Wanted to post this guy since he’s pretty cute (sorry guys, he has a home!).
Dork insisted on being included in the photo shoot, and is more or less convinced this kitten is his long lost child.
Cats and griffin kittens. You guys are spoiling me now. Lovely colors.
Salt & pepper gray werewolf is up for grabs in the shop!
If I were rich, I’d just buy all of your werewolves. No werewolves for anyone else. Just me. All mine. My werewolves. *hisses*
Also, some griffin kittens too.
I bought myself the MONSTER HUNTER ILLUSTRATIONS 2 Artbook and wanted to share some of its beauty with you guys. ♥
400 Pages of Awesomness, including Concepts of Monsters, Weapons, Armors, Villagers & NPCs, Environment and much more.
Srsly; If you’re interested in the Design of realistic Fantasy Animals, Clothing and Weaponry/Armaments this Book will boost your creativity for sure!
[Part 1 of the Insight]
I don’t really play Monster Hunter that much, but I sure do love the art for this game. *buys the art books just so she can roll around on it like a cat and absorb their art-power >u>*
Draw a Werewolf Day!
I had this idea where werewolves are obligated to take transformation-suppressing medication, except it doesn’t work great and they go around hairy and short-tempered most of the time, they have to do tiresome stuff like cut their nails constantly and shave their face at least three times a day (ladies included) and occasionally pop out fangs or breifly lose the ability to speak.
I can so relate to this right now.
Today is an artbook day! I just got this amazing gift in mail <3 I really have troubles to put up any words, because UGH. THIS IS AMAZING.
Dragons225 decided to gift me this draconic book of wonders, for reasons I don’t exactly understand but truly appreciate.
I HAD NO IDEA.
That’s like 100 pages of Smaug ONLY. Design reasoning, early versions, concepts, peanuts, candy and sugar with cherry on top and fanfares in background.
I absolutely didn’t expect this and I am so happy sdkahskdhads. This is so cool ;_;
THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN ;___;
So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword- it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.
Jeff Brown (via thatkindofwoman)
don’t save as jpeg
as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre…
That’s rather clever! I do something similar, but with blurring.
So doing this! Thank you, Pheberoni!
Goobue duedles. :3
I might do more with Boobue the Goobue, but for now have some manic sketches of goobues from Final Fantasy XIV. The appeal of these guys are like a joke someone told me a while back that I’m only just now getting. For a little while I was just sort of stuck on how derpy they are.
Goobues just sort of exemplify a lot of the odd or poor design choices plaguing this game (in my opinion). And yet…I can’t stop playing.
It’s a cute little thing though.
Red Phase Screech Owl ball. My fave!
it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well
shout out to all my fellow monsters
Wolf Skull Processing: Kotzebue, Alaska
I’ve had wolf skulls sitting in water for the past couple days in my backyard. My buddy got them in Kotzebue and is storing them at my place. Today we pulled them out to find that they were encased in an ice cylinder. This is perfect because they were thawed enough to work with but weren’t in the slightest smelly.
So after checking out the hollow inside and seeing their eyes, we cracked open the ice container with a hammer and got the skulls out. We were mostly focused on removing the temporal and masseter muscles along with the tongue. One of my first cuts was going to the skull through the temporal muscle. It’s obvious with the depth of the muscle as to why these animals need sagittal crests.
Finally I got the toungue out and inverted it some to expose a rough back portion of the tongue which looks like something that would be expected out of a cat. The cut trachea is also inverted. With much effort, the mandible was not completely disarticulated but was loosened up greatly exposing the palate and offering a better look at the dentition.
The wolves are now each in their own bucket and will be macerating for roughly a month before their progress is checked.
A thought on gore and monsters in horror fiction
Okay, so I love horror stories, I love Creepypasta, I even love a lot of bad Creepypasta just because it’s so earnest. You can tell a great deal of it is being written by kids who just want so bad to make something scary but just don’t quite understand how to communicate the ideas in their head efficiently. But I love it, and I love them for trying so hard. So if it’s any help, I made an effort to identify some running themes with these writing issues and assemble some of my own thoughts on horror in stories, comics, and motion pictures and how the pacing of those different mediums effect how you have to deliver the spooky. Just in case it helps ease the frustration for anyone wondering why their spooky stories are having a hard time carrying through on the spooky front they want it to.
And it’s long as hell so I’ll put it under a cut.
by Dan Raven