I am so used to Rhodes looking intense or mean that this was really jarring for me to see, let alone draw.
What did you do!?
I’ve still got a long way to go with my art and drawings and such, but I am glad that expressions are coming along more than they used too~
I was going to create a ‘reference’ image of Rhodes for future use, but I figured that his outfits wouldn’t deviate much from what he wears canon-ly in Day of the Dead so it turned into this instead.
I was thinking of infuriating aspects that I could add to his personality even in such a simple image – which is why his boot laces are untied!
Can’t run away from the undead hordes without tripping over with your laces untied! Idiot.
I am so back into this fandom and I am even contemplating writing a fanfiction with them again.
I’ve never really had much success when it comes to writing them before because I’ve always doubted my skills and struggled for a setting and solid idea for them; I think I might have cracked this now.
Just need to get started on it.
Until then, please enjoy this image of Rhodes topless as much as humanly possible!!
I’ve been back into the whole “Day of the Dead” fandom lately. It’s funny how these things get kicked back into our brains.
I was looking to see if The Walking Dead was available to watch on Netflix (It isn’t) but as a result it showed me Day of the Dead: Bloodline. It was all downhill from there.
I’ve been mostly enjoying sharing artwork and thoughts over on an instagram account that I made for the purposes of enjoying the ‘fandom.’ I state fandom in that way because quite honestly, there is only really me making content for it; and the occasional piece of fan art from others. It’s pretty lonely, but I think it’s also what I needed right about now. Something that I can casually enjoy and think about while I am going about my usual day to day.
It’s also great cause I have a lot that I can share from throughout the years; collaborations, giftarts, drawings and the likes to keep me inspired.
But, I thought it would be an awesome thing to share on here as well, cause Day of the Dead has been one of my longer term fandoms; dating back to 2004ish. When was at animal college and really discovered horror movies. I remember making a leaflet about sympathy for the zombies from that movie for my IT project; I didn’t take IT seriously!
But yeah, have a picture of Kiz and Rhodes – it’s certainly nothing ground breaking, but it’s a start down this nightmare track again~
For those that don’t know yet, I am pretty much obsessed with Gorean style slave silks. I love the way they look so much. I also find the books and culture behind them pretty interesting; while rather dated their impact on BDSM subculture can’t be denied.
But yes, the aesthetic of silks really inspires me and I enjoy it greatly. So I decided to design some outfits for my main girls.
Jenn – I wanted something cute but sexy for Jenn; I think her outfit is the most far removed from the traditional silk style but I tried her in something very traditional but it didn’t look as ‘Jenn’ to me. I normally dress Jenn up in tripp pants or something ‘cheesy goth’ so going for the cute look felt a bit odd too.
Devon – Little Miss Goth herself! It was only natural that she lent more towards the elegant gothic style of silks.And black too, what a surprise!
Kala – I have this wonderful pinterest board of clothing that I want to dress Kala in and have drawn her in precisely NONE of it! It’s all frilly, elegant and pretty and it’s how I imagine Kala dressing while working in Carnivale Macabre: Nocturne. I really need to draw more of Kala and get her aesthetic shared, cause it’s so amazingly pretty!!
Kizmit – I wanted something a bit different for Kizmit when comparing her with Devon; they’re both pretty ‘Goth’ in their looks so getting the distinction between them was actually pretty difficult. I see Kizmit as more of a power-house when designing outfits and things for her. More, tight corsets and stuff that says ‘I wear the trousers’ even though that couldn’t be further from the truth!!
No Glow – Her whole theme is silks, so this isn’t really that far removed from what she normally wears!! I wanted to just give her a few strips of fabric and see what she did with them.
Zsa Zsa – She is so used to wearing long, expensive ball gowns (Or nothing but nipple pasties) so matching a set of silks to her was fun. Making them look like something she would happily wear, was another thing!
Skaejre – Skaejre was a more difficult one to do for this set/theme. She doesn’t tend to see nudity as a sexual thing so doesn’t always wear clothes to the same effects as my other characters. She is also more tribal and spiritual than my other characters so I hope that reflects in the design of her outfit. I am also pleased to announce that my derpy skulls extend to bird skulls too!
If there are any other characters in my stable you’d like to see me design outfits like this for please let me know!
I’m also tempted to make some up for my main guys too~
I’ve a bit of a conundrum when it comes to photography and it’s not something that is related to kit or anything like that.
I’ve been wanting to get back into photography after about a 10 year break, I joined up to my local Photographic Society and every week I come away from it both inspired, but terrified (intimidated) it’s a bit of a conflicting feeling – I want to get into it all, wrap myself in it and really enjoy myself.
