Bad news, good news…

Well, bad news come first.
They are:

DOC’S HIATUS IS TO BE OVER ONLY ON THE 27th OF SEPTEMBER.

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!

clarecostatl

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?..

tmposters

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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Бабочки и нестабильность :: Butterflies and instability

Once upon a time there lived a lady with butterflies in her head…
Oh, wait.
Wrong fairytale.
Once in a while your faithful Doc starts feeling the urge to release some of her darker thoughts, and the best way to do that is to paint something relatively creepy to some music that sounds strange enough. So, yesterday yours truly switched the playlist on in shuffle mode (trust me, the music in there is… diverse, to put it mildly), and got something done.

Side note: never have I ever painted something at such speed. It took me lesser than two hours to finish this butterfly eater. Check the videos below to see how that happened.
A Lantern For Butterflies

Жила-была девушка, у которой в голове жили бабочки…
Стоп.
Не та сказка.
Жила-была Док, которую периодически обуревали порывы хоть как-то сцедить скопившийся в душе мрак; и способа лучше, чем рисование очередного страшилища, она не знала. Так что вчера в ночи ваша покорная Хозяйка врубила свой дежурный плейлист в режиме случайного воспроизведения, и меньше, чем через два часа, из небытия (коим по умолчанию является чистый лист) вылупилось вышеуказанное. Я сама не знаю, откуда оно такое, но там снова бабочки.

Юмор в том, что с ТАКОЙ скоростью я давно ничего не рисовала. Судите сами, процесс создания можно посмотреть ниже — и плейлист с укурной музыкой тоже там же, с разбросом от Мельницы до Nine Inch Nails и кавером на Daft Punk на арфе.

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