“But I don’t want to go among mad people,“ Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.” ~Lewis Carol, Alice in Wonderland
I’ve always wanted to do something based around the 7 deadly sins, so thats where this piece originally formed. I didn’t want to do an obvious representation of Gluttony so I went a more subtle route. Hence there only being one cupcake, and having the background wallpaper consist of venus flytraps.
Here’s the process for my Scorpio piece. The original image can be found here.
First I sketched and inked the image. Then after a layer of gel medium, I used aging and cracking varnish to create the aged look. Then added some shoe polish to emphasis the cracking. After I scanned it, I made a few more edits in Photoshop, and there you have it!
They are humanitarian, philanthropic and keenly interested in making the world a better place. They’d like to make the world work better, which is why they focus much of their energy on social institutions. Those born under this sign are visionaries; progressive souls who love to spend time thinking about how things can be better. They are also quick to engage others in this process, which is why they have so many friends and acquaintances. Making the world a better place is a collaborative effort for Aquarians. Thinking creatively and inventively is one of their greatest assets.
Here’s another one. Shout out to all my Aquarius friends!
Its kind of a a really bad photo of it because I couldn’t get ahold of a scanner. I’ll scan it soon hopefully so you can see the details more clearly, because believe you me, there is a ton of detail. BUT I FINISHED IT! That should be cause for celebration. 40+ hours of work finally complete.
Pencil, colored pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and gel pen.
This is one of my more recent endeavors, drawn in honor the Pirates of the Caribbean. I REALLY want this to be a sticker some day. Just look at that baby Kraken and tell me you don’t want that as a sticker?