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Journal Entry: Sat May 16, 2015, 5:52 PM


Hey, guys!  Just wanted to give you all a quick update that finals are approaching, and I'm moving into my new apartment on Monday, so things have been rather hectic and I've been doing less on here than I usually do.  I've got a piece in a Ceramics show on Friday, so I'm very proud to finally have gotten into a show at the end of my sophomore year (:

I really hope to have new art up soon!  I've got a few sketches from the Tolkien Read-a-Long done, but I have some things I want to sketch as soon as summer break starts

Take care xx


New Artwork.

  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Cold Mountain
  • Watching: The Universe

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

spring break 2k15

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 16, 2015, 7:56 AM


Aww aint it cute  Sun Aww aint it cute

The time has come when I have been freed of my classes and I can go on living like a normal person again!  I finished up my classes last Thursday, but alas a week from today, I'll be back to the same old grind.

To say the least, I had another quarter full of free time.  My Illustration class wasn't nearly as stressful as the first one, so I had a ton of time to just sit and read when I was at home; it's kind of sad how I become so demotivated to draw for myself in my free time when I have classes >.>  I did get to experiment with quite a few different things in my Advanced Survey of Computer Art class, including doing some 3D rendering in Maya, as well as animation in After Effects, and creating a sample web site in Dreamweaver, which you can view here: studentpages.scad.edu/~kcurti2…

Thus far in my spring break, I've been getting back into the swing of drawing for myself, as well as working on some art book work and prints for Swarm Con.  If you're in the Savannah area April 25 & 26, grab a badge and stop by and see my table!  I'll be doing some sketch commissions, as well as selling some prints and bookmarks (:  I've started creating my stack of things to sell as prints, so for the next month, I have to edit down what I have, get everything printed, and get ready to go!  I've never had a table before, so I think it will be a nice experience even as a university convention.

I also spent yesterday at the beach; I finally found some sand dollars!  Every time I go, I always look for them but I never succeed.  Some friends and I are heading down to Florida on Friday to go to another beach, so I'm taking every opportunity I get to lay in the sun and collect shells.

One more week of laying in the sun to go Relax 


New Artwork.

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

Free Art Feature (:

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 21, 2015, 6:31 AM


iisjah had a post up the other day where the first 20 people who comment can get their art featured (:  I haven't done features nearly as much as I used to, so I thought it would be a nice thing to mix it up.  Just drop a comment, and you're in!  You don't have to repost the feature, but it would be nice to spread the art love :heart:

iisjah 
Calming swim by iisjah     Below room temperature by iisjah     Damn you! - commission by iisjah
 
PureAngelDragon713 
Disney Crush-Ralph by PureAngelDragon713     Warm Hugs by PureAngelDragon713     Ralph and Elsa by PureAngelDragon713

KOL-Freak 
Zoan Portrait with Boob Sweater! by KOL-Freak     SS Gift - Surfing for Candy? by KOL-Freak     AT - Kusuma by KOL-Freak


New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Nirvana radio on Pandora
  • Reading: The Art of the Hobbit
  • Drinking: coffee

update.

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 13, 2015, 10:06 AM


Hey, guys!  Happy Friday the 13th!

I
t's been quite a while since my last update!  To say the least, despite having classwork, I've mainly been reading about Vikings, as well as watching the History Channel's Vikings instead of drawing >.>  Last week marked midterms for me, and now there's just three weeks left in the quarter before spring break.  Who knows what I'll do for that week; I think I may go sea kayaking with my roommate, maybe go down to Florida. . . who knows.  But classes are going well, and I've been producing an interesting body of work this quarter.  My Advanced Survey of Computer Art class has been working with Maya for two weeks now; to say the least, I'm not the world's greatest 3D designer haha~  I only took it for my minor; I'm hoping to get better with it, though.  Minus my last commission, the previous two works were from that class, with working in Photoshop and Illustrator.  Not too difficult.

I just thought I'd drop by and say that I'm not dead or anything!  I'm on here multiple times a day, but I just haven't really been producing anything worth posting.

