March 30, 2011
Want Some Custom Killjoy Boots?

poisonandfire:

Some of you are probably getting fed up with my being broke; as, I currently have An Auction of Signed stuff and a deviantArt print going that I’ve been talking about here.


Desperate times call for desperate measures, however. Or — moreso — creative ones, in the case of this next thing I want to propose.

In December, I posted a picture of my boots that I painted Killjoys-style, and a lot of you went batty over them and even offered to buy the original pair:



However, I’m way too attached to those to part with them ; so, I doubt I would sell them (unless I were offered $mad chedda$), but what I can offer is this:

If you have a pair of boots and an idea of a way to spruce them up Killjoy-style, I would be willing to execute your idea with my lousy paintbrushes and trembling hands (HEY! You said you liked it! and Gerard Way himself called them “fucking awesome.”) for a fee.

What I would ask from you:
-Your pair of boots shipped to me
-$50-$100 (negotiable), depending on how big the boots are and how much detail you want
-Help with the shipping cost to get them back to you because they’ll probably be heavy. Haha!

Is anyone out there interested?

*Note: I am a full-time student, and can probably offer this only for a short amount of time while the quarter is not busy.

This might be relevant to some interests.

March 30, 2011
#SINGitforJapan

#SINGitforJapan

March 14, 2011
Hey, LJ folks—

inkanddestroy:

I have a bid up at help_japan!  Bidding starts at $10 for some sweet, sweet art. 

The lovely Kellie (whose work can be seen here) also has a bid up there!   

I meant to do a proper blog post when I first heard about this LiveJournal artist auction, but look, there’s even more incentive for you guys to go check it out! What’s not to love about this? Seriously. Go, go, go! You have until March 26th, I believe, for the whole shebang.

March 8, 2011
chikinpai:

Art by Gerard Way for the Fuse “Draw” Tour.

I guess it’s Art Tuesday today?

chikinpai:

Art by Gerard Way for the Fuse “Draw” Tour.

I guess it’s Art Tuesday today?

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March 8, 2011
poisonandfire:


Concept Art for Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by Vasilis Lolos on Deviantart

Oh! I hadn’t seen these in color! Amazing!

"The colors, Duke! The colors!" *______*
If you get that reference, you win.
ETA: You can find the rest of them on his DA account here.

poisonandfire:

Concept Art for Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by Vasilis Lolos on Deviantart

Oh! I hadn’t seen these in color! Amazing!

"The colors, Duke! The colors!" *______*

If you get that reference, you win.

ETA: You can find the rest of them on his DA account here.

January 18, 2011
From Vinyl Pulse: "My Chemical Romance: Mousekat Resin"

Now if only I could get my hands on one of the Mousekat heads, that’d be awesome.

January 7, 2011
labrattish:

One of the nice things about commissions is they tend to put me slightly out of my comfort zone…more than I intentionally do to myself.
So it’s out before it’s asked: I use Adobe Illustrator CS4 for all my (digital) artwork, this includes a lot of the animation sets I do. (the image can be made larger, depending on what you’re using…if you’re directly on my tumblr, it’s just clicking the image)
This is the recent commission I just finished for Girl Automatic’s brother in which he asked for a picture of himself with lightning powers in an urban setting.  All parties involved (including the client) were surprised that he picked this sketch.  The others involved him walking down the street of tokyo or times square.  I’m sorta thankful, though; this one involved the least amount of strict perspective…
And I’m not sure I’d be as happy with the finished products of the other ones.  This I really do like, especially considering, at least to me, it’s not really like anything I usually do.
Onto the next commission—which I’m super excited about…but can’t talk about or share, since it needs to remain a secret.  So I guess the arts you’ll see has to do with the badge art, must get them done!

Infamous! (Context.)
My younger brother’s greatest wish is to develop electroknesis. Every time I get him a gift, his first guess is almost always, “Ooh! Is it electricity powers?”
I’m glad to see that, in at least some way at least, he’s finally able to have them.

labrattish:

One of the nice things about commissions is they tend to put me slightly out of my comfort zone…more than I intentionally do to myself.

So it’s out before it’s asked: I use Adobe Illustrator CS4 for all my (digital) artwork, this includes a lot of the animation sets I do. (the image can be made larger, depending on what you’re using…if you’re directly on my tumblr, it’s just clicking the image)

This is the recent commission I just finished for Girl Automatic’s brother in which he asked for a picture of himself with lightning powers in an urban setting.  All parties involved (including the client) were surprised that he picked this sketch.  The others involved him walking down the street of tokyo or times square.  I’m sorta thankful, though; this one involved the least amount of strict perspective…

And I’m not sure I’d be as happy with the finished products of the other ones.  This I really do like, especially considering, at least to me, it’s not really like anything I usually do.

