Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cora Animation 2

Here's another version of Cora.

Cora Turnaround 2 (Costume)


Sickness Strikes!!1

I may not feel my best, but I am sworn to my artly duties.


The Editor

Title: The Editor
Date: January 29, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: Another possible character that might inhabit this animation that I'm working on. Not sure yet how he would fit in.


Cora - Masked Turnaround


Title: Cora Masked Turnaround
Date: January 30, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: Even more character development for this animation.


Still-Life Buildup

Title: Still-Life Buildup
Date: January 24, 2012
Medium: Graphite


Still-Life Buildup 2


Title: Still-Life Buildup 2
Date: January 26 - 30, 2012
Medium: Graphite


Still-Life Stylized


Title: Still-Life Stylized
Date: January 29 - 30, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: This style was actually copied from another artist... This is Giorgio Morandi's style.


Color Studies - Prismatics


Title: Color Studies - Prismatics
Date: January 27, 2012
Medium: Gouache / Graphite
Scale: Each 'page' is 9" x 12"


Cora and Notes


Title: Cora and Notes
Date: January 26, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: Playing around with more ideas and just so happened to get included in my Gothic Literature notes.


Demoness


Title: Demoness
Date: January 21, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: This is the result of staying up too long, and then watching the Skrillex video WAAAY too many times...


Mad Hatter


Title: Mad Hatter
Date: January 24, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: A sort of 'steampunk' version of the Mad Hatter.


Cora - Front Cover (mock-up)


Title: Cora - Front Cover (mock-up)
Date: January 31, 2012
Medium: Photoshop


Big Scans of Old Work

Title: Big Scans of Old Work
Date: September - October, 2011
Medium: Graphite

Notes: This is just a larger scan by request of these.


Just a quick update filled with lots of stuff... not much else to say at the moment.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gouache is SOOO hard to use.

Just noodling around more with gouache for class. As well as playing with my animation stuff.

Animated Character Turnaround

Title: Animated Character Turnaround
Date: January 26, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: Just trying to get even more of a feel for my character's full face. Still needs a bit more tweaking and then clean up and color.

Digital Painting Doo


Title: Digital Painting Doo
Date: January 27, 2012
Medium: Photoshop


Cora -- Suited-Up

Title: Cora Suited-Up
Date: January 27, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: The suited-up turnaround starts here.


Gouache Studies 2


Title: Gouache Studies 2
Date: January 26, 2012
Medium: Gouache
Scale: Each image is 3" x 4.25"

Notes: Just trying to make interesting abstract designs using a very limited color palette.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cora Exploration

Here's even more exploration with that character...

Now for the turn-around.

Character Turnaround


Title: Character Turnaround
Date: January 25, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 1911px x 933px

Notes: This is just another step in the process of the character development. Will continue to get this correct along with the color.

Cora -- Front


Title: Cora -- Front
Date: January 25, 2012
Medium: Graphite / Photoshop
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: Was trying to develop her combat costume further... while I think I may have it designed, I tried to play around with some color. At the moment I'm not sure what to think about it. You'll have to let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for viewing... more to come!

Character Development Studies and Buddy Cthulhu!




Artist of the Week! This week it goes to: Rotor 
Yet again, another artist that I've been watching for quite some time. He's actually been improving steadily for quite a while now, but I just really noticed a HUGE leap in terms of skill and style in the last few updates! I urge you to go check out his stuff and show your appreciation for this guy, he deserves praise for his hard work!
So alright... I've been doing quite a bit of character design this go around. I have a major animation project coming up and also school is in full swing!

Because of it... I've been watching The Maxx!!! like crazy. Look back a few posts and you'll get the link to watch all of it.

I would like one day for my fiancee to start posting her writing on a blog somewhere, she is actually really quite good and who knows... maybe it'll get her some awesome exposure. But I can understand her trepidation, as when it's what you really want to do, you'd like to make sure that you're good at it before you expose yourself to the masses. To each their own I suppose in terms of doing what they want when they need to do it.

