Dirty Mind, Dirty Mouth… and a flock of birds.

Today’s story starts with a song.

That was the very first time I ever heard Eliza Rickman. The name was easy to remember (I mean, come on, Professor Snape is my teenage hero, how could I forget someone with such a surname?!), so I started looking for more. This song was “the weather” in one of the episodes of Welcome to Night Vale podcast, and thankfully these lovely people always point out to the sources where they get their music.

Her album “O, You Sinners” is a mixture of a lovely clear voice, eerie bells and toy piano sounds, and chilling lyrics. Trust me, one should see “White Words” performed live to feel this music. If a witch had a voice of a princess, that would be Eliza Rickman.

Eliza Rickman — White Words from Dr. Captain on Vimeo.

I’ve been hooked on the idea of a painting inspired by her music for quite a while. But only after listening to “Birds” by Daphne Du Maurier (I had my pleasure of listening to it the way it’s being read by Peter Capaldi) I finally realised what the painting should look like.


It took me two hours, two different software types, and two textures by resurgere to finish this.

I guess I needn’t mention I’m extremely glad to know lady Rickman approves <3
Happy Halloween, you people!

«После смерти череп всегда весёлый!» ©

NB: Док обложена дэдлайнами, одеялками и простудой, и чуть более неадекватна, чем обычно, но…

Если вдруг вы хотите научиться рисовать человеческое лицо.
Или если вдруг вы плохо знаете пластическую анатомию и хотите восполнить пробелы.
Ну или, на крайняк, если вы элементарно хотите поржать с пользой для дела.


К слову, товарищ Рыжкин уже давно преподаёт в Строгановке, и истерики от его лекций доходили до меня ещё в бытность свободным слушателем в тамошних шпинатах. Так что — люто, бешено рекомендую к просмотру, ибо это дикий восторг. ТРИ ЧАСА дикого восторга, чтобы быть точным.))

Взято с канала Кружок скорого рисунка, ибо они вообще большие молодцы.

Bad news, good news…

Well, bad news come first.
They are:


That explains quite a lot on the subject of us being eerily quiet these days, so…
Good news: «Twisted Logic» has found its way to Russia despite all the possible issues with the Post Service and/or that game called «sanctions» that several governments are playing at. So now we’ve got something solid to prove: this is real. Printed. And dammit — it’s truly nicely done!


At this point, we are to say our goodbyes and float into the darkness.
Dreams to see, sleeping hours to catch on <3

On hiatus, great bosses, and book covers.

Hello there, Doc speaking.

Well, since I’m being on hiatus for a while (being half-eaten by everyday routine isn’t fun, but it works for me), I feel like it’s time to share the project I’ve been working on a few weeks ago. A friend of mine, Clare Costa, asked me to develop a cover art for her new detective novel, and I was really excited to do that. Below, you can see the result: the book is available here.

a book cover design I've done for Clare Costa

The funny part was that I didn’t want to use any known reference for the pose, so I had to ask my boss to let me use his hands as reference… and he did, which just proves that full-time office job also contains a great team of people that forgive me for being weirder than average.

Hopefully I’ll return soon with some new art, because I’ve got about nineteen or twenty items on my «to paint» list, and I can’t wait to make those ideas real.

Trust Me :: Character Posters

Hello, you lovely lot.
Doc speaking; may I have your attention, please?..


TRUST ME (2013) >> IMDb
In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.
Written/directed by Clark Gregg.
Character Posters @ Cinemablend

Oh, well.
FINALLY yours truly made something she likes, and that’s NOT a fan art, but a part of the production :3 The seven character posters and a glimpse of sketching the ideas are beneath this ridiculously usual butterfly…

junonia coenia

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