Archive for the ‘Illustrator’ Category

Artist Militia Seal

December 25th, 2011

It’s already popped up in a few places, but I’m putting it here for the record and also so there is a larger version.

Illustrator, Seals

Halloween Sinistrosity

October 31st, 2011

This is the digital version of my final printmaking project (so a trifle old). We were to put together a visual anthology on the subject of “villains,” and as they were the greyest villains I could think of, I did the Auditors of Reality.

(The nice part is that I can post this again for Christmas.)

"Real Art", Illustrator, Projects

More Ironclads

March 3rd, 2011

Group Topic: North vs. South

March 1st, 2011

Technically this is only two-thirds done, but as all the interesting bits are there (and I’m sort of stuck) I thought I might as well put it up. I assure you the complete version will have penguins.

"Real Art", Group Topic, Illustrator

Group Topic: Arcturian Aliens

January 30th, 2010

arcturian4While recent archaeological breakthroughs have definitively proven that the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids without any extraterrestrial aid, they have also uncovered shocking evidence that will shake the very foundations of everything we have ever believed about the origins of the bowler hat.

Illustrator, Random

Patagonian Conure

January 2nd, 2010

mom_09My piece of Mom’s Christmas present this year; I’m rather proud of it.

"Real Art", Illustrator, Photoshop

Josiah’s Guild

December 21st, 2009

wives_of_heberJosiah’s youth people are trying to start a Amtgardesque combat group and they are attempting to decided what to call themselves. They want a name that is crisp and easy to remember, that will strike trepidation into the hearts of their opponents, that invokes a nice sigil, and that makes an obscure biblical reference. P. G. Wodehouse and I came up with this one.

Illustrator, Random

Clarinda Hemp

December 17th, 2009

seal_hempGenerally considered a sort of mild, public menace by the various underworlds of London, the so called Lady of the Lamps made it her mission in life to study the secret lives of those people, who for one reason or another, preferred to keep their lives secret.

Illustrator, Seals, Umbraverse

Product of a Deranged Mind version 1

December 13th, 2009

lisa_1This is the first time I have ever free-handed anything in Illustrator.

Illustrator, Seals

Group Topic: Dickens Coat of Arms

October 10th, 2009

This is a classic example of calligramancer heraldry. Though as such, there is not a great deal one can learn from it just at present, but I shall attempt. The calligramancers devised their own form of heraldry centuries ago, and while there are perhaps more written records pertaining to this particular sect’s history than any other, all these records were taken down by members thereof. So it is hardly surprising that perusal of said histories is one of the more dangerous home occupations.

According to Clarinda Hemp’s notes on the subject, the central figure often denotes something “roughly equivalent to a personal familiar, though not exactly, actually not very like at all.” The figure positioned directly above it seems to act as a modifier of some sort to the central figure; I believe it serves as a technical notation regarding the thing’s exact nature to other calligramancers, but I am uncertain to the symbol’s exact meaning.

The outer symbols are less mysterious, if they are indeed examples of Baldwin’s Stars, the “nasty, pointy ink blots of death” Clarinda wrote about. These exist as a sort of numerical code; a trio in a coat of arms signifies that the bearer used his arts to rendered military service to crown.

-Ophelia Himmle, The Search for Guppy

Group Topic, Illustrator, Umbraverse, Uncategorized