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Left things I still consider worthwhile in the gallery, deleted a few, and shifted the bulk to the Scraps folder. It was time. Past time, even.
  • Listening to: Gangnam Style
  • Reading: The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht
  • Watching: The Booth at the End
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Water
Gotsa new name here, as one can see. No more obscure spellings.
  • Listening to: A quiet fan
  • Reading: Graveyard Book
  • Watching: Midsomer Murders
  • Eating: Coffee
  • Drinking: Coffee
So the fun of the holidays (and the likewise chaotic evil scheduling) have finally let go over the past few weeks, and I can make the awesome that I've got my first tablet-based book out! It's only on the iPad at the moment, but maybe one day the publisher will release for Android, too?

The app (and publisher) is FlyingBooks, and if you download the app (free), you can buy whatever books catch your fancy (not free). They're a children's e-book publisher, and they have some really nice books available.

Back in December, I super-rush adapted "The 12 Days of Christmas" for them, from a modern standpoint, in a small, urban apartment. Go see! 12 Days of Christmas! You've seen the chickens and the sneak peeks, now the whole book is available. : )



If you're like me, and don't have an iPad, we can mope sadly together, with bedraggled pigeons.
  • Listening to: A quiet fan
  • Reading: All Clear by Connie Willis
  • Watching: 30 Rock
  • Eating: Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • Drinking: Chai
Cinnamonopteryx Press (the studio that comprises :devid teriathanin: and myself) is set to exhibit for the first time under that name, starting in a few days!

The giant art show that is Artomatic is having their first annual Frederick, MD event, and we're one of the exhibitors. It's a big difference from our solo shows last year, but this should be fun. And if it's fun enough, maybe we'll do the DC Artomatic event next year. : )



If you're lucky enough to be local here, do come by! Opening Ceremonies October 1, 5pm - 12am. Bands, art, food, film!
  • Listening to: Silent crickets
  • Reading: When the King Comes Home
  • Watching: Mad Men
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: milk
The delightfully science fictional Broken Time Blues comes out... sometime August 1st!  I think? Either way, when it does arrive, I'll let everyone know, since I had the honor and pleasure of being asked to illustrate 6 of the stories in the volume.



Some REALLY great tales in there. It will be... IS a most excellent anthology. You're missing out if you don't read it some day.

You might catch more of the pictures I did for it here or on the real blog.
  • Listening to: The King is Dead - Decemberists
  • Reading: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland...
  • Watching: Baccano!
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: milk
The other night, I did a massive art drop on here, so enjoy the 7 illustrations I did for the awesome Museum of Unnatural History at 826DC Writing Center (except the mural), and the newest painting (with elephants!). Prints of the 826 creatures are available at my Etsy shop, if anyone would like one!

Spent today wandering around the Smithsonian National Zoo in winter. It was sparsely populated by the animals, but there were far too many loud children for my liking. While the wolf, sea lion, and otter exhibits were closed for renovation (which was sad), the red pandas were out and having lunch. Adorably. Since everything they do is cute as can be. And the bird house had a new Guira Cuckoo exhibit. Those birds look so much like little dromaeosaurs. The 3 males they had each had a mouse clamped in its beak, but refused to eat them. They preferred instead to noisily taunt the other birds who had their own mice, and dash around, staring suspiciously at each other in case they should steal one's rodent. For at least 20 minutes. I still envision the exact same scene, but with little dinosaurs.

The animals were a lovely refreshment of cute, after my hedgehog September died a few weeks ago at the age of four and a half. We're down to 2 cats and a corn snake in the house, now.
  • Listening to: The King is Dead - Decemberists
  • Reading: Habitation of the Blessed - Catherynne Valente
  • Watching: Warehouse 13
  • Eating: brownies
  • Drinking: milk

Frankly Awesomeness

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 17, 2010, 10:52 AM


REALLY GREAT NEWS (for anyone who needs art):

This Turkey Day being my 27th on this planet, I'm giving 27% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy Shop!

Check it out, get something creative for a turkey you might know:




A while back I did an illustration to a Tobias Buckell story, (which is newly uploaded) for StarShipSofa Stories Vol. 2, and the book is/has been for sale!



