beloved the world over by illustrators and designers, I haven’t used this stuff since art school. I’m thinking of using it for covers and splash illustrations in my comic so i’ve been doing some quick illustrations to practice using it (its a bit of a finicky medium)
over the next couple days i’ll be uploading some of them!
The night faun
did this one a while ago at a drink n draw around halloween,
sooo creeeepy haha
brushpen ballpoint and opaque white marker
My latest linocut! working my way back into linocutting, this one is aprox 5x8 in dimension and much more detailled than the last one, I’m working on figuring out light effects, its really interesting working from dark to light, everything is reversed.
The darkbringer is a mythic figure that does not exist. I know it sounds strange but when researching real mythology, i often come up with characters and myths myself, to fill holes or just to please my imagination, this is one of those non-myths.
The darkbringer is the harbinger of night, twilight and just before dawn is her domain, she strides across the sky with her dark lantern and the sky behind her fills with night, (behind her rides the night lord who lives only in darkness, but thats another story) she is endlessly walking around the world, bringing the night and this is why we have night and day.
Sortof a strange little story, atlas-esque in her eternal task, i drew her sitting, which she does only very rarely and that is why sometimes the sky goes dark in the day (eclipse)
Writing myths is a pretty fun exercise, coming up with stories that explain everyday & unexplainable phenomena. I that may be why i’m so drawn to the supernatural, the endless potential, unfixed by science or reason.
dont ask me where i got the time to knock this one off between all the design contracts but here it is, i’ve been aching to do more lino prints since the cold weathers set in (whats with that) so look forward to a few more of these over the coming months, most notably, krampus! to tie into my st nick print from last year, two faces of christmas anyone?
this one i’m tentativly calling the bone god,
a sort-of dangerous forgotten old god that eats your sorrows and comes out during storms. Its a little over 8.5x11 in size and one of the biggest other than my st nick one, cut myself three times. it took about six hours total to cut.
Cant tell you how fun it is to get back into printmaking.
sorry for the long delay between updates, i should put up some of my design work just so you know i havent been slacking :)