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Progress shots of two weird illustrations

creative process shot… illustration, work in progress, colourful

The first is called Peter Pain and the one below is a family of spooky eyeballs just in time for Hallowe’en! Both measure 10 by 10 inches (25cm by 25cm). I’m hoping to complete them both this weekend. I’ll expand upon the significance of each illustration once they are done, scanned and blogged individually.

creative process shot… illustration, work in progress, spooky art

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

2012 Handmade Wall and Desk Calendars Are Here – The Creatures of Whimsy – Also available as a digital download to print your own

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After much thought and deliberation of what illustrations to use in 2012 calendars I couldn’t help myself and used all the crazy creatures and fantasy themed illustrations that I’ve been creating over the last year.

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The wall calendar is 14 pages and includes a back and front cover. This calendar measures 4.25 by 11 inches (10.5cm by 27.5cm)

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The desk calendar measures 4 by 6 inches (10cm by 15cm) and is 12 pages with a neeto paper wrap-around that shows each calendar month on the back.

Each 2012 calendar features a different whimsical creature from The Land of Whimsy for each month including a collaborative piece with author, Christopher DeWan for the month of November. The popular Chasing the Dragon is also featured for the month of September with The Messenger of Whimsy leading you into January.

I print each calendar page using archival ink on cardstock. The wall calendar pages including a front and back cover are bound together with a sheer ribbon while the desk calendar is palced into a sturdy jewell case for display.

The wall calendar is available here.

The desk calendar is available here.

AND you can download either one in high resolution print ready pdf format from HandmadeCloud to print and assemble on your own, from the comfort of your home, as many times as you like!

One flying scoop of melting ice cream

flying ice cream doodle drawing by artist jessica doyle - weird oddity

What began as a simple jellyfish doodle morbidly turned into one flying scoop of melted ice cream.

I can just imagine what made it take off into the air… a childhood temper tantrum during the heat of the summertime, an adult who tripped over the curb after leaving the ice cream vendor stand or maybe just maybe this one sole scoop of ice cream is intelligent and decided it did not want to be licked or eaten, digested and 12 hours later flushed down a toilet into a sewer system built 1000 years ago.

But we’ll never know for sure as this singular scoop of enchanted ice cream has likely left earth’s stratosphere by now in search of it’s own kind.

Drawn with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens and Derwent & Prismacolor coloured pencils on Strathmore Petal Inclusion paper. This oddity measures 5×7 inches (12,6cm by 17,5cm).

Chasing the Dragon Illustration

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We chase dragons all our lives whether we are conscious of it or not…

This illustration holds more significance to me than perhaps any other drawing I’ve rendered over the last few years. Maybe I shouldn’t sell it It signifies the turning point in one’s life where one must move forward and discontinue past follies and experience regardless of how difficult the emotions welling up inside may be. It can mean leaving jobs, changing where one lives or even ending relationships and being financially poor and emotionally destitute until the change happens. Continue reading

Rudolph the Alien Llama

Rudolph the Alien Llama

Rudolph Rudolph Rudolph
the alien reindeer Llama
had a lopsided eye
and one
three toed hoof

…and enjoyed wearing red neck ties to work.

He had a five headed alien sister…
five

…and red conjoined alien brothers.
Red Conjoined Aliens

All three were drawn using black and red Pilot Gtec C4 pens in a Moleskine Cahier.

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I turn 34 today and feel like laying around on green flowers just like this bug

©Jessica Doyle - 2007 - Pollinate with a bug - Detail

Pollinate With a Bug measures 2.5 by 3.5 inches.

©Jessica Doyle - 2007 - Pollinate with a bug

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Pollinate with a Bug is the third ACEO I have created and pictured with a Canadian penny for size reference. It is signed, numbered (003) and dated on the back. The first miniature illustration, entitled 20000 Leaugues Under the Sea can be seen here and the second ACEO, Brown eyed Fossil, here.

This is an original NOT a print.

Pollinate With a Bug is painted with Windsor & Newton Watercolour and inked using both a green and black Sakura 005 Micron Pen on Heavy Cold Press Watercolour Stock. All materials used in this original are of the best artist quality.

I have more to say about it being my Birthday. Much more actually but must turn into bed and get up in 6.5 6 hours, go to work, then come home, eat and after that I’ll say what I gotta say. AND gosh darnit it’s good!

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words – Ad Nauseam & Conlang

I don’t think I try to remember everything; just do in ways that perhaps other people do not? How do you remember?

words, single or three word phrases?
expressions, feelings….
perhaps visual or auditory stimuli ad nauseam?

I looked up ad nausium. It means:

to a distgusting or ridiculous degree.

I knew it meant a lot of, but didn’t know that ad nosium carried with it a sentiment containing both good and bad, black and white or other opposing extreme opposites of connotation.

Conlang

Image from - Episode 0: National Awakening/Obliged With Virus - http://etercatharsis.wordpress.comThis word is slang. I couldn’t figure out what it was and did not ask in the comments. duh… After some searching I came up with:

An artificial or constructed language (known colloquially as a conlang among aficionados) is a language the phonology, grammar and/or vocabulary of which have been specifically devised by an individual or small group, rather than have naturally evolved as part of a culture the way natural languages do. Some are designed for use in human communication (usually to function as international auxiliary languages, such as the well-known Esperanto), but others are created for use in fiction, linguistic experimentation, secret (codes), or for the experience of doing so (artistic languages, language games). These languages are sometimes associated with constructed worlds.

Thanks for the new word Eternal Catharsis! Words have fascinated me from a very early age. I like his/her site – the images and post titles have simply drawn me into it. That seems to be the way for me when I come across a new blog. Right now I am in the looking and learning stage with his/her blog. And it is interesting!

Episode 0: National Awakening/Obliged With Virus

“I heard a rumour… It was said by millions of humans that Stygia is being slowly consumed by a wave-like black smog, sweeping from the east of Torchia to the main continent of Stygia itself. The black smog, however, is more like a shield protecting the continent and has affected nearby wildlife in some ways.” Both of the Entities representing information and the mass media were with me, Nemo Wissenundklugheit-Vries and Virgil Ondrej-Nirav Leben, standing at ease behind the chairs they were offered and letting the dataflow collected from humans inside their heads work out for them.

Go discover, look, learn, read & respond – have fun 😉