They have some REALLY FANTASTIC tales from some great and famous authors. And the art is phenomenal. (I'm not talking about mine)


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  • Listening to: Spock's Beard
  • Reading: Cities of Coin and Spice
  • Watching: X-Files
  • Eating: pumpkin pie
  • Drinking: mulled cider

Great Show!

Journal Entry: Sat May 15, 2010, 12:07 PM


Just last weekend, :iconteriathanin: and I had a phenomenal opening party for our new show at Sova Espresso & Wine in Washington, DC.  It went just supremely well, and was our first "solo" show, for either one of us.

We had easily a hundred folks come through that night, and to boot Lisa sold six pieces that day alone! And with the show up six more weeks, I can only hope some more pieces find kind owners. : )

If you missed the opening, and happen to be in the DC area at all in the month of May/June, go check out Sova and our work! The show is called 3rd Knock on the Door and is easily searchable on facebook, eventful, upcoming, google or just check out www.sovadc.com, Sova's website.

Here is the flyer we marketed with:




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  • Listening to: The Young Dubliners
  • Reading: The King in Yellow - Robert Chambers
  • Watching: Dr. Who when we can
  • Eating: salmon cakes & rice
  • Drinking: peanutbutter mocha

ANNOUNCEMENT

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2010, 8:06 PM


COMMISSIONS OPEN!

After being swamped with work, I am now happy to take on commissions. Characters, scenes, whatever. I work traditionally in watercolors, acrylics, pencil, or ink on paper. My gallery gives a good range of my ability.

Bring me your weirdness, your curiosity, your happy dancing elephants; I don't mind! I want to bring your characters to life.

Commissions Rates:
(cost includes shipment of original art)

$15-25: ACEOs in color or b/w. An ACEO is a trading card-sized artwork.
Avatar ACEO Set I by evanjensen

$30-40 - Simple black & white or monochrome sketches, linework or shaded (ink or graphite). Working size is around 5"x7" to 8"x10". The sketches will be cheaper than more rendered images.
Merricule 3 WIP by evanjensen Squirmle Final by evanjensen WIP Library by evanjensen The Elephants General by evanjensen

$40-80 - Fully rendered monochrome/black & white drawing, ink or graphite. In the range of 6"x9" to 8"x10".
Swansea Station by evanjensen You See When it Glows by evanjensen Airship Defense by evanjensen

$30-70 - Linoleum block prints. Cost will depend on size and complexity, with the first example shown near the top range and the second the cheaper end of the spectrum. Single color only.
A light of ...? by evanjensen Ex Libris of a Tough Sheep by evanjensen

$55-90 - Full color watercolor painting of a single character or small group/scene with simple BG. No larger than 9"x12". Generally 6"x9".
Faery Girls by evanjensen Siren by evanjensen Spoon and Lettuce by evanjensen

$80+ - More elaborate single character or group color works, starting at 9"x12".
Squidlicht by evanjensen Plucking the Night Orchard by evanjensen Sparky by evanjensen

I do anything from portraits of people, animals, and imaginary friends equally attended; to scene illustrations and landscapes.

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NOTE: If you'd rather not have the original art and want just a digital file, let me know and I can adjust the pricing to some degree.


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  • Listening to: Humanwine - Rivolta Sileziosa
  • Reading: The Magicians
  • Watching: Torchwood
  • Eating: salmon cakes & rice
  • Drinking: Bundaberg Ginger Beer

Does anyone need a Wacom Intuos2?

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 10, 2010, 3:36 PM


Well, do you?

In case anyone is interested, I'm selling my Wacom Intuos2 6x8 / A5 tablet on eBay.

In light of the fact that people here are closer than Sir or Madame eBayer, lemme know if you want it and how much you can offer. Note me, if you'd rather not be discussing all sorts of nonsense for the public view.

Peace!



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!! NEW ANNOUNCEMENT !!

After being swamped with work, I am now HAPPY to take on commissions. Characters, scenes, whatever.

Bring me your weirdness, your curiosity, your happy dancing elephants; I don't mind!

