demon not-friends

wip

Last minute incubus for Month of Fear. I rly wanted to draw more demons
charcoal/digital
might properly paint this later

Last minute incubus for Month of Fear. I rly wanted to draw more demons

charcoal/digital

might properly paint this later

Workin it.

Bleauuuurghghh. Oils wip

Bleauuuurghghh. Oils wip

booeste replied to your post: Underdrawing about 85% done.

love the patterning on her shoulder.

Just saw this now!! Thank you!

Kikimora Bolotnaya
Finished, scanned underdrawing. I’m trying out this method to see if I can abuse it to keep my key lines and lights — it’s still missing a few drop shadows and highlights, but I’ll be modeling these with paint. Layered gesso gave me the dirty-scratchy texture I wanted thank god
HERE WE GO

Kikimora Bolotnaya

Finished, scanned underdrawing. I’m trying out this method to see if I can abuse it to keep my key lines and lights — it’s still missing a few drop shadows and highlights, but I’ll be modeling these with paint. Layered gesso gave me the dirty-scratchy texture I wanted thank god

HERE WE GO

Underdrawing about 85% done.

Underdrawing about 85% done.

Needs one more pass to start making sense. But here’s a messy oils/graphite sketch on masonite.

Needs one more pass to start making sense. But here’s a messy oils/graphite sketch on masonite.

Okay, so on the note of that last post I have to talk about this brush.This brush right here is a fucking piece of art. I have never spent more than $10 on a brush for small wet media and this was an impulse buy I was sure I’d regret.WRONGThis radiant-ass motherfucker basking in the rising sun of the fine fall afternoon and its own inky glory is probably the single best brush I have ever owned. It’s made for watercolor washes, and despite its very small size it can hold up to HALF A TEASPOON of wet pigment. It does not drip. These bristles stripped from kazan squirrel tails are capable of making long, seamless strokes as if conjured up by the hand of Yoji Shinkawa himself. To touch them is to feel the tenderness of a cat’s exposed belly woven together with the scent of gentle lilacs and babies’ laughter. They come together to form a point sharp enough to slice the whole bond paper pad open and open the doors to another universe where ominous things do lurk among the endless depths.I abstained from buying coffee for a week so I could afford this brush. And I am still unworthy.(it’s the #3 from Raphael’s Petit-Gris Pur series and Des Serres carries them in four sizes)

Okay, so on the note of that last post I have to talk about this brush.

This brush right here is a fucking piece of art. I have never spent more than $10 on a brush for small wet media and this was an impulse buy I was sure I’d regret.

WRONG

This radiant-ass motherfucker basking in the rising sun of the fine fall afternoon and its own inky glory is probably the single best brush I have ever owned. It’s made for watercolor washes, and despite its very small size it can hold up to HALF A TEASPOON of wet pigment. It does not drip. These bristles stripped from kazan squirrel tails are capable of making long, seamless strokes as if conjured up by the hand of Yoji Shinkawa himself. To touch them is to feel the tenderness of a cat’s exposed belly woven together with the scent of gentle lilacs and babies’ laughter. They come together to form a point sharp enough to slice the whole bond paper pad open and open the doors to another universe where ominous things do lurk among the endless depths.

I abstained from buying coffee for a week so I could afford this brush. And I am still unworthy.

(it’s the #3 from Raphael’s Petit-Gris Pur series and Des Serres carries them in four sizes)

Happy #inktober !

Happy #inktober !

Pardon the nails.

Gettin there.

Gettin there.

Finished, primed, packed and ready to go off to the convention! A friend of mine is a huge Johnny Depp fan and she’s commissioned me to try out his face with acrylics, so here’s the result.

I’m really stoked to keep working more with traditional painting. It’s way more tactile, it feels more natural and responsive. Finding the time has been hard before, but I’m determined to start pushing my brushwork.

Oh, and the reference was a pita to work from so I inevitably ended up making up about 60% of the skintones, which was actually really fun. 

My cards are here and they look SICK. I’ll be making the next batch with a blank side for custom ink sketches ♥♥♥

My cards are here and they look SICK. I’ll be making the next batch with a blank side for custom ink sketches ♥♥♥

I’m working backwards and teaching myself acrylics!! Sketched up this guy tonight while watching a murder whale documentary.

I’m working backwards and teaching myself acrylics!! Sketched up this guy tonight while watching a murder whale documentary.