Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eye Candy

Just a little picture + bad pun for Halloween!

This is what happens when monsters run out of candy and have to find something else to give. ^_^

Watercolor, white ink.

"Eye Candy"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

All Hail the Bad Pun!

This was done pretty much for the sake of traumatizing people.

Watercolor, and a bit of white ink.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Woohoo, Carpal Tunnel!

Been busy with some interviews and freelance projects, but I'm itching to be more busy! Gotta keep working at getting my portfolio out there...

I plan on resuming Unholy in the very, very near future. I'm just waiting for my chance to get off this seven-year-old computer that can't quite handle the files. Until then, I am holding off my urge to work on it by doing some Unholy-themed illustration. I had lots of fun with this one; it was somehow very therapeutic.

And some detail shots!

You can purchase this, and two dozen or so other pieces, as prints!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Another... watercolor?

Achilles and Patroclus

This piece was inspired by Book 16 of the Iliad, where Achilles sends Patroclus out to battle in his place, then prays to Zeus for his safe return. This of course doesn't happen. Patroclus is wounded first by a spear between the shoulder blades, then another from Hector, straight through his gut and out the back.

Flying free of his limbs
his soul went winging down to the House of Death,
wailing his fate, leaving his manhood far behind,
his youth and supple strength. But glorious Hector
taunted Patroclus' body, dead as he was, "Why, Patroclus--
why prophesy my doom, my sudden death? Who knows?--
Achilles the son of sleek-haired Thetis may outrace me--
struck by
my spear first -- and gasp away his life!"

(Robert Fagles translation)

Copic multiliner, white ink, watercolor.