Commissions For (cost includes original art):

$30-60 - Single plate linoleum blockprints (like: eimhin.deviantart.com/art/This… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Ex-L… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Ex-L… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Ex-L… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Ex-L… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Ex-L… and eimhin.deviantart.com/art/A-li…)

$30-60 - I'll do black & white or monochrome works (ink or graphite) at 6x9" (like: eimhin.deviantart.com/art/You-… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Airs… and eimhin.deviantart.com/art/How-…)

$50-75 - Color watercolor art of a single character or small group/scene (like: eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Avat… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Avat… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Avat… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Faer… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Faer… and eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Sire…

$80+ - Elaborate single character or group color works (of at least 9"x12" original size) like: eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Squi… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Spar… eimhin.deviantart.com/art/The-… and eimhin.deviantart.com/art/Tail…

I do portraits of people, animals, and imaginary friends equally attended!

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  • Listening to: Black Snake Moan - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Eating: tomato peppercorn soup & a baguette
  • Drinking: coffee

Letterpress Happiness

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 7, 2010, 2:47 PM


So if you follow me on twitter, you may have noticed me tweeting a lot about letterpress recently. If you follow closely, you might've heard mention that on Dec. 28th, Lisa and I became the accidental owners of our own Baltimore[an] 6x8 tabletop platen press. This is beyond amazing. It's an astounding little device that hasn't been manufactured since the first half of the last century, though other companies continued making presses like this till the 70s. So if yer nay on twitter-world, now you might learn about my latest obsession (though really it's just resurfaced... I wanted one of these in college).

The press is so, so pretty. And heavy-- 128 lbs. And dirty-- inkstained (as it damn well ought to be). Though you might need to be an odd one to appreciate antique cast iron that needs a cleaning as "pretty", I dunno. Not sure when this particular press was cast, as the maker's mark is really hard to read... but an interesting tidbit of history: H.L. Mencken, Baltimore's famous journalist, learned to print on one of these that his father bought him during highschool. I'll find the link to that article shortly, if I can.

... [pictures & more on my blog]

I cannot WAIT to start printing!


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  • Listening to: The Clockwork Cabaret Radio Show
  • Reading: Midnight Picnic
  • Watching: Julie & Julia
  • Drinking: Hibiscus tisane

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 23, 2009, 6:01 PM


Are you late on your Giftmas presents? Feeling like you wish you'd spent more on your ownsome?

Well, even if you hate shopping... I hope you love books and artwork, or why're you on dA?

In that vein, I have a brand spanking new Etsy store full of bookplates, and custom options for your bookplates.

(There are watercolors and prints there, too.)

The etsy store at etchlings.etsy.com should be your next bored-internet-wandering stop!

It even has a banner with Krampus and Friends for this chilly season (if you're in the northern hemisphere, of course):




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  • Listening to: Dropkick Murphy's - Fields of Athenry
  • Reading: The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • Eating: Goat
  • Drinking: Mocha

Steampunk Journals!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 29, 2009, 10:23 PM


Hey, I just realized Modofly still has a small selection of my steampunk hedgies on journals for sale! My hedgehog series, on a nice 5x8" moleskine? That's a lovely, lovely thing, trust me! I've seen them and they are astounding.

Just GO HERE AND TAKE A LOOK at the images and all the other awesome artists who're participating in Modofly's neat idea.

Available are these three images on a shiny, sturdy moleskiney sketchbook:

Airship Defense by evanjensen Hogarth Merricule's Parlor by evanjensen When Mechanicals Do Not Stop by evanjensen

So have a gander, and if you need a quick, original gift for someone... well, who doesn't like blank notebooks?

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  • Listening to: The Clockwork Cabaret on Podhoster
  • Reading: Murder of Angels - Caitlin Kiernan
  • Eating: Fishcakes
  • Drinking: Masala Chhhhhai

Blogospheric Indenture!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 13, 2009, 6:01 PM


Swindler!

Smart masses, you will not often see the likes of my blogging here except for Really Big News.

However, should you fancy sketches, art-in-progress, and rancorous grumbling, my blog and art updates much more frequently at:



That's SQUIRRELSONTAP[DOT]BLOGSPOT[DOT]COM

You know, with life updates and commentary and the like.
Special news, links and subsequent dancing.


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  • Listening to: Groove Salad on SomaFM
  • Reading: Earthquake Weather - Tim Powers
  • Eating: Goat stew
  • Drinking: Green tea

The blogospheric indenture

Thu Oct 1, 2009, 11:52 PM
Swindler!

Smart masses, you will not often see the likes of my blogging here except for Really Big News.

However, should you fancy sketches, art-in-progress, and rancorous grumbling, my blog and art updates much more frequently at squirrelsontap.blogspot.com.

