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This is the little corner of the Universe I've staked out for my illustrations of :iconpeahopeless:peahopeless's writings. They began as a hobby to give myself something to do when Real Life(tm) isn't eating up my time, but they grew into something much more substantial.

I work primarily with pastel pencils on charcoal paper, occasionally with No. 2 pencil on sketch paper, and when I'm feeling especially masochistic I delve into ink using the most ghetto-fabulous method at hand to remind myself why I don't work with ink. I touch up and add lighting effects to my work in Photoshop, and the day dA offers a category covering Traditional Art with Digital elements, I shall celebrate.

Almost all of my work comes directly from or is inspired by a specific story, and in some cases won't make complete sense if viewed without that context. As such, it's a good idea to read the Artist's Comments section. (Of course, if you're the type of person who enjoys a mystery, more power to you. ;-) ) Also, if you like a particular illustration, I very highly recommend reading the story associated with it. The image wouldn't exist at all if it weren't for the inspiration. :-)

And now, on with the motley...



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