Archive for the ‘Umbraverse’ Category

Oracle of the Closet version 2

January 17th, 2013

Moribund Clarivance

January 2nd, 2013

No one knows for certain whether she was once a real human being somehow lost in reality’s pattern buffer, or simply some manifest expression of the universe’s own spite. All that is known is that she is what happens when a summoning spell fails catastrophically. Manny a dark and mysterious cult has vanished as a result of accidentally calling forth an irate old woman who was none to pleased at having her tea interrupted.

Illustrator, Seals, Umbraverse

Group Topic: Flying

December 27th, 2011

Boeing 747: sandworm of the skies.

"Real Art", Group Topic, Illustrator, Umbraverse

And Some More

August 25th, 2010

grapefruit_studyI thought I might as well post the rest of it -you know, to tide you all over until I get back.

(Here pretending that I actually have some semblance of a posting schedule prolific to the extent of being interrupted by a few days off-line.)

Photoshop, Random, Star Wars, Umbraverse

Tech Study

August 23rd, 2010

tech_concept4Well, you all knew this was inevitable, and by “you” I probably just mean Nathan, but oh well.

This is actually real concept art for once, as opposed to crummy art pretending to be concept art so as to excuse its crumminess. Not that it matters, I’m pretty much just posting this for the heck of it.

Photoshop, Random, Star Wars, Umbraverse

Group Topic: Messianic Prophecy

March 20th, 2010


And when the lint of man’s hate meets the strewn crumbs of his fear,

and when it rises upon man in retribution for his shortsightedness,

they who see the future will send one of their own

to save man from his folly and beat the future into his thick, collective skull.

The Lady in the Closet

For the rest…

"Real Art", Group Topic, Photoshop, Umbraverse

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

Emsworth Analog

December 16th, 2009

caleb_emsworthThe next printmaking project, then. Photo process is awfully fun if you do everything in Illustrator anyway.

"Real Art", Projects, Umbraverse

Really Bad Omen

December 14th, 2009

caleb_really_bad_omen1My first printmaking project that looked any good, based on an image I have not been able to get out of my head since reading Homer.

"Real Art", Projects, Umbraverse

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