I have always been fascinated by New Orleans and had to travel there for Halloween, to experience the wonderful revelry and explore the dark crevices of the French Quarter and beyond. The people, food, art and stories were inspiring as there is so much soul and energy out there–definitely going back!
“Vanitas Veins” is a mixed media piece of a mysterious angelic creature, drawing breath from the bloody veins of life, perfect for the Halloween holiday. The illustration speaks to the mysteriousness of life. The blood veins reach outwards like wings, similar to how magic can call upon us in the quiet moments of the dawn 🙂
You can add this piece to your art collection HERE at my Etsy Shop.
“Bird Skull Mandala” is inspired by the beauty of the macabre, with a detailed winged pattern drawn meticulously with pen/ink. I love creating a piece that combines the simple elegance of nature with the dark side of life. For a small price, you can indulge in this stunning piece and add this print to your collection or as a small gift for your friends or family: HERE on Etsy
“Waking Dream” is inspired by horror films, zombies and magic. The core of the design is a rendered skull of rocks, with the spirits seeping through below. It was mostly created via several pens and a touch of graphite. I added a tint of green and yellow for the eyes–subtle coloring via Photoshop.
“Aztec Woman” was inspired by the beauty and strength of the Ancients, where magic and lore run free. It was also inspired by Santánico Pandemonium, a vampire snake goddess character from the popular TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn”. I created the drawing with pen/ink and digitally colored the background. The tones and shading are kept simple and not hyper-realistic, to emulate a vintage poster style, and a reminder of the fictional environment that this lovely woman resides in.