Well I spent a good hour fussing on it tonight and added all my latest stuff.
Mountain Witch Arts on ETSY is now a thing, check it out HERE!
I’m fidgety about a lot of stuff folks. It took me forever to figure out how to do this, get the materials, the equipment, what have you. LIKE YEARS I MEAN. So I’m pretty stoked to announce/ share this more broadly.
Right now some original drawings and paintings are available, and I plan to add more of those as I get more of my art (the stuff that doesn’t fit in a scanner) photographed properly. I also am offering 8×10 glossy prints of everything right now, but I plan to expand that to add smaller, cheaper prints very soon (5×7 and 4×6 semi-gloss) as well as print packages and other merch.
Are you into weird kinda witchy stuff? I got you. Want a perfect gift for that hermit life-partner? Got you. Want to support a queer, fat, Appalachian folk artist? Got you like whoa. Come look, favorite, like, buy! Share with your friends (But seriously guys that thing I mentioned before about dental work? That shit was real real.)
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I been sitting on some things for a bit because it’s never the right time, and realizing that it’s literally Never. The right. Time. I’ve decided that the days around the full moon are as good as any.
I made a video this week for facebook. I don’t talk or show my face in it, I just have some beethoven going in the background (which is copyrighted ? but it’s beethoven? anyway.)
Here’s the video:
New painting for this week, I’m calling it “Full Moon in Soong” even tho the moon in it is technically waxing gibbous. Because that’s how I am. And I refuse to apologize for it.
Here’s the painting:
The thing I have been sitting on “official announcement”-wise is that I have an etsy shop now and things available for sale (art prints and original pieces.) This piece isn’t up yet, but I am going to do a shop update tomorrow evening, and announce it here and across my socialmedia-scape. Look out for it! I have to pay for some dental work very soon!
Second one in a month. I am BLAZING I tell ya what.
Here’s a google-collage thing I made that shows the painting’s process:
I started with a sketch, as usual. This sketch was on watercolor paper. I tend to do a fairly in depth pencil sketch and then just incorporate the lead into everything else. I usually work with colored pencil as an “underpainting”-ish thing and then go with a bunch of layers of thin coats of paint to build up the face and all the areas where I have painted acrylic. The red, tho, is one of those water-soluble markers that I used to color the entire background, then went over it with varnish. It’s very vibrant. Lots of glitter and all that.
Here’s a .gif of the process, tho it’s not v detailed:
Here’s a nifty hi-res scan of the finished thing:
Jerris Gibbs Copyright 2016. Steal my art, I hex you. ❤
I’m trying to find a catchy name for this piece. I believe it carries on the theme of androidness.
Hey did y’all know you can follow me here and also I’m on youtube? I’m feeling squirrely lately, I reckon.
Today I’m being p chill and just working on a new piece, a kinda companion to the piece I did in my YouTube video. I’m enjoying working with that particular color palette.
I haven’t made my announcement yet because the world keeps blowing up and it doesn’t seem appropriate. But if you look around this blog and my other new tarot blog over here you’ll figure it out. I’m holding off with the confetti and newsfeed spammage for now outta respect for the dead. The world’s on fire.
But the art must go on, and so it does.
Talk to y’all again soon.