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Originally published at One Misfired Synapse. You can comment here or there.

Being as I don’t think a few large format posters and a book is enough, I’ve gone ahead and updated my DeviantArt account. That means now I offer quite a few images in a wide range of product formats. Mugs, magnets, canvas prints, puzzles…

Speaking of puzzles, I think my favourite image/product combo right now is “Blackout” being available as a puzzle.

Seriously, who’s the sicko that’s going to order it and put it together? And can I sign it after you’re done?

In further news, I’ll be introducing my new portfolio, and probably a new landing page here shortly.

 

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Black Out
by ~jct2k2 on deviantART

Is it weird that I want a copy of this printed on fine canvas and hung somewhere in my home?

I don't care either. I'm very happy with it.

I'm also wondering if I should post this officially as an item on my blog, because I'm not sure if I'm going to like my attempt to interact with DeviantArt again, even if I got a nice 30 minute portfolio out of it.
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Originally published at One Misfired Synapse. You can comment here or there.

Looks like some foul sewer creature is in love…

"Madman" is copyright Mike Allred.

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Originally published at One Misfired Synapse. You can comment here or there.

Conceptual piece I just did recently. The corresponding result ended up not looking the same, but I may share it later.

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Quick concept notes on my current project. Not much of it might make sense.

I. The Mountibank

"if you see your future, you can change it."

concepts: juggler, sleight of hand.

definitions:
manipulated transformation
strength of will to change
determination of exposure.

notes:
rigid genuflection pose
crossed arms open hands
arcane gestures
one ball landing amoungst cups
two ended candle
two snakes
injured and bandaged arm
blood flow onto open math book
(four books of the tarot dismantled)?

misc: dynamic teal and amber side by side. (las vegas magic show)
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Comments, especially from those familiar with the art of divination, are welcomed. I'm not just doing it for myself you know.
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Point: All card illustrations must be explanatory of the card itself.

Technique: Ink on illustration boards.

Format: India ink on vellum.

Size: 11x17 Originals. Cropped to standard size (Rider-Waite deck).

Theme: High Fantasy/Psychedelic Science Fiction. Mythic Future. Battle Robes of the War Priests.

Style: Marquette level detailing. Bold and simple design. Post modern structuring. Thick and heavy shapes. Straight lines. Art-Noveau meets Soviet Propaganda.

Influence: Jack Kirby. Moebius. Brom. Michael Manning. Ancient Classic meanings.

Elements: Monoliths. Super-structural shapes. Heavy shadows. consistency of style and design. narrative images. repeating symbols. loose celtic/viking designs. runes. glowing sigils?
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Originally published at One Misfired Synapse. You can comment here or there.

No real time for a “state of the union” sort of entry.

Due to circumstances beyond my control… (my laptop exploded), I haven’t really had the chance to work on any of my more recent projects. However,  I did manage to resupply my drawing cabinet with enough tools I could focus properly on doing some illustrations. At the same time, I’ve also started hanging out with a small crowd of like minded artists twice a month. We meet up, sit together, and just break open sketchbooks. This week also featured Pictionary, but I missed it due to work concerns.

At some point I’m going to talk a little bit about Locust Moon and their bi-weekly event, once I steal someone else’s camera and take a few pictures.

For now… here’s some of the illustrations I’ve done. All of them rendered using my “concept art” tool set, but I’m using sketch techniques.

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Originally published at One Misfired Synapse. You can comment here or there.

Let me take a moment to talk about a woman I know. She’s floats in a few of my social circles. She’s not just a loose friend of mine (every discussion draws us a little tighter), she’s also one of my idols. No pedestals for this broad though. The envy-tinged respect I have for her has been well earned. She’s approachable, she’s amicable, and she’s very friendly. Maybe too friendly for her own good. I count myself lucky enough that I’m probably one of her few fans that she doesn’t handle with kid gloves.

We also have a few things in common.

There’s a few parallels between Marrus and I. We’re both artists. There’s no way around it. It’s what we do, and we can’t get escape it. We also spent years on the road, doing the whole Renne Faire circuit thing. We’re both really well known in that circle, if for way different reasons. We’ve both had a few things published. We both try to eek out some sort of living being artists. We’re both pretty sharp witted and we never run out of things to say.

There’s some contrast between us. We’re very much in love with New Orleans. She’s a native. I’ve adopted the place. She’s great with kids, they kinda frighten me. She’s bright colours and sparkles. I’m dark and spikey. Seelie to Unseelie if you get the mythos. She’s the gentle queen of the court, I’m the evil jester.

The main difference between her and I (if it’s really considered a “difference”) is that while we may be on the same path, she’s definately way ahead of me. She’s way ahead of the game. More than likely, because she fought much harder for it than I have. She’s earned her successes. I’m just now starting to steal mine. She’s living my dream, and it’s been a pleasure watching her do it. If I’m going to pick anyone to live vicariously through, I couldn’t pick a nicer gal.

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People of Earth,

My pre-sell period is now over, and it was successful, I ended up selling a bunch of them, but luckily, I've got a bunch more left over. So you know what that means...

My ACEOs are now listed on e-bay!

Get them while you can. Only a few people got to see them the first time around, and they sold like crazy. Now that the rest of the world is about to see them, they're going to go even faster.

Also, I'm available to be commissioned for custom art cards. Most media, all subjects. Contact me and let me know what you'd like.

November 2016

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