Either way, I think she's improving quickly and I think it's awesome.

You know, now that you mention it... I think writing is hard. I mean, sure you can read a bunch and get your ideas down. But I mean... isn't creating an entire world and the creatures and people that inhabit it hard? I couldn't really imagine creating it all in words... that cannot be an easy task at all. Either way, I commend her for perusing such a challenging dream.

I'm actually excited for the day that we can work together on the same project. That will be an amazing task!
Imagine working with someone that you love on a project that you both develop together. I mean, we are both a tad on the crazy side... I can only imagine the wackiness that would come out of it! YEESH! One day perhaps...

For now I think school is really pressing us both down.

OH! I got accepted: Zombies, Guns, 'n Swords! which is REALLY damn cool. Now I just need to start making art worthy of being able to be on that prestigious blog.

Let's see... I think that's pretty much it... So, now for the art:

Skull Study

Title: Skull Study
Date: January 23, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: After doing the digital anatomy study, I really wanted to try and do pencil. I actually still want to do one of these for every part of the body.

Ashley Life Study



Title: Ashley Life Study
Date: January 21, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 4" x 4"

Notes: While I do like the technique employed in this image, it unfortunately doesn't look like my fiancee at all... she looks quite a bit slimmer, but for some reason she looks odd in this drawing. Hopefully one day I'll be able to get an accurate representation of her...


Character Development pages 1 - 6



Title: Character Development pages 1 - 6
Date: January 23 - 25, 2012
Medium: Graphite / Photoshop

Notes: Even more development on that character. I think I've found what I'm going to do, now it's just a matter of doing it well...


Cthulhu Logo


Title: Cthulhu Logo
Date: January 24, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: Who doesn't like Cthulhu?!


Color: Gouache Studies (Grey)



Title: Color: Gouache Studies (Grey)
Date: January 20, 2012
Medium: Graphite / Gouache
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: Very first studies with actual paint... This is a very unique way to do art. I'm going to be exploring this all throughout the semester.


Wacky Notes on Writing


Title: Wacky Notes on Writing
Date: January 24, 2012
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: This is pretty much how all my notes look all the time.

WELL!! Thanks for looking... more to come!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sketches


Vixie -- Ferret Bounty Hunter


Title: Vixie -- Ferret Bounty Hunter
Date: January 21, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 3000px x 3000px

Notes: My first thoughts for my animation character...  I don't know if I'm going to stick with this design. I have to watch the Maxx and see what I can take from it to put in my pieces.

Churchill Digital



Title: Churchill Digital
Date: January 21, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: I don't think I'm going to stick with this type... I prefer the graphite and conte approach to the portrait series. Plus you have to make them all look like one consistent body of work!


Friday, January 20, 2012

School Started Again...




Well, school is back in full swing... and I think I almost passed out on myself yesterday from exhaustion. I forgot again what it's like to be in school. Today I have my six-hour colour theory class... that might be a bit insane!

Anyway... so I've been trying to help tutor a few people again at school. I hope this time that the advice sticks a little bit at least. Either way, I'll probably still keep trying to tutor people as often as I can. I'm just that kind of person... plus I think that you can only grow your own skill by passing what you've learned previously onto people that think you're doing well.

I've recently sent an app to join these guys: Zombies, Guns, 'n Swords! I think it would be an honor to join up with this group of talented folks. I think I would have to step my game up ten-fold to keep up though. I think my pencils might could compete... but those digitals are still a huge step above my pay-grade at the moment. But I'll keep on trying!!!

Well, here's the art, I gotta get ready for school!

Speed Practice

Title: Speed Practice
Date: January 18, 2012
Medium: Photoshop


Anatomy Study

Title: Anatomy Study
Date: January 18, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 3000px x 3000px

Notes: Anatomy studies are amazing, I think that they actually help me immensely with my drawing and painting... I have to do one of these for every chunk of the body, I think it will grow my skill ten-fold!

