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skuuuuuuuull test by LostKeep skuuuuuuuull test :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 55 5 skull texture / color test by LostKeep skull texture / color test :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 9 3 EyeCluster EP cover by LostKeep EyeCluster EP cover :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 94 8 party skullz! by LostKeep party skullz! :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 85 8 skull by LostKeep skull :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 76 6 skull sketchezzzzz by LostKeep skull sketchezzzzz :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 87 8 Tukroun Khonman by LostKeep Tukroun Khonman :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 526 19 skull sketch! by LostKeep skull sketch! :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 33 3 Poppsputin! by LostKeep Poppsputin! :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 23 4 j.kobb: the ascender by LostKeep j.kobb: the ascender :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 27 5 Ol' Fukkface by LostKeep Ol' Fukkface :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 22 5 drawing for 'ol' fukkfa$e' by LostKeep drawing for 'ol' fukkfa$e' :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 22 3 Monster by LostKeep Monster :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 127 6 Funky Skullz from the Funky Depthz by LostKeep Funky Skullz from the Funky Depthz :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 218 7 Legendary Games | Goroc and Bloodbite by LostKeep Legendary Games | Goroc and Bloodbite :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 14 3 Melankolia - process by LostKeep Melankolia - process :iconlostkeep:LostKeep 14 0


Arcade Stick Commission by NIW Arcade Stick Commission :iconniw:NIW 129 10 Rorschach Commission by Stephen-Green Rorschach Commission :iconstephen-green:Stephen-Green 173 7 Big Barda by Stephen-Green Big Barda :iconstephen-green:Stephen-Green 154 4 Reign of Sin: Queen of Clubs (Pride) by wylielise
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Reign of Sin: Queen of Clubs (Pride) :iconwylielise:wylielise 275 4
Mythos Slashers by barontieri Mythos Slashers :iconbarontieri:barontieri 79 12 Bride by apterus Bride :iconapterus:apterus 1,157 47 commission by NIW commission :iconniw:NIW 160 12 Summer Girls 7.0 by NIW Summer Girls 7.0 :iconniw:NIW 187 15 Splice Fanart by Stephen-0akley Splice Fanart :iconstephen-0akley:Stephen-0akley 124 9 KILLER KLOWNS by AustenMengler KILLER KLOWNS :iconaustenmengler:AustenMengler 328 19 The Sky Is Falling - Colours by BrotherOstavia The Sky Is Falling - Colours :iconbrotherostavia:BrotherOstavia 118 7 Nosferatu by Stephen-Green Nosferatu :iconstephen-green:Stephen-Green 274 13 Go! GO! Gattai! by NIW Go! GO! Gattai! :iconniw:NIW 62 5 Muriel, Angel of Cancer by PeteMohrbacher Muriel, Angel of Cancer :iconpetemohrbacher:PeteMohrbacher 3,884 80 ANDRE by AustenMengler ANDRE :iconaustenmengler:AustenMengler 312 27 Geno by NIW Geno :iconniw:NIW 135 10


Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  I try to only post meaningful updates and this one is worth it.

My friend Wylie Beckert has a kickstarter (link) that’s wrapping up in a few days.  She achieved her goal of 18,ooo USD in only 9 hours!  Her project is a deck of playing cards that she’s been illustrating for the past year or so and it looks amazing.  It’s dark, whimsical, and just beautiful.

I want to share her project because she has been so helpful to me over the past year and a half as I left my full-time job as an industrial designer to pursue illustration.  Wylie has been ever helpful with business advice, contacts, she’s shared my work with her own fans, and has just been a great friend to hang with and bullshit about illustration and all the headaches, friends, and victories that come along with pursuing what you love :)

Please check out her work and kickstarter, it’s all beautiful - wylielise | kickstarter

P.S. - I’m still working on personal work.  The J.Kobb is a big one.  It’s twice as large as I normally work and I get about an hour or two in each night after my main line of work.  Thanks so much for hanging in there and keeping up with my stuffs!


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Escaped the Deep South to Seattle, WA and beyond.



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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional…

:squee: :squee: :headbang: :squee: :squee:

Thank you for the fine Camelidae

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RamblingRhubarb Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! Are most of the digital ones done as pencils first and then scanned in? How long does it take you to finish a piece?
LostKeep Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
i think the majority of what i have posted start off as graphite.  i then scan them and paint them.  as far as timing for each piece... it's a little different for each one.  if i had a gun to my head, i think i could pull one of the more detailed pieces off in a week - week-and-a-half.  in general, these little pieces that i scan and then color take about 3 weeks of working after work to get it to a place where i like it.  i'm getting faster, though.  having a full-time job does take up most of my time... like everyone else on the planet :)  so, i have to fight for my time to work on the the art i love to make.  each piece does get faster, though.  merely going through the steps of the process makes it all run faster and more smoothly.  ideas come more quickly and the execution happens more quickly each time.

thanks for asking.  and, i'm glad you like the work :D
RamblingRhubarb Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man. 3 weeks for even the little ones?!! What patience! What keeps you motivated through all the rote rendering work?
LostKeep Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
the sense of satisfaction from seeing a piece through to the end plays a huge role in motivation.  and from one angle, if you've established a satisfying technique and a sufficient process, then merely sticking it out and seeing it through will yield satisfying results.  it seems to have been the case for me.  i'm finally getting down a process that i enjoy and helps get the image i see in my head, onto the paper/canvas/screen/into other peoples' heads.  it's exciting to see what other things are possible to unlock from one's imagination :)

also, i like to have something that i've created to share with others.  knowing that others will get enjoyment and engagement from something you made with your own hands [relatively speaking] sustains the motivation, as well.

great question!
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RevenantsWrath Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Professional Writer
Damn, your artwork is fantastic.
LostKeep Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, RevenantsWrath .  Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, too!
RevenantsWrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional Writer
No problem!
Jompie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Thank you by Jompie
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