In other news, I want to try to get a PS3 with Lego The Hobbit bundle *-*  It's on Amazon for $250, so I thought maybe I could try to do more commissions to try to fund buying it.  I really wanted Alice: Madness Returns, but I was unable to run the PC download from Origin, and I had to request a refund .-.  
All of my prices are here : 
2K15 PricesProducts and Pricing
Notes
♥ Prices for additional characters included in the same piece are 1/2 of the original price per single character.
♦ WIPs will be sent once payment is received.
♣ Original pictures will not be mailed out unless asked for.  Shipping costs are extra.
♥ Slots are unlimited at this time.
All pieces include a background, or a background color on busts.
Feel free to note me if you are interested in sketches or lineart.

Bust Shots / Head Shots

              
Color: $15.00


Half-Body

              
Color: $25

3/4 Body and Full Body
    


:iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz: Have a nice Valentine's Day :iconleftredlacenroseplz::iconredlacenroseplz::iconrighredlacenroseplz:


New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: This is Not the End - The Bravery
  • Reading: The Art of the Hobbit
  • Drinking: coffee

meep

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 10, 2015, 8:00 AM


Hey, guys!

S
o I've been back at university for a week now!  It was quite the long drive yet again, but I'm happy that I stopped in Winston-Salem, NC to see The Hobbit for a third time in IMAX 3D *-*  The theater was so huge and clean and beautiful and I'm pretty sure the sound made me go temporarily deaf, but it was totally worth it haha~  It's kind of odd though since it felt like I never really left to begin with; once my roommates and friends started getting back, it was like we had just left for a weekend or something, and meanwhile, it was six weeks otl ;;

B
ut I've got some wonderful classes so far!  I finally made it into my Intro to Illustration class, so I'm super excited for my projects.  My professor is also an agent, so I think it's neat that he's going to teach us some of the business side of the industry as well.  And we can draw in whatever style we want, and he took into consideration how we draw and what our strengths are before deciding on what we should do for our first assignment.  So far, we just have to illustrate "fears" as a magazine cover, or "lifestyle" for an editorial-style illustration.  I've gone with a throne room/beheading scene and camping, so I'll get to see on Monday what I get to complete for critique.

I
'm also taking Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications course, and also, amazingly, my professor is allowing us to illustrate however we want (:  As long as you can impress him with your project, you'll do well.  As long as you're willing to try, you'll do well.  I'm looking forward to it; right now we're working in Illustrator, and we finish the quarter with Maya and web page design.

And I have Survey of Western Art II.  Not much to say there haha~  My professor seems like a nice guy, so I'm hoping that he'll make disdain of art history shrink.

There's some contests coming up that I'd like to enter, as well as try to get work ready for my portfolio for some internships.  I'd prefer getting an internship over the summer, so it'd be nice if I could get one (:

A
s for current art, I'm part of a Tolkien fan book, so I've got that project, as well as concept art for an animated Hobbit film once I get more details.  And I've got classwork.  And some sketches that I'm working on.  And an art trade.  The list never ends haha~

I think this will be a nice quarter, and that I can get some quality art done (◕‿◕✿)

And check out this beautiful work from my friend:

Invisible enemy by Gawarin




New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: This is Not the End - The Bravery
  • Reading: The Art of the Hobbit
  • Drinking: coffee

2015!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 3:58 PM


:iconchampagneplz:  Happy New Year [almost] ! :iconchampagneplz:

I hope everyone had a lovely year, and will have an even better 2015!  I see some very good things on the horizon for myself, so I'm really excited to see what next year has to bring ♥

Just some resolutions:
- score an internship!
- read 15 books
- get some commission work
- work on Tolkien fan book & make it badass!
- stay on the Dean's List
- have a kickass 21st birthday ♥
- get an apartment in Savannah starting in the fall
- find a nice job whilst at school
- get in shape

What are some of your resolutions for next year?


