DRAWING PROCESS

Now on INPRNT

Funny how the simple act of softening my style feels so vulnerable for me. It feels like sharing the less cynical side of me, when the cynic is the one that’s kept me safe.

But the cynic is also the one that’s held me back, kept me within the bounds of my comfort zone. It’s been comfortable, but like a snake I’ve been ready to shed that exterior.

The reception to this new way of working — and ultimately, of seeing the world — has been received quite well, to my surprise. And prints of these new works are now on INPRNT. It’s a print on demand site that makes gallery quality giclée prints, and artists must be voted in to have a shop.

Ferns of Minnesota INPRNT
Wildflowers of Minnesota Kendall Quack INPRNT
Datura Kendall Quack INPRNT

I wrote a little bit more in depth about this shift in style in this month’s patron only newsletter over on Patreon. If you like these posts and would like a more in depth look at my process, a pledge over there would be very much appreciated! Patreon allows me to sustain my living and continue making art. And I may or may not have a very special release coming up in the next week that will only be available to patrons ;) Click here to view my page.

Thanks for looking!

Small Art for a Big Cause

This year, Light Grey Art Lab is hosting a charity exhibition of small artworks online and I was asked to participate! Proceeds from each sale will go toward the ACLU, The Wilderness Society, The American Red Cross, and The Humane Society. Each archival art print comes in an 8" x 10" frame, gift-wrapped and ready for you to give to someone special.

Atropos - Deathshead Moth and Belladonna Illustration

For my contribution I made an African Death's Head moth and belladonna using a new style I've been exploring.

We were asked to choose a charity from the list for proceeds from our art sales to go to, and I chose the Humane Society. No surprise, I have a big soft spot for pups and cats and all small creatures that rely on us for safety. This charity was also the one with the least number of people contributing which makes me want to cry! Every time I interact with a sweet little pup I think about how good and pure dogs are and how much they need us and how important education about pet ownership is and how important no-kill shelters are. 

Visit the Light Grey Art Lab website to view more work that’s featured this show.

I also shared some process images of this piece on Patreon.

Thanks for looking!

RIP Inktober

RIP Inktober

How did Inktober go for y’all? I always start out strong and then fizzle out as I lose momentum/realize how much I’ve taken on for the month. That’s exactly what happened this time but I’m still celebrating the work that I did manage to get done. Some of those drawings even became products like stickers and t-shirts.

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Scorpio Season

Scorpio Season

As a fixed sign, Scorpio is headstrong and sometimes stubborn. On the flipside, they are loyal and determined. They carry a strong intuition that allows them to see people for who they are beneath the mask. Their bravery and steadfastness allows them to confront darkness and transform pain into the medicine that gives them a deep wisdom about the world.

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Inktober Week Two Recap

Inktober Week Two Recap

These prompts have been fun to think about, but I can pretty clearly pinpoint where I went off the rails. Day 10 was Fairies and Goblins and immediately, the thought of having to draw a human and share it paralyzed me.

Does this ever happen with you? You want so badly to just do something the right way and make it come out like it is in your head that you never really start because you don’t trust yourself enough?

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