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Rowkey @rowkey@mastodon.art

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Finished up this little guy for ArtOrder's Tiny Dragons call for art. Tried hard to keep the value structure strong and intact this time around. 8x8", created with my usual mess of colored pencil, ink, watercolor, and a little bit of gouache on hotpress watercolor paper

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And WOW HELLO, loads of new folks here since the last time I checked in! I'm Katie/Rowkey, hopping around the US and trying to find my place in the illustration world- currently doing a mixed bag of freelance work and convention dealing. Around here you'll probably see me yelling about mushrooms, cemeteries, orcs, and fountain pen inks. ๐Ÿ‘

j EEZ fountain pen inks go nuts on watercolor paper sometimes. ๐ŸŽ†

In a similar vein, tried out some Smoky Quartz ink out in the field and it did tHiS and I don't even know how to react. i n k โœจ โœจ

While @Weavrr was in town, we stumbled upon a Daniel Smith watercolor sale and I splurged on some Moonglow. Here it is next to her Shadow Violet- both so stunning. โ˜ ๏ธ

It's a small and cute time where you can seek out random peoples' characters and draw the heck out of 'em

Dunno if any of you have participated in Art Fight in the past (artfight.net/), but it starts in just over a month and I am PUMPED!

Before I run away to cafe job, here are a few of my favorite photos from farmsitting for a friend: a highland cow and her highland/tibetan-yak offspring. Adored watching them. ๐Ÿ’š

Had a wonderful time hosting @Weavrr. We managed to accidentally find a pen/stationery shop in Kansas, so WALLETS WERE DESTROYED. Smoky Quartz is my newest ink addition...mud inks mmm

here's the very first iteration of this idea, fun to see how poses, weight, and shape changed along the way, Next step'll be making these two come to life with pencils!

Art's still going slow. It's a month until Anthrocon, though, so it's time to try 'n ramp it up! Mice-with-bug-friends will be my self-imposed theme, and here's the first completed comp:

(this would all make way more sense if I had a vivarium of some kind, but NOPE, I've just got isopods now)

Impulse-bought some isopods at a reptile expo I was helping at a few weeks ago and I...adore them. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

These are an orange morph of Porcellio scaber. I have some wild-caught Armadillidium in another bin, but I'm eyeing so many other species online......

Tried to make a mole stand up and their legs ain't made for this weight-bearing nonsense.

The Humidity is back, oh my g- โ˜ ๏ธ

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Finished the unicorn painting! WOOT!

Timed seed-starting badly and I'm skipping town for a few weeks, so my family is going to have a smattering of tiny lettuces stuck into random parts of the yard

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In the meantime, here's my gecko lookin' handsome. You'd never expect such a stout, small-clawed thing to be able to climb like he does.

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Farmsitting for almost two weeks in early May, and then immediately after I'll be meeting @Weavrr in-person for the first time; we met back on Livejournal something like thirteen (?) years ago. Wild!

Oogh, still slogging through a bit of brain mud lately (and haven't had all too much art to share), but hey: seeing a whole slew of friends in a few weeks, and I've applied to table at one of my favorite local art shows/charities. Crossing my fingers to get in!