And thank you so much everyone for the Christmas gifts!  They're all lovely ♥

Dressing for the holidays by Celesol  SS for Grim-Grinning by PhoebastriaAnglica   Secret Santa 2014 for Grim-Grinning by Aurora-Silver   Merry Christmas Grinning by taytaykudo   SS: Abel by TaiyokoChan   Tauriel by fighterxaos   Aragorn by IronMandy




New Artwork.

8 years!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 23, 2014, 3:03 PM


Yesterday officially marked 8 years on deviantART for me!  Although I had made a post back in August about "my deviantART story", but it's been quite a long ride to have made it this far!  I vaguely remember making my account just so that I could save Trinity Blood fan art.  Ha.  But I've met so many wonderful people over the years ♥

And I figured I might as well do a yearly review post while I was at it!

Just a few highlights:
-met Norman Reedus for a second time
- began my second year at university
- finally started having a decent semester until our Illustration group final began [lots o' drama]
- became a worldly traveler!  I visited Toronto, ON back in September (:
- got the see The Cure [one of the things on my bucket list]
- got to see The Hobbit as a marathon [so emotionally damaging ;; ]
- 4 quarters of being on the Dean's List

2014 on dA

►2014 Improvement: .2014 Progression. by Grim-Grinning
► 39 new watchers
►6,500+ views on my page
►Most favorted art of mine [73]: apocalypseArisen by Grim-Grinning

►Favorite picture of the year: Woe of the Sailors by Grim-Grinning    Dreams of Grandeur by Grim-Grinning    .joyriding. by Grim-Grinning    .Elven King. by Grim-Grinning


New Artwork.

If I Could Give Traditional DDs. . .

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 21, 2014, 7:00 AM


I've always wanted to be a CV since like. . . 2010.  I love the idea of being able to host our own "DDs" and feature some spectacular art!  I would absolutely adore being a CV for Traditional works or Fantasy works, but in the meantime, this works as well (:  Taken from this community feature project : Community Feature Project: If I could DD...  And happy holidays to all :santa:

edit: added some more pieces!


 famouslastwords by lana-llama         Marilyn Manson by Cradlesin    Sulih by kimberly80    XI by Charlie-Bowater   Nevermore by AngelaRizza       06_Alice and animals by handrewx    Arrest this girl - zoom - by grafnarq    The Hobbit by nitefise    Moon Dancer by Elentori    Viking Shield Valkyrie by ZawArt    Can you imagine the sound by STelari    Forgiveness by Paivatar    Spooky Forest Concept by Sweet-Bread    Chamomile tea by liga-marta    Don't be cry now by miumzoo    Thorin Oakenshield_2014 by LivieSukma    The Mouth Of Sauron by NeilMcClements    trees by inkslinger42    2011 by berkozturk    A Quiet Space by DanBurgessTheArtist    Inari by SerenaVerdeArt

Fan Art


The world is ahead... by Kinko-White    Leaving Hobbiton by ullakko    Firith by Candra    Tom Bombadil by ullakko    Bag End by Feyjane    Where The Wild Things Are by Pocketowl

Anime & Manga


.forest doll. by AlleyCreek    +Ion and Radu+ by lilie-morhiril    gnome by Gai-Gaal    Make a wish by chernotrav


New Artwork.

Quarter IV : Accomplished!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 24, 2014, 4:57 PM


S
o I've managed to complete my fourth quarter at SCAD this past Thursday!  I managed to drive home alone on Friday and Saturday, so I've finally got everything situated and put away today.  The greatest part about break: no work, and all time for personal art :'D  I had spoken to a career advisor about numerous things, and luckily he gave me some food for thought over break, including looking more into digital art.  I'm still trying to set up a time range I want to work on stuff like that, and still leave room to work on my usual body of work.

B
ut that does mean that the holidays are almost here :santa:  I've got some ideas for gifts down, and I plan on building a flat file for my artwork so that it can be stored properly.  I have quite a few projects laying around, and I actually want to get them done for once >.>

I
've also put up a poll about what you would like to see from me whilst I'm on break!  I left quite a few ideas, but I'm open to any suggestions.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get back in gear and at least get my character references from the summer nearly done!


