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oreramar:

Having fun with my charcoals, and giving Commission work a shot for the holiday! Only a couple of weeks until Halloween left, of course, so it’s going to be a brief run, but hopefully an enjoyable one.

Now, half of the fun in this is twisting the appearance of a character (or an actual human being, as it may be) into the form of a stereotypical monster. As such I would appreciate you choosing subject matter which isn’t already a ghost, or a demon, or a vampire, though I’ll accept it even if it is so. Still, live a little.

In the case of backgrounds: simple background elements, such as Aradia’s mini-ghosts or the ghost-king’s unidentified seat have no extra cost. Kagura’s summoning portal is also negligible, mostly because the angle obscures any difficult linework which may have been present - had the circle stood upright behind her, it would be a different story. The only sample background present in this set is that behind Ed Elric, depicting the moon, trees, and crenelations. Please note that even this is simple. The character will always take precedence in these.

I’m not yet comfortable drawing more than one character in a single piece, so I have not included that as an option. Also, please no NSFW requests.

Providing references is much appreciated. 

I can be contacted for commission work here or via Deviantart, and will take payment via Paypal.

Rumor has it Homestuck is coming back soon…:D

Rumor has it Homestuck is coming back soon…:D

Having fun with my charcoals, and giving Commission work a shot for the holiday! Only a couple of weeks until Halloween left, of course, so it’s going to be a brief run, but hopefully an enjoyable one.

Now, half of the fun in this is twisting the appearance of a character (or an actual human being, as it may be) into the form of a stereotypical monster. As such I would appreciate you choosing subject matter which isn’t already a ghost, or a demon, or a vampire, though I’ll accept it even if it is so. Still, live a little.

In the case of backgrounds: simple background elements, such as Aradia’s mini-ghosts or the ghost-king’s unidentified seat have no extra cost. Kagura’s summoning portal is also negligible, mostly because the angle obscures any difficult linework which may have been present - had the circle stood upright behind her, it would be a different story. The only sample background present in this set is that behind Ed Elric, depicting the moon, trees, and crenelations. Please note that even this is simple. The character will always take precedence in these.

I’m not yet comfortable drawing more than one character in a single piece, so I have not included that as an option. Also, please no NSFW requests.

Providing references is much appreciated. 

I can be contacted for commission work here or via Deviantart, and will take payment via Paypal.

Oct 7

Koa

In 2005 I was fourteen, and I wanted a dog.

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Oct 6
Quick charcoal done of one of my sister’s latest OCs, at her request. Of course she requested one she’s not quite pinned down in design just yet and only gave me a sketch to work from, so goodness knows if this is “accurate” or if it will remain so for long. She always does this to me. Always.

Quick charcoal done of one of my sister’s latest OCs, at her request. Of course she requested one she’s not quite pinned down in design just yet and only gave me a sketch to work from, so goodness knows if this is “accurate” or if it will remain so for long. She always does this to me. Always.

Oct 5
axonmanage:

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HQ Gif Blod - http://gifini.com/

Oh this is one of my fave things of all times

These are such classic witches’ familiars. I can’t help it; I see the inklings of a fantasy fiction here.

axonmanage:

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HQ Gif Blod - http://gifini.com/

Oh this is one of my fave things of all times

These are such classic witches’ familiars. I can’t help it; I see the inklings of a fantasy fiction here.

Oct 5
elfpen:

sweetmoonbeam17:

feelsmoor:

oh hell yes, bring on all the TV concepts pls [source]



OKAY BUT CAN I JUST TELL YOU THAT AS A HISTORIAN THIS WHOLE THING MAKES ME SO FREAKING MAD 
YOU’RE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST, YOU FIND A SKELETON, WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU CHECK AGE, YOU CHECK CAUSE OF DEATH, YOU CHECK FOR DISEASES AND DENTAL STUFF, AND YOU SURE AS HECK CHECK GENDER. SERIOUSLY HOW FREAKING HARD CAN IT BE, HECK, I , A LOWLY ACADEMIC HISTORIAN, COULD PROBABLY LEARN TO IDENTIFY A MALE PELVIS VERSUS A FEMALE PELVIS. I MEAN I CAN UNDERSTAND IF IT’S ONLY A PARTIAL SKELETON, BUT SURELY AMONG THOSE PARTIAL SKELETONS YOU FIND ONE PELVIS OR HALF A PELVIS OR A FREAKING MANDIBLE OR  A BROW OR SOMETHING. IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S SOMETHING YOU NEED A MASS SPEC OR A MICROSCOPE OR A FREAKING DNA SAMPLE FOR; YOU LITERALLY DUST OFF THE BONES AND LOOK A THEM AND YOU CAN TELL AGE, GENDER, MAYBE RACE, AND SOMETIMES CAUSE OF DEATH. 
IT SHOULDN’T BE THAT HARD
AND YET YOU’RE TELLING ME THAT DESPITE ALL OF WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN RATHER OBVIOUS OSTEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE, YOU DIDN’T BOTHER TO LOOK AT THEIR HIPS BEFORE NOW BECAUSE THEY WERE BURIED WITH FREAKING SWORDS?!?!
THIS IS WHY WE STILL NEED TO TRAIN HISTORIANS, ANTHROPOLOGISTS, AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS 
BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE OTHER ONES CAN DO REALLY FREAKING DENSE THINGS LIKE THIS 
"Revamp the way they studied Viking remains", my eye. Start paying attention, maybe.

