Book Art: TMOL/TCOD as Spiders
Spiders are more complicated than a Clam or a Scorpion, so a wire ‘skeleton’ was used to create their structure before applying paper mache layers around it. I applied multiple rounds of layers onto it to build it up, air drying in between rounds.
All the pages used for it sans the outermost layer are from Expansion Expression, since I had leftover pages from the Scorpion paper mache project. I printed a few pages from each respective book to apply to its spider.
After the last layer was applied and dried, I painted both of them. One with white paint, one with black paint, of course. The bottoms aren’t painted.
They look pretty good, not exactly what I had envisioned, but good enough. Definitely was a step up in the paper mache game!
Amethyst Shards Afterword: Burnout
This afterword is about, well, the burnout I experienced around the time I began Amethyst Shards and how it impacted the book itself.
Commissioned Art of Cyclone!
As King was drawn by Erika Hollice, the same had to be done with Cyclone. The art drove what I wanted out of this commission was this piece of Cyclone looking awesome that I did many years ago. I wanted Cyclone with his Scythe, cape, and dark in a powerful pose. The whole package! And the whole package includes his helmet. His helmet…well, it’s been an internally contentious point for me since I moved on from LEGO as a primary...