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I Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling…

R̡̖i̛͚̪̣͇͗n͇̣͖̆͛g̵̭̠̺͖̺ͣ̐̈ͤͬ ̖͖̻̣͕̂͛͑t͇̮̅͆ͯi̖̣̱͎̜̱͍͒̒̂͊́͢n̪͔̳̥̤g͚͉̼ ̟̳͊́̒ͬ͡ͅͅtͪ̔̇͏͔̬̦̫̰͈̜i̵̭̭͈̎̓̃̾̀n̵̹̈́ͅg͕͉̲̯͖̓ͮ̾͆l̶̦̼͌i̠̩͕͙̹͎̣̕n̠͈̗̞̈ͦ̋ͯg̖͖̝̤̲͂̅ͤ̈̀̚ ̹͉̯̫̼̮͙̌̏̊̓̄̅ͭť̔͆ͮ̈́ͧͬo̙̱͎̭̪̘͘o͉͕͍͇̘̐̐

It’s that time of year again and I wanted to do something different this time around. Hence some slightly less cute Christmas-themed designs, which you can pick up on a variety of goods at my Redbubble Store and give to your more unusual friends and loved ones this holiday season.

And as always, if you want to keep up with my mostly-weekly art posts, as well as occasional sketches and WIP shots, hit up my Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Dark Magic For Fun & Profit – September Illustrations

Here are all the finished designs from my September illustrations! Like I mentioned in my August roundup, I wanted to try something different this time. So I made a bunch of creepy, cute, kinda fun designs on a vaguely goth, necromancy and dark magic type theme. All of them are absolutely things I want to put on my body, and you can conveniently get them at my Redbubble, in my Dark Magic For Fun And Profit collection.

While not as intensive to make as my previous weekly illustrations, they were still a lot of fun to do, and a benefit of them taking considerably less time than the others used to was that I wasn’t nearly so stressed out about getting all my projects finished for the month. I will absolutely be doing more for this collection in the future, and if anyone has specific goth/dark magic/necromancy/weirdo things they want, feel free to hit me up.

Now, on to October, for which I’m going back to my ‘daily doodle’ style of things, and doing Inktober! I’m using one of Simon Fletchers themed prompt lists (the Space one, because SPACE), and I’ll be posting them daily on my all my usual social media. And because I work a lot in ink anyway, to make this more of a challenge I’m focusing on a few things to try and improve: I’m using India ink instead of Quink to learn a new medium; I’m focusing on silhouette and character shape to work on more unique character design; and I’m trying to make all of them fit together in the same universe, to focus on design coherency.

As usual, if you want to follow along with all of this, as well as WIP’s and other doodles, the links you need to click are as follows:

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Lordi Girls

There’s this band I like called Lordi – you might have heard of them, they won Eurovision several years ago and they’re all dressed as monsters. I love them a lot, and have wanted to make some work inspired by them for a long time.  So, I’ve started a series called ‘Lordi Girls’, and so far I’ve made two images, each one inspired by the descriptions of various women and girls in different Lordi songs.

The first image is called ‘Girl Next Door’ and is based off of various lines from the song ‘Deadite Girls Gone Wild’, specifically:

“She lures you in with intention
Looks like the girl next door
But it’s blood and sticky floors
That really turn her on”

The second image is titled after the song that it takes inspiration from, ‘Girls Go Chopping’. This one was a more literal interpretation of the concept of the song than Girl Next Door, but I still like it. I’ve got plans to make more of these, as there are plenty of ‘Lordi Girls’ to choose from to make into illustrations. I also made a process gif of how I created ‘Girls Go Chopping’, which you can see at the bottom of the post if you’re interested.

process-gif-lordi-gcc

Nova Daemonia

While there will be another interview going up later this week, I thought I’d return to posting my own work this Tuesday, since hand-in is mere days away, and thus I have finished many things. The thing I have finished for this post is a collection of demons for the modern age, the Nova Daemonia. (Which is latin for ‘new demons’. I know. I’m incredibly clever and witty, it’s part of my charm). Contained in this post are just some of the demons I illustrated for the collection, along with their descriptions.

Sp@wli@w Gikha Ba'tli Sllort

And I want to tentatively say that eventually the whole collection will be available as an e-book. But that’s going to have to wait until after hand-in.