Category: literature

Crowley and the Deep Ones

I have the pencilling and inking finished on what I’m now calling “The Crowley Trinity.” My puns have gotten out of hand lately, and I blame The Bugle entirely. Anyway, here’s a sneak peek at the triptych:

I’m debating on whether I want to finish these in aquarelle or digital painting. What do you guys think? I’ll sleep on it and see how I feel.

An in-studio assignment I have coming up is to create a wallpaper pattern. The goal is to create a pattern that can essentially be tiled and applied to things like iPhone and laptop covers, wrapping paper, notebooks etc.

Each one of us got a prompt to use as a theme for the assignment. Lucky for me, my prompt was “Creatures of the Deep.” I spent the last hour drawing deep sea critters:


and naturally, I had to include the Deep Ones:

I must admit, these turned out way more adorable than I had anticipated. I’m going to scan these, and create a tile pattern in Illustrator. Wish me luck, Illustrator and I don’t get along that well.

I’ll keep you posted as these projects develop 🙂

Callieach Brighde -or- Imbolc Sketchings

I was feeling festive, so I threw this together in-between classes. This is a super simple pen-drawing from my sketchbook, the background is a mess of different backgrounds under different effects.

Cailleach and Brighde are two sides of the same coin, today is the day of their transformation.

The Seeds of an Unfamiliar Truth

I created this painting during my Gods Heroes and Monsters class last semester. Yes, it was as good as it sounds. Mythology and how it relates to fine art? I could talk about that all day. Anyway, I was inspired to create this painting after reading this passage in The Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton:

“The mind that is the prisoner of conventional ideas and the will that is the captive of its own desire cannot accept the seeds of an unfamiliar truth and a supernatural desire.”

The Seeds of an Unfamiliar Truth


Valerie Herron, 2011