New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Yiruma
  • Reading: Everlost
  • Watching: Pan's Labyrinth

Secret Santa Wishlist.

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 11, 2014, 6:19 AM


For the wonderful elves and Santas over at CandyCane-Lane , SecretSantaProject , :iconsantas-harem: , and SecretSantaExchange !

Hi there!  I'd really appreciate art of my characters, or some fan art (:  If you'd like writing samples to get a better look at my characters' relationships, please ask the head of the group or something to note me, and I'll happily upload them for you.

I will be uploading more drawings of my characters by the end of the month; I have a lot of sketches started, just not colored >.>

The OCs:

Abel - 20 year old college student.  She lives with Ethan and Lucius, and has many other friends with whom she hangs out with.  She has an incredibly close relationship with Lucius and she is always there for him when he needs her.

  Abel [.winter 2013 bust.] by Grim-Grinning  Abel [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning .Adair and Abel. by Grim-Grinning .Spring. by Grim-Grinning 2K14 Summer Profile : Abel by Grim-Grinning

Lucius - Lucius is 25 years old, and he has a very cute, loving relationship with Abel.  He is bipolar and frequently has episodes where a small mistake will set him off.  He intends to propose to Abel but gets incredibly nervous about the topic.

  Copic Walkthrough: Abel and Lucius by Grim-Grinning Lucius [.winter 2013 bust] by Grim-Grinning Lucius [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning .The Summer's Just Begun. by Grim-Grinning Dreams of Grandeur by Grim-Grinning


Ethan - Ethan is 25 years old, and has a closer relationship to Abel, but his past experiences and abuse keeps him from getting too close to her.  Ethan is rather quite and depressed and is always on alert.  

  Michael Bust by Grim-Grinning Ethan Bust by Grim-Grinning  Selfie by Grim-Grinning  Ethan [.winter 2013 bust.] by Grim-Grinning  Ethan [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning

Adrenaline Corruption - Adrienne is my fan character for the My Chemical Romance "Killjoy" universe.  She's quite the partier, but she's careful to still keep her wits.  She has an incredibly slim build and isn't afraid to show off her body.

 Ref: Adrenaline Corruption by Grim-Grinning ID : AdrennaGhoul by Grim-Grinning Adrienne Bust by Grim-Grinning  Adrienne [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning Adrienne [.winter 2013 bust.] by Grim-Grinning


SpAdE - kind of a Satanic, dark character.  He's an undead character with an affinity for cemeteries and hexes.  He is able to bend the will of those who fall under his trance.

.:WeLcOmE tO iNsAnItY:. by Grim-Grinning Let's go on a murdering spree. by Grim-Grinning   Spade [.winter 2013 bust.] by Grim-Grinning  Spade [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning  Hell is empty and the devils are here. by Grim-Grinning


Fan art options that I would highly suggest googling because I don't have enough references:

Marilyn Manson

Born Villain by Grim-Grinning  .Antichrist Superstar. by Grim-Grinning

My Chemical Romance - my favorite band.  I tend to draw Frank Iero.  A lot.

Skylines and Turnstiles by Grim-Grinning .:S.k.e.l.e.t.o.n.: by Grim-Grinning Vampires Will Never Hurt You by Grim-Grinning Mikey Way by Grim-Grinning SS 2011:  Ignoreallrequests by Grim-Grinning .:Bulletproof Heart:. by Grim-Grinning I am Not Afraid to Walk This World Alone by Grim-Grinning  .joyriding. by Grim-Grinning  The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You by Grim-Grinning

Heart no Kuni no Alice - images from Google.  I absolutely adore this series.  I'd love anything involving Alice, Blood, Elliott, or Julius.

