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I am a huge fan of the original Exorcist film. It's one of my all-time top movies.
I love the script, the acting. The fx work was revolutionary. The cinematography is breathtaking.
The sheer effort put into its' production shines through every time.
Plus, I first watched it when I was quite young so it scared the shit out of me.
The cultural and anthropological study of possession in its many forms is one of my specialist chosen subjects, too.
So I was intrigued to see the new TV series of The Exorcist.
And then I was totally blown away by it.
If you haven't seen it: you need to.
And I had to pay my respects in some way, particularly to the two stand-out stars (not to detract from any of the other cast in any way- they are all absolutely amazing!); Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance and Ben Daniels as Father Marcus. They both have amazing faces for drawing: both of them possess singular qualities which make them quite beautiful.
So here are my two quick tributes. Both done in black and white.
With Casey's I tried to capture the luminous quality, to show her innocence and to show a kind of divine light shining down on her. Her eyes are amazing so I tried to convey the "backlit by stars" quality they have.
Marcus' picture was an attempt to capture the sadness in him. He is a very powerful character but has a fragile core. I love how Ben Daniels is playing him; the depth and nuance he is bringing to the performance is amazing.
The pictures are both done with .5 linework and then a shading layer with airbrush.
Hope you like them.
New book with a cover by me has just been announced!
I did the whole thing in this- illustration, logo, design and pdf.
And I'm super pleased with how it turned out.
Here is some blurb...
Daniel Marc Chant releases INTO FEAR on 1st October. 22 tales of despair and dread. Zombies, Godless beasts, Eldritch horrors, serial killers and more lurk between its pages in wait to lure you into dreams, into nightmares, Into Fear!
Duncan Ralston, author of WOOM, said it was, "one of the best collections I've read in a while."
UK LINK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IIJ2YSK
USA LINK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IIJ2YSK
My next cover for Dark Minds has been released. This time around it graces the cover of 'Kids' by that top-notch fellow, Paul M Feeney.
This cover is the third in a series, using the black and red on white style established with the first one.
The cover images were all done in Sketchbook on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (the images were then increased in resolution in Photoshop). Pdf design and production was done in Inkscape.
The cover image is based off a picture of my own little psycho-killer, Kitty Jean, who is currently 6.
If you wish to purchase one for yourself, here are the links:
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kids-Dark-Minds-Novella-3-ebook/dp/B01HOI6YRS/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1467822678&sr=8-1&keywords=paul+m+feeney
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Dark-Minds-Novella-3-ebook/dp/B01HOI6YRS/ref=sr_1_2_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467822745&sr=8-2&keywords=Paul+M.+Feeney#nav-subnav
Due to the release of the very cool Planeshift guide to Zendikar by Wizards (available here) I was inspired to try my hand at a character class for use as a Planeswalker for an epic Magic campaign.
My initial thought was to have it as a Prestige Class to multiclass into to allow for diversity, but I decided to do it as a full class should anyone choose to follow it all the way through.
It makes great use of both mana types and summoning as its main focus. There are a lot of mana powers to choose from to allow for diversity- to be honest I could have gone on here, but I wanted to keep the amount of powers available to each colour the same. People can easily make up their own powers using this framework- it would be cool to see a Devotion ability, Dmir powers or other particular planeswalker tap abilities.
This is all just for fun. Hopefully someone will find some use in it.
Appologies for the hasty formatting- I made it without access to my editing suite.
Obviously, everything in here is copyright of WOTC. Everything. The art is randomly grabbed to fit and is all copyright of the artists.
New Version: 29/07/16