Character of the Week - 275: Loa of Love WIP



Title: Character of the Week - 275: Loa of Love WIP
Date: January 18 - 20, 2012
Medium: Photoshop
Scale: Original is 3000px x 3000px

Notes: Just trying again to actually pursue a character development as I'll really be diving into proper character design this semester with my animation class.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Maxx!!!


So for an assignment that came up in Animation class, we were to pick a character that we enjoy, and then describe what makes that character unique and why we like it. We were to explain this in ten points.

  • Silhouette very "Raven or Crow"-like.
  • His proportions are very abnormal.
  • He wears an unusual mask.
  • He is actually a homeless person who believes he is in an alternate world.
  • He exists in two separate worlds.
  • Costume is kind of ridiculous, but most importantly, his boots are huge.
  • His alternate form is very Primal, almost tribal.
  • Along with the strange proportions, his muscles are humongous.
  • He protects a girl that is equally insane.
  • He's emotionally unavailable to everyone but the girl he protects.

Here's where you can watch the entire series:

The Maxx!!!

As well as to see more images of his... I will link them here though.



Not much... but there you go... I'll post my character designs next round.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Digital... HWEEE~!

Amelia Earhart -- Work in Progress



Title: Amelia Earhart -- Work in Progress
Date: January 12 - 14, 2012
Medium: Graphite / Photoshop
Scale: Original is 9" x 12"

Notes: From the BrainPan... I wanted to make a Steampunk version of Amelia Earhart. Finishing soon...




Monday, January 9, 2012

It is time again for another adventure!


Sheesh, it's been a little bit since I've posted in here. Well like I always do... I have returned. The break pretty much came and went. When it started I was all like

"YEAH! BREAK TIME! TIME TO GET MY OWN WORK DONE!" 


Psshhh..... where I did do some work, a majority of it was spent shopping for x-mas, and then promptly diving headfirst into the most relaxing XBOX 360 game-fest. When you get one of those, you pretty lose the ability to do anything but play games for a bit.

While it all was relaxing, it kind of pulled me out of the swing of what I was going to do. So during this semester of school I'm going to double time it. I have three pretty art intensive classes this go around. They should keep me pretty busy...

Anyway... enough of all that.

Time to do the old run of what we were doing before the break.

Artist of the Week! This week it goes to: Kan Muftic ! 
This guy has been on the art circuit for quite a while. His art is amazing and very well done. I can't quite decide which he does better... environments or characters. Both of them are pretty well done. Take a look at his blog and you'll be amazed!

Alright here's some of the actual work that I need to post.

Final for writing II:



