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January 16th, 2018

Watercolor Commission of Diana

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:10 am

Near the end of last year, I painted a watercolor commission of the character Diana in Tales from the Hyperverse. I did two versions and let the commissioner choose.

Here’s a detail of the first version, with additional lines in India ink:

Here’s the second version, without any India ink:

If you’d like to commission a drawing or painting from me, send me an email at william cardini at this website.

January 24th, 2017

Watercolor Paintings for the 2016 Kansas City Flatfile Show

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 8:56 am

Here are scans of four of the five small paintings that I did for the 2016 Kansas City Flatfile show at the H&R Block Artspace:


“Waterfall Crystal 1,” watercolor and india ink, 6×8 inches, May 2016.


“Monster Crystal 1,” watercolor, 6 x 8 inches, May 2016.


“Monster Crystal 2,” watercolor, 7 x 11 inches, May 2016.


“Alien River Shaman 1,” watercolor, 8.5 x 11.5 inches, May 2016. A riff on a scene from Skew.

It was my first art show in KC! I’m thankful that Glade and I were invited. I had a fifth watercolor that was too big for my scanner and the photos didn’t turn out. Maybe I’ll try to document it again later.

I haven’t done much painting with watercolors. I like how you can mix the colors on the paper by doing wet-on-wet or layering washes. It feels more spontaneous than having to mix all my colors beforehand like I do with my gouache and acrylic paintings.

September 11th, 2012

“Nature Club” by Melinda Tracy Boyce at Paper Party

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 7:05 am

My wife Glade had the first art opening at her shop-within-a-shop Paper Party this past weekend. The show, called “Nature Club,” is a collection of paintings of cacti, produce, and whales by local cartoonist Melinda Tracy Boyce.

Each piece is a beautiful watercolor with great details. Here are some of my faves:

Cactus Club by Melinda Tracy Boyce
Cactus Club.

Whale Sandwich by Melinda Tracy Boyce
Whale Sandwich.

Crystal Cactus by Melinda Tracy Boyce
Crystal Cactus.

Check out this detail shot of that one (which is the largest at 22.25×30″):

Detail of Crystal Cactus by Melinda Tracy Boyce
Detail of Crystal Cactus.

You can see a full image list with prices and online purchasing buttons here.

February 21st, 2010

VDay 2K10 Drawing Closeup

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 8:38 pm

Hey y’all, sorry that it’s taken me so long to get a second post done this week!

Per request, I’m posting a close-up shot of the drawing that I did for Glade for Valentine’s Day:

The drawing is watercolor over india ink. It depicts Glade and I defeating a monster with rays emanating from our wedding rings. If this drawing is too big for your computer screen you can see it various sizes on my flickr.