This underwater “Sea Skull” artwork infuses some of the fanciful creatures of the deep ocean with a decorative bent: seahorse skeletons, shells, coral and jellyfish tentacles. I didn’t want to go overboard with color; rather, wanted to highlight the details. Creating decorative skulls is really fun; perhaps I’ll explore glowing eyes in another piece 🙂
“Macabre Roses” was inspired by the old bookplate designs of the Arts & Crafts Era and the Art Nouveau periods. Although ram skulls are incorporated into the piece, they take a backseat to the bevy of roses. This piece has a gothic romanticism to it, where skulls are not a thing of horror, but simply a part of life.
The piece was created initially with pen and graphite, then scanned, digitally colored, with custom textures created and incorporated into the background.
Created these special versions of the Bone Decor art for the Chillin Productions Art Show at 111 Minna Gallery (organized by Wonderland SF).
Mixed media: my illustrations, metallic findings, and coyote jawbone (painted silver). Since the item was to be displayed vertically, I glued the bones to the surface, then drilled holes into the board and it was sewn together with fishing line wire. A lot of behind-the-scene efforts, but well worth it.
This spiral notebook is available on ETSY HERE and is adorned with my “Steampunk Skeleton Heart” artwork (a mixed-media creation inspired by Day of the Dead and the Steampunk genre). It’ll be a lovely gift for yourself or for that special someone who enjoys writing and appreciates a touch of macabre steampunk in their collection.
“Deadly Beauties Set 2” is a 3-piece pinback button set that was created and produced from my original illustrations, inspired by the dark fantasy world of mysterious creatures filled with vampires and mermaids. GET THE DEADLY BEAUTIES BUTTONS ON ETSY.
“Evil & Good Mermaids” celebrates the magical realm of the supernatural and the dangerous lure of temptation. The original illustration was created from pen/ink and I combined the background with Photoshop and added digital coloring.
Here’s the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the exquisite Sirens of the Sea: ART PRINTS
A hot mini-skirt product is available on my REDBUBBLE Shop.
“The Fates” (or Moirai) is based on the mythical goddesses that rule the thread of life: Spinner, Allotter and Unturnable. My version portraits a darker view of the Fates, where the Spinner produces the magical thread from the depths of her soul.
On their own, skeletons naturally have a great mystery to them, where they can sway towards the dark or light, depending upon the context. “Burning Lotus” shows a meditative creature with magical candles, inspired by traditional Asian art. While this piece has qualities of religious artifacts, the intention is not to offend, but rather, honor the spiritual connection to supernatural elements.