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"I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses."

I currently am an Illustration sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

I quite enjoy macabre things & cemeteries, horror, movies, music, and coffee. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde is my favorite book, and the Victorian Era is a large source of inspiration. In the future, I see myself working on book illustrations, posters and album artwork for musicians, concept art and character design, as well as freelancing. My dream jobs are to work for Tim Burton or Weta Workshop.

As of late, I am focusing on character development and storytelling, as well as trying to come up with portfolio pieces.

Tolkien by Claire-stampsMarilyn Manson 2009 Stamp by ArtistMeliZydrate Anatomy stamp by As-Death-Becomes-HerEdgar Allen Poe stamp by KixxarRocky Horror by laselwooStampHeroes - The Mighty Boosh by lonesomeaestheticMCR stamp 2.0 by DenoriiWilde II by stamps-of-yoreRaven stamp by WytefadeSuperjail Stamp by The-Bloody-FedoraAgalloch Stamp by ArgentumChlorideDisney Alice in Wonderland Stamp by TwilightProwlerWonka Stamp v1 by LittleBigDaveTWD Stamp 4 by KrubbusAlice- HnKnA stamp by aragorn1014Pirate Stamp by Claire-stampsLord of the rings stamp by vero-g6-stampsThe Hobbit - An unexpected Journey by IngwellRitterHe's A Pirate by azianwolfdollVikings Stamp 1 by forstyyPittsburgh Steelers Stamp by nascarstones

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Commissions Open Stamp by Mel-Rosey

Tolkien art book illustrations [4] due June 30

Marilyn Manson [digital]
Marilyn Manson [traditional]

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Never Before Seen Contest Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 22, 2015, 11:28 AM

In honor of the multi-group contest, and on behalf of ThranduilFans and TheHobbitFans I'd like to showcase the winners! 

:iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz: First Place :iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz:

In first place we have The Old Forest by Sieskja.

The Old Forest by Sieskja

"They picked a way among the trees, and their ponies plodded along, carefully avoiding the many writhing and interlacing roots. There was no undergrowth. The ground was rising steadily, and as they went forward it seemed that the trees became taller, darker, and thicker. There was no sound, except an occasional drip of moisture falling through the still leaves. For the moment there was no whispering or movement among the branches; but they all got an uncomfortable feeling that they were being watched with disapproval, deepening to dislike and even enmity. The feeling steadily grew, until they found themselves looking up quickly, or glancing back over their shoulders, as if they expected a sudden blow."

J.R.R. Tolkien,The Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Chapter 6 "The Old Forest"

Dragon Noir by Sieskja  ' The full sheen of glory ' by Sieskja  I - Adulescentia by Sieskja  Listening to silence by Sieskja  L'arbre au loup by Sieskja

:iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz: Second Place :iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz:

In second place we have Errand-riders in the Night by peet.

Errand-riders in the Night by peet

There was a silence again for a while. Then, 'What is that?' cried Pippin suddenly, clutching at Gandalf's cloak. 'Look! Fire, red fire! Are there dragons in this land? Look, there is another!'
For answer Gandalf cried aloud to his horse. 'On, Shadowfax! We must hasten. Time is short. See! The beacons of Gondor are alight, calling for aid. War is kindled. See, there is the fire on Amon Don, and flame on Eilenach; and there they go speeding west: Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad, and the Halifirien on the borders of Rohan.'
But Shadowfax paused in his stride, slowing to a walk, and then he lifted up his head and neighed. And out of the darkness the answering neigh of other horses came; and presently the thudding of hoofs was heard, and three riders swept up and passed like flying ghosts in the moon and vanished into the West.'

JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Book V, Chapter 1: Minas Tirith

Kurt Cobain by peet  Journey to the Havens by peet  Celebrimbor's Death by peet The Gaurwaith by peet Shadowfax and Gandalf Reunited by peet

:iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz: Third Place :iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz:

In third place we have Nibs Cotton by TolmanCotton.

Nibs Cotton by TolmanCotton

Nibs Cotton defending Rosie and his mother... from Sam. Not that he recognized him immediately, with his finery, chain-mail and all. Rosie did, actually. But then, she had been waiting for him since Spring.
Fili and Kili by TolmanCotton  Balin - colour version by TolmanCotton  Bombur by TolmanCotton  Galadriel by TolmanCotton  Half-elf warrior by TolmanCotton

:iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz:  Honorable Mentions :iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz:

Bullet; GreenAtanatar II Alcarin of Gondor by neral85Bullet; Green

Atanatar II Alcarin of Gondor by neral85

Atanatar II was the sixteenth king of Gondor. His father Hyarmendacil I had been one of Gondor's greatest Kings, so Atanatar II inherited a powerful empire stretching from the Greyflood to the Sea of Rhûn, and to which even the Men of Umbar and Harad paid homage. The King loved luxury and it was during his reign that the original Crown of Gondor was replaced by a jeweled helm. "Men said precious stones were pebbles in Gondor for children to play with." The wealth and splendour of Atanatar's realm earned him the title Alcarin ('Glorious') but he did little to maintain its strength, and nothing to expand its influence. Thus already during Atanatar's reign, Gondor began to stagnate. Atanatar II ruled Gondor for seventy-seven years, during which the wealth and power created by his father slowly began to wane. He was succeeded by his eldest son Narmacil I.

Bullet; GreenTravelling south by RobleskaZeppelinBullet; Green

Travelling south by RobleskaZeppelin

Elven princess Idril, mortal man Tuor and their half-elven son Eärendil travelling from ruined Gondolin, through Nan-Tathren and south, along the river to the sea. The scene can be found in Silmarillion, chapter "Of Tuor and the fall of Gondolin".

Bullet; GreenNienor's Fall at Cabed-en-Aras by Nim-lockBullet; Green

Nienor's Fall at Cabed-en-Aras by Nim-lock

"Looking down upon Turin she cried: 'Farewell, O twice beloved! A Turin Turambar turun ambartanen: master of doom by doom mastered! O happy to be dead!' Then Brandir who had heard all, standing stricken upon the edge of ruin, hastened towards her; but she ran from him distraught with horror and anguish, and coming to the brink of Cabed-en-Aras she cast herself over, and was lost in the wild water" (Silmarillion, 223).

New Artwork.

  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Listening to: Little Wanderer - Death Cab for Cutie
  • Reading: The Saga of the Volsungs
  • Drinking: coffee


If you were hypothetically going to buy [a] print[s] from me, what would you choose? Please post a link/thumbnail in the comments! Thanks! 

2 deviants said I need to figure out what prints I should make for a local con, and your feedback is really important!


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