Sunday, 24 June 2012

Numen-Deus TREASURE : BUBBLEPOPS

(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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 Blow a bubble and wish into it your perfect world. When the bubble pops, your reality will instantly come into being.
A very unusual, yet powerful, treasure that should never be misjudged by it's innocent looking appearance. It is the simplest of things that can cause the greatest problems. For what is the perfect world when one man's heaven can be another man's hell?
"Serenity" and "Wisdom" is the caution a previous owner has scratched into the clay of the bottle. Numen-Deus have their own:

 "ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"



Monday, 11 June 2012

Numen-Deus TREASURE : ITCHIGON

(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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For his crimes against her, Itchigon was damned by the goddess Fortuna to remain as an amulet to ward off all other curses and misfortune. Those who possess it will have nothing but incredible good luck, but others will begin to notice this after a while and regard you with envy and suspicion. You may even become lazy with your luck, for how can you appreciate good fortune if you never have any bad?
As Numen-Deus says:

"ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"



Thursday, 31 May 2012

Numen-Deus TREASURE : EKCHUAH'S STONE

(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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An ancient Mayan talisman that's capable of teleporting the bearer anywhere in the world.
The benefits of such a treasure are obvious to the eager traveller, but the dangers may be less so. For when the world suddenly becomes so small, it can seem a less significant place, eroding any sense of belonging. The bearer risks turning into a lost, cold soul, forever a lonely nomad in a world without wonder. But Numen-Deus tries to point out:

"ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Numen Deus TREASURE : THE SHADOW MASK

(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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It bestows the power of invisibility onto those who wear it and is a treasure many would be eager to use.
They'd use it to spy, to steal and to kill, driving themselves insane with the power it gives. But it's losing all sense of the self that is the true danger here. Lose that and you risk vanishing into nothing.
Numen-Deus tries to remind us:

"ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Numen-Deus TREASURE : THE LEGACY DEVICE

No quick-start guide with this!
(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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Such devices come in all shapes and sizes and can be millions of years old. The vast knowledge contained within them are the lasting legacy of once great alien civilizations.
Their purpose is their enigma, for many worlds have been enriched by them, whilst many others have been completely and utterly destroyed.
As Numen-Deus reminds us:

"ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"

Friday, 13 April 2012

Numen-Deus TREASURE : THE EYE OF HADES

I see dead people!
(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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The disembodied spirits of the dead are all around us, but only by peering through the Eye Of Hades can one truly see and hear them.

And to see them is for them to see you.

Communion with the dead was not meant for the living, but to use such a treasure can be far too tempting for the curious. However, use it too much and you'll reach a point where you'll no longer need it. As Numen-Deus warns:

"ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"

Monday, 9 April 2012

Numen-Deus TREASURE : THE MIDAS GLOVE

The golden touch
(HB pencil on 85mm x 50mm card)
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Fortune is truly at hand within a glove sewn from the very skin of King Midas himself. Once worn, it gives you the power to turn anything you touch to purest gold.
A treasure many would long to own, if only for a moment. However, Numen-Deus leaves you these wise words of warning:

"ALL DESIRES DEMAND THEIR OWN PRICE"

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Deadly Silence

(Black biro on 125mm x 75mm note card)
 
As long as he keeps on talking, the balloon will keep him out of reach. Luckily for him, he can arse on about that bollocks forever.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

OFF THE WALL (Royal Academy Summer Exhibition entry)

The first appearance of Max E Good
(Blue biro on a 139mm x 87mm postcard)
 
I made a massive mistake in submitting this to this year's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. I don't know why I did it because I knew it wouldn't stand a chance. I'd have had more hope if I'd flushed the entry fee down the toilet, but I thought it would be a good laugh to enter it. I'd forgotten that the artworld doesn't do humour.

It's a piece that deals with clich├ęs. The image in the top left shows tins of peaches, plums, bananas, pineapple chunks and a bag of grapes. In other words, it's a painting of a bowl of fruit. Towards the top right you see a reclining nude that looks to have been painted by a peeping-tom looking through binoculars. This is pretty much what paintings of such nudes used to be a long time ago - pervy porn for the wealthy. These two ideas would've worked well on their own, but I thought they might do well here.
 
Other images you see parody other types of painting subjects. Centre-right, you see the portrait of a girl picking her nose out of sheer boredom, as if she's just been "snap-painted" in that pose. At the bottom, you can see a common "chocolate box" style painting of a nice little cottage in the countryside that so many dream of living in to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. But, in this case, it's on fire and no-one's putting it out, proving that remote country cottages aren't so appealing when basic services can't get to them. Next to it is a more modernist image of a face which looks in a state of shock that it's been put on the same wall as all the others. Although that shock may be due to the realisation that it's now very much a part of that stuffy art establishment it's style once rebelled against. And in the centre is a crude image that's been sellotaped to the wall. I have that there to represent the piece as a whole. For those that don't understand skav art. Who may think that it's unsuitable for a place like the Royal Academy (and they're probably right).

Saturday, 3 March 2012

TOON TORN - 29th February




(HB pencil on a 139mm x 87mm postcard)
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Once every four years, on the 29th of February, everything in Toonworld changes. On this day of days all toons suddenly become mortal. There are no spinning stars or tweeting birds when one of them is hit. Bones can be easily broken, blood can be shed, and all face the horror of a real and painful death. Most run and hide until it's all over, whilst those who remain indulge themselves like they never could before and settle old scores in the most brutal way possible.

They swear like fucking bastards,
They fuck like fucking whores,
But mostly, they like to kill like fucking psychos.

It's hard to believe that those funny cartoon characters we all enjoyed watching as kids could ever be so nasty. But the ones you least expect tend to be the worst of all.

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A good transmorphic piece (meaning it grew as I was drawing it). Just a shame that I didn't manage to post it on the 29th of February!