Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Book Is Here

My newest book, "From the East" featuring 29 full color illustrations in my Japanese Print Style is here and ready for sale. It is $20 + $3 shipping in the US. If you would like a copy contact me at Tristan@vampyre-nmp.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Deadline Passed

I have always been good with deadlines. if I had one I would make it! But the SCA 50 year book cover was due today and it is NOT done. Pain and depression is making it very hard to do the work and now I feel even worse for missing the deadline! I hope I can have this finished by the end of the week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Self Punishment

I guess the best thing about being in so much pain all the time is I can just let things be and I am being punished for being such a bad person. I don't have to try and hurt myself, I just don't make any effort to NOT hurt and it's all taken care of!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Current Project

I am doing the front and back cover for the SCA 50th year celebration. I am not sure when I can show the whole thing but I can at least show a tease. So here is part of the front cover (the back is not done yet). This is Egg tempera and acrylic on velum (the skin not the paper).

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hypocrites and Liars!

Hypocrites and Liars! The Republican Party that claims the sacred Second Amendment means everyone should have guns everywhere, don't want them at their convention! This proves that they are liars and KNOW that guns are NOT OK in every situation even while they make laws to say they are!

Sign this petition to force them to live by their own lies!

https://www.change.org/p/quicken-loans-arena-allow-open-carry-of-firearms-at-the-quicken-loans-arena-during-the-rnc-convention-in-july-2

And here are some articles about this:
https://twitter.com/search?q=petition+guns+at+Republican+convention&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-24/petition-allow-open-carry-of-guns-at-republican-national-convention

http://mashable.com/2016/03/24/gop-convention-guns/#55jvByzLpuqB

Monday, March 21, 2016

Social Media and Me

Clearly I am not a good person and have been told as much on social media, so I am going to try very hard to remain as isolated and alone as possible and never get on social media again (unless this counts). My Webles and Tmblr and Weasyl all of which are 99.9% for art only are the only on line things I plan to be part of from now on. Thanks You for your time.  Tristan

Sunday, March 20, 2016

New Coronet

New coronet, this commission was for a somewhat simple coronet. They have silver quills on their Arms and wanted them on the coronet. The red stones and the subtle secondary stones (which are dark brass half pearls) where what the client wanted. I think it came out nice. Silver Quills Coronet.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Old But Good

This was done back in the early 90's but is still one I am very happy with. The background, figure (especially his buns) and the wings are all exactly as I wanted them to be. This is 18 x 20, Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board. I don't think I have posted this on my weble before, so here it is.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tiny BJD Done

Well I finally got hair and wings on him so here is Kurozat┼Ź. He is a Fairyland PukiPuki and is less than 4 1/2 inches tall. I think he is adorable!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dragonfly Coronet

A friend was just made a court Baroness for her years of scribal work. Great and well deserved (now they need to give her the Peerage she is over due for). I was asked to do a coronet for her and she and I talked about what she wanted. Her makers mark is a dragonfly and her colors are silver and green. So I did a Malachite looking base with silver filigree dragonfly and vine work that almost every scribe should recognize. I am very pleased with how this came out. Lots of detail (a shadow under every edge of silver). This is 23 inches around, Leather, Acrylic, metallic silver paint and artificial gems and pearls. 17

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Finished Inspiration

I could keep adding more and more layers and more and more stars, but I have other things to do. The bird like thing is actually a kind of Orchid, a real flower that looks like a bird. If you look up "Angel of Inspiration study" you will see the preliminary idea for this picture. So here is "Inspiration", 18 x 22, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil, ProWhite, Gold leaf and Micron pen on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 16

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Inspiration Gold

Here is a quickie photo with flash that shows the gold leaf well...but that is only with that kind of lighting, so I doubt it will be what I keep. "Inspiration WIP detail".

Inspiration Gone Wild

After hours of work getting all the edges smooth and even, this happened. Still a lot to do and this is a so so photo  with a shadow and curved edges, but it shows where I am at presently. The flame is gold leafed...it looks great with the right lighting, BUT it is not having the effect I want over all, so will most likely get painted on more. So here is "Inspiration WIP 4".

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tumblr

Tumblr is so odd, it works strange, it is glitch, I can't copy and past information or anything. I have people following me who have straight porn sites...I have NO idea why they are following me or how they saw my stuff.

Inspiration Continues

Maybe you can get a better idea of where this is going, or maybe  not... The black didn't come out well in this flash photo, so you will get a better idea maybe later when I have it done and get a good photo. There will be space (stars etc.) in the black. There will also be gold leaf.  "Inspiration WIP 3"

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Inspiration Continued

Well, the photos on the screen of this look better and don't seem off like the real thing does to me. So, I am continuing it. Here is the next level of work, the wings are well started and some of the background pattern is set. "Inspiration WIP 2".



Friday, March 4, 2016

Balticon 50 Artists Alley

I am again running the Artists Alley for Balticon on Memorial Weekend and would like to encourage some of you to consider attending. George R. R. Martin is the Guest of Honor and we already have a huge amount of people preregged. The area I have for Artists Alley is larger in this new hotel and so I have more tables available.
Please look here for general information http://balticon.org/wp50/ and here for specifics of Artists Alley http://balticon.org/wp50/balticon-home/exhibitions/artist-alley/

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bad Facebook

Well, once again I have turned off facebook and am considering never turning it back on. Even though it is my main source of interaction with other humans most of the time. But when someone I consider a friend once again tells me I am just looking for sympathy when I post what I am thinking and feeling, or another tells me he knows better than me what I REAL think or mean when I say something and it isn't what I say I am thinking or what I mean, well, I guess I best just not post anything!
I am constantly amazed at how everyone else in the world can post the most whinny, manipulative posts looking for sympathy and people to tell them how great they are and how much they are liked BUT I am not allowed to post anything without my friends telling me I am full of crap and don't know my own mind or feelings. Well it sure makes me feel good to know I have such friends!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Inspiration Interupted

I have had this idea for a painting for a few years, I finally found the right references and had the right inspiration and so started it. I liked the sketch, so I started adding underpainting...NOW in spite of my measuring and checking several times and it seeming to be fine, it looks wrong to me! The head looks to big and I am NOT happy. Anyone else care to critique this? The right arm will be added in again, I just keep working to get it right. "Inspiration WIP"