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A thousand huzzahs.
I want to draw octopi until my brain explodes.

Wandsuna - Packin' My Bag for Lolita City

38 x 51cm / 15 x 20 in
Crescent illustrator's board, technical pens, pencil and aquarelle, metallic paint, acrylic.

Date: 2011-12-07 10:24 am (UTC)
lupagreenwolf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lupagreenwolf

But seriously, this is frakking amazing. I keep looking at it, and there are just more and more dimensions and lines and layers to it. Just layers and layers and layers.

Also, congratulations. You have made a creepy-awesome cephalopod being that *isn't* Lovecraftian!

Date: 2011-12-07 08:58 pm (UTC)
paleo: a beautiful full moon with clouds (moon)
From: [personal profile] paleo
Better Cthulhu than Zoidberg. :-P

Date: 2011-12-08 12:57 am (UTC)
lupagreenwolf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lupagreenwolf
Why not Zoidberg? 3:

Date: 2011-12-08 12:59 am (UTC)
lupagreenwolf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lupagreenwolf
Yeah, but this doesn't have the Cthulu energy. It's a totally different kind of creepy. More subtle, less "rise up out of the ocean and destroy everything".

Edited cause gif

Date: 2011-12-07 11:17 am (UTC)
tsukikokoro: Yare yare daze (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsukikokoro
There is so much I could say, but I'll limit to WOAAH - there is a really, really interesting thing you did that I would never have guessed you'd do. Okay, so the red on the "sleeves" near the hands and at the bottom of the robe make me think of the pattern that would appear if he walked out of a body of water with a lot of blood in it. But then... outside of him emanates a murky, watery aura. And so (to take a page from your tumblr):

Re: Edited cause gif

Date: 2011-12-07 01:56 pm (UTC)
white_rabbit: (Moon - Starry eyed)
From: [personal profile] white_rabbit
I have been seeing this .gif everywhere and never has it been more appropriate than right now.

Date: 2011-12-07 12:39 pm (UTC)
hrafn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hrafn
This has not gotten any less creepy. The sort of sickly vibrant yellow green is a nice touch.

Date: 2011-12-07 02:00 pm (UTC)
white_rabbit: (Moon - Clapping)
From: [personal profile] white_rabbit
At first I was like "There is something very different from this Wandsuna than the others and it's not just creepiness" but I suppose a big part of it is that it's not pastels. But it suits this one very, very well. :)

It is creepy for sure, but I love the flow of the tentacles. Particularly in the black.

Date: 2011-12-08 12:39 am (UTC)
white_rabbit: (Luna - Read)
From: [personal profile] white_rabbit
The colour thing is definitely true. Though the way you did blood was a lot more 'toned down' compared to what we're used to seeing in art, it is a lot more realistic and a lot more, well... as disturbing as it's supposed to, heh. The lollipop is a perfect contrast really, you see that first and then you slowly notice the various levels of eerie.

Date: 2011-12-07 02:46 pm (UTC)
silverjackal: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverjackal

Oh, *wow*! Tinged in blood and ink. *shudders* Artistically speaking, I really love the black/climbing tentacles, and the watery depth and shift of the spirals, but I am am very uncomfortable with this piece. In fact, I would go so far as to say I don't like it -- but you understand I do not mean that as criticism. I am repelled by what it represents so very well.

I am amazed that you managed to create this, and hope it helps you personally in terms of your healing journey. It's also a remarkable piece of art.

Date: 2011-12-07 04:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverjackal
I know I don't grasp some of the symbolism, such as the mice/rats. Parts of it I find very clear, however -- the suit is a brick wall. The various grasping, groping hands, and symbolic orifices. D: As I said, it makes me very uncomfortable to think about it, but in that sense the piece is *highly* successful, yes?

The water is brilliant. It puts me in mind of the area where the light starts to fade. Often (depending on where one is diving) this is also a spot where the reef either plunges, or the sea bed flattens, turning into a road. The road "downwards" yes? It's very effective in representing more than the literal, also.

Date: 2011-12-07 04:10 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
There are so many things to love here.
The fox with the keyhole eyes.
The tentacles rising, inky. The yellow-green outlines against the browns and blues.

But then there is this brightly-colored twisty lollipop, and that is just completely awesome. =D

Very eerie, but awesome.

Date: 2011-12-07 05:33 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
The original draft of that comment read "Lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop :D". ^^;

Which is to say, that's awesome and I look forward to seeing them in other places.

Date: 2011-12-07 04:47 pm (UTC)
outlineofash: Fractal art. (Abstract - Fractal Green)
From: [personal profile] outlineofash
Wow. I've sat here for about five minutes, feeling a mixture of admiration and repulsion while looking at this piece. Admiration because your art skills are incredible (I especially love the watery, translucent quality of the skin), and repulsion because the actual atmosphere is so effectively disturbing. The composition of the tentacles, the color choices, the single, peering eye -- it's really an amazing, uncomfortable piece.

Date: 2011-12-07 06:14 pm (UTC)
spider_fox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] spider_fox
Very creepy. I think you nailed it.

