Friday, April 26, 2013

Woodland Unicorn Box






" 'I am the only unicorn there is.'  
They were the first words she had spoken, 
even to herself, in more than a hundred years."

-from The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Happy Friday everyone!  I finished this little box yesterday and couldn't wait to share it with you.  Unicorns are some of my favorite fantasy creatures.  They're so elegant and elusive.  To fit that magical feeling, I painted accents of gold throughout the painting.  The gold paint gives the box a sparkle you can see a bit of on the detail shot.  This box will be coming with me to Art Mart tomorrow, so for any readers in the area feel free to come look at it in person.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Green Maiden

An original acrylic painting by Veronica Kosowski.

"And she shall bring the birds in spring
And dance among the flowers."

All done with this one!  When I was painting this ACEO it reminded me of these lyrics from the old folk tune, 'Nonesuch'.  You can find the full lyrics to the song at Brobdingnagian Bards: A Bard's Celtic Lyric Directory, and the melody played on mandolin in this video.

Now available in my shop on Etsy.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jester

Jester digital painting.

All done with my jester (or as my sister nicknamed him, the Pied Piper).  I had a lot of fun with this one, can't wait to start some more pencil and digital character studies.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jester Drawing and Some Goals

Jester pencil drawing.

Here's a pencil drawing I made recently of a jester just finished with his performance for the royal court.    I think I'll practice some digital coloring with him; it's my latest thing to get better at (and it's really fun).

Which brings me to the next bit . . . With all the small things I've been making for Art Mart and Etsy I haven't been putting in as much time on my illustration goals as I would like to.  It's been a dream of mine since forever to write and illustrate picture books; likewise, I've got some graphic novel ideas pounding away at the confines of my brain demanding why they haven't seen the light of day yet.

Balance is always a tough thing to master, but that's my latest goal:  to balance the time I spend on stand-alone works and those that are part of something larger.

In the coming months I'm hoping to do lots of character studies, short comics, narrative series of pieces, and all that other good illustrationy stuff.  I figure sharing about these goals on here will help me realize them.  

The pressure's on!