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[artpost lxxvi] [Jul. 3rd, 2012|04:27 pm]
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Oh my god guys I am so sorry. I promised you a second artpost in June and then didn't deliver and now I'm paying for my sins by having lumbered myself with an artpost so massive that the mere thought of typing it up on this Swedish keyboard that keeps ambushing me with weird things like this å and this Ö when all I want is a fucking apostrophe is enough to make me cry.

So yeah. Here's this artpost, then - twenty images, mostly not in colour, but a few that are, and an awful lot of tattoo designs. Well, two and a half. No! Three! And a half. So, lots.

This keyboard is difficult and my eye itches and waaaah.

So, here! Tattoo designs.

An unfinished one for my friend Sarah (the third piece I've done for her) that still requires a bit of faffing with. Cute, though.

This one's a bit, er.

This one was for Nathan. It's on him now (ribs to hip) and looks amazing, but oh my god, you could hear the tattoo artist's screams of anguish from the waiting room. Horrible. But so fascist beautiful.

And this sheet of herring gulls has two that's going to go on Helen, probably:

The standing one and the flying one. Er, the big ones. With the grey on them.

And... something for me!

I'd have it done sans banner at the bottom. It's an attempt to make a 3x3 grid design out of Neutra, which is NOT MONOSPACE and therefore VERY HARD TO DO THAT WITH but NEVER MIND.

I've done quite a lot of work for others, actually. Not enough, but some. Here's some sketches for branding for a clubnight (HO HO HO WHICH ONE HO HO HO) and the resultant images, presented without further comment:

I've had radial designs on the brain after that St. Anthony piece above, ugh

This eventual flyer image is a shameless rip-off of the one I did for Cardboard Fish which was a one-night only thing and will never run again, and was SUCH A NICE DESIGN that I couldn't just bury it for good. Plus, this design features The Blind, who is a monster from the same universe as the monsters that live in my head come from. I drew them for the monster advent calendar, remember? They have a trail of bony syrup for a leg.

And then, the amazingly not-taking-itself-seriously logo:

HEADPHONES!! I tried to make it a bit steampunk but then I started to hate myself so I stopped immediately. I mean, steampunk: yeah, I see the appeal, as I was into it myself in a big way in 2006, but then... I just... sort of... overloaded on it. It's like The Avengers. I loved that film, and I love Loki to bits, but it's so everywhere that I can't deal with it any more :/

And that is like steampunk.

MORE STUFF that I've done for others, then! A couple of friends were running a LARP event that they needed blank masks painting up for. They wanted creepy, wrong and (ideally) covered in eyes. Plus a mask for the Inquisition. So here's what I did for them:

The eye mask.

This one's for the Inquisition:

See what I mean about radial designs on the brain? I blame Nathan.

Here's a comic featuring Nathan, so you can get an idea of the sort of people I end up having as friends:


In related news, here is some paisley that I drew because Nathan is some kind of paisley champion and then I wondered if I could draw some. THE ANSWER IS: YES I CAN, BUT MY GOD IT FUCKING HURTS.


Er, and then I drew my entourage for ever and ever and never stopped, the end.

Blod likes to roll.

Dag shaved all her hair off a few days ago!! Like, all of it! She's had waist-length hair for AS LONG AS I HAVE KNOWN HER, almost, and that's over half my goddamn life. Jesus.

All her lovely hair!!!!

And Myrrhidian likes to cut himself up, as you know:

I would never waste office stationery that's a vile and baseless assertion and frankly how dare you.


Do you want chips with that?

And then I did fanart of the werewolf NPC I played for someone else's LARP and he turned out a bit generic but okay

Cameron<3 He had me convinced! (I actually cried while playing him? I'm ridiculous) but anyway enough of that here's a picture of me:

the sleepy little monster

RAVENS. well, raven singular

ALL FINISHED. Please leave a contribution in the little box. (gracias señorita!)

[User Picture]From: [info]maetria
2012-07-03 04:31 pm (UTC)


[User Picture]From: [info]sternenstaub
2012-07-03 04:46 pm (UTC)


[User Picture]From: [info]comeonoveragain
2012-07-03 06:26 pm (UTC)


phwoar what an adorable little monster
From: [info]kimbleshi
2012-07-03 07:53 pm (UTC)


I think that Blod rolling is so cute that a little part of me died.

Love the raven as well - will that be a postcard? I can think of people who would appreciate receiving one!

Also your paisley is bloody impressive, clearly paisley but also stylistically very yours. I approve.

Would love to see the tattoos when tatted on people, I bet that they look fab.
From: [info]teh_arpil
2012-07-03 11:26 pm (UTC)


it's like a surprise present on my doorstep EVERY TIME YOU MAKE ART POSTS <3

i just loved every single one so much that i can't even comment on them individually without lapsing into incoherence, so: LOVE AND ADORATION SPEWING FORTH <3

lucian you are among my favourites okay c:
From: [info]
2012-07-04 12:46 am (UTC)



also Daaaaaaaaaaaaaag hurrah for colouring in the reflection of the bra that bothered me a bit when the WIP was SHARED ON THE TWITTERS but uhm now I am just delightface over it




also you have seen Neutra Face: A Bearded Poker Face Parody (, rite?

[User Picture]From: [info]amethystfirefly
2012-07-04 02:36 pm (UTC)


Lovely work, all of it, as always. <3

*_____* Nathan's piece is fucking gorgeous. Just... Wow. Wowwowwow. I WANT THAT ON MY BODY INSIDE. (Except I won't because I think it's kind of disrespectful to get a tattoo someone else had designed for them.)

Blod roll! <33333

I love the coloration on the LARP werewolf. Ex-fucking-quisite. Seriously.