Date: 2011-12-07 08:30 pm (UTC)
laughinglotus: black scorpion (Default)
From: [personal profile] laughinglotus
Oh my! I love this stange mix of whimsy and... an odd creepy feel. :-D This is one of the coolest pictures you've ever done, imo!

Date: 2011-12-07 09:04 pm (UTC)
paleo: Grey Wolf as Totem (Grey Wolf)
From: [personal profile] paleo
I like how the colorful lolipop keeps drawing my eyes to it even when I try not to let it. Everything else is creepy, doomy, and disturbing but...candy!

I also like how the hand holding the bag is almost human looking, but fails at the deception (overly long thumb, weird skin color) when you look more closely.

Date: 2011-12-08 03:48 am (UTC)
aries_ascendant: (owl)
From: [personal profile] aries_ascendant
This is so amazingly done and it's so impressive.

But truth be told, this picture invokes a deep-seated dread in me. I can't look at for too long, so I know I'm missing a lot of the details. I guess I'm trying to say that I really like your Wandsuna series, but I'm also really scared to look at them for too long.

Date: 2011-12-09 12:49 am (UTC)
aries_ascendant: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aries_ascendant
Oh, I can appreciate it as art. I like it as art. I wouldn't have such a powerful response to it wasn't art. Art makes me feel feelings :) And in that sense, it's absolutely amazing and powerful. It's just the feelings I'm feeling are dread and fear.

I don't know. I might be mixing my own feelings of cephalopods into this. I see them as clever/cunning, powerful, and adaptable. This piece takes what I generally see as positive qualities and twists them into something monstrous. That octopus-man is giving off major evil vibes.

Date: 2011-12-08 07:07 pm (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
I cannot stop staring at this. It's creepy and wonderful and fantastic and... I'm just gonna stare some more, mkay?

And before I forget, I LOVE the keyholes for the fox's eyes on the bag, and the rivets in ears and nose.

Date: 2011-12-09 09:04 pm (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
I bet!

Date: 2011-12-08 08:27 pm (UTC)
perlandria: Filoli Gardens Apple Tree My Eyes 2005 (Filoli Gardens Apple Tree My Eyes 2005)
From: [personal profile] perlandria
How can something so creepy be so neat? The rat patterns, the way the dark background swirls seem to emanate from the head and fade with distance like they are the source of complication, the fox clasp, your amazing use of outline... but I think the note that emotionally stands out to me the most is the soft pastels of the lolly.

Date: 2011-12-09 06:26 am (UTC)
kath_ballantyne: Circle that is half Captain America's Shield and half Winter Soldier Star and lines representing the metal arm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kath_ballantyne
I liked the line art for this. I think this coloured version is very well done. It really makes me uncomfortable to see it. I didn't get that so much from the line art but I think it is meant to be disturbing. I'm just interested as to why it is so much more disturbing for me in colour.
Really well done.

Date: 2011-12-09 06:09 pm (UTC)
bodlon: It's a coyote astronaut! (Default)
From: [personal profile] bodlon
You so were not joking about the lollipop. :D


(And by "love it," I mean I'm still full-on doing the uncanny valley thing with this, but it's beautifully wrought.)
Edited Date: 2011-12-09 06:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-23 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] liondaughter
Wow. That's amazing!

I hope you're doing well. :) All the LJness going on lately made me remember that I actually have a long neglected DW account, so I bounced over here to look around and thought I'd say hi. I moved this fall, but your artwork still has a place of honor in my dining room and shrine space. I also peek at your shop from time to time and hope you're getting along okay.

Date: 2011-12-24 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] liondaughter
That's really cool! What are you doing your Masters in? And is there such a thing as too many cat photos?

I'm doing pretty well. I think adjusting to any new job is challenging and I'm in a whole new place now. I have some really good friends here, which is making that adjustment a bit easier but it's still hard. I really like the town though (Champaign, Illinois) even if it's farther from home and flat as heck. :)

Date: 2011-12-24 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] liondaughter
It is pretty cool and I think it is mellower than the east coast. I met a Pittsburgher who also lives in my complex and he says he likes it here because he hasn't met any "jag offs". And I couldn't disagree with him.

I don't have guinea pigs anymore. Chitter and Winkle both died. And then the other two I had . . . My heart wasn't in it any more. So they went to a really nice guinea pig rescue and were adopted by a 12 year old girl and her family almost immediately. I think they're better off where they are and I hope they're still doing well. Sometimes I think it would be cool to have guinea pigs again, but I'm not allowed any pets where I am now and it does make things easier not having them in some respects. I think I'd seriously consider a cat despite being slightly allergic if it weren't for the no pets thing. I'm still more of a dog person, but cats are happier when left alone during the day than dogs are.

I don't know how much I'm going to be around on DW. I'm going to try, but we'll see how it goes. I'm going to add you back to my lists though. Please don't feel you have to reciprocate though if you don't want to. :)

And now, I think it's bedtime. I'm picking up my dad from an airport two hours away tomorrow morning so I should probably get a good night's rest. :)

Take care!


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