Started this IRON CROWN lineup last summer with good intentions; needed something that was easy to refer to for organization patches / epaulet consistency and also for a few design tweaks.
life, uh, had other plans.
Long story short is I never quite finished this the way I truly intended it too (gave up on the Butcher completely among other things, lol). Still - it'd be a shame to leave this just on the laptop, so I'm posting it here for y'all to see. You may notice that Isandar went through quite a design change, and I added in a lovely dear that'll be quite visible in the plot, if a walking spoiler in some ways.
Excited to draw her in, and to come back to this.
Cropped version of a piece in the Hubert (FE:Three Houses) zine that'll be released mid 2020 - please refer to the update twitter for more info!
first zine completed, and being prepped for printing. happy to send this one off given it was started last August and has a lot of ghosts with it.
I was listening to an old favorite song from the soundtrack of the Brave Little Toaster and it makes me think about the type of horror that I love. Not as a genre, but the undercurrent you sometimes sense in certain media. Not even as a scene, scare, plot beat, or tacky symbolism - it's a subtle peculiar lived-in horror of the id that's most potent through poetry or lyrics. That sing-song (silent scream) aching familiarity you sometimes feel in your bones and makes old skeletons rattle.
That movie and Hellsing has a lot in common there.
Sneak peek of my Yui Ikari homage in this zine that's available both in .pdf and print! One of my favorite works recently, if I'm being honest. :3c
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Inspired by classic horror and Evangelion-esque surrealism, CREATION MYTHS is a 8-page story featuring Frankenstein, the Steam Man, & a mysterious woman whose paths cross (and clash) unexpectedly in the cracks of time.
Written by Rowan Grover (@rowan_grover), and drawn by krad (@kradeelav),
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Don't know what made me remember about this, but a few years back, I was invited to a show called Spare Time Gallery; the whole idea was to show what artists at dayjobs did on the side, and as I had just started IRON CROWN ... it fit.
(I also didn't have essentially any collection of original works - sometimes you just have to wing it like that.)
I'm not a very public artist (to put it mildly); so having my first official gallery was both as terrifying as it was exciting (ironically, despite tabling at much larger conventions a few times before. What gives?). Went great, of course - meeting a bunch of my coworkers and us all letting our hair down by nerding over 3D printing models and on was the way to go. I'd gladly do something like this again.
I really wanted to draw @kmclaude's Tielfer with sacrilegious di$ney villain vibes (because wow, mood) - enjoy, padre. (link is somewhat NSFW)
> the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
( a thing that goes vaguely hand-in-hand with this meta-ish post )