Today is a special day! It’s My Open Sketchbook Unboxing day! Time ago I asked a Captain Hook from OUAT to Kay Nyman, the wonderful artist behind the blog My Open Sketchbook. I met her online, and I started following her blog and her art. I love what she does, and I love her art journey. Because I was going to move home, I decided to ask for something to decorate my new working space.
I love many different characters: Loki, Hook, Lagertha, Ragnar… However, I wanted to hook people when they visit my tiny working realm. And so, I chose Hook (and when I can, I might add Swan to the pot). The commission was for a Killian Jones in his naughty glory. Kay asked some pics I love as a reference, and so I sent her some.
Before you keep reading, I must tell you something. She included an extra! What I asked was a colored smoldering pirate to swoon all over. What I got was that and more! I’m so thrilled because the extra surprise is no other than my favorite Hookadorkable pic!!!
Oh yes, I’m going to make you suffer for a bit before I show you all the glory! She included a gorgeous thank you note in the super packed envelope. My commission was safe in the envelope (more than safe, I must say since all the packing was flawless) along with a nice thank you note and a super surprise in it.
I am the one to thank Kay because it’s the best surprise ever! When I decorate my office with these two, I’m going to be in Heaven!
Okay! Let’s swoon together and melt down with the amount of naughty handsomeness. Not only she has captured the pirate perfectly, but she has also made my day! Let me repeat myself like a parrot: I asked for a colored piercing-eyed, smoldering pirate. And I got that one plus my favorite Hookadorkable pic in black and white!!! (Let’s take a moment to fangirl over this and appreciate how awesome Kay is!)
I can picture myself as the little bunny in that picture, swooning forever over these two pieces works of art. (Yes, I’m still fangirling over it.)
This is the original commission. This is the pirate I asked for. I sent Kay several different pictures, but she captured him in one of his great poses. This is what makes Hook so Hookable. That look, that expression, that handsomeness… Okay, I went too far now. (People who adore OUAT and are as Hooked as I am, know the feeling.)
This is the Hookadorkable pic that I love. Killian Jones does not appear in this fashion in the show. However, if you follow Colin O’Donoghue on Twitter, you might get these adorkable pics from time to time. If I remember correctly, this was his pic on Twitter time ago. He seems to be such a nerd, and he shows it off with small things like this.
And so, Kay decided to give me an extra piece of art with my favorite pic of the pirate! I think I’m unable to express all my excitement here. But, you can try picturing me having a heart attack of happiness when I discovered what the parcel had hidden inside! I have no words to thank Kay. I’m so happy, excited and fangirling over it that I can’t even!
You can order commissions and find Kay here:
- My Open Sketchbook (her blog).
- Good Reads
Support artists asking commissions and decorating your home. It’s fun, thrilling and a great way to spend your money. Asking this commission to Kay was smooth, and communication with her was excellent. So, if you have something in mind to decorate the walls of your home, don’t hesitate and ask her!