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Time Short, Little Chatter, and New Art!

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Sooooo much going on.  Not a lot of time for me to chatter.  HOWEVER I have new art!

This is the one and only Madam Mezmerelda doing a reading in her parlor.  Enjoy!

Madam Mezmerelda’s Parlor

Vampiresses, Face-Overs, and Dead Things.

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Ok, so I have a breather for the moment and have a new/old picture to share.  I drew this one in 2011 and loved this picture except for the face.  Hated the face but didn’t know how to fix the original.  Well after some creative knife skills I managed it.  And now I love it again!  So check out the before and after face and tell me which one looks better and more natural:

PABbefore-after

And here is is in all it’s completed and colored glory!

Peek-A-Boo

Had some real fun with the skulls as you can tell, hehehehe.

New Art: Ralph Jr. & the Girls

Posted in Art & Illustration, Everything Steampunk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

And at long last, here is the last of the completed illustrations from the “Miss Minerva Prim’s PocketGuide to the Fashionable Elite of St. Augustine.”

Here we have The Bricklesbury kids titled Ralph Jr. & the Girls.

“Rarely does a single man of such gifted gear minded genius come along as St. Augustine’s own Ralph Bricklesbury.  Ralph is a true metal minded man and though he is now retired the city has been gifted with his children who seemed to inherit his gear-mindedness.
The Bricklesbury clan, also referred to as simply ‘Ralph’s Girls’ even though the youngest is a boy, have made their way into the public eye many times.  As builders, bustle racers, mechanics, and engineers, they have shown the entire city that your mind is what maters.
The clan roster is as follows top to bottom:  Alexia age 16,  the Twins: Elizabeth  & Ellanore ages 17, Lydia age 13, Rafina age 18, Ralph Jr. age  12 and Claire age 14.
Though very close in friendship, the girls admittedly do have many friendly rivalries with each other.  Jr. writes very interesting and humorous novels about his sisters and their adventures.”

Prints are for sale in the shop: Metallic Visions

Presenting Claire And Hatchlings for Sale

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Greetings all.  I have a new picture to present today.  This one is titled Claire Bricklesbury on Aerial Day in St. Augustine and paper 8×10 prints are available of her in the shop!

Here is her lil story from the Coloring book:

“Claire Bricklesbury is the third youngest of the clan and has found her place in the fashion industry.  Not only does she design, model, and sew her own creations, she has developed several adaptations to her sewing machine.
She won her first patent on one of her designs when she was 16.  It was an ingenious device that attached to any sewing machine and mechanically gathered fabric to make ruffles.  Her second was an addition to the machine pedals to make it smoother and easier to run the machine.
Claire also has a passion for Haberdashery and is always sketching ideas for simple to elaborate hats.  She makes use of her custom designed ribbons and laces not only on her dresses but also her hats.
With many a famous client, Claire hopes to someday design an outfit for the queen herself.”

I am tickled with the ‘Wright’s Delivery Boys’ in the background!  Now I need to do a picture with them…

And as promised we have 2 dragon hatchlings available to a good home.

Flame Drakling 03

Lilac Dragon Hatchling 01

Hurry over to the Metallic Visions etsy shop to snag them before they are gone for good.  Oh and while you are there pick up a copy of the coloring book: “Miss Minerva Prim’s Pocket Guide to the Fashionable Elite of St. Augustine.”  and you can color a version of Claire yourself!

Day 5 Art Challenge

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration, Everything Steampunk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

And for the last day…  More Steampunk!

Steampunk Nouveau or Alexia at work and play: A life balancing work and play can be challenging for some, not for Alexia Bricklesbury, fourth daughter of the famed mechanic known as Ralph. She begins her days elbow deep in grease and cogs working on one of her many ingenious devices, has lunch with the boys on her crew, then heads home to clean up and dress for whatever socialite occasion she has for the evening. Though possibly not the prettiest of Ralph’s girls, Alexia is the most sociable and a very popular guest at any upper class event. She is often found at these parties entertaining a large group of metal-minded men like her father with tales of life and limb among the gears. Alexia has recently founded a charitable organization to benefit the widows of the brave men who work the engines of our ships, trains, Dirigibles, and flying machines.