The Sookie Stackhouse Novels versus the show True Blood

A Research Paper on the Sexism of Vampires
             Vampire, a single word that evokes a multitude of ways that one could interpret. The first one that comes to mind is the Hollywood theatrical vampire, in which the vampire is almost romanticized. Then, there are such forms as psychic vampirism, in which an apparition supposedly steals the  ‘essence’ of their intended victim. There are even forms of vampirism that are recognized by the medical industry. This syndrome is called “Renfeld’s Syndrome” and is characterized by periodic compulsive blood drinking and an affinity with death.[1] Many people actually think of vampirism as a mental and physical manifestation. The elongating of fangs from the incisor teeth, the supernatural abilities of flight, speed, and even the ‘glamouring’ of humans, as well as a certain ‘detached from humanity’ mentality. Each of these features seems to point to an overbearing ‘masculinity’ of what it means to be a vampire. Stop and think about it, what does each of these seem to represent? While they are to help the vampire ‘feed’, does it not seem like they are highly sexual and point towards what humans commonly portray as an emotional if not sexual rape? What follows is an exploration into what it means to be a vampire, including the fact that pop culture itself presents the vampire lore with a face of man. The fascination that humanity as a whole seems to have upon these supernatural creatures, especially when typical vampire stories are squelching the female voice, and also we are going to explore the more current fad that’s in and how it relates to sexism: The Sookie Stackhouse Novels[2] versus the show True Blood[3].
            Vampire legend dates all the way back to “[…] ancient Persia, where a vase was discovered depicting a man struggling with a huge creature which is trying to suck his blood.”[4] This goes to show that the vampire legend has existed since the dawn of man and then some, at least in an artistic sense. In the Bible itself it seems to even hint at vampirism in a certain form.
“10. What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crith unto me from the ground.
11. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
15. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold. And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest any finding him shall kill him.”[5]
The Bible seems to hint that Cain might have actually been the first vampire, which is why further lore suggests that the vampire is actually the “Mark of Cain”.
            The Bible itself seems to omit a bit of lore that would empower womankind as well. There is a character identified as Lilith, whom is omitted from the Holy Bible as we know it, yet is abundantly clear in Jewish apocrypha texts. This character was supposedly the first wife of Adam. Oddly enough Lilith herself is often seen as vile, as she is often portrayed as the serpent more commonly read about in the first book of the Bible, Genesis.[6] This would hint that the Bible has omitted this to very openly deduct woman’s power and actually try to vilify woman as a whole.
            Some time later, you have another Biblical character, Judas, who is also supposedly in part another contributor to the vampire legend. Supposedly by way of his evil betrayal of Jesus, he later committed suicide out of guilt. Typically vampire folklore claims “those who commit suicide are doomed to come back as vampires.”[7] Since Judas killed himself it would be only natural that based on this fact that he would return from the dead.
“3. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to that.
5. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.”[8]
Supposedly this is also another reason as to why vampires themselves are damaged by silver. It is in stark reflection of the curse that Judas started when he betrayed Jesus, as he accepted thirty pieces of silver to ‘sell Jesus out’.
            Even before Bram Stoker popularized the legend itself, there was a countess that was nicknamed the Infamous Lady. Countess Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Bathory was considered to be one of the vilest Female Serial Killers. It is said that she is a vampire woman who slaughtered and killed well over six hundred and fifty servant girls and proceeded to bath in their blood in an attempt to gain a supernatural immortality. She went even further by “biting pieces of flesh out from the girls, but also using knives and torturing them in other ways.”[9] The story of Elizabeth Bathory actually inspired such stories as the Grimm Fairytales, and even Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It just goes to show that this legend might actually be common-knowledge for, yet again, the exclusion of women historically, albeit a poor example of woman-hood in general.
During the witch-hunts of the Inquisition there was even superstition regarding the vampire. There was a book released at that time entitled Malleus Maleficarum[10] or The Witches Hammer. The following passage was a direct response to the vampire hunting that was occurring at the time:
“It is true that both in the Greek and in the earlier Roman cults, worships often directly derived from secret and sombre sources, ancient gods, or rather demons, had their awful superstitions and their horrid rites, powers whom men dreaded but out of very terror placated; fanes men loathed but within whose shadowed portals they bent and bowed the knee perforce in trembling fear. Such deities were the Thracian Bendis, whose manifestation was heralded by the howling of her fierce black hounds, and Hecate the terrible “Queen of the realm of ghosts,” as Euripides calls her, and the vampire MORMO and the dark SUMMANUS who at midnight hurled loud thunderbolts and launched the deadly levin through the starless sky.”[11]