Blood Dupre - Heart no Kuni no Alice by Grim-Grinning  Elliott March - Heart no Kuni no Alice by Grim-Grinning  Julius Monrey - Heart no Kuni no Alice by Grim-Grinning  Alice Liddell - Heart no Kuni no Alice by Grim-Grinning


Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit *-* - images from Google.  I adore pretty much everyone (:

Fili and Kili - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Thorin - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Aragorn - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Thranduil - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Legolas - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Aragorn - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Thranduil - LoTR by Grim-Grinning  Thranduil - LoTR by Grim-Grinning


And I think that's enough options (:  Thank you so much <3



New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Hey Marseilles radio on Spotify

heyo.

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 2, 2014, 4:37 PM


Hi, guys!  My winter break is nearly here!  I'm currently on Week 8 of 10, so three weeks to go, and I'm home free *-*

I'm still super sorry for not being as active as I used to be D:  I've been having a really hard time for some reason on getting personal work done; it's like I'm going through an art block with that work, but doing fine with my class assignments.  Not sure how I feel about that >.>

But I've been doing more in and about Savannah.  I have a few events coming up within the next two weeks, so I'm hoping to make some connections and get some more ideas on careers.  We're having sessions where companies come and talk about job and internship opportunities, so I'm rather excited for that.  A few gaming companies are coming, so I'm hoping to see what they are interested in and try to put together a portfolio in hopes of getting an internship over the summer *-*  Blizzard Entertainment is coming in two weeks, so I'm hoping I'd have a chance there; it seems like most of their stuff is fantasy, and in all honesty, fantasy is the basis of my interests in art and games.  Fantastical imagery is so much easier to come up with, if you ask me D:

Other than that, I got to go to a Penguin / Random House employer presentation two weeks ago, so that gave me some ideas (:  I don't know whether or not I want to work with books or games or what, but I'm keeping everything open!

I also had some Halloween fun.  We dressed up and went to Chipotle for cheap burritos and then went to see Nosferatu as a part of the Savannah Film Festival.  Still love my Mrs. Lovett dress <3   I even met Norman Reedus for a second year in a row *-*  If you follow me, or have been on my Instagram recently, these are super familiar images:

Screen Shot 2014-11-02 at 7.15.47 PM by Grim-Grinning

SCAD Year 2 by Grim-Grinning

I'll hopefully get some images from my classes posted soon!  They're not like my usual body of work, so that's why I've held back submitting them :u  I'm really excited about my Ceramics final, though, so that piece should be uploaded in no time (:

Have a nice week :heart:





New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Hey Marseilles radio on Spotify

2K15 Prices

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:45 PM


Products and Pricing

Notes
♥ Prices for additional characters included in the same piece are 1/2 of the original price per single character.
♦ WIPs will be sent once payment is received.
♣ Original pictures will not be mailed out unless asked for.  Shipping costs are extra.
♥ Slots are unlimited at this time.

All pieces include a background, or a background color on busts.

Feel free to note me if you are interested in sketches or lineart.


Bust Shots / Head Shots
.Antichrist Superstar. by Grim-Grinning      The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You by Grim-Grinning.sinbad. by Grim-Grinning    .Every Snowflake is Different. by Grim-Grinning    .joyriding. by Grim-Grinning

Color: $15.00


Half-Body
 Let's go on a murdering spree. by Grim-Grinning     .Adair and Abel. by Grim-Grinning   .The Summer's Just Begun. by Grim-Grinning     . ss: rittleberri . by Grim-Grinning

Color: $25

3/4 Body and Full Body
    Vampira .redesign. by Grim-Grinning     Ophelia .redesign. by Grim-Grinning     Stupid, fat hobbitses. by Grim-Grinning    . Warrior of the North . by Grim-Grinning    . rebirth . by Grim-Grinning    Line of Durin by Grim-Grinning    Hell is empty and the devils are here. by Grim-Grinning



Full color: $35


Most Recent Commissions:

Commission : Wintereyes by Grim-Grinning     Commission : Ashturtle by Grim-Grinning




New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: Becoming a Successful Illustrator
  • Watching: Sweeney Todd
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale

Greetings from Savannah!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 27, 2014, 5:20 PM


