I’ve been busy preparing for Wondercon… which is this weekend in Anaheim!
Come see me at table AA-60.
bucky-barnes-howling-commando asked: I just wanted to drop a line and tell you how wonderful I think your art is. You have a great talent, and every time I see something new from you, I get really excited.
Aw… thanks so much!! I’m really glad. :3
I wish I was fast enough to have new art more often. :P
Finally done! (So long as I don’t spot something I missed…)
This was a bit of a beast to paint, but I’m pretty pleased with it overall. So here you have it… Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham cats! (If you can actually come up with a good cat pun for those names, I’ll be impressed.)
Again, sorry for the obnoxious watermarks, but I’ve had issues with people stealing my work lately.
Anonymous asked: You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.
"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another.
"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.
"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.
"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).
"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.
"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.
"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand.
But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.
Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.
justrice asked: I came across your booth at ECCC Saturday morning while waiting for a friend across the isle, and wow I just wanted to say the Doctor Mew pin set was the single and greatest thing I purchased at ECCC. I wish I'd spent more time at your booth taking it all in and maybe asking some questions. Anyway, so glad I saw your booth and got something ; u ;
:3 Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by and enjoy the buttons! If you still want to ask me any questions about my art or whatever, I’d be happy to (try and) answer them.
Anonymous asked: Any chance you will ever illustrate any Buffy kitties?
It’s not on my list at the moment, but maybe some time in the future? You can always commission me as well. More info on commissions can be found here: jennyparks.com/commissions
A Wolpertinger by Albrecht Dürer (1509)
The wolpertinger is a chimeric creature from Bavarian folklore, said to inhabit the alpine forests.
Yeah, no. Not dear Albrecht. Parody thereof.
Note the monogram.
Reblogging for this ^
Scroll to the bottom of this page where it says “Parodies and variations”. The Wolpertinger is clearly a photomanipulation of Durer’s work, done by a guy named Rainer Zenz.
Seriously, guys. Check your sources.
this is by the lovely jennyparks and people really need to stop stealing art. even if it’s “just” online.
her original post only has 52 notes. this is bullshit.
Aw. Thank you for that, upthecatpunx :3 It is unfortunately something that happens a lot with my art, and is difficult to curtail. I’m glad there are people out there who are trying to educate people on how to properly credit the artist/creator. Tanks!