Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Sock Monkey Mermaid and Some Tattoo Art

Mara the Mermaid Sock Monkey
8x10 and 11x14

After spending last month doing nothing but writing, I've had itchy fingers to draw again. I still have those cupcakes from last months contest to illustrate and I can't wait to sit down and draw them, but after getting some customer requests, especially for more sock monkeys with a fantasy look, I wanted to get this done first.

So meet Mara the Sock Monkey Mermaid, as she sits pretty at the bottom of the tropical sea. When April of Apple Blossom Designs suggested a mermaid monkey illustration, I was a little hesitant... sounded strange to me. Luckily April has more vision than I do, because I think Mara the Mermaid turned out pretty cute. Thanks for the inspiration, April! I couldn't have designed her without you!

And at another customer's request, I have a sock monkey princess and a sock monkey fairy all ready to be colored in. They are going to be adorable and I can't wait to give them some color!

Sweet Swallow Tattoo
8x8 and 10x10

And I'm a little bummed that this one doesn't scan in nearly as pretty as the print is in real life. Something off about the pink and the blue.... I have no idea why. The print is much more vibrant.

Anyway, I'll have a whole Sailor Jerry style tattoo collection in the new year, as I just can't get enough of the classic tattoos. They are so cute!

Hope you like the new prints! My shop is closed for the moment, as we are leaving town for the holidays tomorrow and I'm supposed to be cleaning and doing laundry - ugh - but I'll add the new prints anyway, and be ready to resume business on the 27th of December.



April said...

LOVE them both! Thanks for that little plug!! Don't have TOO much fun on your trip!

Anonymous said...

the new prints are great, can't wait to see the others you have in the works! enjoy your vacation :)

Kelly Drill said...

I loooooooooooove the tattoo art! Looking forward to more.

Karen Faulkner said...

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

I like the sweet swallow tattoo thing.

Shanell said...

Have a great trip!!

Oh Mandie said...

oh oh oh - can't wait to see the new tattoo prints!!!

Suzanne MacCrone Rogers • Italian Girl in Georgia™ said...

Love that Monkey Mermaid. It's hilarious!

Now, go get your laundry done and have a great Christmas!

Buon Natale,


OMB said...

The tattoo art is "sweet" :O) I love it.

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