G
reetings from Savannah!  I'm now officially back to university!  I just finished my second week on Thursday, and I'm already getting slammed with projects, but not nearly as bad as the past year :faint:  I'm currently taking my second Illustration course, a Ceramics elective, and an English elective on American Literature from 1850 - 1900.  Luckily this Illustration course doesn't require a sketch-a-day kind of deal like my last one, so I'm actually taking my free time now to sketch ;o;

But my apartment is really cute!  It's still part of SCAD housing, but it's nice that all four of us have our own rooms and a kitchen and living room; we're the place where all our friends come to hang out ehehe~

Untitled by Grim-Grinning


C
omissions are still open.  Check 'em out here: 

Emergency Commissions!Hey, guys!
S
o, it's nearly university time again, and I'm in a little bit of a bind.  I usually transfer money from my savings account if I need more cash, and within the past 10 months, I've transferred [and pretty much spent] nearly $2,000.  Eeek!  I'm opening emergency commissions to replenish the stash since I have to pay for my own food this year, along with supplies and gas!  I've applied to 7 different places, but, as life goes, none of those are guaranteed.
My goal is to make $2,500 to replace what has been spent, plus a little more!
I appreciate any and all help!
P
roducts and Pricing
Notes
♥ 
Prices for additional characters included in the same piece are 1/2 of the original price per single character.
♦ WIPs will be sent once one half of the payment is received.
♣ Original pictures will not be mailed out unless asked for.  Shipping costs are extra.
♠ Commission details must be noted to me.
♥ Slots are unlimit


Help a neato college kid not be poor ❤︎


A
nd of course this kid's getting sick!  My roommate and her boyfriend are starting to get sick, so I've been a little under the weather and just slinking around and lying there and being a noodle.  After drinking about 3 Litres of ginger ale, I'm finally starting to feel a little better.  Maybe the extra bed rest will give me some drawing time.


New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: Becoming a Successful Illustrator
  • Watching: Sweeney Todd
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale

Livestreaming [offline]

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 3:21 PM


Starting a livestream at 11:30 AM EST!  Come stop by and say hello <3

new.livestream.com/accounts/41…

New Artwork.

  • Mood: Screwed
  • Listening to: Voices of Light
  • Reading: Becoming a Successful Illustrator

Emergency Commissions!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 31, 2014, 6:32 PM


Hey, guys!

S
o, it's nearly university time again, and I'm in a little bit of a bind.  I usually transfer money from my savings account if I need more cash, and within the past 10 months, I've transferred [and pretty much spent] nearly $2,000.  Eeek!  I'm opening emergency commissions to replenish the stash since I have to pay for my own food this year, along with supplies and gas!  I've applied to 7 different places, but, as life goes, none of those are guaranteed.

My goal is to make $2,500 to replace what has been spent, plus a little more!

I appreciate any and all help!

P
roducts and Pricing


Notes
♥ 
Prices for additional characters included in the same piece are 1/2 of the original price per single character.
♦ WIPs will be sent once one half of the payment is received.
♣ Original pictures will not be mailed out unless asked for.  Shipping costs are extra.
♠ Commission details must be noted to me.
♥ Slots are unlimited at this time.

Bust Shots / Head Shots
   Ethan [.winter 2013 bust.] by Grim-Grinning        .we'll carry on. by Grim-Grinning    .Antichrist Superstar. by Grim-Grinning     .Peregrin Took. by Grim-Grinning     Normal people scare me. by Grim-Grinning
Color: $15.00

Bust Sketches

Img by Grim-Grinning     Untitled by Grim-Grinning     Untitled by Grim-Grinning
$10.00

Half-Body (includes background)
 Let's go on a murdering spree. by Grim-Grinning     .Adair and Abel. by Grim-Grinning     Bael .kiriban prize. by Grim-Grinning      .The Summer's Just Begun. by Grim-Grinning
Color: $25

Half Body Sketches
Untitled by Grim-Grinning

$15.00

3/4 Body and Full Body ( includes background)
Ethan [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning   Abel [.winter 2013 reference.] by Grim-Grinning    .Spring. by Grim-Grinning     Vampira .redesign. by Grim-Grinning     Ophelia .redesign. by Grim-Grinning     Stupid, fat hobbitses. by Grim-Grinning     Black Cats and Spooky Bats by Grim-Grinning
Full color: $35

