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Last night was Walpurgis, also known as Walpurgistnacht. It’s a hoilday based in European tradition. It could be Catholic or Pagan, depending on how it’s celebrated. Walpurgistnacht, according to Wikipedia: ‘In Germany, Hexennacht (“Witches’ Night”), the night from 30 April to 1 May, is the night when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the Brocken and await the arrival of spring and is held on the same night as Saint Walpurgis Night (Sankt Walpurgisnacht).’ 

In honor of Walpurgistnacht, here’s an illustration. Hand drawn, pen and ink.

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Walpurgistnacht. April 2020. Hand drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Pen and ink. 

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Here’s an illustration finished earlier today. It’s archangel Michael, better known as St. Michael. Done in pen, ink, regular watercolor and shimmer watercolor. Too bad the scan doesn’t pick up on the shimmer paints.

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Archangel Michael, or St. Michael. Pen, ink, watercolor. Illustrated by Michele Witchipoo. April 2020. 

Here’s a prayer for St. Michael, Roman Catholic version:

“Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.”

 

 

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Here’s something loosely based on the Rider-Waite/Pamela Coleman Smith tarot deck. Most tarot decks follow this system, unless one uses the Thoth/Crowley deck, or various oracles, gypsy cards, etc. Drawn in pencil and ink, colored in watercolor. Two types of watercolor was used. Shimmer/glitter and regular watercolor.

The scan, done at a low dpi didn’t do the illustration justice. Doesn’t show the details nor the depth of the colors. Below is a photo of the illustration itself:

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Photo of The World illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Done May 2019. Pen, ink, watercolor. 

The other photo is a scan with the fore mentioned low dpi normally used for web and other devices.

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Scan of The World, by Michele Witchipoo. May 2019. 

At this point, the only left for this illustration is a frame, for exhibiting. There could be the rare exception of selling the original. Once it’s framed, of course.

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Recently I discovered that Sketch Lottery is no more. So I’m re-posting my Sketch Lottery’s “greatest hits.” Here’s a mash-up of SpongeBob doing Clockwork Orange. Originally done back in 2017.

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Mash-up of SpongeBob doing Clockwork Orange. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Originally posted on the Sketch Lottery website, 2017. 

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Thanks to the internet, cats have ruled the world wide web. Among extreme cat lovers, Saturdays have now become ‘Caturdays.’

Here’s my Caturday sketch, featuring none other than Squeaky Squeakums. She’s the star of my new upcoming mini-comic, which should be released soon. The idea for this character came from doing the Inktober 2018 challenge. Here she’s serving tea to a certain creature.

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Squeaky Squeakums serving some tea. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2018. 

I’m having a lot of fun drawing these two new characters. More characters will reveal themselves soon. Happy Caturday!

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Life outside the internet got busy again. Which means I’m behind in my Inktober 2018 sketches. Many people are up to day 14. I’m only up to day 7. Eh, what can you do.

Continuing from the theme between the Inktober 2018 prompts, and with my own cat Squeaky Squeakums, Inktober sketch number seven picks up where Inktober number six left off.

In other words, Squeaky ate the whole chicken.

The cat in a gluttonous state, overate. She’s now in a food coma, completely exhausted.

The little demon hiding in the woods snickers.

Here’s Inktober 2018 prompt # 7: exhausted.

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Inktober 2018 prompt 7: exhausted. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo Oct. 2018. Pen and ink. 

Stay tuned. There will be more forthcoming Inktober 2018 sketches, and the weekly Psycho Bunny post.

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So now we go from the tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch to this Inktober sketch, number five. Following the prompt of ‘chicken.’ Ironically, I like this one much better than sketch number four.

Humans are known to have chicken soup – but what if the roles were reversed?

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Inktober 2018 sketch, prompt 5: chicken. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Pen, ink, marker. Oct. 2018.

Stay tuned for upcoming posts on NYCC 2018 and Inktober sketches.

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After NYCC 2018, trying to switch gears, and continuing where I left off with this year’s Inktober. As I’ve been following the suggested prompts, right now I’m up to sketch number three.

Day three of the Inktober prompt was ‘roasted.’ I could’ve done the more comical route, drawing one of those ’70s style Dean Martin celebrity ‘roasts.’ Decided to do this instead:

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Inktober Sketch Number three. Drawing by Michele Witchipoo. Oct. 2018. 

There’s a few reasons for this sketch, but I chose not to discuss any further. Stay tuned for more Inktober 2018 drawings.

 

 

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Continuing from the previous blog post. Here’s my Inktober sketch nummer zwei. Prompt number two was ‘tranquil.’ After finishing the sketch, I’d say the mood is more reflective that tranquil.

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Inktober 2018 sketch # 2. Prompt: tranquil. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo, Oct. 2018.

I like this Inktober sketch # 2 more than the previous one. Watch out for Inktober 2018 sketch number three.

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In the past few years, mermaids have become more popular. For example, every year in Coney Island, Brooklyn, there’s The Mermaid Parade. Mermaids are usually depicted as romantic, feminine creatures. Many different cultures have their own mermaid versions. After doing some quick research the other day, I discovered that in British folklore, mermaids usually foretold death.

Authors such as Lewis Spence, and W.B. Yeats wrote about mermaids. You can check out other folklore here.

Once I read about these mermaids bringing bad omens, such as storms, dangerous distractions, shipwrecks, and such, that’s when I decided to take the beautiful image of a mermaid into another direction.

Have you heard that sleep is your enemy? In this case, being half asleep made me forget to scan my devil mermaid sketch before using watercolor.

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Sketch of a devil mermaid in pen, before using glitter watercolor. Artist: Michele Witchipoo, June 2018.

The scan fails to show the effect of using glitter watercolor. Thinking about creating a custom frame and selling the original. Here’s the finished result.

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Not a very good scan of this illustration. Devil Mermaid. Illustration, pen and glitter watercolor. Artist: Michele Witchipoo. June 2018.

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