That's SQUIRRELS ON TAP [DOT] BLOGSPOT [DOT] COM

You know, with life updates and commentary and the like. Special news, links and subsequent dancing.

  • Listening to: Groove Salad on SomaFM
  • Reading: Earthquake Weather - Tim Powers
  • Eating: Goat stew
  • Drinking: Green tea

Blogomatic

Wed Sep 9, 2009, 5:00 AM
Flanking the Upshot

Back from Los Angeles, as some might've noticed. Workshops and Awards were awesome. I am really glad I got to go and win that Illustrators of the Future thing. It was most lively.

LA is an unfortunate place, but that's another story.

The real culprit of this post is that I have moved my blog to Blogger!

squirrelsontap.blogspot.com

Go see. Follow. Poke it with sticks.

  • Listening to: Groove Salad on SomaFM
  • Reading: Pavane
  • Watching: .hack//SIGN
  • Eating: Maple cheesecake...forever
  • Drinking: Chokit milk

Off to see the Angels

Sun Aug 23, 2009, 2:51 AM
Dandy Time in Dandelions.

So, just uploaded the last file you'll have from me prior to heading out to Los Angeles, Cal-ee-for-nee.

I'm set, I'm excited, I'm wary of L. Ron Hubbard's minions. Since I'm winning a prize in the Illustrators of the Future contest, I have to watch my back with regards to religious nutjobs in LA. I leave the 24th, I'll be back the evening of my birthday. It should be fun, even if I'm feeling stupidly unhappy with my entire portfolio right now. Dissatisfaction, you might call it. Or self-criticism. It's not a pleasant feeling just before I go to meet with big-honking-name illustrators and compete for another contest.

While I'm in LA (more or less the first time I've been) I'll be gettin' chicken&waffles and seeing the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Wish me luck. And protection from cultists, actors, and waiters.

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  • Listening to: Groove Salad on SomaFM
  • Reading: Four Freedoms by John Crowley
  • Watching: The Lost Room
  • Eating: Beet Cake
  • Drinking: Tea

Shows up next?

Sun Apr 26, 2009, 2:52 PM
All went well.

The shows in Denver, Colorado and Annapolis, MD went off remarkably well, considering the economy's totally tanked.  Enough people are unaffected to make art a viable venture, I guess.  Though really, cheaper and more affordable art is the kind that'll really make the world in the next 5 years.  At least.  I am going to start making some smaller pieces that will allow anyone to get a hedgie for themselves.  An adventurous hedgie, I mean.

In the mean time, I try to look for some work to fill in the gaps.


Ta ta.

  • Listening to: KT Tunstall - Boo Hoo
  • Reading: Explosionist
  • Watching: Avatar Book 3: Fire
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Coffee

Shows up next?

Sun Apr 26, 2009, 2:52 PM
All went well.

The shows in Denver, Colorado and Annapolis, MD went off remarkably well, considering the economy's totally tanked.  Enough people are unaffected to make art a viable venture, I guess.  Though really, cheaper and more affordable art is the kind that'll really make the world in the next 5 years.  At least.  I am going to start making some smaller pieces that will allow anyone to get a hedgie for themselves.  An adventurous hedgie, I mean.

In the mean time, I try to look for some work to fill in the gaps.


Ta ta.

  • Listening to: KT Tunstall - Boo Hoo
  • Reading: Explosionist
  • Watching: Avatar Book 3
  • Eating: Scones
  • Drinking: Coffee

Hogarth on Gallery Safari!

Sat Feb 7, 2009, 2:18 PM
Annapolitans, Districians, Baltimoreans! Here ye, here ye!

The Maryland Federation of Art's "Annual Art on Paper" exhibition will feature our intrepid explorer of far-flung Hedgehogidom this year.  March 6 - April 15, 2009 at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.

Reception/Opening on March 15th 3-6 PM.




Keep an eye out for more shows soon, too.  I'm waiting to hear back from one in Colorado, one in Baltimore, not to mention Spectrum.  Also, I'll be participating in the Oregon Inkspot Print Exchange.

  • Listening to: Jonathan Coulton - Codemonkey
  • Reading: Time Traveler's Wife
  • Watching: REPO: The Genetic Opera
  • Eating: Scones
  • Drinking: Coffee