Good Morning, Cthulhu!

Good Morning, Cthulhu!

And we’re back with some sanity-killing artwork of Cthulhu. Rise and shine sleeping gargantuan monster!

Polychromos Coloured Pencils and Ink on 8.5×11 paper

Thanks for viewing!

Koi Deer

Koi Deer

The Koi Deer, known as the Рыболень (Ribolen’) to Slavic countries and Sakana Shika to the Japanese, is a beautiful creature that is incredibly rare. If spotted, this Quilin-esque being was said to bestow incredible fortune and joy to the beholder. But if sought to be captured, it could transform its pursuers into jays. Here is one of the Koi Deer’s most well known legends:

The Koi Who Ran on Land

In the middle of the Ancient Forest there was a secret pond. And in the pond there were many carp. They were all finely dressed as if for a ball, and they danced gracefully in the water. They were happy in the pond, but one koi was not. He saw reflections in the water, shifting images of leaves and trees; animals and birds that came to the pond for a drink. And he thought, would that I could see the world there and dance!
One day the River Spirit came to the pond to refresh herself. She saw the beautiful carp within, and sang to them. Most of the koi were not interested, they were too busy dancing in the water. But the young koi fish came to her call. “Hello little one” she said warmly, “why did you come to listen when your family did not?” The little fish explained his desire to the Spirit, and she laughed.
“Bring me four oaken twigs, mud from the pond and a little round pearl, and I will help you.”
The koi did as asked. He found the twigs, used his snout to dig up some mud. But a pearl he could not find. He despaired, but then a miracle happened. An eagle flew overhead with an oyster in its beak. Suddenly a hawk took to mind to take the food, and the two quarreled. In the midst of the quarrel the oyster dropped onto some rocks and broke, and a beautiful little pearl within popped out and sank into the water. The koi saw all of this, and rejoiced as he took the pearl to the waiting spirit.
She took the fish out of the water, put a glob of mud on the end of each twig, and then put them on the underside of the koi. She then rubbed the gasping fish with the little pearl, and whispered magic onto his scales. When she threw him into the water, he stepped out as a creature almost like a painted stag. His fishscales shone in the sunlight – he was a qilin.
“Go and run” Said the Spirit
And so he did.

Koi Deer is a design made up by me, the story made up by me, and it is a birthday present for a friend. ^^

Drawing done in coloured pencil on 8 x 10 paper

Fury of the Dragonstorm

My first full drawing in 5 months.

It’s…surreal. I’m happy!

The character you see here is Valduin, or the Spiderdragon, my own creation. She’s basically me. Especially when the fire is brought out. And now she’s furious.

11×8.5 paper, Polychromos coloured pencils
Time: I have no idea.

(c) Spiderdragons belong to Dragonstorm Studios

Thanks for looking, guys. c:

Knife on a Stick – Boffer Spear

Knife on a Stick - Boffer

Apologies for the messy room, but let me introduce you to my new spear, Knife on a Stick!

This is a latex boffer weapon, hand crafted by me. It’s a fairly small thing, 5’3″, but then again it is proportional to my height and I fight well with it.

On the haft there are notches – it’s Ogham script! It spells out, in broken Gaelic: “ELADNORI EAN SIDHE SAITH NI SEALGAIRE”

“Bird-spirit of the Eladnori, Saith, daughter of the Sealgaire clan”
Larp. 😉

Baron von Ignatius

Baron von Ignatius

For Anime North, this was my costume! Baron von Ignatius, also known as the gentleman of death. He is an original design of mine. Click on the picture, and you’ll be able to read his tale of woe…

Skull made of craft foam and hot glue. Staff is done the same way.
Photo credits go to Convoke Photography!

Jack of Blades

Jack of Blades

For the past week and a half I’ve been working non-stop on this commission, whose deadline was for Anime North. This was a collaborative commission: a friend of mine did the cape, another person made the sword, and I was in charge of the armour and mask.

This here is the Jack of Blades, from Fable.
Armour was made out of styrene, EVA foam and hot glue.

The mask was made from apoxie sculpt.

Credits go to Burditt Photography!

Valduinash – The Fang of Valduin

Valduinash - The Fang of Valduin

Valduin – noun, name
“ashk” – tooth, fang

I made my sword two months ago, but we finally found the camera battery so here you go, my first foray into woodworking. I’m pretty strong on the bandsaw and belt sander, but power drills confound me. Thank you wood glue.

I digress.

I’ve wanted to make my own dragon sword for a long time, and while I did have a general design, this ended up becoming a “I’ll just wing it” prop. And you know what? I’m very satisfied.

Composition: 70 cm of MDF (about one meter total length), three dowels, laser cut components, apoxie sculpt, cotton thread, craft foam/willow withe base, finished and sealed with acrylics, styrofoam sealer and varnish.

I hope you guys like it!