Wednesday morning. Three days left of 2016. I gotta be honest. I don’t care. Makes no difference what the calender says. The hustle is strong. A little unfocused and not quite ready to pull the print trigger, load the snake oil on to the caravan just yet, but the work is close to share.
A few things I was able to do work for recently was some roleplay character art for Mythopoeia Games Publications Convention Adventure titled Mad Cow
I didn’t do the cover art, just some illustrations inside.
It’s only a buck to check out (link here) The creator Mike has been cool guys that’s been real supportive.
Started working with the company earlier this year doing illustrations for the second source book for Realms of Fantasy II
You can get the game and books at DriveThruRPG (of course a small plug).
Also turned in work for Creepy Romance volume four. Available sometime January 2017 (I think). Self published by Cosondra Sjostrom. A poetry/art book collaboration between 50 artists including myself. Some of the art already shown looks so fucking cool! Looking forward to checking it out.
Last and most current contribution is a book my buddy Nathaniel over Eyedraugh is putting using Augmented imagery. An interactive type deal that’s going to blow your wigs off. It will be available early February.
Oh and the drawing above is colored by Shuiez Hermenz Dude knows how to recreate 1980’s flats like no other! The drawing was incidentally done on the first pages of an original copy The Dungeon Masters Guide book by Gary Gygax. Doing my best to keep it golden.
Thanks for reading to the bottom.
I scored a few of these oversized 13×19″ mid 1980’s paper samples from a friend of mine. The larger format allows me to practice my brush work. The pages I got are all random types of textures and colors. This one is from the “Select” series. Sunset mauve is the color from Levenger/Circa paper company (because I like the specifics). Used white acrylic paint for the highlights which actually works a lot better than the whiteout I used previously.
This drawing is titled “Harpie”
In the evening hours when most people prefer to sleep I draw. A ritual, perhaps even a compulsion. I do my best to create a topic before my imagination gets ahead of me. I often fail. These are some of the many illustrations that have no focused direction for an audience. These have become an encrypted diary. When I look back at past illustrations, I remember how I felt or what I was thinking about (irrelevant to the actual illustration) while working on a specific section. Like an old letter, but substituting the alphabet with line intersections. To be honest, I hate looking back at old drawings. It’s like looking into a mirror (which I dislike also). These are reflections of what I once was, even a second is “once was” ago. I have changed, evolved since the time it took to look. The time it takes to interpret and decipher the image I am looking at it has already changed. Never an accurate depiction. The speed of thought is far more quick than the speed of sight.
Or maybe I just think to fucking much.
Yeah, that more likely.
The Robot in my veins has reported that I have been in my own head too long. I have been ejected and now wait till I can return in. This kinda sucks. Mental lock outs mean I have to absorb reality.
Here is a page from My Emo Vortex. Might be issue 3..or is it 2? Whatever.
co colored by Shuiez Hermenz
Phase one: Arrival. Touching down on alien land is nothing new, well at least the process. Several steps after leaving the vessel, the suit begins to activate. Absorbing through the fine knit filter mesh it is determined whether the air is primarily oxygen (C02) or nitrogen (N). Depending on which determines the process. Fine hair like fibers begin to sprout on the interior of the suit. They then begin to penetrate through the soft matter of the navigator or suit bearer. From here on until the process is complete the navigator/suit bearer will undergo tremendous agony while real time genetic re-structuring takes place.
The Mobilist is a one page illustration I originally did for fun. I was referencing Stagecoach/buggy vehicles. It kind of took a life of it’s own. I gave it to Ibrahim to color. He did an amazing job! The more I stare at it, the more I’d like to contribe a story. We’ll see how it turns out. I have a few stories written down. Some have quite a few pages. I’ve been strongly looking into creating pulp style novel with a few illustrations in it as well as a cover. I don’t expect it to be a hot seller, so the print run will be very short. I’ll keep the site posted as it progresses.
Dear Past Self,
I enjoy using stale cliche ideas and making them my own. It’s a small pet peeve of mine when people creating something tell you of a project, then say they can give you no info. No title, genre or images. I think this is foolish. There is no “original” idea. It is story telling, composition and juxtaposition that make a project unique. Hell, even if it’s not unique the main idea is to make a project entertaining for an audience.
Share your ideas! If you think you have a cool twist on an idea and wish to hold the reveal, I can get with that. Not explaining the idea at all can be risky. Without testing your audience by showing a concept or story vibe may prove disappointing when all your time has been invested in this secret, that when revealed, no one cares about because they knew nothing of it’s production! Then you scramble do useless backtrack promotion. I don’t know man, I don’t feel like I’m explaining my rant right. Whatever, It’s hard to catch up to my run off sentences.
Just share you ideas please! Grow, learn and identify to your audience.