Rafina in Striped Stockings: An adventuress at heart, Ralph’s eldest daughter Rafina prefers to ply her trade abroad on one of the several flying ships she has helped pioneer. Early in her life, her father Ralph took her to work with him often while he was working with a close group of engineers on a new flying ship. Her youthful ideas and drawings inspired and amused the engineers and the finished ship looked strongly similar to her art. She began saving money then to buy her own ship and at the age of 19, with a little help from Ralph, she purchased her first. Full of enterprising spirit she quickly grew her budding company, Wild Winds, to the four ships she has today. Her company offers local tourist flights around St. Augustine and it’s waterways, as well as long and short trips abroad. While traveling, Rafina can usually be found either on deck sketching her guests or below deck helping her engineers.

Lydia Clock Queen: The youngest of the Bricklesbury girls is Lydia. Her mind is a maze of ticking gears and careful timing. Even as a baby she loved clocks and often fell asleep curled up next to the families ancient grandfather clock. Lydia completed her first working clock with her father when she was just 14. It was a simple affair housed in an amateurishly carved wooden case made to look like a pineapple. She was and still is very proud of it and it keeps perfect even time ten years later. At the age of twenty she was recruited to the town’s Clocker’s Guild. The Guild is responsible for tending to and maintaining the cities more than three dozen public clocks as well as the most important clock in Brickman Square. The enormous Brickman Square clock, or Old Cranky as the Guild calls it, has become Lydia’s favorite. It was always a touchy clock with many quirks, but under Lydia’s maintenance it has never been more accurate. In her working leathers designed by her sister Claire, she is a force to be reckoned with if you are a faulty clock.

I have more that has not yet been seen on the inter-webs and a entirely new project or two in the works.  Hints: Steampunk fortune telling devices and creepy Gothic Victorian series…  Mwahahahaha!

Art Challenge Day 3

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Day three, working on preparing stuff for my upcoming panels at LTUE and feeling oddly depressed and humorous.  So I think I will stick with that theme…

This is called Family Portrait. The idea is that Death falls in love and has a family but he still looks like a skeleton in photos.

Buttons and Bows Just a pretty way to attach flesh.

Captive A bit of a riff on Beauty and the Beast with a gargoyle.

Fun With Color: Beauty and the Beast

Posted in Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by Bobbie Berendson W.

So here is another of my experimentations with digitally coloring my art…

I like this one.  I do not think i will do a lot of this because I really hate painting on the comp.  I don’t fee connected to the art since I cannot touch it or use my hands on it.  I do really like the antique paper look with the pen and ink though.  Lemmie know what you think in the comments!

 

Also here is her story snippet from the Twelve Tales Coloring Book

“Bright sunlight fell on the open book that rested in her lap.  Beauty’s smooth comforting voice filled the room as she read aloud.  The Beast sat curled at her feet, head resting on her knee.  All these years alone in the castle had been difficult, but the worst had been having all these stories at hand and not being able to read them because of his beastly hands.

It had become their habit to sit for hours in the library and read before the fire, it was one of the few things to do in the depth of winter.  They would read stories of adventure, tales of humor, books of philosophy and history.  Then they would talk about what they had read.  Beauty was surprised at the Beast’s intelligence and obvious education, and he enthusiastically shared with her his knowledge.

Beauty loved reading aloud, she loved sharing the stories that thrilled her imagination, and best of all being able to talk to someone else about them.  At home her sisters and father and herself had all been too busy to enjoy them.  It was a rare but special occasion when the family could afford to let her use a candle and read to them on the evenings when winter left them with little to do.  She felt a pang of homesickness in her chest and paused in her reading.

The Beast looked up at her and he felt that tightening around his heart that had been bothering him so much of late.  He knew she was thinking of home, of her family, and he felt guilty keeping her from them.  He looked away with a sigh.  He also knew what the tightness in his chest meant, he was in love with his dear Beauty and knew he could not go back to living without her.  It would kill him.  There was another option though, he could give her the magical mirror that would show her what and whom she desired to see, hopefully it would be enough.”