Hell God, Death God and scribbling; NSFW

I’ve been doing a lot of commission work lately (have just sent off some images to Goodman Games for the DCC RPG and to also a bunch of images were just sent to kiltedyaksman who is currently authoring his own mega-dungeon project, plus some other stuff on the workbench at present),  so it is fun to get do do my own thing, too, when I have the time.  To be busy is good; to be really busy and inspired is better!

Between drawings for clients, I’ve been working on some drawings of gods/demons, inspired by the sacred/profane stuff from medieval art, Asian art and elsewhere that I like so much.  I’m also trying to polish my pen-technique and have more fun with the line work.  This one is pen and ink and, for now, I call it “Death God.” Pynchon had some interesting things to say about shit and death in “Gravity’s Rainbow,” if you haven’t read that massive book yet, pick it up — although you probably won’t thank me for the recommendation.  That book sometimes felt like a punch in the brain while I was reading it — plus it is also really fucking long.

In my ‘drawing a day’ notebook, I drew a “hell god” today as well.  Yeah, you can see his dong; so what?

 


3 Comments on “Hell God, Death God and scribbling; NSFW”

  1. Spawn of Endra says:

    Hell God, aka Dissertation Committee.

  2. Matt Ryan says:

    More fantastic stuff, thanks for posting.
    The drawing-a-day-notebook is genius.
    You’ve mentioned at various times pens you like to use. What specific pens are your favorite?

  3. limpey says:

    Hello Matt:
    Thank you for the compliments and the interest.

    For the ‘drawing a day’ I am trying various felt tips, etc. I like most of them, but the “Pitt Artist Pens” (I have tried B and F nibs) that they sell at the stationary store for “Manga artists” are my new favorites for drawing in the sketch book. I use a rapidiograph a lot too, but also like the Flair pens and Sharpie fine points they sell at the drugstore. Since when I draw in my sketchbook I might be drawing in my lap or out while having coffee, etc., it has to be portable and not require jars of water to clean my brush, etc. My current sketchbook is an inexpensive 7×10 one with smooth paper and a soft cover. I wish the paper was a little thicker and the binding was more durable but I’m glad that the paper has less ‘tooth’ than the spiral bound sketchbook I used to use and I don’t like drawing on a spiral notebook any more because I can’t draw across 2 pages without the wire coil getting in the way.

    For drawing on my favorite paper (bristol), I use a Hunt nib (I like the Hunt 512 ex-fine but settled on it pretty early; maybe I ought to try others) and Speedball super-black ink as well as the old faithful Rapidiograph. I also use small brushes (my brush selection isn’t very sophisticated; usually I just buy an assortment and use a small one for small areas, etc.).

    Wow. This is probably the longest reply I have written in ages. I used to think that materials were unimportant (sort of a ‘reverse snobbery’), but these days I’m really enjoying the difference it can make. Sometimes I like to just doodle on notebook paper with a ball point.
    I’m also debating whether or not I should use color in the sketchbook. I’m thinking not.


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