This was done for the aughost Twitter challenge for August 2020. The first prompt was bright - which made me think of wisps. This was my first digital painting, instead of doing lineart and then coloring... it took about 6 hours, but was super fun!
I heavily referenced a photo taken by Jordy Meow, and so I want to give back by linking to his work and article about the shrine here at Offbeat Japan.
This was done in Clip Studio Paint.
This was done for the Cryptid in July challenge on Twitter. It was first posted on July 17, 2020.
The Ningen's tale started in Japanese folklore, and the word means "human." It's said to live in the frigid, subantarctic oceans, and seen by few. It's had several sightings reported on the, um, reputable forum 2channel; people describe it as very pale, with two long arms and a humanoid face.
I tried a different process for this one (doing the lineart toward the end instead of in the beginning), and it took me forever. I learned a lot, but probably won't do it again anytime soon.
This is a screencap redraw challenge of the famous scene from Perfect Blue (my personal favorite anime). This was done with Sakura Micron pens and Arteza alcohol based illustration markers.
This is one I'm embarrassed about, which I guess shows how much I've improved since making it. I had a nightmare about being found by a Scandinavian hero who had been buried and forgotten so long that he was no longer a human spirit, but had corrupted into a skull with a long, glowing wyrm-like body trailing behind him. He eventually was redrawn in The Infernal Things, and I think that version of him is objectively better, as well as captures the feeling of the dream better.
Done with Sakura Micron Pens and Arteza illustration markers, which then was touched up in Clip Studio Paint.
Fanart of Scissor Woman (based on the Japanese tale of Kuchisake-Onna), from the amazing game World of Horror (non-affiliate link). I really love this game and recommend it to anyone who's a fan of cosmic horror or point-and-click adventures.
Done with red and black Sakura Micron pens, and some additional coloring done in Clip Studio Paint.
This is still one of my favorite pieces - how I felt at the time, drowning in the expectations of others.
The lineart was done with Sakura Micron pens, coloring done in Clip Studio Paint, and then I erased the lineart layer.
Fanart, horror pieces, trauma/emotional processing. Older posts are backdated, so that newest pieces appear first.