+phantoms in the echos+ [revised 2012 edition]
Pencil on sketch book paper/Photoshop Started in 2008, completed in 2009, revised in 2012. [revised has richer, brighter colors for print, more marks, and other random bits]
Satan & Good God from The God Machine.
A fun quote from my original posting of this-
"My dear silly lil princess god, who do you think lives in the shadows?"
So, just who is this Satan dude anyways?
Satan is not who you think he is for starters. Obviously there is a Good God, and an Evil God (and yeah, Limbo God, whatever!) Satan doesn’t seem to fit into this “God” dynamic, does he? Where does he live, what does he do, and what does he truly want from Guy Salvatore?
Satan makes a return in volume 2. We get to see him faaaaaar more than what we saw of him in volume 1. Good news for fans of the smooth talking
For the record, Gee Gee could totally take him down. ;D
2006. Pencil on paper & photoshop. Guy Salvatore falling through the sky. Inspired by my favorite Pink Floyd song, “Learning to Fly.”
In particular, I still love my pencil work in this. It has a few problems, but that weird expressive pencil is still so fascinating to me. I wish I still drew like that. This piece was done a year after I left college.
"There’s no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, A state of bliss
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky..”
lyrics (c) Pink Floyd
"Ghost in your Shadow"
This image feels so good to do. All i’ve been doing lately is client work. Which when I do work for hire, it takes most of the life out of my lines and the painter in me steps up and just completes it. Super polish, I guess? (i don’t know how to explain this better… :( )
This— this is far more raw, emotional, loose, yet playing with some painting techniques.
I just needed to remind myself that i’m still in me. I’m more than a machine in the machine, that I exist. What better way of expressing that through these two sad ghosts…
Throwback Thursday—- “The Comic.”
A trip to waaaaaaay the fuck back —-(well not THAT far back.) This was probably done at the end of 2000 (if the file is correct and not reading when i put it to disk.) I had a mouse at this time or my first wacom graphire tablet, unsure which at this time. What I do know is that I had this shitty “comes with the scanner” photoshop that existed before elements… it was more like to make your photos seem fancy with filters after you scaned them. Somehow I learned how to color in it, and got it to produce layers for me— cause I wanted to learn that shit dammit, and I knew it was there. It was no easy task though.
So this was a scanned drawing originally, colored digitally using dark magic… and yeah, that’s an early Good God. :) At the time the God Machine was called, “The Comic” ‘cause I didn’t want to commit to a name in it’s formative years. It would have a side webcomic I called, “Press Start” starring only The Gods, who were at a comic book convention doing stupid things—-which to this day is pretty humorous.
Anyways, I want to try to put this kind of stuff up more often, especially since I found a disk with some of my earliest stuff. :)
[De/Vision - Running All Night]
God Machine soundtrack stuff. AKA inspiration music.
My tribute to Maynard in vol. 1 of @TheGodMachine. Yeah, my attempt at a math/Tool lyric. 90 by 4= 360. (Full turn around) 90 degree angles x 4 = a perfect Square. #comics #aperfectcircle #aperfectsquare #parody #tool #maynard #thegodmachine
This scene in particular is based on the first time I saw A Perfect Circle in concert. It was their Mer De Noms tour. (about 2000-01)
I won tickets to the show at the Hard Rock Cafe (Orlando) and took my friend JT (who Evil God is based on) with me. I was completely head over heals in love with the dude, but as all tragic stories go, he was not in love with me- ha! (That in itself is a long story, but the real happy ending is that we are still friends to this day.)
Bringing it back to the comic, Guy and Sith are a combination of me from that night- there was the guy who I loved protecting me from the Moshers moshing inappropriately to APC and Maynard singing heavenly (and seemingly) to me. It was as if time stopped and nothing could be better than that moment.
In high school me and my friend held Maynard up as one of our Gods (him and Trent). It was a weird time of idols and finding solace in music. I suppose that is the teen MO. Though as a 30 something music still is the one hiding place still left in this world.
This scene is a tribute to a moment of real happiness, to a real life God among men (and the bandmates that surround him), to the one who got away, and to pure geekery.
Anyways happy birthday Maynard, and thanks for the excuse of talking about this. ;D
p.s. poor Milo. Which Milo returns in volume 2, for what that’s worth.
Progress of a God Machine page.
What page? What book? WHUT?
[The God Machine does not have a dedicated instagram, but creator Chandra Free does @ spookychan - She’s currently updating her feed with in progress photos of these comic pages. If you follow, you just have to bare some cat photos and her occasional face. :P]
[Seabound - Everything]
"You are everything…"
From my DA description:
character- Good God
from- my comic, “The God Machine.”
media- fire alpaca/photoshop
The best thing when I get a commission? When someone asks for one of my characters. This one was a fun one because the client asked for GG to wear glasses (and to have an unamused look over her glasses). I had actually been playing with the glasses idea in my head already for later. I don’t think this will be her final form in spec-wear, but having granny glasses seemed to be a fun idea for her. Who know’s maybe she has a bunch of different type of glasses laying around, similar to Evil God and his normal specs and his sun-glasses.
You might ask yourself, “why do Gods need glasses?” That’s for me to know, and you to find out! ;D We do get to learn about a few big things about the Gods in volume 2 that should prove to be interesting…
Yes wary fans, volume 2 is happening…
ANYWAYS! Still taking special commissions! See details here— http://spookychan.tumblr.com/post/74927721529/chan-needs-money-special-commission-time
New Good God art~
I know you’re tortured within,
Your eyes look hungry again…
You’re tangled in the great escape.
*posts this at 2:30am when no one will see*
i took my emotions out on Guy. as if he needs more problems. I wanted this to be messy and emotional and I think I succeeded.
New fanart! Aww, poor Guy! Thank you mechanicalalex! <3 It’s awesome!
Latest test Ian design (for @TheGodMachine) I did on vacation. Unfortunately, I think I lost his Chinese/Scottish look with trying to make his face more angular. Eyes are also a real challenge too… But I think I’m closer now with his hair, addition of his glasses…#wip #drawing #design #sketch