3/4 and Full Body Sketches
Untitled by Grim-Grinning     Untitled by Grim-Grinning     Untitled by Grim-Grinning

$20.00

Digital Sketches
apocalypseArisen by Grim-Grinning     .west coast. by Grim-Grinning    Adrienne 2014 digital reference watermarked by Grim-Grinning


$15.00

Large, Detailed Illustrations [sized 15" x 20"]
Woe of the Sailors by Grim-Grinning     Dreams of Grandeur by Grim-Grinning
$75

New Artwork.

  • Mood: Screwed
  • Listening to: Voices of Light
  • Reading: Becoming a Successful Illustrator

Wake Up.

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 18, 2014, 10:06 AM


U

niversity time is almost here again!  It's crazy that a month from now, I'll be back to the ol' make-art-until-your-fingers-bleed life again.  I'm kind of excited, though for this quarter's classes; I'm dropping my minor, so now I can take a ceramics elective!  I adore making ceramics, although I'm not mighty good at it, so it'll be nice for some one-on-one instruction in a small class.  I'm just happy because I managed to snag the last seat in the class without having to reorganize my entire schedule hehehe~  And I'll of course be taking another Illustration class, as well as an English elective that includes works from Thoreau, Emerson, and Whitman; Transcendentalism was my favorite unit ever taught in any English course that I've taken, period.  And I have an apartment-styled dorm this year, so I can actually cook for myself //yay no cafeteria food
O
nto other topics, I'm going to try, once again, to get my page cleaned up!  I want to put a lot of my old, ugly art into storage, and redesign my frontpage a little.  If anyone knows of a good, easy way to do pretty custom coding, please let me know.  I'd love to have a nice, new photo format going on.  And I have to edit the text in Photoshop or something - the text I installed isn't compatible with my MacBook, so I have to figure it out.  It looks ugly and huge when I look at it on my MacBook, so I need to do something about it.

I
n order to challenge my work, too, I think I'm going to try some of those "redraw this" challenges.  Or one of those 30 days challenges.  Or something.  Does anyone know of any good challenges that I can try?  I worked on a new promo piece to try to get commissions for album art, and I did submit it and then immediately take it down, but I think I'm going to try to animate it.  Is making everything in it's own frame in Photoshop the easiest method?  I also haven't forgotten about the anatomy tutorial and kiriban prize!  I'll slowly get back in gear and get those up before I go back to university for sure!


Features


C O M : tianshii by myckuu  Peacock by midnight-rabbit      COMMISSION for timesuji by mangartdraw  Just This One Moment by ti-DESIGNSecret Garden by MJWilliam




New Artwork.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Milo Greene
  • Reading: Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
  • Watching: Le Chavlier D'Eon

My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 8:24 PM


So, I joined dA back in 2006 when I was 12 because I wanted to save fan art from Trinity Blood that I came across.  I was obsessed with Abel Nightroad, thus why I had selected "XxAbelxNightroadxX" as my original username.  I started drawing fan art, mainly, and none of it was all that great.  I did a lot of copying, so I felt better about my work than I should have.  I think.  I was a dumb little middle-schooler, and I thought I was so awesome for drawing anime instead of working more on homework.  I made so many friends in the starting years [am I scaring away people?  I swear I'm nice to talk to ;;], and I generally got good feedback.




I only really did fan art until 2011, then I started drawing more OC work.  I would have been in high school at this point in time, so I started to focus more on my homework since I knew that my GPA would be super important; I thought I was going to study Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, which obviously did not happen.  Luckily, I had a ton of art classes to take, including an independent study that I got senior year.  I didn't really even consider working on a portfolio until senior year.  Whoops.

