Monday, October 28, 2013

Monster Monday: The Satyr

Today's Monster is a piece completed for a special project that will be revealed at a later date.  It's a little bit of a departure from the norm, but I love the way it turned out.  So, here he is.  He's such a sleepy satyr, and today I'm such a sleepy girl.  Off for more coffee.  Happy Monday!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monster Monday: Mr. Eddie, the Hook Hand Vampire Man!

This one, like many here on Monster Monday, will take a bit of explaining.  This little dude came about one evening while hanging out on the porch with a few friends.  The scenario is one of those "you had to be there" things, but this a short recap of how the legend of Eddie, the Hook Hand Vampire Man was born. 

Let me set the stage.  There were 3 main players: Person A, Person B, and Person C.  Person A was wearing an Iron Maiden shirt.  Person B was trying to figure out which shirt Person A was wearing and asked, "What's on your shirt?"  Person C, cough, Shannon, cough, blurted out "HOOK HAND VAMPIRE MAN!" This was a pretty accurate analysis of what was depicted on the shirt, despite the fact that it said "Iron Maiden" atop the picture of "Eddie."  Laughter ensued.  See, it's definitely one of those "you had to be there" stories.  I will leave it at that because the events that followed have sparked much controversy among this particular group of friends. 

In order to ensure that this memory will never be forgotten I give you my version of the Hook Hand Vampire Man that adorned the shirt in question.  My personal version includes a mock Iron Maiden font.  The version that will be available in my store shortly will not have the text included.  I figure that the image may be confusing enough without the text.  Anyway, here he is!  Happy Monday!

My personal version of Mr. Eddie, Hook Hand Vampire Man, digital illustration  ©Geri Shields, 2013

Mr. Eddie, Hook Hand Vampire Man, version for print, digital illustration  ©Geri Shields, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Feline Friday: Bad Kitty #4

Bad Kitty #4 is completed and will be making it's debut tomorrow at Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire!  If you are able to make it out, stop by my booth and check it out in person and be transformed into a bad kitty yourself!  See you there!  Happy Friday!

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, October 19
Washington Park
1230 Elm St 
Cincinnati, OH 45210

Bad Kitty #4, 8"x10", acrylic on board      ©Geri Shields, 2013

Me as Bad Kitty!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monster Monday: Hook

What's up with this?  Check back next Monday to see what this hook hand is attached to!  Happy Monday!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Feline Friday: Photo Op In Progress

Still working on the photo op.  It doesn't look like much now, but I'll be finishing it up this weekend. The final reveal will come next week.  Stay tuned!  Happy Friday!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monster Monday: The Witching Hour

What's the best way to get the most candy in the shortest time?  By broom, of course.  Miss Witch knows this and is ready for the candy harvest.  Happy Monday!

Miss Witch, digital illustration, ©Geri Shields, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Feline Friday: Photo Prop

I've been getting ready for the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire which is in a couple of weeks.  To have something interactive included with my booth, it was suggested that I make a photo op, or photo prop, whatever it's called.  It's one of those boards with characters on them and a hole for you to stick your face through.  I'm still not completely sure what the proper term is for them.  Anyway, that is what I have been working on this week.  I decided to use one of the new sketches for the Bad Kitty series as the image for the photo prop.  Of course, I enlisted the help of the misters and they have been more than happy to lend a paw.  Here's some in progress photos.  Soon, you too can be a Bad Kitty!  Happy Friday!

Mr. F keeping my template in place. 

Checking the placement of the hole in the template.

Mr. E, the original Bad Kitty, glaring at me through the hole.  I take it the placement is spot on.

overhead view of painting in progress.