New Marci!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 20, 2012 by parfay

As mentioned, I will shortly be retiring this wordpress feed- the next post will be my last!

I’m also very happy to announce that the first page of Marci Issue 2 is online! You can find it on my website,, or by subscribing to my rss feed down there on the right 🙂


Masquerade ACEO

Posted in Misc Finished on March 18, 2012 by parfay

Only the 1 upload this week, a little something I did in between paint drying- next week I really hope to be able to show you page 1 of the second issue of Marci! It’s taken a lot longer than expected, but I really don’t want to rush it this time.

Also, I will shortly be retiring my WordPress feed. If you would still like to continue receiving updates and seeing more of my work, please visit or subscribe to the RSS feed featured on the right of my blog page 🙂

Mini Marker Monsters – 4

Posted in Misc Finished on March 8, 2012 by parfay

This is my final little monster for the time being, I won’t say much except that she was intended to be the sister of number 1 🙂


Mini Marker Monsters – 3

Posted in Misc Finished on March 5, 2012 by parfay

You know, I did make up little background stories for each of these ladies- but I’m too embarrassed to post them! So please, just enjoy the pictures and make up your own imaginings as to their lives, and why so many different races have all come together for this Monster’s Ball 🙂


Mini Marker Monsters – 2

Posted in Misc Finished on March 4, 2012 by parfay

All of this little series is mixed media- markers, colour pencils, gel pens and metallic paints. Working so small was really tricky, but looking around at some other ACEOs some people manage to cram whole backgrounds in- how do they do that!?

Mini Marker Monsters – 1

Posted in Misc Finished on March 3, 2012 by parfay

OK this is attempt 2 of doing some ACEOs. Muuuch less madness when I cut the cards out before starting 🙂

These ACEOs are crazy fun to do, for 2 reasons-
1) You get to poke your tongue out at all the teachers who, throughout school, chastise you for drawing too small. These babies are a teeny 2.5″ by 3.5″ –  the fullsize of the picture below is bigger than actual size!
2) Because they are small, they take about 2.5 hours each to do. That’s pretty short for drawing, so you get a really quick positive feedback loop and that lovely feeling gained by completing a picture. It’s kind of like those first few levels in WoW, where killing 1 blind boar gives you a bazillion levels and you feel like a god.

Anyway, here is number 1 of a group of pictures themed around a Monster’s Ball. Apparently that phrase comes from medieval England- prisoners awaiting execution were called monsters, and the ball was their last meal- grizzly!

Mini Marker Elves: Winter

Posted in Misc Finished on March 1, 2012 by parfay

And finishing with Winter! It really was nice picking a little theme to go along with for a while, but I don’t think I’ll be trying out horoscopes or the entire female contingent of the Wheel of Time series just yet 🙂