New KS reward of birds illustrations! When is your birthday?

Hey Friends!

Officially 60% funded with 8 days to go! We can do this!

I just remembered these little sweeties from early in my career and thought I would share them with you.
Like a gemstone and a flower each month is also represented by a bird! Let’s take a look shall we?

January- The Great Horned Owl with the Carnation

February- North Pygmy Owl with the Violet

March- The Robin and the Daffodile

April- The Wilson Warbler with the Sweet Pea

May- The Egret with the Lily of the Valley

June- The Acorn Woodpecker and the Rose

July- The crow and the Larkspur

August – we have the Humming Bird with the Poppy

September – Mocking Bird with the Morning Glory

October- Morning Dove with the Calendula

November- The Swallow with the Chrysanthemum

December- The Chickadee with Holly

 With a pledge of $50 you get all twelve 5X7″ illustrations. These are perfect to hang in your home and display a nice little collection. Or you can share these lovelies with your friends. They will be reproduced on 5X7″ 120lb satin finish cardstock and signed
Signed and dated, and shipped with the most care.
If you would like these added to your donation simply increase your pledge and send me a message saying you would like these as well!
Get your new art here! 

ORIGINALS ARE FOR SALE
These guys were created on a fine textured watercolor paper using graphite. Each piece of paper is 12 X14″ and they come as is. They will need to be cropped and framed. They range from $50 to $100 each.
Send me a message if you are interested in an original and I will make a listing for you. I am happy to answer any and all questions and look forward to your emails.

Remember If I do not reach my goal by May 30th I get nothing of the amount I raised already to make this dream happen. This means no commissions! So please continue to support and spread the word.

SUPPORT HERE

As always thank you so much for your support! I couldn’t do it without you!

Kickstarter FOR THE WIN

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Hey guys! You saw correctly! I have been such a busy bean getting this together. 

SUPPORT AND DONATE HERE!

 For the past 3 years I’ve focused all my energy on illustrating and creating art based goods, in order to share that passion with everyone. To keep this dream alive I have been traveling nearly every weekend to promote my work. While I am grateful for the adventures, I would also love a home base to truly call my own.

This is where I need your help! On Sunday, May 1st I will launch my kickstarter campaign and hopefully raise enough money to make this dream come true.

I have put together some amazing awards including Kickstarter exclusives,
HollyProcessand limited edition portraits and commissions.
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Not to mention 19 originals for sale. Originals!!! These pieces are from the start of my artistic career. I want to share them with you and make you a part of my goal. I have reduced the original prices on nearly all of them. This is your only opportunity to have an original piece for this price.Japaninks

Watercolors

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I am so excited about this project and I know it will be something wonderful.
I will be launching Sunday, May 1st. 

Thanks so much for reading and I will see you guys Sunday!

 

Water Orchids

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Finally finished this piece! I decided to name her “Water Orchids”.

I created her on a piece of 14 X 17″ Canson recycled bristol.
Tools were a .5 mechanical pencil, a .3 mechanical pencil, a .7 mechanical pencil, tortillian stump and an eraser stick.

Inspiration?
First came the face that I stumbled upon online.
Then I adopted 2 Black Moore goldfish named Sperg and Merbles who make their appearance.
The ice I saw in when driving into Philly. It was caked up and building on the walls on the side of the mountains. It was beautiful.
The Orchids are what ties this piece together. In the language of flowers the orchids symbolize a delicate beauty.
I am choosing to leave all deeper thoughts of this piece to myself so I won’t taint the viewers view.

Here is a step by step of “Water Orchids” You can follow the process on my Instagram or Facebook. I also include some videos of the process as well on those sites.

Prints are available on this website and on Etsy 

 

 

Thanks for taking a look. Here is what is coming up next

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Kyss Johanna

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Kyss Johanna was created for the Swedish based company Kyss Johanna for their 10 year anniversary.  This bohemian store offers jewelry, clothing and other unique gifts for you and your home.

This requested mermaid is decorated with the Casablanca Lilly. In the language of flowers, this specific type means to celebrate.

She was created on 14 X 17″ recycled bristol using a mechanical pencil. You can follow my steps on Instagram!  Or on Facebook

Prints will be available here and with Kyss Johanna stores.