WIPs - crops from a larger painting I’m poking at.If my Print Kickstarter can hit some stretch goals I’ll finish it in time to have some prints available, otherwise I’ll finish it up later on, maybe January or so, depending on my work load. I’ll still probably continue poking at it from time to time, I predict putting at least 20 hours into this.

WIPs - crops from a larger painting I’m poking at.

If my Print Kickstarter can hit some stretch goals I’ll finish it in time to have some prints available, otherwise I’ll finish it up later on, maybe January or so, depending on my work load. I’ll still probably continue poking at it from time to time, I predict putting at least 20 hours into this.

endangereduglythings:

chalkandwater:

Dragonfly nymphs are voracious predators, hunting everything from mosquito larvae to fish and tadpoles. Their lower jaw is extendable, allowing the nymph to strike with great speed.

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I always have fun showing larval odonata to people who don’t know. The adults are jewel-like flitting creatures. The babies are horrible crab aliens with projectile jaws.

Nature is amazing.

Man, I remember catching these in the pond as a kid and watching them eat mosquito larvae.

Look at the crazy alien jaw! LOOK AT IT!

Also they shoot water out of their butts to zip around. It’s pretty cute. 

(via bogleech)

My print preorder is still running on Kickstarter!

Aside from prints, I have a bunch of original art available as backer rewards.

If you enjoy my work, please consider reblogging this post! <3

Patreon cards for september. Two sketch cards and an ACEO giveaway winner :)Print preorder is still going!

Patreon cards for september. Two sketch cards and an ACEO giveaway winner :)

Print preorder is still going!

savannahhorrocks:

Photo of today’s inktober. I did a ton of scanning today but editing has to wait till tomorrow.

this is so adorable &lt;3

savannahhorrocks:

Photo of today’s inktober. I did a ton of scanning today but editing has to wait till tomorrow.

this is so adorable <3

Reminder: Print preorder is still going!I forgot to upload this when I finished it in September!8&#8221; x 10&#8221; commission for Serceina, character belongs to him!The kilt took FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRR

Reminder: Print preorder is still going!


I forgot to upload this when I finished it in September!

8” x 10” commission for Serceina, character belongs to him!


The kilt took FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRR

I was hoping to work on my inking skills by participating in Inktober, but between being sick and running my Kickstarter I don&#8217;t have time for much. I might be able to do a couple more before the end of the month, but we&#8217;ll see. 
Terrible photo, I miss having a scanner. 
Prompt was &#8220;mask&#8221;, she&#8217;s for sale: http://metalkirin.storenvy.com/collections/132157-original-aceo-artwork  
In case you&#8217;re low on naked old lady monsters.
Print preorder Kickstarter is still going!

I was hoping to work on my inking skills by participating in Inktober, but between being sick and running my Kickstarter I don’t have time for much. I might be able to do a couple more before the end of the month, but we’ll see.

Terrible photo, I miss having a scanner.

Prompt was “mask”, she’s for sale: http://metalkirin.storenvy.com/collections/132157-original-aceo-artwork  

In case you’re low on naked old lady monsters.

Print preorder Kickstarter is still going!

I&#8217;m running a print preorder on Kickstarter! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tealnewcomb/fantasy-art-prints-by-teal-newcombDue to the iffy postal system of the country I&#8217;m staying in, I&#8217;m not currently able to offer art prints, but I&#8217;d like to change that. I&#8217;ll be visiting in December, and I&#8217;m hoping to pick up enough prints and shipping supplies to set up a shipping partner in the states.I&#8217;m really hoping to hit some stretch goals so I can do some serious stocking up, and maybe try to get a couple Giclee prints up for sale in one of the art shops in my home town. If we hit said goals, I will be able to expand my offerings to backers, and maybe even give out some bonus rewards!Backer rewards include postcards, prints, sketch cards and a whole bunch of original art! Many items are at a Kickstarter exclusive reduced price.If you&#8217;d like to help at all, but don&#8217;t have any money to spare, sharing my project is extremely appreciated &lt;3

I’m running a print preorder on Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tealnewcomb/fantasy-art-prints-by-teal-newcomb


Due to the iffy postal system of the country I’m staying in, I’m not currently able to offer art prints, but I’d like to change that. I’ll be visiting in December, and I’m hoping to pick up enough prints and shipping supplies to set up a shipping partner in the states.

I’m really hoping to hit some stretch goals so I can do some serious stocking up, and maybe try to get a couple Giclee prints up for sale in one of the art shops in my home town. If we hit said goals, I will be able to expand my offerings to backers, and maybe even give out some bonus rewards!


