Thursday, September 22, 2011

[Verdict]

["Verdict". Album cover for Absvrdist (Sad-Grind, San Antonio, Tx)]
The man is under the sentence of death. But there's no real guilt. He is guilty because he lived. He was a mistake. So Death, in judge costume, takes him back from life to the kingdom of Hades. The man was only suffering in his lifetime and he didn't understand why. But it's obvious, he was just a toy, entertainment for omnipotence of non-existence.

7 comments:

naomuack said...

wow dirty and cool .

naomi xxx

astroquack said...

Dark,dark cool.

Human Mollusk said...
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Human Mollusk said...

I like both your latest posts a lot Shaltmira. Intriguingly strange scenes! Sometimes your allegorical drawings remind me of Topor, although they're much darker than his. Do you like him?

alkbazz said...

I agree Topor about the drawing line, not the content... also Anne van der Linden & Rémi, with a more gothic/dark XIXth c atmosphere... The white space between each figure create something like a 3D image, different layers in the scene...

Aeron said...

I like the concept of the jacket sort of turning into intestines. If you did this one again it would have been amusing to have one of the dog creatures, which are fantastic by the way, eating the intestine like forms. Your use of cross hatching gets better all the time, I encourage you to drown yourself in engravings and etchings of the 15th - 19th century and even copy some of them as close as possible to capture the more effective cross hatching techniques of the masters.

Aeron said...

You should also check out one of my favorite contemporary comic artists, Hans Rickheit - http://www.ectopiary.com/ He uses cross hatching, alongside stippling, to great effect.

On the subject of stippling, you might consider that as a contrasting texture in drawings like these. It could function well as a ground texture and emphasize the linear markings of the cross hatching on surrounding imagery, creating a space between the two.