Announcement Mini lino block prints, ink, & watercolor illustrations for Herpetology & Entomology Nerds and Cat Geeks (I suffer from all three afflictions).
Mini lino block prints, ink, & watercolor illustrations for Herpetology & Entomology Nerds and Cat Geeks (I suffer from all three afflictions).
probemonkey on Nov 27, 2016
I had two dragons as a kid - this captures their personalities very well.
probemonkey on Nov 27, 2016
How much cute could a cute newt toot, if a cute newt could toot cute?
tolamm on Nov 21, 2016
lovely little bug want to get more.
Mini Art for Herpetology, Entomology, and Cat Nerds
Hooray for biological diversity! During my biology studies I learned of many wonderful and diverse creatures. Many people still cringe at the sight of such glorious creatures as insects and reptiles, and because of this, I wanted to present them in an endearing, respectful fashion.
I have long admired Japanese art, especially those woodblocks and watercolors featuring animals. The animals are depicted in ways that are both respectful and delightful in their stylized linear forms. Even those images that are more on the adorable side retain some of their wild characteristics. I greatly admire the playful but spare essence that is captured in the lines. They are full of expression and impact and capture the "personalities" of creatures in wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways. This is the aesthetic that I strive to achieve in my own drawings, resulting in some being closer to this goal than others (admittedly, I grew up drawing comics and it shows!).
Additionally, all of my art is of diminutive size, not only because I adore tiny things, but I also feel it gives it a versatility that large art and objects do not have. With the aid of mats and frames, it can take up as much or as little space as you like, and will fit almost anywhere.
You can see how I cut linoleum blocks and make prints on my blog:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FAQ: (by my friends & family)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Q: What the (expletive) is an oni?
A: Sometime in 1997 I happened across a kid's drawing of a cat. Under the cat, he had written 'oni'. Under this he drew three cats, and to denote the plural form of cat, he wrote 'oni oni oni'. I have been amused by this ever since. Later I learned 'oni' was also Japanese for demon, but it is with the former explanation in mind that I named my shop.
Q: SAG...does that stand for Screen Actors Guild?
A: an emphatic No.
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Please browse through my policies below for shipping and other purchasing information and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
For more information about my shop, process, and the critters that inspired it, please visit my blog at http://onionioniart.blogspot.com/
Due to the hand-made and/or hand-printed nature of many of the items in my shop, there may be slight variations between items and the stock photos used in the listing; for example, the exact placement and distribution of ink for lino prints. These variations are inherent to hand-made goods and make each piece truly unique and one of a kind!
Please remember that the artist retains all rights to images, including digital images. This includes the right to reproduce and sell these images as prints and the right to use them for promotional purposes.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All orders ship via United States Postal Service. USPS averages 7-10 days for delivery within the US and 21-30 days outside the US. I cannot guarantee delivery times.
International buyers (outside of US): Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties, import fees, and/or customs charges that may be incurred.
~*~*~*For Holiday Delivery orders must be received before the following dates:
• First Class Package Service: Dec 19
• Priority Mail: Dec 20
• Priority Mail Express: Dec 22
• First Class International Package Service: Nov 30
• Priority Mail International: Nov 30
• Priority Mail Express International: Dec 7
**Please note USPS international shipping prices increased significantly on January 17, 2016. If purchasing multiple items, I will combine shipping. Just send me a message.**
All art is placed in protective acid-free/archival safe plastic sleeves. I may use both new and recycled materials to ship items.
Priority shipping is available at check out within the US.
If you need Priority shipping outside of the US, please contact me prior to purchase as rates and delivery times vary by country.
Insurance is available at additional cost if requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me in advance if you are planning to return an item. Items must be returned in original condition.
Refund will be issued once I receive the returned item. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges unless the error was mine.
Other issues can be handled on a case to case basis, just send me a message.
Additional policies and FAQs
Unfortunately I cannot complete any custom drawings at this time.
If you have requests for larger quantities of items, for lino prints in different ink colors, or other similar requests, just send me a message detailing your request and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Please note that payment for custom orders is required in advance. I will begin working on the order within the time frame agreed upon once in receipt of payment.
Custom orders ship within 1 to 3 business days following completion.
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"Made to Order" items are treated in a similar manner as custom orders. The processing time (the time required to make the item) will be posted in the listing and does not include shipping time.