1. This is a custom “madball” I designed, sculpted and painted for my partner who collects them. It’s (obviously) inspired by Little Shop of Horrors but also carnivorous plants in general since he also likes those.  I made it for his birthday this past November.  These projects are fun for me because I almost never work in actual 3D and it’s a very different experience. My sculpting skills are pretty rudimentary. This is the one I made the year before though, so I think I’ve gotten a bit better! It’s made out of Das paper clay and painted with acrylics with glow in the dark sculpey teeth. I named her Audrey Spew.

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  2. aebrown-medusawolf:

    A few pages from part thirteen of my comic “OVOYYAMAR.”  <- click it! See the rest of this scene or start aaaaaaaalllll the way back at the beginning if you it pleases you!

    I can’t recommend anyone more as an artist or person than Alan Brown. Really seriously check out his amazing amazing ongoing comic that I’ve been begging him to please print so everyone can buy it (hi Alan!).

     
  3. This is a series of images I made for Katy Otto’s collaborative concept project “The Monsters in My Bed”  Each illustration corresponds with a song on the EP. You can order it from exoticfever.com

    I also did the cover image, I just don’t have a scan of it on hand.  It was a cool project to work on and Katy gave me a ton of freedom to interpret as I wanted from my own pool of reference and ideas, which can be challenging especially with content very personal to the author.  It’s always a challenge for me to work in greyscale too.

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  4. I did a set of these over the winter. The same drawing transferred several times and rendered with different color schemes. I mostly made them because people kept asking for them but I also never tire of painting rainbow demon monsters.  I’m hoping to start work on a personal piece in a similar vein this month!

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  5. Anonymous said: You're an amazing artist. Love your work. So beautiful. You probably get that a lot but I just had to tell you c: Have a good day, love.

    Thank you so much! Also I think most people like hearing this as many times as possible.  Maybe it’s just me haha.

     

  6. "We have already seen that defixiones must be treated as a familiar feature of ancient Mediterranean cultures.  What is more, they cut across all social categories; on this point there is virtual unanimity.  The reason for their pervasive presence lies in the observation that they worked, or that they were believed to work, which comes to the same thing.  Their success and effectiveness also explains why they were treated as illegal or dangerous.  Dangerous not because they always intended harm but because they worked.  Better yet, they worked in ways that could not be controlled by the legal, social, and political centers of ancient society.  Indeed, at times they stood outside, perhaps in direct opposition to those centers.  The idea that magoi could dispense power on matters of central importance to human life; the idea that any private person, for nothing but a small fee, could put that power to use in a wide variety of circumstances; and the idea that all of these transactions were available to individuals who stood outside and sometimes against the “legitimate” corporate structures of society- all of these ideas presented a serious threat to those who saw themselves as jealous guardians of power emanating from the center of that society, whether Greek, Roman, Antiochene, or Rabbinic.  Here was power beyond their control, power in the hands of freely negotiating individuals”

    -Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World- John G. Gager

    "Our written evidence for the Greek and Roman world mostly derives from literary texts written by and for small aristocratic groups, but in curse tablets we hear different voices, of provincials and non-citizens on the edge of empire, women and slaves."

    -Curse Tablets from Roman Britain

     
  7. Something I made a few years ago. This was for a halloween show where the theme involved redesigning packaging for a VHS tape. This is a wooden fake book box containing the 1922 Swedish/Danish film Häxan

    The spine is removable to you can slide out the tape.

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  8. city---grrrl said: how long do you usually take to finnish a painting?love your work!

    The answer to this is more complicated than you would think. I work 9-5 at a day job four days a week and paint when I get home, and on most of my days off, sometimes in 8 hour stretches.  Some pieces are small and simple and only take a day or two working this way, but some can take up to a month (the giant Medusa took a month on this work schedule) because they have a lot of fussy details like scales or trees or grass.  If I added up all the hours that go into an average piece against what I get paid if it’s a commission or it sells in a show I’d probably want to cry but it’s partly a symptom of the way I like to work and I’d do it not matter what so ohhh wellllllll.

    And thank you!

     
  9. Two small paintings I made for a booklet I’m working on of my b&w illustration.

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  10. jwoodall:

    telegraphgallery:

    Sorceress & Her Lich by Jenn Woodall

    Limited edition of 70 prints, 18” x 24”, screen printed by INDUSTRY in Austin, TX. The yellow ink glows in the dark!

    Telegraph Art & Comics

    My screenscreen for the Telegraph Gallery show EPIC ENCOUNTERS! I got the artist proofs and this silk-screen is seriously GORGEOUS, as are all the other prints in the series.

    While I’m at it, check out Jenn’s awesome print. You can buyyyyyyyy this.