Eternal Seven » Devil

The artwork below was created by request by Thomas Walton to be the cover art for an album by his band Seeing Seven entitled Memento Mori. As I’m updating this post on Jan 12, 2012 the album has been released and can be found here: iTunes, myspace, facebook. Please check these guys out, the music actually reminds me a bit of Iron Maiden though I’d love to hear what you guys think.

The actual album and CD arrived t the house

The album with the artwork arrived at the house late last week. It’s the first album cover for me, hopefully more will come in the future!

The actual art which I made for the album in higher resolution is below.

Memento Mori

I worked on the above image in the span of about 3 weeks recently. It was the first big project for which I pushed myself in about a year and a half. I have to say I’m happy with this one. Here is some of the concept art I put together for the character:

Memento Mori Pencil Sketch Memento Mori Portrait

I should put together an animated GIF of the WIP soon but haven’t had the time yet. Working on some other projects right now.

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This is an image made for the Team Monthly Challenge at CA – LINK TO FINALS HERE


Angelic and Demonic Babies

The Omen Twins

 
In a small fishing town on the bank of the Dunbar river a set of twins were born on a warm eve of the fall season. The two boys were the four and fifth child of a well respected human merchant who ran a small empire of fishing vessels down the Dunbar and into the ocean. However, this story does not have a happy ending, for the babies were extreme opposites of one another and clearly possessed by magic beyond the understanding of the humans inhabiting this town. Word spread like wildfire throughout the town about the babies and in two days riots erupted demanding the children’s deaths.

It was not just the appearance of the newborns which incited the riots, but the very apparent magical essence of them. One of the children was born beautiful by human standards except for a pair of white feathered wings upon its back, always smiling and seemingly lit up by a glowing blue light. This baby radiated joy and calm throughout the household. The other child was born mutated, ugly and deformed. The bloodcurdling cries of this baby caused discord and fear to enter into the minds of everyone in the town and was perhaps the main reason for the riots which ensued. The housewife who delivered the baby wanted to destroy the child due to it’s hideous appearance, the head of the child was adorned by horns, it had a pair of leathery wings and a wickedly powerful tail. Worst of all was the very anger which radiated from this child, it seemed to affect everyone around in a bad way. Amazingly the town was spared from having to euthanize the children as seven days after the birth, both babies disappeared mysteriously. As soon as the town hall reached the decision to have the children destroyed men were dispatched to carry out the orders. The men who were sent to kill the babies were found slain by magical powers, consumed by flames from the inside or found pinned and suffocated by the roots of trees which had sprung up from the ground in places where there were no trees at all!

The relief of tension in the town after the disappearance of the babies was the calm before the storm. As an all out war erupted which sent the entire countryside into chaos. Rumors from the battle fronts told of the mysterious magical toddlers actually joining the battles and sending entire crowds into frenzied warfare. The stories of heroism and self sacrifice were unbelievable at first, but eventually the tale of the magical twins and their incredible powers spread throughout the world.

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