Monday, 12 April 2021

"YES, THE ART HERE IS FOR SALE!"

Lonely Skav artworks in need of a good home!
I thought it might be a good idea to put up a post such as this as I have been getting quite a few emails asking if the works shown in this blog are for sale.

Yes they are, and you can buy them, direct from me, the artist :)

As mentioned in the FAQs and elsewhere, you can buy an original work from me for roughly the same price it would cost you to buy a decent print from other artists. The work I produce is small, and I laminate each one when finished (except for the sketch booklets I do) but they are originals.

To give a rough guide to prices, A postcard sized piece would currently sell for around £50-£60, but I am open to offers. If it's a good offer, then I'll probably take it. The work itself will then be sent in a little folio I'll make for it, so it should get to you safely. All you have to do is email me by clicking on the contact details and typing out the email (yes, you do still have to write that email out - sorry) and ask. It is a bit of hoop-jumping to get to the end, but it assures me that the work is going to the right person. Someone who's genuinely interested in buying it. So start your collection of original art with Skav Art.

PayPal payment only please.

Artworks which are marked with - NOT AVAILABLE - are just that. They've already gone, but there's still plenty of others to choose from.

I hope that helps :)

Monday, 29 March 2021

Guardian Spirits: ZUN & LITTLE OD

HB pencil on 80mm x 47mm paper)
- NOT AVAILABLE -

(HB pencil on 80mm x 50mm paper)
- NOT AVAILABLE -

Two more Guardian Spirit pieces to give out to people I meet. One depicting the standard alien grey, whilst the other shows an alien creature with a very apt name.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Prophecy 4 : WE HACKED YOUR ROBOT

 

(HB pencil on 123mm x 95mm paper)

We hacked your robot
Whilst you were away
Out at play
And gone for the day
We hacked your robot

Bought for those jobs
You were too lazy to do
Status-Tech
For the people you knew

And it did all that you asked
Everything it was tasked
Without complain
Or pain
Or gain

It "cleaned" your home
It "fed" your cat
And dealt with all
Your worthless tat

And when it was done
Its work complete
It just sat down
In your favourite seat

To make you aware
That without a care
You deserved what you got
When WE HACKED YOUR ROBOT!

- Human Target -


Thursday, 4 February 2021

Star-Keeper

(HB pencil on 120mm x 100mm paper)

 Another dreamscape work where a planetary theme seemed to develop with the glowing orb and the line of spheres near the leaning figure. "Star-Keeper" was then an obvious choice for the title of it.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas 2020 - THE ROUND ROBIN

 

(HB pencil on 130mm x 120mm paper)

It's that time of year again, and 2020 has been a very trying year for everyone. With that in mind, I decided to go all "Victorian" with the image and story I did for my Christmas cards. Pandemic lockdowns do have that restrained Victorian feel to them. So enjoy Mrs Farqua's odd little round-robin message...

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Page 3

As ever, if you want to read through them, just click on one image and scroll through the rest. If you'd like to view cards (and their stories) from previous years, then click on the following links to them:

2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Waiting For Something To Happen

 

(H pencil on a 139mm x 87mm postcard)

A dreanscape work completed with a H grade pencil. The woman appeared early on in the Rorschaching stage, but the rest of the image remained dream construct. Although, I did like the way that split in two, making it look like she's stood next to a low wall.

Monday, 26 October 2020

Guardian Spirits: CELESTE & ÉSHA

(HB pencil on 80mm x 50mm paper)
- NOT AVAILABLE -

(2B pencil on 80mm x 46mm paper)
- NOT AVAILABLE -

I decided to go back to the Guardian Spirit idea I did previously with the XendraXya and Xorina works. I wasn't too happy with the size of them. Even though they're the size they are, I did think they were a bit too big, so I decided to reduce the format for these two. It seems to be a much better size, in my view. I spent a bit of time on them (about a hour and a half on each), but I can simplify that as I do more. I can then hand them out to people I meet, similar to the dreamscape calling cards.

Other, weirder, characters will be considered, keeping to the idea that they're a dig against those who believe in things like spirit guides and guardian angels. It's that notion that if you believe in something like that, then why not treat yourself to something exotic and give all those American Indian spirits some time off. I'm sure they'd appreciate it!

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Mad Hair Day

 

(HB pencil on 96mm x 63mm paper)

A dreamscape piece of a very '70s looking character with mad, afro, hair. This one could have turned into all kinds of different images, but as soon as I saw the hair, along with the crude face and shades at the Rorschaching stage, I just knew I had to keep it as that. I could have made the afro hair more realistic when the image began to form, but decided to stay with the snake-like dream construct of it.

It's weird, and that's the way it should be.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

The Laughing Monocled Cat

 

(HB pencil on a 138mm x 88mm postcard)

- NOT AVAILABLE -

You'll see an afterlife. This, I guarantee. Whether you believe in it or not, it doesn't matter, it will be there, and it'll be Paradise! Everything you were told it would be and much, much, more. And there you'll exist, in utter bliss, for what seems like an eternity....

Then, one heavenly day, you'll notice the strangest of things: A cat wearing a monocle. It appears out of nowhere and turns up everywhere you go. There's no escaping it, no matter how hard you try. It's just always there, until it's all that is there.

It'll sit, silently looking at you, as all cats sometimes do. Watching you. Studying you. Then you'll see a smile grow on its face. A smile which turns into a chuckle. A chuckle which turns into a giggle. A giggle which then bursts into a mad, howling, laugh.

And it's at this point that the full, horrific, nature of it will dawn on you. That it was all just a sick joke you've been playing on yourself. A delusion of a fading mind as it fires its last neurons before you truly die.

And The Laughing Monocled Cat, that mocking herald of your ultimate finality, will remind you of this by its very presence. It'll lay in wait for you all your life, and be there for you at the end. You can try to dismiss it, or even forget about it, but it will never forget you.

And why?

Because I've just put the idea of it into your head, and in your head it will always stay.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Dreamscape Calling Cards


 
The Dandy WizardAlien Gunslinger

Human Wreckage

Sorcerers

The Alien Backpacker

- DREAMSCAPE CARDS NOT AVAILABLE -

The images above are five examples of the quick works I mostly do, but usually dismiss, in between other pieces. They're basic in their subject matter and are usually smaller than other works (which are small in themselves). I decided that, instead of wasting them, I'd draw them on 80mm x 50mm paper and card, laminate them, and give them to anyone I meet who asks for an example of my work. A sort of sample art calling card I can hand out.

Little time is spent on them. In the case of these dreamscape examples, they're no different to the tutorial speed tests I did. None of them takes me more than 30 minutes to do. Usually a lot less.