I had fallen in love with this wreck long before I even saw it in real life. Konstantinos's photograph haunted my mind and my imagination so powerfully and for so long that I came to a point where I didnít want to actually see it in case the spell was broken, fearing it would fall short to my expectations.
Left alone to disintegrate on a windblown, misty beach in Peloponnesus, Dimitrios proved to be every bit as enchanting as in my dreams. Haunting and haunted, broken but not yet dead, it still stands upright, a ghostly mirage condemned to travel forever through misty mornings, fiery sunsets and sunrises, through rain and thunderstorms, gloomy skies and starry nights, through time but never through space, never leaving the place thatís been eating it away for almost 30 years now.
I have pictured it in my mind in all of these conditions and if I were living close to it I would have made a point of capturing it in every possible light and weather condition. One thingís for sure: this ship hasnít seen the last of me and neither have you seen the last of it.
For *KirlianCamera, the man that started this travel beyond the darkness and into the light
As iconic as Boris Karloff's Frankenstein's monster, Charles Laughton's 1939 make up and portrayal of The Hunchback of Notre Dame has become THE accepted version of poor old Qusimodo and so was the natural one for me to base my own, somewhat comic, version on.
This was made very quickly(about a week from start to finish) for a movie exhibition at the Cineaqua Muveum in Paris where it will be on permanent display from the 1st of June...it's right in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, so if you're in the area and a bit bored go check it out!!
This is made from silicone over a fibre glass base with glass eyes (which I didn't make) and real hair.....he's 'life' size.
I contemplated not even posting this because I just simply can't get her face to look symmetrical no matter how hard I try *flips table* But I have a rule for myself that I must post something at least once a week so.. Also can you tell that I love sparkles haha
P.S. i've read all of your comments - it's amazing how many of you felt the same way i did when looking at her quite profoundly. it's also amazing how many of you gained little tears in their eyes. it's also amazing how much love you've given this photograph and, indirectly, to her. thank you. i hope that, one day, she will know how beautiful she is.
P.P.S. my God, thank you for the Daily Deviation. i love how little steps lead to great happenings.
This is your legacy empire! Your youth will pay in blood for your techno dreams.
The other week I was fortunate enough to tag along to my friend's film shoot. I took my camera to capture the area as well as get stills from the movie.
I can not stress enough how creepy and beautiful this place was. It was at an abandoned concrete mill a couple miles outside a dinky little town. We were in the middle of nowhere. I felt abandoned, and yet, the people who have visited leave their own history.
One of the coolest experiences of my life. I thought I'd share some of the beauty.
If you're interested in using any of these pics for stock just post a comment here and I can message you a larger, unedited version.
This is a painting of the River Styx from the Greek mythology. I wanted to make this painting really creepy, with allot of cinematic elements, but still keep some elements of Greek mythology (for example the mask that is part of the face of Hades, like in a Greek statue). The painting was done in photoshop with different brushes, but no photo textures.
This is the final color painting over the original pencil. The original color palette for Barakkas was vermillion, in the story but the author decided to make him bluish, ha ha so I had to re color him not so hard in photoshop..glad it wasn't an oil painting .
The book Nightmare Academy is out now in stores none of my art is in the book but the website has tons, feel free to visit [link]
The author Dean Lorey is wrapping up the final writing for the second book.
First off, I'd like to say that the house design is not my own. I used sweetgreychaos' design, so go check her out! Her stuff is amazing! [link]
My house is a way smaller version of hers, so sadly it isn't as crisp, but it's a house none the less.
I had a problem with my new yellow I got... it smudges everywhere! I constantly had to keep fixing that damn moon!
Just out of curiosity, lets see how many of you actually read this little description. Put <3 <3 <3 if you read this! *edit* Holy crap, I didn't realize how MANY of you read this. I'm impressed! Haha! I now understand!
This time i practiced drawing some noses, and believe it or not these were only half-referenced! *-* I'm beginning to tweak things in the references i use, so that i can more actively improve and learn realism (i think it's better than just copying your references exactly as they are)
As you can see, i also worked on different ages
I'm not adding any skin texture or details like those at the moment, i'm just focusing on the big picture so that i better focus on learning the principles of rendering realistic stuff (not photorealistic at the moment)
But i'm not really happy with the results yet, gotta keep working to improve!
Also, you can use these as a reference if you can find them helpful somehow! (but credit me if you do so)
And next time i'll try complete faces! *-* Then once i feel comfortable i'm going to try to draw a realistic face from my imagination, to check whether or not these exercises are helping me in achieving my goal