biritimsubmission:

Dana Martin
Café Livresque
watercolor & ink
available here

Wow, three in a row! Thank you so much, Biritim! You guys rock :)

biritimsubmission:

Dana Martin

Café Livresque

watercolor & ink

available here

Wow, three in a row! Thank you so much, Biritim! You guys rock :)

biritimsubmission:

Dana Martin
Dark Wishes
watercolor and ink
INPRNT

biritimsubmission:

Dana Martin

Dark Wishes

watercolor and ink

INPRNT

biritimsubmission:

Dana Martin
Moon Jellies
watercolor & ink

Made it onto Biritim!

biritimsubmission:

Dana Martin

Moon Jellies

watercolor & ink

Made it onto Biritim!

This piece began with a prompt from the 30 Day challenge; draw something with your favorite color. As an artist, I don’t think I could possibly pick a favorite color — that’s like asking a composer to pick a favorite key — but red has sort of become the theme that connects my various sites, so I went with that.
You can view a demo of how the piece was made in my recent interview with the blog Writing and Illustrating. Prints are available at INPRNT.

This piece began with a prompt from the 30 Day challenge; draw something with your favorite color. As an artist, I don’t think I could possibly pick a favorite color — that’s like asking a composer to pick a favorite key — but red has sort of become the theme that connects my various sites, so I went with that.

You can view a demo of how the piece was made in my recent interview with the blog Writing and IllustratingPrints are available at INPRNT.

I was really honored to be interviewed by Kathy Temean for her wonderful blog, Writing and Illustrating. Follow the link to read the full interview, which includes a demo of my painting process:
Illustrator Saturday: Dana Martin

I was really honored to be interviewed by Kathy Temean for her wonderful blog, Writing and Illustrating. Follow the link to read the full interview, which includes a demo of my painting process:

Illustrator Saturday: Dana Martin

A preliminary drawing for the next piece.

A preliminary drawing for the next piece.

Space Ninjas

This is something a bit different for me. I found an art call for illuminated manuscript-type illustrations set in the future, and well, how could I resist?

So I broke out the walnut ink and did this depiction of ninja astronauts fighting off a pacsimanus vortex machine above the surface of the moon. With advances in technology, mankind will manage to carry on warfare even in the extreme conditions of the lunar colonies. NASA will finally streamline those space suits, and simple jet-propulsion wristbands will be invented to aid movement in low gravity.

My entry for the Tiny Pleasures, Tiny Paintings show that’s going to be up at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 on May 9-11. And tiny is right! It’s not often you can ship your art in a letter envelope. This piece, Knots of Wind, is inspired by Finnish legend. The magicians of Finland were known particularly for their power over the wind. There are many stories of them selling knots of wind to sailors, who were told to untie the first knot for a gentle breeze, the second for a steady wind, and the third only if they wanted to find themselves in the midst of a hurricane.
Many thanks to InklingArt for posting about this show, as otherwise I would never have heard of it. See her gorgeous entry here.

My entry for the Tiny Pleasures, Tiny Paintings show that’s going to be up at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 on May 9-11. And tiny is right! It’s not often you can ship your art in a letter envelope. This piece, Knots of Wind, is inspired by Finnish legend. The magicians of Finland were known particularly for their power over the wind. There are many stories of them selling knots of wind to sailors, who were told to untie the first knot for a gentle breeze, the second for a steady wind, and the third only if they wanted to find themselves in the midst of a hurricane.

Many thanks to InklingArt for posting about this show, as otherwise I would never have heard of it. See her gorgeous entry here.

Marshall Point Lighthouse, Maine
By now it’s obvious that I totally bombed Toerning’s Easy and Hard Challenge, which ended on Monday. All I’m going to say is that there were a lot of deadlines and gardening involved (art directors and the spring rains wait for no one). They were all good challenges, though, so I’m continuing them in my own time. This one is for ‘Open Space / Enclosed Space.’

Marshall Point Lighthouse, Maine

By now it’s obvious that I totally bombed Toerning’s Easy and Hard Challenge, which ended on Monday. All I’m going to say is that there were a lot of deadlines and gardening involved (art directors and the spring rains wait for no one). They were all good challenges, though, so I’m continuing them in my own time. This one is for ‘Open Space / Enclosed Space.’

Teacup icons!

Hand-drawn with digital texture

The Green Tea print is available here and the others will be out soon.

danamartinillustration:

Goldrush

watercolor and watercolor pencil

Up to now, I’ve only used watercolor pencils for sketching, as their chalky texture is rather at odds with a lot of what I’m trying to achieve in my finished pieces. But it turns out they are great for glinting up fish scales!

Prints available at INPRNT: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/danamartin/goldrush/

& society6: http://society6.com/DanaMartin/Goldrush-Lls#1=45

I think I’m the last one to find out about this, but apparently I made the Tumblr radar early this morning! As usual, I slept through the whole thing, but many, many thanks to the tumblr staff and hello there, all you brilliant new followers!

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tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Dana Martin
Tumblr: http://danamartinillustration.tumblr.com/
Moon Jellies
watercolor & ink

Made it onto Tumblr Open Arts!

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Dana Martin

Tumblr: http://danamartinillustration.tumblr.com/

Moon Jellies

watercolor & ink

Made it onto Tumblr Open Arts!

eatsleepdraw:

Dana Martin
Goldrush
watercolor & watercolor pencil

Wow, made it onto EatSleepDraw! Thanks so much guys!

eatsleepdraw:

Dana Martin

Goldrush

watercolor & watercolor pencil

Wow, made it onto EatSleepDraw! Thanks so much guys!

Easy and Hard Challenge
Little Kid / Old Person
Just sketches. Going the easy route today.

Easy and Hard Challenge

Little Kid / Old Person

Just sketches. Going the easy route today.

Easy and Hard Challenge
Industrial/Pastoral
Bo and the Wolf

Easy and Hard Challenge

Industrial/Pastoral

Bo and the Wolf