…the digital works…

…being the collected digital paintings…

the cellars of mr. ferguson suffer the scrutiny of the late lady torsen

The Cellars of Mr Ferguson...yet another absinthe painting, this one i went more for the more whimsical approach i used for professor lambert. one of those paintings that i spent long tedious hours of joy on, then set aside for a few months before returning to it. in the end, i was pleased.

digital painting
2013

the ravenous dusk

many years ago, i did this sketch of a monstrous abomination in the desert with his priest wandering around his environs. I envisioned it as being somewhat along the lines of the last thing seen by a hapless traveller in the wastes before he was torn to shreds. i had intended to make this part of the seneschal series, however when i ended up using this as a speed-painting experiment, i liked the result enough to keep it this way.

digital painting
2012

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the honourable d.a. clovis, esq. finds sanctuary

originally, this was going to be one of the red windows series, which can be seen on my facebook page. after i finished the initial sketch of it, however, i liked it enough to do it as yet another absinthe painting. the original idea was inspired by a mood i was in – sombre, melancholy, regretful and nostalgic. it was going to be a lot more involved and elaborate, but I opted to make it an exercise in saying as much as possible with as little as possible. so far, the reaction to this piece tells me i may just have succeeded.

digital painting
2012

professor lambert and his homunculus debate the wisdom of duke ellington

this began as a homage to an online friend of mine, mr. david ingram, whom i interviewed for my art and absinthe blog. mr. ingram and his companion, igor (a zombie goldfish), host a rather engaging jazz/big band/swing podcast called lambert’s basement, which i partake of with regularity (being a rather big fan of jazz).

this piece, while not a direct portrait of the two of them, was inspired by their interaction on the show. i managed to finish it just in time for both dave’s 40-somethingth birthday and the 100th episode of the show.

digital painting
2011

doctor schwarzheit administers to the melancholy mr. collins

ever since i first encountered them in an old hellraiser comic, the bird-like plague doctor has always been a fun image to me. i mean, really, what’s more fun than a man dressed as a rather unnerving bird in the midst of the wailing of the pestilent and the dying?

while i do not credit all my well-being to absinthe, it does make life a little more bearable and who better to administer it to me (the figure is me back in my college days) than the plague doctor. absinthe is, after all, one of the cures for the plague of mediocrity, in my books.

digital painting
2011

poe

any fan of the macabre worth his/her salt has seen, at one point or another, the classic daguerreotype photo of poe. while the image is iconic, i always felt it captured only his bitterness. even a cursory survey of his poetry gives his audience a window into the melancholy of his churning soul. this is something i sought to introduce in this piece.

this image is the figurehead for an entire series of poe illustrations.

digital painting
2010

the curator

sometimes you listen to a piece of music and the pen takes on a life of it’s own. in this case, it was “from darkest skies” by my dying bride. i listened to the song in a cafe once, started sketching and before i knew it, i had an entire plot for a short film in my head. since i lack he ability at present to realize my story as an animated film, i will content myself with a graphic novel (keep your eyes open for it).

this is another of those pieces which has a slightly-steampunk flair to it, though only slight, as i wanted something with perhaps a bit more of a science-fiction/otherworldly mood to it.

digital painting
2010

choir of the dunes

this is one of those images that seems to keep haunting me. the piece itself was completed fairly quickly, once i started it properly.

curiously, it seems to be one of them ore popular pieces in my digital collection. it was the first to sell and the first to gain any real acclaim. i am certainly not complaining.

this idea, a wasteland inhabited solely by the dead, is one that strikes a few creative chords with me, given my fondness for classical horror and the dune series by frank herbert. and is one i’ll be revisiting in both my proprætorian works and here.

digital painting
2010

alzhazred in damascus

i’ve always wanted to do more lovecraftian work. when i was in high school, just about every sketch i did was laden with tentacles and unnameable masses. recently, i decided to do some slightly-steampunk variants on a lovecraftian theme, and what better place to start than with the luminous author of the necronomicon, the mad arab abdhul alhazred.

digital painting
2010

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