sketches sketches, actual sketches while I try to get some character designs worked out and play with some pens!
All Celestin Nanteuil wanted to do was be a famous painter and get rich off gallery shows. All he actually DID was become one of the most successful an sought-after illustrators of his day, working with pretty much every popular author of the time and in demand with nearly all the writers of the Romantic movement, and make a solid living off art until he was respected enough to become Director of the friggin’ Beaux-Arts Academie, which is either a tragic tale of Dreams Unrealized or a shockingly successful artistic career depending on how closely a Deadling was Looming when you asked him.
–In fairness to him and his very dramatic loathing of his successful constant employment, he just missed out on getting to participate in the Golden Age of Illustration, which would have given him both the chance to experiment in color that he mostly lost out on by being stuck with early-mid 19C illustration work, and the potential for serious fame. Illustration in France at the time was often a kind of generic affair, with a lot of publishers treating work-for-hire a bit like a stock footage search, and re-using and re-formatting art without credit or any sort of later payment. It was a pretty frustrating situation! But Celestin was a True Romantic and, like all True Romantics, was way more Dramatic about it than mortals of a lesser artistic movement might have chosen to be. DESPAIIIIIR!
…also he was apparently pretty like a dang Renaissance angel in his college years. He definitely got an amazing beard as he aged.
When Murasakibara felt down, he would call his lover over and hug them until he was better. One of the major events was his loss to Seirin, and he did not let them go for two days.
Murasakibara is the type to excessively buy ornaments, trinkets or cheap jewelry for his partner if he thinks it is cute. Also, it’s because they are really tiny for him to handle so he thinks of them as fragile yet precious, just like his lover.
You’ll be sure that spending time with his lover means that most of it would be eating and sleeping. He finds it nice to sleep with his partner, and usually talks with them intimately there.
Whenever he has the chance to go to a festival or carnival, he would pull his partner along to show off his shooting gallery and goldfish scooping skills.
He accidentally neglects his partner for long periods, and when someone reminds him or he realises it himself, he’ll rush to his partner’s side and shower them his affection.
If you’re down in Long Beach for the Agenda show, you might have peeped this sweet painted piece by artist Russ Pope. Russ will be in a duo show in April at AR4T gallery with, none other than Neil Blender!
IM REALLY BUSY AT WORK BUT I SAW THIS AND I WAS LIKE RPORTJWEPROTJWEPROJTWEPOR I MUST POST IMMEDIATELY HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. THIS IS SO FUCKING GOOD I CANT HANDLE THIS I AM LITERALLY OVERWHELMED BY EMOTION AND I FEAR THERE WILL NEVER BE A CURE IF THIS WERE A PSOTER ON MY WALL ID KISS IT EVERY NIGHT BEFORE BED AND BUY 50000000 JFC