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Goddess of Herbs - for the Buford Highway Farmer's Market (a world famous gourmet grocer) in Atlanta, GA.

MODEL: Angela Chancey
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects'. In Illustrator I use simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. In Photoshop I paint, often using the semi-transparent settings and glaze in the traditional neo-classic technique.

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Goddess of Rice - for the Buford Highway Farmer's Market (a world famous gourmet grocer) in Atlanta, GA.

MODEL: Josie Lee
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects'. In Illustrator I use simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. In Photoshop I paint, often using the semi-transparent settings and glaze in the traditional neo-classic technique.

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The third of my "Neopolitan Ice Cream Cthulhu" Triptych. Also see Chocolate and Strawberry:



Here's the true story of what happened: I was working in my studio one day in March and I got the Blue Screen of Death. So while my hard drive rebuilt, I laid down on my studio sofa and took a nap. In my dream, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the image of Cthulhu driving this poor corseted damsel insane with temptation of pie. Being a woman - that particular torture is very close to me. When I awoke the image hadn't left and I was compelled to sketch it out... thinking that it would turn out like crap and I could put it aside - but it didn't. It was beautiful. So then I sat down to do a color study, thinking that the sickly-otherworldy-green would ruin the piece - but it didn't. Two weeks later she was does - and I hadn't worked on any other projects at all - including the client piece I had been working on when my computer crashed originally. She was a standalone for a long time, until I kept getting requests for others like her. Cupcake came along in 2011, the Ice Cream Cthulhu Triptych came in 2012, and Cookie was finally completed in January of 2013. You see - it's not about the sexual enticement at all (except of the viewer) - it's about the specific horror women feel about the terrible balance between the pleasures gained from beauty and from dessert.

MODEL: Claire Kramer (Yes, the actress from Buffy and Bring it On)
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects', but there are simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings.

Here are the first two:
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This was a private commission of a Burlesque Belly Dancer. I'm very happy with it.

MODEL: (withheld)
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Cintiq 21UX and Intuos 4)
PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects'. In Illustrator I use simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. In Photoshop I paint, often using the semi-transparent settings and glaze in the traditional neo-classic technique.

I didn't intend on it - but I think it makes a great pairing with Bubo v2.0.

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The first of my "Neopolitan Ice Cream Cthulhu" Triptych. Also see Strawberry and Vanilla:



Here's the true story of what happened: I was working in my studio one day in March and I got the Blue Screen of Death. So while my hard drive rebuilt, I laid down on my studio sofa and took a nap. In my dream, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the image of Cthulhu driving this poor corseted damsel insane with temptation of pie. Being a woman - that particular torture is very close to me. When I awoke the image hadn't left and I was compelled to sketch it out... thinking that it would turn out like crap and I could put it aside - but it didn't. It was beautiful. So then I sat down to do a color study, thinking that the sickly-otherworldy-green would ruin the piece - but it didn't. Two weeks later she was does - and I hadn't worked on any other projects at all - including the client piece I had been working on when my computer crashed originally. She was a standalone for a long time, until I kept getting requests for others like her. Cupcake came along in 2011, the Ice Cream Cthulhu Triptych came in 2012, and Cookie was finally completed in January of 2013. You see - it's not about the sexual enticement at all (except of the viewer) - it's about the specific horror women feel about the terrible balance between the pleasures gained from beauty and from dessert.

MODEL: Mixed
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects', but there are simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings.

Here are the first two:
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This is my latest personal piece. I did it mostly to show that, yes I can and do paint men very well. I just prefer to draw women. As always, I put WAY TOO much into this piece. The full size is 90 inches tall. Although the detailing is not as intricate, I'm quite proud of my play on the neo-classic forms and grid-structure. The more you look at him and the more you know about art - the more you will see in him. That's my specialty. Enjoy.
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Connecticut Opera Poster - Tosca

CBS News video of my Tosca posters being stolen: [link]

Interview with me by CBS News about poster thefts: [link]
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Hype Manufacturing - Gear Girl

MODEL: Meghan Perkins
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects', but there are simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings.
EXTRA: Antiqued paper created by hand, scanned then applied in Photoshop.
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这张是准备给Comic Fiesta 2011的倒数图,但可惜的是作画太慢了,画了一个多月才完成线稿,接下来的上色才是最难最关节的部份,画这张我压力真的很大.

这张模仿了alphonse mucha的画式和构图,寻找资料方面下了不少心血,主要是以重构图来作画.

This is ready to Comic Fiesta 2011 countdown chart, but unfortunately too slow painting, drawing more than a month to complete the line of draft, the next color is the most difficult part of the joint, I painted this pressure is really great.

This mimics the alphonse mucha painting style and composition, to find a lot of information efforts, mainly based on reconstruction plans to paint.
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"Be carefull what you Summon" is the phrase that goes with the mentality behind the image. ^_^

GAIA - From Ancient Hellenic Γαῖα, a poetical form of Gē Γῆ, "land" or "earth"; also Gaea, or Ge was the goddess or personification of Earth in ancient Hellenic religion, one of the primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Hellenic Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea).
Hesiod's Theogony tells how, after Chaos, "wide-bosomed" Gaia (Earth) arose to be the everlasting seat of the immortals who possess Olympus above and the depths of Tartarus below. Gaia brought forth her equal Uranus (or Ouranos in Ancient Hellenic) (Heaven, Sky) to "cover her on every side" and to be the abode of the gods. Gaia also bore the hills (ourea), and Pontus (Sea), "without sweet union of love." Afterwards with Uranus, she gave birth to the Titans, as Hesiod tells it:

"She lay with Heaven and bore deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire."

ORPHIC HYMN TO GAIA

- Fumigation from every kind of seed, except Beans and Aromatics -

Oh Goddess, Source of Gods and Mortals,
All-Fertile, All-Destroying Gaia,
Mother of All, Who brings forth the bounteous fruits and flowers,
All variety, Maiden who anchors the eternal world in our own,
Immortal, Blessed, crowned with every grace,
Deep bosomed Earth, sweet plains and fields fragrant grasses in the nurturing rains,
Around you fly the beauteous stars, eternal and divine,
Come, Blessed Goddess, and hear the prayers of Your children,
And make the increase of the fruits and grains your constant care,with the fertile seasons Your handmaidens,
Draw near, and bless your supplicants.

TIME CONSUMED - 7 hours on and off.
Mistakes, as usual, were made on purpose.
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