Fluffy and Big-Nose Sketching, for December

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my neglected (again!) blog! I also have a neglected Tumblr and Flickr account. Woo! I do try to post new art to Facebook, if you want to see more things.

It is December 13th. I wanted to write a book this year, and though I did not finish a book, the plan to write a book actually did spur some book-related writing! So, now instead of a vague idea for a book, I have 3-5 ideas and some scribbles to go with each!

Meanwhile, I’ve been sketching a variety of big-nose and fluffy creatures, while watching my current favorite show in all of the universe – Agatha Christie’s Poirot. I don’t know if the show has influenced the drawings, but if so, I don’t mind!

Pencil sketches, 2.5" x 3.5", Poirot set one

Pencil sketches, 2.5″ x 3.5″, Poirot set one

Pencil sketches, 2.5" x 3.5", Poirot set two

Pencil sketches, 2.5″ x 3.5″, Poirot set two

Pencil sketches, 2.5" x 3.5", Poirot set three!

Pencil sketches, 2.5″ x 3.5″, Poirot set three (includes one in color from set 1)!

Pencil sketches, 2.5" x 3.5", Poirot set four

Pencil sketches, 2.5″ x 3.5″, Poirot set four

I have this idea to paint some of these characters, likely in acrylics. But as some of you may know, I have had the HARDEST time getting myself to start painting. It’s the whole – tons of supplies to set up, cleaning up, the brushes the mess, oh my! But it could happen. And if it does, I shall post about it here.

Thank you kindly for stopping by! If it’s your first visit, I will try not to wait another six weeks for the next posting! If you’ve been here before and returned, thank you ever so kindly. You’re all the very best. :)


12 thoughts on “Fluffy and Big-Nose Sketching, for December

  1. minnemie

    OH these are delightful. I especially like the 1st in set one and the last in set 3. Yay for the book idea moving forward!!

  2. denthe

    Great to see you again! Love your big-nosed creatures, and I especially love their eyes. So sweet and expressive… I have a bit of the same thing with painting, I always feel as if i need to have at least a few uninterrupted hours before I can start. But I do hope you try, once you get going it’s such a great way to create :-)

  3. Gay McKinnon

    Dear Cindy, it was so great to hear from you on my blog – thank you. I was just needing some encouragement, and you have a sixth sense to come along at the right moment. I see you too have been finding it hard to blog! I don’t know whether this is because you’re so busy with creative projects, or life, or not able to get in there and make stuff, or just the whole blogging phenomenon seems to have been sidelined with all the new media out there.
    I’ve been working really hard on my book but I’m not supposed to post any artwork from it, and I don’t have leisure to make anything else. I really do miss the blogging community and sharing my work. Next time I think I might do a project I can share without restrictions. I have found the book difficult – to reach a high enough standard – so your encouragement is much appreciated. I hope you will do that book you keep threatening to do. It’s really worth it but be prepared, it is more work than you might imagine.
    I like this work you’re posting now and will have a good read and try to figure out what you’re up to in general! or just let me know the summary! all the best, Gay

  4. Gay McKinnon

    psCindy, I see you were in the Dick Blick catalogue. Wow!!! congratulations! I hope you got paid big bickies. Or blickies. Or maybe you don’t say that in the USA …. anyways, well done y’all!

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Gay, so nice to see you! (And of course everyone else, also!)
      Dick Blick doesn’t pay anyone for being in the catalog (well, none with just a single image like mine) – and I’m fine with that. I don’t feel like they’re trying to make money off me, and I like them, and also they put my blog info so since I’m not a well-known artist, I totally dig that. I will say, I believe they found me both times by my #Copic marker hashtag on my Tumblr. Which by the way, thanks for reminding me to post a few things to my Tumblr. :D

      The book is coming. Maybe I should say by the end of this decade! But no, by the end of 2016 I shall have a draft complete enough for getting some feedback. That is the plan. :)

  5. MOM

    Hi! Glad to see you’ve been able to do some Blogs again! & I’m happy to hear about the progress on “the Book” Enjoyed the “big noses”-makes some look very aristocratic!! OX OX Mom

  6. David Jernigan

    Cindy, great sketches. I like the expression in the eyes of your fanciful creatures. I’m with you on the slow down in blogging. Posting always gets pushed aside if I have other more pressing obligations. Enjoy the Agatha Christie. The BBC’s “And Then There Were None” looks interesting. I have not watched it, but would like to do so. I remember the book being genuinely terrifying.

  7. Ruth Hayes

    They are all very cute! I know how you feel about the acrylic set up. I keep telling myself i should try them again, but I would be starting from the ground up, including getting paints, and I don’t have the energy just yet. LOL

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