Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured Creature: The Ushtohc

Excerpted from Marge Hollander's Digest of Demons and Devils:

"The Ushtohc are an invasive other dimensional race.  They insert a portion of their consciousness into innocuous everyday objects and remain hidden while their influence grows.  They slowly infect the immediate reality with their presence until a suitable mobile host presents itself.  Once they have invaded a mobile host, they are nearly impossible to exorcise without great psychic effort.  Luckily, their transmission into the earth realm seems to only coincide with very rare celestial alignments."

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}


 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Cain

Here is Cain from the House of Mystery.  I first met Cain and his brother Abel in the early issues of Sandman, but they both appeared long before.  Doing my research for this piece I never realized that Berni Wrightson was so involved with the House of Mystery.  I also did not realize that it was such a long running title.  I've got some back issue tracking to do.  :-)

Also, this piece is much larger than the normal Saturday Sketches.  I was in a groove when I began working on it and before I realized the size difference I was mostly finished.  So this one isn't sketchcard size.

{8x5.71,  created in Adobe Photoshop}



I claim no copyright for the properties represented in the Saturday Sketches.  All copyrights and trademarks are retained by their respective owners.  I make no money from what I am presenting here.  It is presented for portfolio and appreciation purposes only.

Friday, September 26, 2014

From the Archives: Moon Mystery

Done in an older contour style, here is a sketch of an embodiment of the mystery of the moon.  There is an echo of ancient Egyptian style to the imagery and a faint feeling of the Goddess Isis within the image.  These choices were not intentional at the time.  I often drew in this style ecstatically with no planned intention when I began drawing.  I would just begin drawing to see what emerged.  This process is what evolved into the process I use to create the pieces within the Psyche Delectus Tenebrarum.


{8x5.78,  Graphite}




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Featured Creature: Cow Demon Robot

I've been drawing alot of humans in the Featured Creature lately and this week I wanted to get more creature back into the posts.  This image however, turned out more comedic than scary.  I figure though that somebody somewhere must be afraid of cow demon robots even if they're smiling...or maybe because they are smiling. 

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Neatoshop Grand Opening Giveaway!

For the next two weeks, I will be regularly posting new designs to my Neatoshop.  Please drop by and check out the designs and leave me a comment with this post as to which design is your favorite.  Either here at Zombie Bites or on Facebook is fine.  I'll be checking both.  While you're at it drop by the Neatoshop Facebook page and give them a like.  I wouldn't have this opportunity without them!

On October 4th, I'll put the names of everyone who left a comment into a hat, bag, or bowl and draw to see who will win a free tshirt!  I'll announce the winner later in the day on the 4th.  Here are my designs to date, but keep an eye out until October 4th for all new designs!



Also, if there is an image here on Zombie Bites or at any of my other blogs that you would like to see as a tshirt design or made available as a print, send me an email with the link at frostyjake@yahoo.com and I'll make it available as soon as possible!



Saturday Sketch: Silver Age Agatha Harkness

An ancient witch of incredible power, Agatha Harkness first appeared in Fantastic Four #94.  She was governess to Franklin Richards for many years and later became mentor the Scarlet Witch.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}



I claim no copyright for the properties represented in the Saturday Sketches.  All copyrights and trademarks are retained by their respective owners.  I make no money from what I am presenting here.  It is presented for portfolio and appreciation purposes only.

Friday, September 19, 2014

From the Archives: Rock Rage

Here is an older unfinished sketch portrait of an angry stone faced creature.  With this piece I was specifically trying to give the face the texture of a lava flow that has begun to cool and turn to stone.  I can't remember if my intent for this piece was a rock like race of people or a single creature.

{8x5.64 Sharpie}



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Creature: The Ghost

"The spirit of malevolence that had attached itself to the structure suffused everything with a suffocating aura of hopelessness, suffering, and despair."

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Golden Age Doctor Fate with Orb

Here is a second sketch and the final piece of my Golden Age Doctor Fate set.  There are several characters from the early stories that I haven't addressed.  I may add them to the set later, but for the time being this is the last.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}

I claim no copyright for the properties represented in the Saturday Sketches.  All copyrights and trademarks are retained by their respective owners.  I make no money from what I am presenting here.  It is presented for portfolio and appreciation purposes only.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Exhumed: Rotting Appleteeth



Rotting Appleteeth is a goblin of indulgence and decay.  Rotting is quick, selfish, and most certainly dangerous.  Legend has it that he used to have a mouth full of bright white teeth, but they decayed and fell out because of his lust for eating sweets and drinking Nog all night.  His empty heart is jealous and craves all things, especially the teeth of others.  When he sees a beautiful set of polished ivories, out comes his dagger!

Surprisingly, his breath is rather sweet, but that is only a lure to get a victim close enough to cut out a few molars.  Although he will not pass up any tooth, he is known to prefer the teeth of children.  His nighttime attacks are responsible for the innate fear of dentists that many children possess.  He is a mortal enemy of the tooth fairy and the two have warred repeatedly over a single stolen tooth.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}



From the Archives: RPG Sci-Fi Versus

Here is another piece the previously mentioned  RPG portfolio.  This is one of my few Sci-Fi pieces.

{8x6.14,  Sharpie}



Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Neatoshop - New Designs 091014




If you haven't stopped by yet, here are my designs I've most recently added to my Neatoshop!  Some of the images are older posts refitted to be a better tshirt design, but some are all new designs.  Drop by and check them all out!   Also if there is an image here on Zombie Bites that you would like to see as a tshirt design or made available as a print, send me an email with the link and I'll make it available as soon as possible!


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Featured Creature: Moonlit Were

I'm going to take a break from the Devil's Square focus for a bit and pursue some straight up creature sketches.  This week we have a more painterly were-creature.  I've been so controlled with my compositions lately, I wanted to try something a little more organic and expressive.  I also haven't been getting nearly enough practice painting in Photoshop, so I've added that to my to do list.  Expect more in this style.
 
This piece also has an element of whimsy in it that surprised me once I'd finished it.  The overwhelming darkness of the world lately has been a bit much for me so I don't mind a bit of whimsy here.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}