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Archival canvas prints of the painting of Robinhood and his merry men inspired by Sherwood Forest Faire!

You can view the kickstarter project here: Sherwood Forest!

This is a 5 foot wide hand painted acrylic artwork to be printed for the first time. I decided to use Kickstarter because printing canvas is very expensive and labor intensive. The beauty, texture and durability make it worth it. I will be printing these in bulk to lower the cost per unit and make this a manageable task. All prints are hand-signed and I will oversee all of the prints individually.

Visit to learn more about the Renaissance festival this image portrays. If you have never been to Sherwood, you can still enjoy this piece as an illustration of the mythical Robinhood and his merry men.

Thank you for taking a look!


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Allison Stanley
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Feel free to email me if you're interested in purchasing an original inked drawing. I have prints for sale here:
I'm also available for freelance work. My email is

Convention Listing for 2014!
:bulletpink: Dallas Comic-Con May 16th 2014
(I will only be there for friday, I will have my sister selling my artwork saturday and sunday there)
:bulletpink: Scarborough Renaissance Festival - Waxahachie, TX - Last 2 Weekends
:bulletpink: A-Kon - Dallas, TX - June 6 – 8, 2014
:bulletpink: Texas Comicon 2014 - San Antonio, TX - June 20-22, 2014 (AA table A26)
:bulletpink: San Japan - San Antonio, TX - July 18-20, 2014
:bulletpink: ArmadilloCon - Austin, TX - July 25-27, 2014 I will be speaking at a panel.
:bulletpink: Anime Overload - Austin, TX - August-10 2014
AnimeFest - Dallas, TX - August 15-18, 2014 (unconfirmed)
:bulletpink: Dragon Con - Alanta, GA - August 29 - Sept 1st
:bulletpink: Texas Renaissance Festival - Todd Mission, TX - 8 weekends - October 12th - December 1st

Convention Listing for 2015!
This is so for ahead I can't say much for sure. But I'm aiming to be back at the Sherwood Forest Faire!

Convention Listing for 2013!
Done - Sherwood Forest Faire - McDade, TX - 8 Weekends February 9th - March 31st, 2013
Done - Scarborough Renaissance Festival - Waxahachie, TX - 4 Weekends April 6th-28th
Done - A-Kon - Dallas, TX - May 31st - June 2nd
Done - Fan Expo - Toronto, ON - August 22-25 2013 table A134
Done - Dragon Con - Alanta, GA - August 30 - Sept 2nd
Done - Baltimore Comic-Con - Baltimore, MD Sept 7-8th 2013
Done - Texas Renaissance Festival - Todd Mission, TX - 1 weekend - 1001 Dreams - October 19th & 20th

2012 -
Done - Mizuumi-con - San Antonio, TX - March 31
Done - A-Kon - Dallas, TX - June 1-3
Done - Texas Comicom - San Antonio, TX - June 22-24
Done - San Japan - San Antonio, TX - Aug 10-12
Done - RealmsCon - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 12-14
Done - Wizard World Austin Comic Con - Austin, TX - Oct 26-28
Done - Austin's First Thursday Arts and Craft Show - Nov 1st, 2012
Done - Austin's First Thursday Arts and Craft Show - Dec 6th, 2012
Done - IkkiCon -Austin, TX - December 28-30

About the Artist
Ink-artist Allison Stanley has had a passion for drawing and an entrepreneurial spirit since childhood. She left secondary school at the age of fifteen to pursue art as a business, and is completely self-taught.

Allison works traditionally with a metal-nibbed dip pen and black ink, inheriting techniques from ancient illuminated manuscripts, from gold leaf to calligraphy to microscopic detail à la Book of Kells. The Rococo art movement is another influence: her signature black & white style is richly ornamental. Delicate line-work, intricate surface patterns and swirling flourishes clothe with regal elegance her deeply imaginative and symbolic designs, filling every square inch of the canvas with interest.

Drawing inspiration from early Christian poetry and fairy tales, beauty and meaning are chief among her values, e.g. her Philosophy of Ornament: "Covering an image with ornament is like turning it to gold, or setting it to music; it glorifies it, revealing the inner nature of the subject on its visible surface. The result is enchanting yet mysterious, for it is a revelation of something originally invisible, like a scent, a mood, or an ideology. Ornament is a metaphor, the essential element of poetry."

An admirer of Nature, Allison's personal flower garden and dried flower collection enrich her work.

Since 2010, Allison has explored a variety of media: she has inked traditionally on calf skin vellum and parchment; tooled, burned and manipulated leather; carved wooden art frames; worked with 24kt gold, palladium and tin leaf; custom painted a GT Mustang; and painted a 5-ft wide acrylic painting on wood which included the likeness of seventy-four different people upon commission. She is currently designing an illustrated poetry book, with her elder sister, Rebecca Zara Stanley, acting as writer and co-producer.

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WolfDeano Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
AllisonStanley Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
E-Dwayne-Caldwell Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy birthday!  :cake: :party:
AllisonStanley Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
E-Dwayne-Caldwell Apr 1, 2014   Digital Artist
No problem!  :D
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