Society6 Sampler Platter #2

No longer Community and gay! More art I’ve posted on Society6 but not here. Some Community, some gay, but not both at the same time. Warning: Some gore, no nudity.

A Lack of Colour

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Society6

Some time ago I made a Society6 account, which I didn’t name Kivitasku, because that would be too easy. There are plenty of artworks there that have never been posted here before. Here’s a sampling.

Note: This sample platter is all gay. And Community. And much better than most of my other art so far, if I do say so myself. Apparently there is no inspiration better than gay fanfiction.

Trish and Abda

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Knitting

About two years ago (how time flies!) I got myself a round loom on a whim, even though I’d never been a knitter of any sort. I’m sorry to say the next sentence isn’t going to be “and now I’m knitting sweaters and socks and dragons!” I’ve knitted some hats and some scarves. My most ambitious project, a cap with flaps, fell flat, which led me to put aside all knitting for a while.

It is therapeutic! I’ve been busy and as you can probably tell, my creative impulses drag me in seven different directions. It makes improvement slow – I only got really interested in making better indoor backgrounds around the same time I bought my loom, despite having been an artist (or “artist”) since childhood. Knitting simple panels or tubes has been quite comfortable and I haven’t really felt the need to push beyond that.

Oh, I know I should. I do want to. Just as I want to finally learn to thread my own sewing machine and to make myself a dress or a big billowy skirt. It’ll have to wait until the moment is right or I’m bored with everything else.

In the meanwhile, here’s some of what I’ve made.

A fluffy hat modeled by an owl.

A fluffy hat modeled by an owl.


A woolly scarf just in time for spring.

A woolly scarf just in time for spring.


Hat made with a tiny loom that was actually intended for making flower decorations,

Hat made with a tiny loom that was actually intended for making flower decorations,

Raffles: Annotated & Illustrated

Cover art by J. C. Leyendecker, title by S. Morrissey

Cover art by J. C. Leyendecker, title by S. Morrissey

Over the past few months I copyedited and formatted a brilliant, massively annotated collection of E. W. Hornung’s Raffles stories. Sarah and Genevieve Morrison collected original illustrations and provided a whopping 1,042 scholarly footnotes, ranging from the history of the Royal Gold Cup, cricket terminology and the technology of hattery to comments on continuity, proper dating of each story’s events based on clues, and relevant Gilbert and Sullivan lyrics.

If you’re unfamiliar with the adventures of the gentleman thieves Raffles and Bunny, this is as good a collection as any, and its Kindle formatting is professional quality, if I do say so myself. If you’re a fan already, get it for the notes!

Photography and Licensing

Wall, Stockholm Feb 2010 Eiffel Tower Slippers

I have been busy posting a lot of photography on my new photography Tumblr. Go have a look if you like lovingly photographed cityscapes, flora and fauna!

I’ve become a little doubtful of Creative Commons’ terms of licencing, but as a general rule, if you want to use my photos in your artwork and sell that artwork, I am all right with that. I’m also all right with copying and displaying my photos as they are for free. What I would not be okay with is copying the work as-is and putting it on a print-on-demand site like Zazzle or printing it as a poster to sell — in other words, making money of it without adding value to it with your own creative contribution.

If you want to be legal, fair and square, about the use of my photos, please contact me and we’ll discuss particular uses of individual photos. It’s laborious, I know, but better that way than there be any confusion about the legality of the way you’d like to use my work.

The same, more or less, goes for my artwork, except that you should always credit me if you distribute my artwork, and you may not use them for commercial purposes, even modified. If you want to, contact me and we’ll discuss it.

I should add that pictures with people in them are not necessarily ones I can grant you right to use, since recognizable people photographed on the street have special protections in different countries. Morally, I think the model should agree to the use of the pic in those cases.

Ruby Hobbit

A wonderful woman depicted as a hobbit. For RubyNye!

Ruby Hobbit