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Luxuria
"Luxuria" is Latin for "Lust". Painted for the 7 Deadly Sins exhibit, by Artistique Theatre & Suspension Lounge.Click here for photos + details of “Luxuria” in a hand-painted custom frame.

Luxuria

"Luxuria" is Latin for "Lust". Painted for the 7 Deadly Sins exhibit, by Artistique Theatre & Suspension Lounge.

Click here for photos + details of “Luxuria” in a hand-painted custom frame.

Chang’e Dark + Light. Cool + Warm. Reflect + Project. Moon + Sun. Yin + Yang.
I was asked to contribute to Dark Horse Comics’ Once Upon a Time Machine anthology, and was thrilled at the prospect of tackling the theme of futuristic fairy tales. So I chose the Chinese legend of Chang’e, the goddess of the moon. Originally, I wanted to do Red Riding Hood, but apparently that had been chosen several times over. And on a whim, I did a Tarot reading for something unrelated and drew the XVII. Moon card — which in my deck (The Goddess Tarot), was represented by Chang’e. Serendipitous, one might say.

Chang’e

Dark + Light. Cool + Warm. Reflect + Project. Moon + Sun. Yin + Yang.

I was asked to contribute to Dark Horse Comics’ Once Upon a Time Machine anthology, and was thrilled at the prospect of tackling the theme of futuristic fairy tales. So I chose the Chinese legend of Chang’e, the goddess of the moon.

Originally, I wanted to do Red Riding Hood, but apparently that had been chosen several times over. And on a whim, I did a Tarot reading for something unrelated and drew the XVII. Moon card — which in my deck (The Goddess Tarot), was represented by Chang’e. Serendipitous, one might say.

Unicorn
Featured as the back cover in Image Comics’ ELEPHANTMEN #36. The title, “Unicorn”, was derived from the initial mistake from European explorers that rhinocerii were actually unicorns. I kept this in mind as I designed Sahara’s headdress and the overall feel of the unicorn-and-maiden legend…Prints available for purchase here.

Unicorn

Featured as the back cover in Image Comics’ ELEPHANTMEN #36.

The title, “Unicorn”, was derived from the initial mistake from European explorers that rhinocerii were actually unicorns. I kept this in mind as I designed Sahara’s headdress and the overall feel of the unicorn-and-maiden legend…

Prints available for purchase here.

Sherbet
Cover for the Sherbet Halloween Special 2011 comic, collecting the first three stories of the adventures of Sherbet Lock, everyone’s favorite ethnically-ambiguous, drug-addicted, womanizing lesbian detective from the future. Each of the three arms represents each of the three stories in the collection: “Finger”, “Body” and “Milk”.

Sherbet

Cover for the Sherbet Halloween Special 2011 comic, collecting the first three stories of the adventures of Sherbet Lock, everyone’s favorite ethnically-ambiguous, drug-addicted, womanizing lesbian detective from the future.

Each of the three arms represents each of the three stories in the collection: “Finger”, “Body” and “Milk”.

China Rose
Rosa chinensis, known commonly as the China Rose is a member of the genus Rosa native to Southwest China in Guizhou, Hubei, and Sichuan Provinces. [source] For GirlsDrawinGirls Vol 4: The Way Nature Made Her, an anthology of flora-inspired pinups.

China Rose

Rosa chinensis, known commonly as the China Rose is a member of the genus Rosa native to Southwest China in Guizhou, Hubei, and Sichuan Provinces. [source]

For GirlsDrawinGirls Vol 4: The Way Nature Made Her, an anthology of flora-inspired pinups.

Wet
Splash Woman gets the upper hand on Mega Man. Her superior position suggests victory in battle as well as sexual dominance in a twist of gender role-reversal or Ecstasy of Saint Teresa-like reverie. The mecha tentacles reference shokushi goukan, a form of erotica referenced as early as the work of Hokusai.

Wet

Splash Woman gets the upper hand on Mega Man. Her superior position suggests victory in battle as well as sexual dominance in a twist of gender role-reversal or Ecstasy of Saint Teresa-like reverie. The mecha tentacles reference shokushi goukan, a form of erotica referenced as early as the work of Hokusai.

Snow, Glass, Apples
Initially commissioned as a print for Neil Gaiman’s Neverwear site, this project was consequently cancelled. But I loved his short story, “Snow, Glass, Apples”, and the work-in-progress so much that I finished it up anyway. :) The associated text read:
I like to think she played first with the ribbons, twined them into her raven hair, looped them around her pale neck or her tiny waist.  And then, curious, she moved the cloth to see what else was in the basket; and she saw the red, red apples.  They smelled like fresh apples, of course; and they also smelled of blood. And she was hungry. I imagine her picking up an apple, pressing it against her cheek, feeling the cold smoothness of it against her skin.  And she opened her mouth and bit deep into it…
"Snow, Glass, Apples" is © Neil Gaiman.

Snow, Glass, Apples

Initially commissioned as a print for Neil Gaiman’s Neverwear site, this project was consequently cancelled. But I loved his short story, “Snow, Glass, Apples”, and the work-in-progress so much that I finished it up anyway. :) The associated text read:

I like to think she played first with the ribbons, twined them into her raven hair, looped them around her pale neck or her tiny waist.

And then, curious, she moved the cloth to see what else was in the basket; and she saw the red, red apples.

They smelled like fresh apples, of course; and they also smelled of blood. And she was hungry. I imagine her picking up an apple, pressing it against her cheek, feeling the cold smoothness of it against her skin.

And she opened her mouth and bit deep into it…

"Snow, Glass, Apples" is © Neil Gaiman.

Synth Painted as a cover for Hadron Colliderscope  The ubiquity of transhumanism and artifice assailing our natural world, with a saccharine exterior to soften the blow.

Synth

Painted as a cover for Hadron Colliderscope

The ubiquity of transhumanism and artifice assailing our natural world, with a saccharine exterior to soften the blow.

Aurora Wraparound cover for a young adult fantasy novel, The Unraveling of a Family Secret.

Aurora

Wraparound cover for a young adult fantasy novel, The Unraveling of a Family Secret.

Moths to the Flame
Album cover for Astronaut Down’s Moths To The Flame. (Buy this album on iTunes or Amazon.com!)  The concept was pretty straightforward, harking to the album’s title. Simultaneously, the client also expressed a desire to see a girl amidst an oppressive, scary environment — with only a flame keeping the darkness at bay. Click here for details and process.

Moths to the Flame

Album cover for Astronaut Down’s Moths To The Flame. (Buy this album on iTunes or Amazon.com!)

The concept was pretty straightforward, harking to the album’s title. Simultaneously, the client also expressed a desire to see a girl amidst an oppressive, scary environment — with only a flame keeping the darkness at bay.

Click here for details and process.