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Talk about really catching up. Way back in October 2018 I had a table in the first ever IncrediCon. Taking place all the way in Poughkeepsie, Upstate New York. I was invited to take part back in the summer. Now I’m glad I did. Turns out I needed to get out of NYC, even if it was only for a day.

Usually I’m not into having comic cons in malls. IncrediCon took place in the Poughkeepsie Galleria. The Galleria looks like every other mall in America, with the same stores and the same type of food courts. Regardless, the comic con worked. Most of the participating artists were local. My friends Ray Felix and Robert j Sodaro had tables. Also got to meet the voice over actor who worked on the Cartoon Network program “Courage The Cowardly Dog.” (Amanda Stephen, the actress from “Orange Is The New Black” had to cancel.) There was a few cosplayers sprinkled about. Most of the mall shoppers thought the cosplayers were there due to Halloween being around the corner.

The highlight was doing a commission. The request was for a goddess sketch, similar to what I used to draw for Babalon Babes. I decided to do Mama Quilla, a Peruvian moon goddess. Thought the commission came out okay, despite having limited time to do the sketch.

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Commission of Mama Quilla, a Peruvian moon goddess. Photo taken while the sketch was in progress. Done by Michele Witchipoo. Oct. 2018.

So traveling to Upstate NY was much needed. I could even imagine myself moving there. It would be a nice change of pace. The older I get, the more I like to be surrounded by nature. However, reality called. It was time to head back to NYC.

The Metro-North train going towards the Poughkeepsie area was smooth and peaceful. Taking the Metro-North back to Grand Central was a different story. The minute I boarded the train back to NYC, chaos ensued. There was a trashy woman who looked like she was probably 19 or 20. She argued with her boyfriend on her cellphone loudly throughout the entire ride. As much as I tried to block this out by listening to music on my iPhone, the cellphone battery was dying.

A few stops later, two men boarded the train. They were the African-American equivalent of Jay and Silent Bob. These two men were totally lost. The gentlemen looked completely lit, and had no clue where they were heading. Of course, they had to sit next to me. The black Jay was roasting on his friend black Silent Bob. He was roasting black Silent Bob for anything. For not knowing where they were going. For wearing a fisherman’s hat. For not responding to his roasting. Black Silent Bob just shook his head, probably used to his friend’s antics.

The black version of Jay stopped for a second. We listened to the woman who was STILL arguing with her boyfriend in public. So black Jay started yelling at the woman to shut the hell up. The woman completely ignored him. The guy went from busting on his friend to loudly insulting the angry woman. The woman was too wrapped up into her bickering, so this turned into an impromptu comedy routine. To fair, the woman was getting on my nerves as well. Since my cell battery died by this point, I chatted with the two gentlemen. The two gentlemen took a shine to me. They kept on calling me “sis” and trying to get me to party with them. I politely declined. At least it was entertaining. Black Jay told me that his adult daughter just graduated from UCLA. He was also a designer, but his designs were ripped off. When I asked about what it felt like having his work stolen, he offered this advice. He basically told me to never give a fuck. The way 2018 has been, he probably has a point. It’s sort of like when the Buddhists say not to have attachments. The two men bid me a gracious farewell as they got off at the Yankee Stadium stop. Welcome back to NYC and reality. Here’s to not giving a fuck.

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Earlier last month (July 2018), I had the pleasure of doing a commission from a lovely lady I had met at Second Star salon, which my friend owns. Two weeks later she contacted me, requesting a commission for her birthday. In her request, she wanted something slightly retro with a rock n’ roll edge, cakes and bees. The bunny, would be the ‘Honey Bunny.’

Including the bees and honeycombs was especially important. That’s because she has her own honey making business called Well-Beeing Concepts.

Below is the black and white pen version, before the color.

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“Honey Bunny” birthday commission, July 2018. Art by Michele Witchipoo. Black & white, pen before the coloring. 

Here’s a scan of the same commission, this time done in glitter watercolor. Although the glitter part of the paint doesn’t really come through in the scan, in person you can see the shimmer.

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“Honey Bunny” A birthday commission done in July 2018. Art by Michele Witchipoo. The scan fails to pick up on the shimmer of the glitter watercolors, but still an awesome piece. Pen, ink, glitter watercolor. 

Really pleased about the way this commission came out. Stay tuned folks. I’m going to be posting another commission soon, which will be done in a darker style. Of course, if you want your own commission, email me: Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net.

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Here’s a commission done recently. A Steampunk Cthulhu commission.

Steampunk Cthulhu illustrated by Michele Witchipoo, 2015. Ink, brush, ink wash, watercolor on illustration board.

Steampunk Cthulhu illustrated by Michele Witchipoo, 2015. Ink, brush, ink wash, watercolor on illustration board.

Mediums: ink, ink wash, brush, watercolor on illustration board.

After this month, I’m taking on new commissions. Email me for prices and details if interested. Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net.

If there’s enough demand, I might make prints from this piece, to be on Etsy of course.

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Twice I’ve done artwork concerning wedding invites.

The first one I did back in 2005. Nearly forgot about this one until today.

Wedding invite I had done a quick sketch in 2005.

Wedding invite I had done a quick sketch in 2005.

The second one was much more exciting. I was commissioned by Stacy Aragon, writer and reviewer. She had interviewed some years back. I was honored to contribute a Krampus piece towards her wedding renewal vows. My illustration, done in December 2013, was used in the front for the print version.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in  Dec. 2013.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in Dec. 2013.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in  Dec. 2013. This one was used in the front of the invite. Krampus illustration by Michele Witchipoo.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in Dec. 2013. This one was used in the front of the invite. Krampus illustration by Michele Witchipoo.

Here’s wishing Stacey and David the very best with their wedding renewals. Oh, and yeah. I’m always available for commissions. Just thought I’d put that out there. Email Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net for info.

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This is late, but here’s something to bring in the New Year. A commission of The Exorcist, New Year Eve’s style.

This commission was to basically perform an “exorcism” on 2013. Kick out the old, bring in the new.

New Year Eve commission. Ink and watercolor. Art by Michele Witchipoo, Jan 2014.

New Year Eve commission. Ink and watercolor. Art by Michele Witchipoo, Jan 2014.

Pea soup anyone?

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Here’s a commission I did. Krampus dressed like Saint Nicholas.

Krampus dressed like Saint Nicholas. Pen, ink, watercolor. Done in Dec. 2013 by Michele Witchipoo. Commission.

Krampus dressed like Saint Nicholas. Pen, ink, watercolor. Done in Dec. 2013 by Michele Witchipoo. Commission.

FYI…still taking more commissions. Email me at Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net.

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Tigra commission, Fall 2010.

Tigra Comission. Avengers character, done Fall 2010

I’ve been busy, so I haven’t uploaded as much stuff, or blogged as I’d like to.

Last night, I was going through my cellphone pics, and came across this piece. Almost forgotten about doing this one. It was a commission of Tigra, an Avengers character. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigra) Done at the New York Comic Con (NYCC), early October 2010.

Mediums: Pencil, marker, pen. The usual tools.

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