Thanks for the Memories by Grim-Grinning

Summer Lovin' by Grim-Grinning

At this point in time, I was in high school, and I didn't get to draw as much.  Towards the middle of Senior year [I think??], I changed my username to Grim-Grinning, to begin a "new start" of sorts.  I didn't want to abandon my progress, but I felt that I had grown out of my username, too.  I didn't want to feel like a little kid obsessed with anime anymore; while I still watch some series now, I'm more into Western live-action things.  Anime and manga still played a huge role in my artistic development, so I do owe it that.  And I'm currently still fawning over Heart no Kuni no Alice ❤︎  I have a whole part of my bookshelf devoted to it.

Last fall, I began school at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  I entered the Illustration program in the spring, and I made Concept Art for Games as my minor.  I had a fantastic first quarter, but things slowly started to fall apart during the winter and spring :u  I got a lot of mixed feedback on my work, so right now I'm really up in the air as to if I want to stay there, or if I want to go elsewhere.  My personal work really slowed down, and it hasn't been until the past month that I've been able to resume my work.

.Spring. by Grim-Grinning

Stupid, fat hobbitses. by Grim-Grinning.west coast. by Grim-Grinning


Woe of the Sailors by Grim-Grinning

Dreams of Grandeur by Grim-Grinning


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I also want to thank some of my best friends on here for being with me so long:


Ms Marvel 3 by fighterxaos
The Brightest Light by xigglette
Time for some fun by lady-blackwings

If Only I were a Goth :Remake: by FunkySockMonkey


I love you guys, and I thank you for the years of support :heart:

And thank you to all of my watchers who favor so much of my work *-*  You guys rock >w<


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As for my biggest inspirations, I had found quite a few over the years:

AbigailLarson is literally one of my favorite people, and one of the kindest artists that I've ever met.  She's just so personable and answered whatever questions that I had; I was honored to have met her in person.  I love the macabre that she brings to her work; such a stunning amount of skill is involved in her watercolor works, and her Edgar Allan Poe works are stunning.  I aspire to be as successful as she is one day.

The Night Circus by AbigailLarson

I adore so much of Angel-Thanatos' photographs; they're beautifully executed, and the modeling and make-up is always gorgeous.

Call of Cthulhu_2011_028 by Angel-Thanatos

evankart's Hobbit works *-*  I can't believe that such flawless Hobbit works exist.  The character's personalities always shine through, which I think is a really hard thing to accomplish.

Thorin and Thranduil by evankart

I don't think that an explanation is even necessary for francoclun's exquisite works.

Anne Hathaway by francoclun


miumzoo's simplistic, adorable Illustrations are so simplistic, but clearly show a strong handling and understanding of medium.    I aspire to be able to tell stories as well as miumzoo!

little vagrants of the world by miumzoo

It's probably not super obvious, but I really love old cars *-*  SIMPSONARTISTRY's car illustrations are so perfectly made, and they all really showcase the car's best features.
Chevy Impala by SIMPSONARTISTRY

I've been following tbdoll for quite some time, and her improvement has been amazing.  Her character designs are wonderful, and their personalities always shine through.

The Captain by tbdoll



Last but not least, I just recently came across Zephyrhant's art, and I'm in love *-*  From character design, to coloring, to style, everything is so perfect.  She also has an art book on sale right now; go buy it to see more beautiful work!

Bastille Day by Zephyrhant



  • Mood: Sociable
  • Watching: Gankutsuou

Help me win Riot Fest Tickets! [voting open]

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 12:21 PM


Hey, guys!  Voting is now open for Riot Fest's "Pizzafy a Punk Album" until July 31st, and I need your help!

Hey, guys!  I'm trying to win Riot Fest tickets for me and a friend, and I need your votes!  You can vote once every 24 hours; whoever has the most votes wins two free tickets! Voting ends July 31st.  


You can vote here : do312.com/p/riotfestpizza  Just look for my Joy Division album in on the "Pizzafy a Punk Album" site!  Please share and vote away (:

Joy-Division Unknown-Pleasures Shes-Lost-Control-1 by Grim-Grinning




  • Mood: Eager
  • Watching: Gankutsuou