Backer rewards include postcards, prints, sketch cards and a whole bunch of original art! Many items are at a Kickstarter exclusive reduced price.

If you’d like to help at all, but don’t have any money to spare, sharing my project is extremely appreciated <3

Preorder sale, print drive, future projects

As you can see from the new paintings, I’m back from hiatus, I haven’t been overly active due to being quite busy over here, moving to another country is a big adjustment, on top of that I managed to get pretty damn sick for about a week.

We’re settled in somewhat, and I’m feeling better, so I’m hoping to devote some serious time to improving my art skills and working on my art career as much as I can considering the limitations of my current location. We’ll be visiting the states in December, at which time I hope to make use of the USPS to order and ship some things, as the postal system here in Colombia is expensive and unreliable enough that I’d rather not deal with it, or ask my customers to.

I’ve reopened my store, and I am currently running a preorder sale, originals are 20% off, although nothing will ship until December. I’m still working on updating my store, I hope to have all of the originals up soon: http://metalkirin.storenvy.com/

I will not be adding prints back to the store unless I can get a preorder together, I’m hoping to run a kickstarter project to raise the funds to make a smallish but sizeable order of prints as well as some shipping supplies. My plan is to employ a trusted friend of mine as a shipping partner back in the states, so that I can keep my store open when I go back to Colombia. I will be supplying her with all of my prints and currently available originals as well as packaging supplies. My other option would be using a print on demand service, but they tend to be expensive for the buyer and not a lot of profit for the seller, I’m also not comfortable selling from a POD company without sampling their products, and I can’t spare the money to make orders for the sake of quality testing. 

I’ve been working a bit on some jewelry pieces, I wasn’t able to bring all of my supplies with me (sweet jeebus luggage is expensive), but I’ll try to get some good photos in case anyone is interested in preordering some pendants for December completion and shipment. Pendant preorders have the advantage of letting the buyer choose a setting from my supplier’s stock, so if you have a favorite metal finish or preferred setting style I can customer finish your jewelry :)

I might open up for one or two commission slots for December shipment, I do have one or two on my mini wait list, so we’ll see if I have time for any more slots between them and my other projects. I’ll probably be open for commissions at some point again after December, however I do not know when we will be able to visit again, so I can’t predict the wait times for mailing originals.

LIFE IN BOGOTA

Bogota is crazy. This city is so huge, there are so many people, traffic is chaos and taxi rides affordable but… exciting. The main roads have very nice bike lanes in the medians though. Hopefull I can afford a bike at some point soonish.

Colombia produces some of the best coffee in the world, but they export almost all of the best of it, most Colombians don’t drink a lot of coffee, and almost all of the coffee here we’ve had has been terrible.

Food is pretty damn cheap if you’re careful, we got a huge plate of food for about $3 USD at a little place next to our house. Traditional Colombian food is tasty but it’s almost all protein and carbs, veggies aren’t popular. Groceries are usually very cheap as long as you stick to common, non imported stuff like produce, meat, and the very popular mozzarella. Things like 

There’s a pretty sweet butcher shop a couple blocks away from us that has pretty much every kind of meat and offal (except brains, boo).

My espanol still sucks, even though I practice almost every day. It’s not hard to buy things if you can point at stuff, especially if you know a few words, but I still feel pretty lost if people are talking. Ordering food is easy because I just pick something and assume it’ll probably be good. This doesn’t work if you have an allergy or are bothered by the idea of accidentally eating tripe, but I’ll ain’t scurred.

The air here is pretty thin, and it’s fairly dry and polluted, it made being sick pretty extra miserable.

Prices are really different. Some stuff is so cheap but some things are way expensive, like towels, blankets, clothes hangers, crappy plastic furniture, and most electronics. We have pretty minimal furniture; we bought a work desk and chair right away, and a bed, but we have no couch, we’re borrowing blankets from Neil’s boss, and we eat at our room mate’s coffee table sitting on the floor. Neil picked up some chairs and maybe we’ll have a table that fits them next paycheck, heh.

Neil’s working for an architectural firm, they seem to be doing some pretty innovative stuff. Neil’s doing really well and his boss luuuurves him.

The city’s pretty neat but as a small town girl who gre up in the woods, it’s bigger swarm of humans than I think I’d like to live in long term. Hopefully we’ll be back in the states (or some other quiet place with with more trees and a decent postal system) within a few years. By that time the company will hopefully have the ability to employ long distance employees, if not at least it will look good on Neil’s resume.

ursulavernon:

It happened one summer that a curse fell on my family. The details aren’t important. We could be here all night with who married whom and who cursed what. There was a curse, that’s all you need to know.

All seven of my brothers were turned into swans. From loud, hard-handed boys, they became mute…