Spooky Little Garden.
Guache on watercolour paper.
This a a faux poster I made (text and vignette added on my phone! Lol) for the Yiddish play “the dybbuk/ between two worlds” by S.Ansky . I find the whole story so romantic and chilling, I just had to create a drawing for it… Done in pen&ink and gauche.
" A dybbuk is a restless soul or evil spirit that "impregnates" a living person, usually for a limited period of time, causing mental illness and creating a separate personality for itself, and talking through that person’s mouth. This practice and other folkloristic material inspired his (Ansky’s) famous play The Dybbuk.
Set in Eastern Europe in the end of the 19th century, Ansky’s story revolves around a pair of ill-fated lovers — Khonnon, a penniless but devout student of Jewish mysticism, and Leah, the young woman he adores and is destined to marry. When Leah’s greedy father breaks the marriage contract to marry off Leah to a richer man, Khonnon dies instantly; his soul, however, lives on as a dybbuk, entering Leah’s body so to gain possession of her love for all eternity. After various nefarious deeds are revealed, the rabbi, aided by other rabbinical judges, finally succeeds in exorcising the dybbuk, using incantations and rituals, followed by blasts of the shofar. Leah, meanwhile, must confront the choice between marriage to a man for whom she feels nothing or an unworldly union with her dead lover’s spirit.”
Hello everyone! If anyone is going to Toronto Fan Expo, be sure to visit the booth “Cactus Mafia”. They sell awesome wigs…. and my friend Danielle will be selling her fabulous Sailor Moon shot glasses, and prints too! my “Retro Senshi” prints will be sold there, along with a few other Sailor Moon related prints of mine (The size of the prints are about 5”x7”) and printed on matte photo paper —- and they will be sold for around $6.50—$8.00 each. I only have 17 prints available, so if you are interested in buying them, be there —or be square! Lol ;p
" Dia de los Muertos". I can’t WAIT for Halloween! :D
They want to eat your soul! Nom nom nom….#watercolorillustration #illustration #russiannestingdolls #matryoshkadolls #darkart #halloween #cute #gothic #macabre #art
"Kitsune" (pronounced kit-soo-neigh) So a little about this : “kitsune” is the Japanese word for “fox”. The kitsune is a major character in Japanese folklore in regards to the supernatural. It is said that after 100 yrs the kitsune is able to transform into a human. They transform usually into old men, young girls and women— though it seems they are most inclined to transform into beautiful women ;p. They are known for possession too; but they solely possess women apparently -.- They are mysterious and wise, highly intelligent beings and it is said that the kitsune can have up to nine tails; the more they have, the wiser they are.. AND the whole reason for a Japanese person answering the phone with the greeting “Moshi Moshi” is because the kitsune can’t pronounce that word— thus, one will always know whether they are speaking to a human or a kitsune :)
-micron, graphite, digital.
"Kitsune" —making progress ;p. #kitsune #fox #art #illustration #blackandwhite #japanese #inari #foxspirit #japanesefolklore #drawing #heianera #possession
Wow! Thanks for thinking so! :)
Submission for the Hi-Fructose back cover contest :) #nuvangocover #hifructose #hifructosemagazine #contemporaryart #illustration #nuvango
I love drawing the “Femme Fatale” …she is wearing a Dolce and Gabbana dress from F/W 2014-2015. Haven’t drawn anything with Pen & Ink in quite some time now, so I though I would revist the medium!
Micron, graphite and digital color.
"A woman of ill repute" — I don’t know why that title came into my head but hey, she looks it! (Watercolor and digital enhancement)
This is an illustration for a poem written/requested by:
atonguewithbutsixwords (I hope I did your poem justice!)
My interpretation is as follows:
" Being engulfed by feelings of inadequacy and intimidation— it is a veil that casts a dark shadow upon her— it dissipates above, yet at the same time can’t be relinquished…
She is being consumed by that which envelopes her with fright… The faint spectre of crows caught in the veil are forever bound…”