The images on these pages were done for fun, by request, commission, or because the image just wouldn't leave my head until I drew it out. If you really like one, and want a print or the original just let me know! I do commissions as well!
I am a veterinarian by day and an artist after that (hence all the animal art). I live in Wisconsin with my husband, two Red-bellied Parrots (Ayo and Reggie) and two German Shepherds (Marrok and Emma). I was inspired early on with anthropomorphic artwork, especially the artwork of Christye Grandjean and Dark Natasha. Later by Celtic artwork from The Book of Kells, Norse and the works of Ingrid Houwers. The mix of animal and human characteristics fascinates me as well as Celtic style and mythology. I am never sure if I am drawing humans with animal characteristics or vice-versa.
All artwork Copyright Emily E. Weichbrod
Do Not reproduce Without Permission
Most of my work is done in pencil, colored pencil, and/or watercolor. Prefered media is colored pencil. I do my artwork in a realistic style and the colored pencil allows me to put in the little details I enjoy. I also do unique works on shrink plastic (remember Shrinky Dinks? I make professional artwork out of that!)
If you really really want one of these images as a print, or want a commission, let me know. I also have Merchandise available with my works on Tshirts and more!
"Arikla" is actually a name I made up when I was very young. It became "me" online so I have kept it around. "SkieBorne Art" (pronounced SKY-born) came from a mix of the Island of Skye and "skitis" Gaelic for "winged" and "Borne" to be carried by or made from. It combines my love of Celtic artwork, birds and flight into what became my studio name.
I am a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and CPSA Chapter 103