New Ink Art and Alphabeast: O is for Onryō

The second Alphabeast ink of the day is a Japanese mythological creature known as the onryō.

If you’ve seen The Ring (or Ringu), even maybe The Grudge, you probably have a pretty good idea what a onryō is. An onryō is a vengeful ghost, seeking retribution for some wrong that happened to it during life.

The most famous onryō is probably Oiwa, from the Japanese ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. Oiwa, before she dies, was given a poison creme that left her face, especially her left eye, drooped down.… Read the rest

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A fun new idea: artists posting at 10 am every day

Being on Twitter (quite often) gives me the chance to see what other artists are up to, and the kinds of projects that they work on. Case in point, yesterday Eric Orchard posted one of his sketches, and the idea came up that it would be fun if a bunch of artists decided to get together and post their own works in progress, at a certain time every day.

So today, we started doing just that.

Today we’ve had a good response, artists posting on Twitter under the hashtag “#10oclockart” as it gets to 10 am their time.… Read the rest

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New Ink Card/Digital Color: The Gorgon

I had fun digitally coloring The Pale Man ink that I did (see it here!), and I thought I’d try it again. I’ve been away from inking for a couple of weeks, due both to the job search and some paying gigs, but I created a new one today for sale.

I have numerous ink ideas, based on various creatures and characters, that I want to do.  Their purpose has been, since the beginning last year, to ground my work a bit more than it has been. By at least starting with a photo (I end up straying quite a bit), I’m hoping to learn a better sense of real world lighting, characterization, and just a more measured approach to art.… Read the rest

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