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A Heartless Enemy

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There are some progress shots from sketch to lines over at my blog [link] but this one truly is a bit of progress through procrastination. I've been trying to put together some more commercial flash sets, as keep getting asked for girly/religious/tribal stuff and it completely does my head in, but I'm skint... This and another skull painting are pressure releases.

The shirt version is up over here [link] so check it out and buy one so I can keep a roof over my head...
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Chamjari's avatar
Awesome 4 color design.  Looks retro, almost like carnival art.  I wanna win this on a mirror. I would've titled it 'Bad Moon' or 'Love of Life' or somehow both.  Killer all the around.
HRTnSKL's avatar
love this one
lordego1's avatar
Many Good! I am so gonna' buy the shit out of one of those hoodies! :)
monkeydeathcult's avatar
Thanks man, means a lot coming from an artist like yourself :ahoy:
macsoares's avatar
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monkeydeathcult's avatar
Haha I actually saw this one as quite a positive piece ;)
siggystarfish's avatar
prop41n's avatar
this, is amazing.
:eyepopping:
MummysLittleMonster's avatar
Unnnf this is soo good! I always love your skulls!
monkeydeathcult's avatar
You get the pin ups, I get the skulls... Seems fair tho. But you definitely get more work out of it! ;)
MummysLittleMonster's avatar
Well sometimes anyways!
monkeydeathcult's avatar
Thanks man, saw your new shirt over at I Want Your Skull the other day, sweet work.
americananana's avatar
i love it, really detailed and i love the colors, especially the blue, i never ever thoguht those colors go together but they do!
and i love the idea of the heart, i actually thought it was a crying eye but a wound fits also, it can go either way :)
monkeydeathcult's avatar
Thanks chica, you've got the blue and red in your icon! As for the heart its traditionally a wound, but I've used the eye and stuff myself a few times, wanted to keep it simple.
americananana's avatar
haha yeah but its more turquoise the one i have in my icon :)
now i want a heart with a crying eye!
monkeydeathcult's avatar
Then you need to get on and draw one chica!
tifftoxic's avatar
Amazing! I really like the detail on the skull and the colors you chose!
monkeydeathcult's avatar
The blue was a last minute change from the yellow I'd been planning, but it turned out good so I'm happy with it. I've been trying to get the balance between my graphic skulls and my realistic skulls, its not easy and I keep over doing some of the details... ;)
tifftoxic's avatar
Well it's an awesome last min change! I think you have a nice mix of details on your skull here. Not too plain, but not too meticulous with detail. Yellow would have looked nice too - but the blue is just so refreshing! (Probably cause I've been using a crap-ton of yellow in my work lately,haha) None the less, fantastic work!!
monkeydeathcult's avatar
Thanks chica, I'm trying to more painting and pencil stuff to ween myself of the liberty of last minute colour changes in my digital work. But I'm planning on doing some silkscreen printing again soon and this is perfect for it! ;)
tifftoxic's avatar
Are you going to be printing on shirts? I saw the ones in your shop and I really like them, but of you're gonna do some handmade ones I might just hold out and get one of those if that's your plan :D Love your stuff!
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