My 100th post!

!~Pretty Alien II~!

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Here’s the full body version of my Pretty Alien Sailor Moon. The tentacles on the face are sensory organs, but the tentacles on the chest and lower back are limbs. The tentacles evolved as a way to carry one’s young and still have full use of one’s hands. The opposable thumb on the feet is what gives the impression that Sailor Moon wears high heels. The “skirt,” like the “collar,” is a wattle that’s inflated during mating displays.

Pretty Alien

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Ok, so this is going to be the first in a series of pieces. And it has a backstory.

I was working the night shift and it was totally dead and I was super bored and I got to thinking… technically speaking, Sailor Moon is an alien. She’s from the moon. So why does she look like a human?

And then I thought, maybe her Sailor Scout uniform is actually what she looks like, but in attempting to describe Sailor Moon’s alien physiology, eye-witness accounts were mistaken for a description of a costume, not an actual body.

So, Sailor Moon’s pigtails, bangs, and the little whiskers that I’ve given her, aren’t hair. They’re sensory organs, like antennae. The red “gems” described in her uniform are actually poison glands, which are brightly colored to gain the attention of predators. When subject to pressure, they secrete a poisonous liquid, kinda like Cane Toads. The “collar” of the costume is actually a wattle that Usagi’s species uses in mating displays. It’s inflatable!

Kinda like this:

As for the bunny nose and upper lip… Well… her name is Usagi.

The kanji at the top of the image is bi (pretty) uchuu (extraterrestrial) jin (person) and the katakana at the bottom is the phonetic spelling of Sailor Moon.

I’m sure that Kyozuka sensei would be pleased to see that I’m keeping up my calligraphy skills, all these years after her classes.

If anyone with a better grasp of japanese than me has any corrections, I’m happy to hear them.

Nerd rant over.

Reaching that point in working on a piece where I lose any sense of reality and my brain just chants “I AM A GENIUS I AM A GOD” over and over.

Well, working in customer service until 11:30 pm will certainly beat down that overblown sense of confidence. Off to work!

panic-inspiration:

hell yeah hell yeah

taking a break to go see therapist #4

Whoops. Meant to post this here, not my other blog.

"Ugly Love"

based on a dream I had about body-swapping zombie boyfriends

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Someday something’s coming from way out beyond the stars
To kill us while we stand here, it’ll store our brains in mason jars
- “Lovecraft in Brooklyn” by The Mountain Goats

old sketch of a corpse chewed by rats, hand tinted pictures of galaxies, horoscope from an automaton fortune teller, ink wash, gold paint

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I only just now realized that I mistyped my own url on the back cover of my entry to the comics workbook competition.

Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka
for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition

Mosquito Creek — Panic Volkushka

for the Comics Workbook Composition Competition

proof that I’m still alive and making art

working on a piece for molly-ren