Post #375, Further Pencil Adventures

Tree Bird, 9" x 12" pencils

Tree Bird, 9″ x 12″ pencils

A tree! A bird! An odd creature at the bottom of the tree, wondering how it got there and where it was going and whether it was supposed to meet someone or was in the midst of an errand? Sometimes it’s hard to know.

Many pencil works happened this month! And I am squeaking a post into May, as I try not to think about how quickly this year is moving. Here’s more!

Winfred, with a small contingent of her many admirers, 9" x 12" pencil

Winfred, with a small contingent of her many admirers, 9″ x 12″ pencil

A Turtle Merchant, 9" x 12" pencil

A Turtle Merchant, 9″ x 12″ pencil

Cosmo and Bess, 9" x 12" pencil

Cosmo and Bess, 9″ x 12″ pencil

So there you have it! I may put some in my shop, rather than leave them neglected in piles around my office. I hope everyone is enjoying their (speedily passing) 2016! Hello to Paint Party Friday.

Thanks so much for visiting!

25 thoughts on “Post #375, Further Pencil Adventures

  1. MOM

    The pencil prints are spectacular-can imagine how they look in (9X12!!) The stories too are soooo interesting!! :) OX Mom

  2. bella sinclair

    Oh my goodness, these are flippin’ amazing! The textures and patterns! You are the master. I love working in pencil. Have you ever considered putting all your fantastical creatures together to make a coloring book? They are apparently all the rage these days, and your drawings are beautiful and intricate and very imaginative. Perfect for a coloring book!

  3. bella sinclair

    So I’m reading more from your blog and (yay!) you DO do coloring pages! You rock! So glad the Indian porn thing was resolved. And thanks for the skunk advice. The smell has mostly dissipated by now, though I will keep the mouthwash thing in mind for future reference. Burning tire smell—- so spot on!

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Hi Bella! Such thoughtful comments you leave! I did ONE coloring page for a group book (I don’t think it’s out yet), but other than that I mainly worried the adult coloring book market must be crazy saturated by now. What I hope to do is make a book with both words and pictures. But I keep changing my mind about how I think it should go, which is not a successful path to progress!

  4. Sal Scheibe

    Sooooo good! I love these new ones! Cosmo and Bess! OMG! LOVE! If these every make it to your store, send me a note right away, LOL!

    Just saw your reply comment above, coloring book is out today and will be posted on my blog in time for PPF tomorrow :)

  5. Valerie-Jael

    I LOVE your creatures this week, especially the tree bird, reminds me of the birds lurking in the tree in front of my window. You really have talent for these fantastic drawings. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie
    PS Thanks for your visits on my blog!

  6. Elena Caravela

    The turtle merchant is enchanting! I’m also in love with Cosmo and Bess:) Nice work, Cindy!

  7. Lorraine

    what amazing magical creatures we have here I love them all..thanks so much for your lovely comment on my painting which is nothing compared to the art here

  8. Gay McKinnon

    Hey Cindy! I love your pencil work. It’s really classy. I think I like it even better than the coloured work … somehow more scope for imagination. I am a bit worried about the comment above about the Indian porn and the skunk but I tell myself it’s none of my business. (But what the ??? have you been up to???) Thanks for coming by my blog. I made a hanging out of my first eco-print and I’m working on another one. NIce to branch out (no pun intended). I keep thinking the colouring book market would be saturated but people seem to keep on buying them – maybe they’ll be a collector thing – so go for it!

  9. minnemie

    Your value changes are excellent – creates beautiful depth. And the textures – fantastic! You just keep on “bettering and bettering”. I also love the occasional ear/plume/shoulder that extends beyond the borders – makes for a very interesting and pleasing composition!

  10. Anne

    Life is crazy! I’m glad you posted, no matter how long it’s been. Love your work! Keep those posts coming when you can!

  11. Pauline Leger

    Cindy, i just love your creatures so much. You are an incredible artist. Thank you for your kind words on my blog post. I cannot wait to have more time on my hands to visit blogs like yours. I feel like i’ve missed out on so much over the past months. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! xx

  12. David Jernigan

    Cindy, you are right, 2016 is flying by. Your pencil work on these drawings is excellent. I like the different shades and subtle textures on your imaginative characters. The dark harder edge on the outside line makes the gray tones inside their forms stand out marvelously. I really like the intense contrast on the eye of the Turtle Merchant.

  13. giggles

    Absolutely fabulous and I giggled when I saw the bird in the tree and the odd character below….I love him…quirky, fun and whimsical all my favorites!! All of these characters are just way too cool…love them!! I see a television show with these characters… I can almost hear their voices!!

    Hugs Giggles

  14. clare

    These are some of your best yet!! I love the intricate details……truly amazing. My new favorite is Turtle Merchant….such great expression. Keep drawing!

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