Admittedly challenging at first but it didn’t take long for me to gain an understanding of the characters’ facial structure and demeanor. He’s a man with a history shrouded in mystery but his teal eyes express depth beyond ruthlessness. Be sure to check out Sam Kessler and his wonderful collection of stylized awesome.
in an age where most people seem content to draw rainbow colored dogs all day, it’s refreshing to find someone who isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with dark, grungy art
The magnificent Sam Kessler's illustration of Kroe from the comic of the same name! Stay tuned for my follow-up half of our art trade with one of Sam’s own original characters! Send this fellow much love, yeah?
Decrepit Above photoset
Tumblr blog redesigned completely following a more grid-like layout. Before this redesign, I was considering going back to Wordpress for the Journal (and the main site entirely) and spent a great amount of time constructing a functioning blog. However, after a ridiculous amount of concentration and effort went into the endeavor, it fell flat on it’s face after coming to the painfully apparent fact that Tumblr, as a blogging platform, has stronger viewer involvement and overall better interaction integration than Wordpress (which is more standalone (plug-ins based) and less involved in the way that it allows for easily accessible communication).
See? This is becoming more like an actual JOURNAL. I just jot down these ideas as they come to me and keep them held here until they’re brought to life! Brilliant.
One idea I have (more concrete than the second (and more likely to be completed first)) is one that takes an interesting and original spin on the audio sketch “Bulbous Bouffant” by The Vestibules (not sure about the legalities of this as I’m not sure where the commercial rights reside regarding the audio itself seeing as how the creators are scattered now). This very short animated film (about 5 minutes long) would take place in a strange and dark cartoonish world inhabited by weird creatures (one of which being McGrim himself!). Three characters waiting at a bus stop dressed in workplace attire and fidgeting to themselves until McGrim playfully engages with them.
Right now is a time in my life where I’m considering whether or not online art school is right for me. I cannot deny there is only gain in venturing to learn more about anything through proper schooling, but it’s an investment. A large one at that. Of course scholarships would assist with such things but that still only goes so far… Even though I know I would obtain as many as possible to help cover the costs (I’m not too fond of kicking-off my entrance into the professional art world in debt (just as I’m sure no one would be)). This is a time for introspection and reflection on the state of art in the world as it is.