between them, but followed him home. The sad face reminded him of his daughter Darla, now a deep space navigator, so he called her Darla Two. She became a sort of pet, one who liked to eat fig beetles and look through his daughter’s old picture book replicas. At least this is the story he told. No one else ever saw her.

Tons more pen and ink with progress pics at The Slumbering Herd.

Melba, 2.5” x 3.5” ATC, Copics, Microns, Signo Uniball gel pen. Made for a swap at illustratedatcs.com.

A persistent rumor in scientific circles is that a small creature with one large eye appeared on the Saturn space station one day. If it had a small craft of its own, they never found it. It didn’t speak, but displayed an uncanny affection for Melba Toast, an old earth delicacy which the lead climate engineer had been hoarding. They named the creature Melba and studied it for three days. When the Melba Toast ran out, the creature disappeared as mysteriously as it had arrived, with no witness.

Lots of original art cards at my Etsy shop!

Lionel Shoebill ATC, 2.5” x 3.5” Copics, Microns

Lionel comes from a long line of strangely-colored shoebills. The color always passes down to the male members of the family (much to the chagrin of his sisters). Family legend suggests that a great-great-great uncle was a Toucan, but really, how would that be possible? (Answer: Nature finds a way!)

Made for a Birds swap at illustratedatcs.com.

Tons more art, progress pics and other neat stuff at my blog!

Lizard On Ammonite, 5” x 7” Copic markers, 1.0 Micron pen, Signo Uniball gel pen. Lots more progress pics and close-ups at my blog!

Pretty pleased with this bird! I call it a Peach-Crested Hawk, though I don’t think they come in this variety. 2.5” x 3.5” Copics, fine liners, Uniball Signo gel pen. Made for a swap at illustratedatcs.com

Come visit my blog for tons more Copic art and progress shots.

An Eel Maiden ATC. For a “People of the Sea” swap at illustratedatcs.com.

2.5” x 3.5”, Copic Markers, fine liners, gel pen.

Lots of original ACEOs in my shop!

Harmony Finch ATC, Copics, fine liners, gel pen

Lots of original ACEOs in my shop!