Archive for July, 2012

Bad Dream by Ken Kelly

Posted in Traditional Art with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by tentacleman

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His Liquid Grave, by Meluseena (Lisa Falzon)

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by tentacleman

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Ms. Falzon writes and illustrates her own fiction, and she’s also a talented illustrator of children’s books.  His Liquid Grave seems to be one of her personal projects.

From the Author:

“Alas though it is true that many men of sailor persuasion enjoy a cold watery grave, for the ironically named Fortunato, it was the twin liquids of wine and sea that was to end him.

“While shored in the little port of Amaretto, the sailor quite by chance met the youthful fairheaded James Fitzgerald, a solictor who had a practice in this bitter little sea-town. Prone to an acuteness of sensitivity, Fortunato fell desperately in love over a shared pint of ale and a wink. The pair mantained a week-long torrid love affair conducted mostly in the alleyway between The Salty Hook alehouse and Moby Dick Laundry.

“But! While for our fair-haired solictor it was a very secret fling (he really intended to marry Miss Elizabeth Clare who came with a dowry and station) for Fortunato it was love.

“One night Fortunato spotted Mr. Fitzgerald and Ms. Clare by their carraige, in the light of the gas lamps. Well doused in Ma’am Esme’s famed gut-rotting homemade rosé from the Salty Hook, he launched into a heart-rending proclamation of love that drew an amused crowd of lookie-loos from the alehouse.

“And oh what treachery ensued! The youthful solictor denied any knowledge of poor drunk and swaying Fortunato, he denied even ever having seen him! After launching some well-placed and witty insults in poor Fortunato’s direction, he scooped a bewildered Miss. Clare into the carraige and shot Fortunato a look of such disdain as would have felled even less sensitive sailors than our ineptly-named protagonist.

“Rocked with woe and ridiculed by his fellows from the alehouse, Fortunato wandered to the pier and took to drinking more and more rosé till in drunken folly he fell in and never rose above the surface. Vito McCarthy, who watched it happen from the alehouse’s grimy windows, swears he saw the tentacle arm of the local seamonster curl about Fortunato’s ankle and pull him in. But he was well in his cups and some say, even on his sober days, he’s never really there, you know.

“All they ever found of Fortunato was his hat washed-up on the shingle, and it it is said that his ghost roams Amaretto still, so that he became something of a celebrity in death. His hat was sold at an impromptu auction in market-day, and was bought for stupid amounts of money by a mysterious cloaked and hatted solicitor, to be lamented and wept on later in private, no doubt.”

Lady & the Squid by Fuxu

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , on July 18, 2012 by tentacleman

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The Cursed by Noistromo

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by tentacleman

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Disappointed Ember by Ariokh (a.k.a. Cabbibalcandy, a.k.a. “Izzy”)

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by tentacleman

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This is a fine representative sample of Ariokh “Izzy” Cannibalcandy’s surreal concept art.

Post Apocalyptic City by Peter Siegl

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by tentacleman

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Ammonites–attack!

Hive Mind by Neil Blevins

Posted in 2D, Digital Art with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by tentacleman