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Good evening ya’ll!
What a hell of a day thus far… I’m super amped for the Deep Space Tragedy go live (3 days and 8 hours left). and very semi pleased to present to you the next member of the Endless… Desire. She was an odd/fun challenge and i had a good time working with her. I really wanted to maximize the androgynous nature of this character, so I basically took Amanda Palmer (brimming with expressive energy) and mashed her up with James Dean (an icon for the hyper-cool male) in order to serve to you a confusing mix of lanky white flesh… EAT UP!
As is stands, Destruction should be the next member of the Endless clan but thus far, he hasn’t been playing nice.. We’ll have to work on him a bit more… Fingers crossed
Okay, gonna go!
and again… 3 DAYS UNTIL THE TRAGEDY (of a deep space sort) BEGINS!!!
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So I’m back for a bit a blog dump (not that I’m gonna say all that much… nothing of value [well i guess that all depends on what you consider "value" ahhh anyway] ), it’s been a slow week… I’ve just been here chipping away at the Deep Space Tragedy project. A project for which my buddy Brett Reighn has gone WAY above and beyond and basically put my new webpage together by himself… for this I am truly thankful. Were it up to me, there’d probably be no page at all or maybe I’d have had to do terrible things to strangers with money… so, cheers to Brett.
Last weekend was alright, kinda slow… Got some much needed yard work half done and i did get to make it over to Park Ave Records here in Winterpark FL to catch a rare in store appearance by STEEL TRAIN (it’s a young rock and roll band from NJ). Funny, their record was given to me a couple weeks ago and since then, I haven’t been able to get beyond it… Please please please show these guys some love. They’re good, talented and from what I can see, their collective heart is in the right place… really solid.
As far as sketches are concerned, i’ve done a couple… Being as since I posted the Sandman and then Death, I figured I’d just be an asshole if I didn’t try my hand at the others. So… Here’s Despair…
NOT the prettiest of her sibs, but necessary… and really cool to draw. I actually did Desire before Despair (I’m just keeping her/him close to the vest for a bit). I really didn’t wanna toss another “easy on the eye” type of character right after Death… Know what I mean?
Either way, I started the sketch for this one and really got into it. I honestly haven’t seen a version of Despair with definitive features or any kind of distinguishing marks that really make her stick (other than the fact that she’s always naked), so i felt obliged to take a little bit of license with her face. I didn’t go for the zooish under-bite and bulldog teeth, I pulled back on the eyebrows because I want to give her eyes like her brother Dream and kind of gave her a bit of a turned up British style nose… to me it’s important to see her as something more than a monster who brings with her the ugliest of human experiences… She’s more of a consequence or an example… and there should be a some dignity there… I mean C’MON, she friggin naked for Pete’s Sake!!!
So yeah, here she is and she’s my favorite thus far. Okay, this went longer than I wanted, so i’ll let ya’ll go after reminding you that the NEW WEBPAGE is almost ready to get rolling and DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY will be going live by the end of the month (fingers crossed)… please stay tuned and let me know what you think.
In a bit,
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Still feeling like ass, so I did a Death sketch… get it?
Either way, I’m reeeeeeaaaaalllllyyyyyyy not satisfied with her at all, but I reeeeeeeaaaaaaalllllyyyyy wanted to put something up, so I’m gonna have to deal. What’ll end up happening is I’ll redo it, semi-likthe new one and then pull this one off and replace it… sometime. And no, this isn’t the Endless week here at Mike Wagganer blog, I’m just feeling ‘em again and going with it… it could be that Halloween stuff is showing up in stores and I’m getting all in the mood for Gothy stuff.
Well being as I have you, I may as well have done with it and mention my weekend while I’m here… the buzz is definitely going south, so… ah whatever… So Friday was great, did some shopping with the wifey and got some new duds… a slick new winter hat and all. Saturday was school research ALLL DAAAAYYYY LONNNNGGGG, BUT but but but, it ended with an AWESOME night out with 2 of my buddies… We went to the Social (a night club in ORL) and watched Plane Jane Automobile slaughter an audience (in the good way) just before Jimmy (oh my God you talented talented talented SOB, why aren’t you the President yet?) Gnecco came out to finish us off. I swear to you… that guy walks into rooms and cannot help but suck all of the air out of it… enough said, PLEASE check him out… seriously. So yeah, we finished with the show around 2 AM, grabbed a quick bite (from the Italian Sausage guy who parks his dream wagon outside of the Independant Bar [my favorite place on earth) and went on home. Then, woke back up like 4 hours later to spend AAAAALLLLLLL of Sunday on the boat with my dear friend DD, her girlfriend Jen, My wifey and my buddy Bill… it was great and that’s all I have… Plus, Brett just came in to make sure that I’m working on the banner for the new web page, so I’ve really gotta cut this… okay, back to work.
In a bit,
Oh yeah… start sitting on pins and needles for DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY because I am and needle sitting is best with friends.