But, I feel that my confidence has taken a huge knock and I am not as outgoing as I used to be. I feel like I don’t know where I can go or even where to start anymore; I had a brief stint of taking photographs of Warhammer models, which was fun and pretty interesting, but at the same time I feel a bit… jaded to it.
What I would love to do is find run down warehouses and broken things and photograph them. I once got into an abandoned old folks home with a pair of dolls and had fun photographing them amongst all the cobwebs and ‘gross’
Actually, my dolls are something that I have thought about a fair bit since starting going to the Photography Society and I regret selling them – such is the way of things – and I’d really like to replace some of them, not for anything as pretty as the one I had, just a plain, resin doll would be interesting to take around with me and photograph all ‘creepily’
Drawing on the wonderful and creepy inspiration of Hans Belmer and Joel Peter Witkin; two photographers I discovered while studying Photography at University.
It’s something that I will certainly hold onto and keep in mind, but there is still that underlaying concern for my lack of confidence – where does it come from? Is it because I have had so many people ‘cancel’ on me. Leaving me with an overwhelming feeling of abandonment and that I am not really worth being around; which has made it more difficult to reach out to people who might be interested in photographic pursuits. Some of my fondest memories of photography are in a small bedroom with a hastily thrown together ‘studio.’
I just like the idea of being able to pick up this side-passion again and get myself a doll to explore the local market with (when it is closed) and take creepy photographs again.
“I wondered when you would come crawling back.” The Hell-Priest sneered, looking down his nose to the wretch he’d once been on a date with; somewhat bitter that she hadn’t come back to him sooner.
“I need you,” she whispered, almost ashamed to admit it; that he had been on her mind all the while she had been flitting off with others. Passed all level of simple desires for the Cenobite.
“Need?” The Hell-Priest questioned with a slightly raised brow, it wasn’t usually need that brought lost souls to his door. Perversion, desires and a gross misjudgement certainly; but not often need.
“Somewhere to belong,” Jenn elaborated further, sinking to her knees before him, wrapping herself in his radiant shadows. “When we were on our date,” she continued, “You told me of your order and I could feel your pride, your companions, your family,” she looked to him wistfully; ever the dreamer. “I’ve never felt that. Like I’ve someone looking out for me, protecting me.”
There wasn’t much that took the Cenobite breath away, but the sincerity in her fleeting words rendered him speechless for a moment. “You, do know what this entails?” He asked her – thinking her innocent reasonings for needing to be by his side might have fallen short of her day-dream nature.
She nodded her accord.
“I need your protection,” she sighed looking up to him with absolute reverence.
The Hell-Priest spread his arms behind her, “Then we shall begin,” he smiled smugly, bringing someone into Leviathans fold had never been so easy and she had all the potential in the world to be so beautiful.
This is a bit of a follow-up to this post, something that I wrote back in the middle of 2016, expressing my disappointment that Rambo V appeared to have been stomped on and no longer in production.
I can happily say that this isn’t the case any longer and Rambo V has not only been confirmed, but filming has begun – the source for this. Stallones personal instagram account!
I am somewhat confused about the whole Cowboy aesthetic that Rambo has chosen to go for, but still excited about what the next instalment will involve for the Vietnam War-Vet.
The name ‘Rambo V: Last Blood’ suggest that this is going to be Rambos last bad-ass outing; pitching him up against a Mexican Sex Trafficking Cartel.
I am a big fan of the older films (And more-so the book that First Blood was based on) and that flavour of Rambo is the one that I like, so I am really hesitant to say that I am excited to see Rambo V; but the Cowboy look does make a lot of sense, seeing as where Rambo IV finished the story – with him returning home. I am intrigued by the storyline and to see the character development (And possibly deconstruction)
I said in my previous post that I enjoyed how Rambo IV left the series and that’s still the case. Rambo V does feel a bit like picking at a healing scab; I’m not sure it’s a good idea. Unless Rambo V can give such a good conclusion as its previous instalment did. Maybe it is time for the films to conclude in a similar way that the novel did? Although, that wouldn’t be a very fulfilling viewing.
Which, leaves me to think a little more about the plot – I don’t think it’ll be anything ground breaking. Rambo rescues a girl. I think this is the tried and tested plot for Rambo since Rambo: First Blood Part II. Find and extract someone in trouble; vietname war-vets, old friends (Trautman) and Aid workers. It’s just a new dose of trouble for Rambo to get himself involved with.
And how does John get himself involved in this trouble?
A woman that is an old family friend – described as someone who it ‘like a sister’ to Rambo; I do find this a little mind-boggling. How could Rambo have found some to fill such a vital role in his life while he was off capturing snakes for a living in Thailand? That’s something I am looking forward to seeing too.
My thoughts on it all are very mixed; I am both excited and hesitant.