I recommend reading some of dyannehs' tumblr blog. She's an archaeologist/anthropologist in this field and discussed this whole thing ages before this article made the rounds. To paraphrase from my own memory of her writings (so please go to her for completion/details/accuracy): there actually wasn't enough of a physical dichotomy present to tell the remains of one sex from another half the time without the recent advancements in bone analysis. It's not that they weren't looking, or that they made assumptions solely based on the swords present, or that they're too dumb to tell a male from a female in modern terms - it's that these remains didn't necessarily have those extreme, marked differences in form.
Again, I seriously recommend her posts. You can learn a lot - and all of it comes from a field professional with education and experience under her belt as opposed to a source of media which will sensationalize and simplify as much as possible to attract readers and interest.
If I can find that one post of hers which discusses this in depth I will edit this with a link, assuming anyone out there is interested.
Edit: Here you go.

elfpen:

sweetmoonbeam17:

feelsmoor:

oh hell yes, bring on all the TV concepts pls
[source]

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OKAY BUT CAN I JUST TELL YOU THAT AS A HISTORIAN THIS WHOLE THING MAKES ME SO FREAKING MAD 

YOU’RE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST, YOU FIND A SKELETON, WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU CHECK AGE, YOU CHECK CAUSE OF DEATH, YOU CHECK FOR DISEASES AND DENTAL STUFF, AND YOU SURE AS HECK CHECK GENDER. SERIOUSLY HOW FREAKING HARD CAN IT BE, HECK, I , A LOWLY ACADEMIC HISTORIAN, COULD PROBABLY LEARN TO IDENTIFY A MALE PELVIS VERSUS A FEMALE PELVIS. I MEAN I CAN UNDERSTAND IF IT’S ONLY A PARTIAL SKELETON, BUT SURELY AMONG THOSE PARTIAL SKELETONS YOU FIND ONE PELVIS OR HALF A PELVIS OR A FREAKING MANDIBLE OR  A BROW OR SOMETHING. IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S SOMETHING YOU NEED A MASS SPEC OR A MICROSCOPE OR A FREAKING DNA SAMPLE FOR; YOU LITERALLY DUST OFF THE BONES AND LOOK A THEM AND YOU CAN TELL AGE, GENDER, MAYBE RACE, AND SOMETIMES CAUSE OF DEATH. 

IT SHOULDN’T BE THAT HARD

AND YET YOU’RE TELLING ME THAT DESPITE ALL OF WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN RATHER OBVIOUS OSTEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE, YOU DIDN’T BOTHER TO LOOK AT THEIR HIPS BEFORE NOW BECAUSE THEY WERE BURIED WITH FREAKING SWORDS?!?!

THIS IS WHY WE STILL NEED TO TRAIN HISTORIANS, ANTHROPOLOGISTS, AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS 

BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE OTHER ONES CAN DO REALLY FREAKING DENSE THINGS LIKE THIS 

"Revamp the way they studied Viking remains", my eye. Start paying attention, maybe.

I recommend reading some of dyannehs' tumblr blog. She's an archaeologist/anthropologist in this field and discussed this whole thing ages before this article made the rounds. To paraphrase from my own memory of her writings (so please go to her for completion/details/accuracy): there actually wasn't enough of a physical dichotomy present to tell the remains of one sex from another half the time without the recent advancements in bone analysis. It's not that they weren't looking, or that they made assumptions solely based on the swords present, or that they're too dumb to tell a male from a female in modern terms - it's that these remains didn't necessarily have those extreme, marked differences in form.

Again, I seriously recommend her posts. You can learn a lot - and all of it comes from a field professional with education and experience under her belt as opposed to a source of media which will sensationalize and simplify as much as possible to attract readers and interest.

If I can find that one post of hers which discusses this in depth I will edit this with a link, assuming anyone out there is interested.

Edit: Here you go.

Skoll and Hati miniature paintings

Norse mythology describes two terrible wolves who chase the sun and moon across the sky. When Ragnarok comes, they will finally overtake their prey and devour them.

Available as a set on Etsy

Finished knot. Pencil, ruler, charcoal, kneaded eraser, blending stumps and a tissue.
And time. Plenty of time.

Finished knot. Pencil, ruler, charcoal, kneaded eraser, blending stumps and a tissue.

And time. Plenty of time.

Work in progress of a knotted design. I’m stopping here because it’s so late it’s technically early and I’ve been tired for days now. I really should have gone to bed hours ago, but noooo, I just had to start playing with interlacing lines complete with precise measurements and charcoal backing to make it pop…

Work in progress of a knotted design. I’m stopping here because it’s so late it’s technically early and I’ve been tired for days now. I really should have gone to bed hours ago, but noooo, I just had to start playing with interlacing lines complete with precise measurements and charcoal backing to make it pop…

HJRM: Jack

Jack hadn’t intended to end up at the edge of the city, staring down the roads that trailed out into the unguarded wilderness and dangerous forests that lay beyond human settlement. This was an old haunt, one he hadn’t visited since Manny Lunanoff plucked him off the streets with a friendly, honest smile that sank into Jack’s soul like water into parched ground.

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Poster

Princess and Dragon on Etsy

Lots of fun. :)

Listing Sold!

Just sold my 16x20” poster print of Princess and Dragon on Etsy!

Packing it up tonight, shipping it out tomorrow morning. I get so excited whenever somebody purchases art from me. :D

I do still have a 12x18” version. Guess I’ll be finding out how Etsy handles listings with more than one variation when I mark this one as sent.

HRJM

Completely rewrote and replaced Hiccup’s intro story in my little RotBTD/RWBY crossover to be a little truer to certain aspects of his character and to showcase a reworked concept for one of his main weapons. I won’t reblog it, though, because as it turns out you can’t include a read-more cut in a photo caption and the whole thing was put up as a picture post instead of a text one, and the whole thing is a bit long.

You can find the post by searching my tags under “HRJM.” Alternately, here it is.

My brother felt left out, so here’s his charcoal trollsona to go with mine and my sister’s. :D

My brother felt left out, so here’s his charcoal trollsona to go with mine and my sister’s. :D