“Larghissimo capriccioso”

Illustration

Made with Corel Painter on a Wacom Tablet.

Gentleman Tattoed Skull

Anatomy, Cartoon, Digital Draw, Surreal

Gentleman Tattoed Skull

Gentleman Tattooed Skull. Made with Autodesk SketchBook on a Wacom tablet.

 

Masks

Cartoon, Digital Draw, Illustration, Sketching, Surreal

“Chronicler shook his head and Bast gave a frustrated sigh. “How about plays? Have you seen The Ghost and the Goosegirl or The Ha’penny King?”

Chronicler frowned. “Is that the one where the king sells his crown to an orphan boy?”
Bast nodded. “And the boy becomes a better king than the original. The goosegirl dresses like a countess and everyone is stunned by her grace and charm.” He hesitated, struggling to find the words he wanted. “You see, there’s a fundamental connection between seeming and being. Every Fae child knows this, but you mortals never seem to see. We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”

Chronicler relaxed a bit, sensing familiar ground. “That’s basic psychology. You dress a beggar in fine clothes, people treat him like a noble, and he lives up to their expectations.”

“That’s only the smallest piece of it,” Bast said. “The truth is deeper than that. It’s…” Bast floundered for a moment. “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

Frowning, Chronicler opened his mouth, but Bast held up a hand to stop him. “No, listen. I’ve got it now. You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she’s beautiful, she’ll think you’re sweet, but she won’t believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding.” Bast gave a grudging shrug. “And sometimes that’s enough.”
His eyes brightened. “But there’s a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you…” Bast gestured excitedly. “Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn’t seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.”

“What the hell is that supposed to mean?” Chronicler snapped. “You’re just spouting nonsense now.”

“I’m spouting too much sense for you to understand,” Bast said testily. “But you’re close enough to see my point.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Head Anatomy and Bird

Anatomy, Digital Draw, Illustration, Surreal, Traditional Art

head-anatomy-ans-bird

head-and-bird-collage

Made in a traditional way, pencil on paper, then took a photo and added colors and other details digitally.

Some nights feel a little too big…

Cartoon

stars-blanket-byladvic

Rick and Morty Anatomy

Anatomy, Cartoon

A great (and a little weird) television show/cartoon! So I decided to make a “Anatomy poster” of them. 

More coffee!

Anatomy, Cartoon, Digital Draw

Processed with Snapseed.

I need coffee…

Anatomy, Cartoon

Oh Monday! I need coffee… a cup? two cups? Best pouring it directly on the brain…

Processed with Snapseed.

Needing so much coffee today…

Breathing

Anatomy, Animation, Cartoon

My second attempt to animate some of my drawings.

Chewing Skull

Anatomy, Animation, Cartoon

My first attempt to animate some of my drawings.