This goes to show that vampire superstition has existed all throughout mankind’s ages. It doesn’t stop there either; this is merely a dusting on the cake of what vampire legend goes into. Every generation in just about every country has a different take on the vampire legend.
The popularity of vampires in supernatural lore has rose and fell all throughout the generations since all the way back then. As a matter of fact, vampires have existed in every culture on the planet, ranging from Albania to Vietnam. Each country has a different name for the vampire legend and each one has a different way that the vampire itself exists and thrives. There are extremely different forms of vampires throughout the world, and some that are so bizarre that they seem more akin to creatures of nightmare and fantasy than something that would actually exist. Superstitions though, have bred these creatures and the myriad of appearances that they hold as well as their many differing ways to be killed or prevented from being created in the first place.
            In more modern times we have almost been assaulted with an overflow of the vampire. Just about everywhere in the current culture there seems to be a vampire. The series True Blood and also The Sookie Stackhouse Novels are just the tip in an iceberg of the vampires that are brought up in current times. There is a vampire in just about every type of media that we currently have, be it television shows, movies, games, art pieces, etc. Although modern vampire seems to have taken less of a mythological standpoint, and more of a romanticized, overbearing sexual presence. Even young adults seem to be exposed lately to the ideology of vampire.
Each type of media that we have at our disposal seems to take a different take on the vampire. The vampires portrayed in shows and movies have a tendency to be more sexual deviant, and violent. The vampires in books, though, tend to be viler, more like outcasts from society. Although there is a great deal of vampires throughout all of our media, there is one thing that they all share: vampires seem to be predatory creatures bent on nothing more than feeding upon and eventually snuffing out the life of humanity.
A great deal of people seems to have this overindulgent fascination with the vampire myth. The fantasy for the past few years has had a huge focus on the occult, specifically the vampire myth, so it seems only fair that the general populace would gravitate towards them. The conflict between man and supernatural seems as old as the lore itself, but the generation that we are in now seems more ‘okay’ with the gore and social dissonance represented within these stories. One could only reason then, that, especially in more current times, the vampire fascination seems rooted in three general categories: their apparent immortality, their immunity to human disease, and finally their supernatural gifts.
            Immortality is a gift that humanity has wanted since as far back as the human world could walk. It seems that we are always searching for a way to beat the clock, so-to-speak. In our search for immortality, the vampire has us beat. Each of the lore seems to point directly towards the innate immortal being that is the vampire. Since they are undead creatures, they are timeless. Time seems to have no effect on their overall appearance, and they don’t seem to gain a certain degree of sluggishness that humanity gains over time.
            In both the book and the show this gift comes at a very huge cost: the typical vampire allergy to sunlight. This unfortunate side effect to vampirism is a large price to pay for immortality. I mean imagine it, not being able to go outside or even be awake for that matter during any time that the sun is up. That would mean that in this world your time would be limited to sundown to sun-up. A small amount of people would enjoy this time frame, but think about the things that you would miss out on. The feel of the warmth of the sun comes to mind immediately. Things that typical mankind takes for granted, that can only be done in the sun, wouldn’t be even remotely accessible to vampires.
            Another serious perk that vampires seem to have over humanity is their immunity to every typical ailment that affects humans. What would a vampire need to fear from any illness that affects humans? Influenza, Streptococcus, and even AIDS seem to have no apparent effect on the vampire, at least none that have been documented in any literature. If for nothing else, humanity must have a desire for a high degree of immunity that the vampire is prone to. This could hint at the overall theme of sexually transmitted diseases in the form that the fact of vampirism seemingly being a disease itself. It’s something that is spread through the blood transfusion.
            True Blood seems to show the only evidence of any disease that affects vampire-kind. They have a form of Hepatitis called Hepatitis-D, or Hep-D, as it’s commonly called in the show. In the show it pretty much immediately turns a vampire into a human again. It strips them of all their supernatural powers and thrusts them back into humankind. It is very much like a regular human getting the flu in that it turns them bedridden and ill. The vampire is confined to sleep and is too weak to really do anything, even feed.
