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Mystic Reflections' Creations

Mystic Reflections' Creations

Caralyn's Events and Appearances

  • May 26th-28th 2017 - MobiCon, Mobile AL
  • Feb. 24th-26th 2017- ConNooga, Chattanooga TN
  • Nov. 12th 2016 - 6-8pm Coloring Party - Rev Coffee Smyrna GA
  • Nov. 12th-13th 2016 - Christmas at Lithia Springs high School, Lithia Springs GA
  • Sep. 2nd-5th 2016 - DragonCon, Atlanta GA

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Winston and Baum's 4th book Cover!

My talented hubby has been writing an awesome adventure filled steampunk series for the past several years, Winston and Baum. These fun books follow Winston and Baum, two partners that specialize in the extermination of pesky supernatural trouble makers.  I have had the honor ...and frustration of illustrating each of his covers for him. 
the first Book of the series. 

the second book. 

the third book.
It is an honor to be a part of such an entertaining extension of my husband's mind. Being able to bring form to characters that he created has been amazing. However, I specialize in cute animals or girl's so when my husband asked me to draw some men with guns...needless to say it was a bit out of my comfort zone. It has been frustrating to work on each of his covers but probably none so much as this last one. Over four weeks of sketching and re-sketching to get Winston and Baum to look right on the page.
rough sketch (erased and re-drawn about 4 times)

inking the sketch now
I knew the look and position that I wanted to portray but my pencil didn't seem to want to cooperate ...yes it was the pencil that was the issue I'm almost sure of it. :P  And don't even get me started on the coloring issues...there is ALWAYS coloring issues.
Colored in PhotoShop...this program knows what I want it to do but it never listens. :P
But here I am, still in one piece and the fourth Winston and Baum cover is looking pretty awesome if I do say so myself. :D 
Here it is, Winston and Baum and the Trials of the Baba Yaga. 
The 4th book is available for pre-order on the kindle and should be available in paperback very soon. Get all his Novels and short stories on Amazon via his website.
So very proud of my hubby. Love you Seth! :)

Thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Making Endora the wild Forest Myxie

This curious creature is a wild little Forest Myxie. She spends her days hiding in the trees and playing small pranks on unsuspecting travelers that might pass her way. Try to catch her if you can but her free spirit can never be tamed. 
I held a fun contest last week to find a name for this sweet little Myxie. I got such a great response and she received a fun new name Endora.
Thank you everyone that participated in our Naming Contest.
So now I bet you are wondering how she was made? You know you are. :D
Using polymer clay, I started with her head. The face is usually the most difficult part because you want to get it just right so the personality of your creation shows through. Eyes are first and then the nose and mouth.

 Next I sculpt her torso, upper arms and legs. Her hands and feet are sculpted separate and added at the mid way point during baking. Then her head is attached and her neck is added and baked.

Step by Step collage on sculpting a foot.
Step by Step Collage on sculpting a hand. 
After she is completely sculpted, details are painted on her face, body, hands and feet. 

For her wings I used skeleton leaves that I glued together and cut into the desired shape. The wings were attached to craft wire and then glitter and feathers were added. 
Now she is ready for some clothes and fun hair. For her outfit I used small strips of fabric to fashion a small shirt and skirt. Some reddish yarn/doll hair, combed out, makes for a lovely wild look. 

Endora is all finished and ready to frolic in the trees. :)
This sweet Myxie is available on my Etsy store. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed watching Endora come to life. 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

See you next year ConNooga!

  ConNooga, another great show. As always I got to meet so many interesting people and hang with some con buddies. I participated in my very 1st panel on Saturday with the ConNooga featured artists of the previous years. I was the only female artist out of ten, so needless to say I felt special. :) Also my art work was all over the Con, helping attendees find their way around. It was super exciting to see all the banners.

My art is the awesome one with the dragon :D

Always make sure to ask before you touch :P
Thank you everyone that stopped by and Welcome to all the new Mystic Reflections Followers! Can't wait to see you again next year ConNooga!
I will be posting any of my little guys I have left on my Etsy store soon. :)
Thanks for reading!