Onto the next commission—which I’m super excited about…but can’t talk about or share, since it needs to remain a secret.  So I guess the arts you’ll see has to do with the badge art, must get them done!

Infamous! (Context.)

My younger brother’s greatest wish is to develop electroknesis. Every time I get him a gift, his first guess is almost always, “Ooh! Is it electricity powers?”

I’m glad to see that, in at least some way at least, he’s finally able to have them.

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January 6, 2011

I don’t think I’ve heard “amazing” used so often in such a short time span. o_o And I’m not gonna lie; I kind of wish the interviewer had talked to Lindsey and Jessicka Addams more. It was their show, after all! XD But all the same, it’s a neat little video, and I really wish I was able to see the pieces in person!

December 29, 2010
If there is anyone who can help me name the original artist, I would be most supremely grateful. I did this picture as a linocut study last year and I cannot, for the life of me, recall who the creator of the original piece is. (Hint: I don’t mean who pulled this print photographed, so no, “Lol, it’s you!” bits, yeah?) All I have to go on are the original printmaker’s initials in the corner, and that’s not really helping me out. :| And it’s kind of important that I remember who the original artist was, because I’m putting my portfolio pages together and I want to list the important details.

If there is anyone who can help me name the original artist, I would be most supremely grateful. I did this picture as a linocut study last year and I cannot, for the life of me, recall who the creator of the original piece is. (Hint: I don’t mean who pulled this print photographed, so no, “Lol, it’s you!” bits, yeah?) All I have to go on are the original printmaker’s initials in the corner, and that’s not really helping me out. :| And it’s kind of important that I remember who the original artist was, because I’m putting my portfolio pages together and I want to list the important details.

December 2, 2010
30 DoT: Day 2 - Your Crush

Wow, this thing just cuts right to the chase, don’t it?

My crush.

I don’t think I really have any major crushes lately. I’m not going out as much, not meeting many new people… Meh. I have a small one that has been going for a while, but it’s sort of off and on, not really one I think I’d try to act on. The last major crush I had…well, let’s just say that every major crush I’ve had with a boy who wasn’t famous has never worked out. Ever. I have a romantic scorecard in the negatives, and I’ve been keeping track since about the sixth grade. I just kind of fail at it. And the last major one stings worse than others because I’d actually broken from my normal routine. We had a reasonably good audible connection. He was pretty much perfect for me.

It’s no secret I have a type. This last major crush fit my type and then some. So I should’ve known it was doomed worse than any couple on a Joss Whedon show—except those guys all got to hook up at least once!

But anyway. To take this out of the depressing realm, I present my art crushes—aka, those people whose art or music makes me swoon.

Gerard will not be on this list. My art crush on him is already a huge given, I think, yes? For the same reason, I’m not listing Amanda Palmer, either.

Janove Ottesen

But I will list this guy! XD You’ve heard me ramble about him, before. Lead singer of Kaizers Orchestra. Intelligent, articulate, charismatic, a huge ham on stage, and way too damn talented for his own good. The man fronts KO, yes, but he’s also got his own self-titled CD and he’s written family-friendly musicals. The aesthetic he cultivates with the band is just this wonderfully bizarre, fun, dreamy world. I really wish it was a real place that I could magically visit on a regular basis!

Otto Dix

Stormtroops Advancing Under Gas, 1924

I admit, I only really got into Otto Dix’s work recently, during an art history class I took this spring, but in a way I have Girl Apocalypse to thank for bringing his name to my attention. He was an artist who had originally enthusiastically signed up to fight during WWI. Though he earned the Iron Cross for his war services, the experience left him very much a changed man. For several years following, his work focused on the horrors of war and the suffering endured by soldiers in the aftermath.

If anyone knows where I can find an inexpensive Dix art book, let me know.

Ben Templesmith

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If you don’t know who Ben Templesmith is, I’ll give you a hint:

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Aka, “The 30 Days of Night Guy”, although that title could just as easily go to series writer Steve Niles as well. (Dark Days is the second volume of the trade collections.)

I can’t appropriately explain why he’s awesome. You kind of just have to pick up one of his comics or one of his art books (I highly recommend Tommyrot) to really get it. His use of color is amazing, and I absolutely adore the wispy, smoky way he does things. If Kaizers Orchestra ever wanted to tell a story via comics, I’d probably nominate Gerard Way and Janove to team up on writing and Templesmith to draw. It might seem like it’s too out there, but I’m almost fully convinced it would be an awesome match-up.