            Let’s not forget all the supernatural gifts that are bestowed upon the vampire kind that typical humanity does not possess. There is a great deal of lore that tells of each of the different vampire special abilities given throughout the ages upon each continent. A few such examples of these abilities are uncanny speed, animal domination, and even flight.[12] The overall consensus seems to point on the fact that vampires can manipulate humanity to their means. It is much in the way that certain animals can hypnotize their prey before attacking.
            Glamouring is the gift possessed by the vampires in True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse Novels. This gift actually allows them to basically make anyone do anything that they want them to. It grants them the ability to basically coerce the populace into doing whatever much like a cult leader causing their followers to ‘drink the kool-aid’. Each person affected basically repeats whatever the vampire wants him or her to and then genuinely believes what he or she has been told. The interesting thing about glamouring is that it is a learned ability and not inherently given to the vampire. They must learn to do it much like a human learns to walk. It’s just something that a vampire does in this series.
            The more awkward thing about the Sookie Stackhouse Novels as well as True Blood is that the vampires contained within are completely open to the world. While humanity maintains a certain distance from them, they actually are open to the world. The line ‘coming out of the coffin’ appears a great deal of times in the series. It is actually a play on the homosexual adage ‘coming out of the closet’ in that the truth is finally known. Interestingly enough though, there is still a great deal of humans in these two that are against the vampires.
            Throughout the two series you are confronted with a group of humans called the “Fellowship of the Sun”. This group actually is very openly against the vampires and their gaining of equal rights in the American eye. The hilarious fact of this group though, is that they are no different than typical humanity as it is still falling apart because of sexism and racism. The main character that is portrayed in this group ‘Steve Newlin’ actually expresses a form of sexism towards his wife throughout the series. She is placed in a subservient role in which she plays the ‘housewife’ to the entire cult. Unfortunately in the show, she is even further exploited by the fact that she is disappointed with her husband and must now play the role of the adulterous wife by attempting to sleep with one of the newer members. While I am not here to comment on the sexual nature of womankind, I am merely stating the fact that she is placed in this role as a means to show sexual deviance from relationships and to, yet again, vilify women.
            Even vampires themselves in the show are shown in a form of sexism. One of the main female vampires throughout the show, Queen Sophie Anne, is portrayed as a powerful woman, but with complete abandon for finances. She is shown as a money hungry vampire woman hell-bent on doing everything she can to maintain her extreme fashion and lavishness that is stereotypical of a woman. At least the personality they have bestowed upon this character is atypical of feminine qualities; she is shown as extremely sexual, even going so far as to make her bisexual.
            On the vampire front, the show itself shows an extreme tendency towards sex by showing that the vampires, both male and female, are extremely sexually active. As said above, the Queen is extremely sexual, but it doesn’t stop there. Just about every vampire shown in the show has an extreme sexual appetite. The male vampires basically take advantage of every sexual situation that they can. One character even goes so far as to forcibly rape one of his clients for a great deal of hours. The terrible fact of this is that the character being raped only showed up because they were hired as a stripper in his club. It was basically an initiation of sorts.
            Luckily for vampires, at least the ‘vegetarian variety’, the Japanese invented a drink called True-Blood. This is to help stave off vampire hunger and basically give rise to the popularity of vampire-kind and inevitably led to the “Great Revelation”, or when the vampires became known to humanity. This drink is considered to be a “blood substitution” so that vampires need not go around drinking their fill on the general populace.
            Vampires throughout the many generations of mankind have been called many different things and have been given many different special abilities, but one fact still remains: vampires are generally predatory and a form of sexual misconduct. We’ve explored how historically the vampire legend has been overly dominated by the male sex, the fascination that humanity has towards this overly romanticized legend, and finally, the current fiction that many people are interested in: The Sookie Stackhouse Novels versus the show True Blood and how all of this relates to sexism. Honestly, it’s sad to say that sexism exists as a concept, but even sadder still is the fact that it is so overly prevalent in a majority of fiction and television.
Goddu, Teresa A. "Vampire Gothic." Vampire Gothic 1st ser. 11 (1999): 125-41. Print.
Harris, Charlaine. Club Dead. New York: Ace, 2003.
Institoris, Heinrich, and Heinrich Kramer, Malleus Maleficarum, Lvgdvni: Sumptibus Clavdii Bovrgeat, 1486, Translated and edited by Montague Summers, London: 1928.
Nosferatu. Dir. Friedrich W. Murnau. Perf. Max Schreck. Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal, 1921. Film.
"True Blood: Season 3." True Blood. HBO. Television.
"Vampire - Mythical Creatures Guide." Vampire - Mythical Creatures Guide. Mythical Creatures Wiki. Web. <http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Vampire>.

