Swirly Phoenix

I give to thee a new swirly that I had been putting off because the fire part was too daunting for me.


And, because I love colouring as I stated in a previous entry, here are some colour versions:
pheonix bry


pheonix blue

And one where I removed the black parts entirely, and decided I rather like the look:


More Colouring & Some Practice Clouds

Well, I’ve been working on getting an online store front going. I am anal for details, and so this is taking much longer than I anticipated. Every time I finish one step, that step leads to 3 new steps I didn’t realize I’d need to do.

I hope to have some better new stuff to post soon, but in the meantime, here’s a colour version of my Croc Eye quick sketch, and some clouds I drew because I’ve never drawn them before. All digitally hand drawn in GIMP.

First, the Croc Eye:
croc eye sketch colour

Now the clouds.

Cartoon version:
cloud cartoon

Realism version:

Version with an extra cloud and sunrise background:
clouds sun rise colours

Some More Colouring!

I use exclamations so as to trick you into thinking this is exciting and interesting stuff!


I really like these colours, so you’ll probably be seeing more of them…
Rose overhead sketch colour

Well speak of the devil!
rose 5 sketchblueredyellow

OK, a lot more, but if another artist can paint a blue dog multiple times, and another can just stick a big rope to a canvas, surely I can be forgiven for recolouring all my work in this colour scheme. (Wow that came out sounding a LOT more condescending than I intended… which is to say I intended none at all. OK, maybe a smidgen about the rope.)

flamingo sketch colour

Moth Skull

I could have sworn I gave this piece it’s own post. It’s one of my personal favourites.

Started out as a graphite drawing:


Then, I decided to try making a digital painting version, using GIMP. It’s either my first try at doing an actual painting in GIMP, or my second, but I’m pretty sure it’s the first one.


And I was really happy with how it turned out, right up until I hated it and decide to redo it from scratch after becoming more familiar with GIMP.

And so this incarnation came to be:


Annnd, another incarnation was used as a promotional poster for Hugh Howey’s book, I Zombie. Which I must tell you makes me idiotically giddy, considering how much I like his books. In the future, I will be holding a contest to win one of 3 full colour posters, which are part of a limited number that have been signed by Hugh Howey.



Swirly Rooster – Painted Version.

Acrylics on 8×10 inch canvas.

This particular one is spoken for, but if you’d like a painted version of any of my swirly designs, (ones already existing, or new requests) they are $20 CDN plus shipping. You can choose the background colour, or let me pick for you.

rooster painting

A Scribbly Rose, Remade on Canvas. With Ballpoint Pens

You may have noticed a partial blue rose picture I posted a while ago, which was done as an experiment. I have numerous small canvases with random painting experiments done on them, does anyone else do this? Do you think I can sell them as abstract art?

Where was I?

Oh yes. Well, I made a finished piece based on the experiment. This is a “painting” (If it’s on canvas, my mind declares it as a painting.) of one of my digital scribbly paintings, drawn in a similar fashion using ball point pens over a blue marker background on 8×10 inch wrapped canvas.

The scan isn’t great… who knew a $30 printer/scanner would wind up being a hunk of crap? Weird. And it doesn’t achieve quite the level of detail that I can get on the digital version, but I am rather happy with it.

Should you be interested, this piece is for sale @ $25.00 + shipping, and you can contact me about it in the comments here, or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mariannemasonillustration. 8709478717_af8eb615fc_k