Happy Lollipop Day!
Aunt Sarah came up with new recipes for the most delicious and brand new Pollypops named after Polly!
Make your Pollypops with this template. Share your work with us.
Polly can't wait to see it!
DIY templates here.
Beyond the Cliff & Courage
This is the first chapter illustration of my next project (epic fantasy novel of little insects with giant courage).
They are fearful and they will finish their quest no matter what.
Working really hard on three projects at the same time.
Finishing formatting Notfrombrazil Volume I to print this next August with new characters and comic pages never published before. If you were part of our story in the first years of our relationship you will be a character in this book. Others will show in the next volumes.
Final edits on Polly and the Black Ink Volume IV and starting to illustrate the chapters of my next novel.
You will be able to get these books on amazon or grab them from me personalized signed copies with secret gifts.
Polly Mason Cross Stitch Art! What a delight!
Cross stitch is a very delicate work of great detail and perfection when creating an image stitch by stitch in aida canvas.
Carmen Simões owner of Retrosaria Pontos Cruzados executed this work with such perfection as she always does with all her commissions growing her business around the world.
I have been following her art for quite a long time and I'm so glad that she surprised me with this amazing gift.
A version of Polly and the Black Ink Cover Art embroidered.
Would you like to embroider your own Polly Mason? Now you can. Find the pattern here and the list of supplies.
I will be adding more poses and soon so don't miss out and stay close. Paws next?
Don't hesitate to share your work with me. It would mean the world to me.
You can send it directly to my email: email@example.com or post on the social media (Facebook and Instagram) and tag me (@vanessabettencourtart).
Polly is excited to see what you can do and so am I. I love all kinds of art and craftsmanship.
I wish to see my characters executed in all sorts of different medium.
Summer might be one of the times that I work the most during the year. Planning and executing all the new projects for next September and keep old projects going.
Here's a W.I.P of what's to come. Redrawing, coloring and adding extra new (never published before) cartoons to NotFromBrazil that will be available as a First Volume next September.
If you were part of our life in the beginning of our story, you will be definitely a character in the first volume or next.
Stay close! Don't miss a thing!
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Polly Mason has a secret. She can see people turning grey and the world crumbling as the Black Ink takes over.
Her superpower it to find our door on The Other Side and enter our imaginary worlds. She visits our personality, finds the core and protects it from the Black Ink with magic crayons, explosive marbles and glowing gems.
To open the door she needs a key. Something that she can borrow. What is your key? Your favorite plushie? A game piece? A cookie? And what does your door look like? Covered with flowers? Covered in chocolate? Made out of foam or shells?
Make your own door and share it with us. Polly can't wait to visit your world.
Polly Mason fights the Black Ink with colors, explosive colorful marbles, rainbow arrows and rare
Edward Waldo Forbes might have been her ancestor. From 1910 to 1940 he collected pigments and colors of the world, more than 2500, and stored them in what today is the best and unique museum of rarest pigments and colors Forbes Art Museum located in Harvard University, USA.
Each color has its amazing story and history. Lapis Lazuli, one of my favorites, was used on Tutankhamon's mask and became more expensive than gold.
Artigo sobre o colecionador de cores.
Gloomy Sunday Nigh...
A week has passed since the excitement of Awesome Con Dc 2017.
Don't you just hate the days after?
Wait... I'm I turning grey? Polly!!! (I hope she finds my door soon.)
For now... The only way I can fight the emptiness is to start preparing the next event.
Awesome Con 2017 Artist Alley had many important guests this year. Starting with Stan Lee and David Tennant... and ending with the presence of old friends from previous events.
Special thanks to those who visited our booth and supported us by getting new art and new books or simply to say hi and take some photos. We enjoyed every moment.
The event was extremely family friendly, and the result was a fun Sunday with new young fans.
We talked about Polly and our love to draw. We exchanged ideas about upcoming animations, games and summer graphic novels. I'm glad to have a few more fans from whom I hope to see fan art and drawings soon has they have promised me.
They had fun and that makes me extremely pleased, moreover because Polly Mason and Paws had an important part in their smiles.
Polly and the Black Ink is an all ages graphic novel, drawing adults too who immediately realize the potential of the story. They categorize it as a great and interesting concept altogether with very original artwork and style.
Prints available here.
Books available on Amazon.
The story becomes more complex. We find ourselves following Polly Mason into mysterious and parallel worlds full of fantasy and populated with people's ideas, dreams and personalities.
Who or what is the Black Ink? How can it be stopped? Can it be stopped at all?
A celebrar o dia de hoje com todo os meus fans portugueses que tanto sofreram... sofrem... ou ainda irão sofrer com o estudo d' Os Lusíadas, mas que para sempre lhes ficará na alma o orgulho. Feliz Dia de Camões e Feliz Dia de Portugal.
Celebrating Portugal Day and Luís de Camões - author of the epic poem Os Lusíadas - Day.
Holy Pony! Polly and the Black Ink Volume III is out!
Like I announced on the past interview (see last blog post), Volume III paperback Heroes or Villains is now available.
You can get your copy here.
Polly and the Black Ink graphic novel and I returned to the local independent bookstore Hooray for Books.
Special thanks to Ellen for having me in her fantastic and always updated store again. (They always have events happening all the time - check their schedule.) I will be returning there next September with new Polly volumes.
Polly and the Black Ink Volume III: Heroes and Villains book III is coming out soon. What a better way to celebrate it than a free workshop, teaching the audience to draw their hero or villain from scratch.