[1] Medical Guidebook that shows this disorder. Renfeld’s Syndrome.
[2] Harris, Charlaine, Club Dead, (New York: Ace), 2003.
[3] True Blood, DVD, (2011;  .[4] http://www.vampiresamongus.com/history.html
[5] Genesis. 4:10 – 15 (The New English Bible; New Testament).
[6] http://witcombe.sbc.edu/eve-women/7evelilith.html
[7] hellhorror.
[8] Matthew. 27:3 – 5 (The New English Bible; New Testament).
[9] http://infamouslady.com/about_the_countess.html
[10] Institoris, Heinrich, and Heinrich Kramer, Malleus Maleficarum, Lvgdvni: Sumptibus Clavdii Bovrgeat, 1486, Translated and edited by Montague Summers (London: 1928).
[11] Ibid.
[12] V. is for Vampire.


And noowwww... for the ART!

Xena: Warrior Princess


Title: Xena: Warrior Princess
Date: January 3, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: I really wanted to enter this Character of the Week... damn this break was soo lazy.

The Demon Warlord



Title: The Demon Warlord
Date: January 5, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: A redesign of an old sketch that I did using Photoshop... I'm going to finish this one too!!

Sketchbook: Gestural Studies



Title: Sketchbook: Gestural Studies
Date: November - December 2011
Medium: Graphite

Notes: 6 Pages from my sketchbook final for Drawing I

Zombie Hunter Stripper



Title: Zombie Hunter Stripper
Date: January 4, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: Zombies... Strippers... Shotguns?! What have I done!

Character of the Week # 274: Prophet of the End of Times (v2)



Title: Character of the Week # 274: Prophet of the End of Times (v2)
Date: January 8, 2012
Medium: Graphite

Notes: No reference, just trying to get an idea down fast.

Sketchbook: Inks



Title: Sketchbook: Inks
Date: November - December 2011
Medium: Ink

Notes: Only 4 pages here... but this was a serious breakthrough. I've never used ink like this. Stick and ink was amazing. I want to do MANY more of these.

The Jester



Title: The Jester
Date: December 30, 2011
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: An old piece in a series of characters that I was working on... I really want to get back to this guy and the others.

Notes on History



Title: Notes on History
Date: September - December 2011
Medium: Graphite

Notes: This is every note from my art history I class in college. While this might be a bit awkward to look at, I just thought it might be interesting for some people to find the artists that I wrote in here and maybe do some Master Copies or at least have a good laugh at some of the silly facts that art history has in it. (if you want to see the original, just email me and I'll send you the original -- matkaminski@yahoo.com)

Sketchbook: Odds-n-Ends



Title: Sketchbook: Odds-n-Ends
Date: November - December 2011
Medium: Graphite / Photoshop

Notes: About 14 pages smashed together... most of this was the hand studies that I did for my animation... I need to post that!

Character of the Week # 274: Prophet of the End of Times (v1)



Title: Character of the Week # 274: Prophet of the End of Times (v1)
Date: January 6, 2012
Medium: Photoshop

Notes: First version of this contest entry. Might go with the second one though...

Sketchbook: Realism



Title: Sketchbook: Realism
Date: November - December 2011
Medium: Graphite

Notes: About 16 or so pages from my sketchbook smashed together.