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Heathcliff concept by Muirin007
Heathcliff concept
I recently re-read Wuthering Heights for my Gothic lit class and every time I do so, I'm struck with the urge to play around with new designs for the characters. I can't for the life of me get Cathy right, so until I do, heeeeeeere's Heathcliff!

I find it interesting that despite the fact that his skin color plays such a crucial role in the novel, most film adaptations choose to ignore it and cast white actors. I've yet to see the 2011 version, which to my knowledge is the only one out there that cast a person of color as Heathcliff. His racial ambiguity is a defining aspect of his character. I would love to see more adaptations that acknowledge this.  

I haven't quite gotten his look down the way I envision it, but it's close. This is very much a thumbnail design. I wanted to start playing around with some of his characteristics: dark skin, heavy brows, an athletic build, perpetual look of irritation, etc. Initially, I tried to keep this simpler and more cartoony than I usually do, which would have been great, but the details got the better of me, as always. Oy. 

P.S. I love Heathcliff even though he needs to go to jail immediately.
Revoke your “was”–
Consign me not to “had” and “did”
But rather “does.”
I contain the infinite
–”Contain,” not “contained”–
And speak, soak, suffer, sit
In tongues newly-born that strain
After mine and sense that my
“Lives,” “breathes,” “dies,” “loves”
Expand into multitudes greater than
I've been itching to write lately, particularly poetry, which is not generally my forte but which is a driving force in my life. I haven't been writing at all, really, other than at work, which is "professional" writing and less than inspiring. I don't like the feeling of missing writing. I need to do it. Even if it's not of a great magnitude, it releases something. :)
PotO and Rec? by Muirin007
PotO and Rec?
I'm on a Parks and Rec kick lately and in a development that should surprise approximately no one, this scene reminded me of a certain couple...

Phantom of the Opera belongs to Gaston Leroux.

Long (ish) time, no see!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 6, 2015, 8:35 PM
Howdy, all! It's been quieter here than it normally is due to the usual suspects--school and work. This last semester is waaaaay busier than I thought it would be. I'm only taking two classes to finish up my English degree, but they're extremely involved. Great material but a ton of work. That plus working in PR on the days when I'm not in class and trying to manage a social life have left me strapped for some good old fashioned art time. I'm still drawing like crazy--I can't help it!--but I haven't had the time to really delve into a piece like I want to. 

I've been feeling like I've reached a plateau with my work, so I've taken a step back to assess how I can push myself to improve. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm so ready for the next step. You ever get the feeling that your work is stagnant somehow? It's really frustrating. What I need to do is tackle subject matter and compositions that I don't generally deal with. Environment-building, lighting (especially mood-lighting), more dynamic compositions...I'm hoping the experimentation will help. I've hit a creative wall.

I'm also saving up for Photoshop and a tablet. Traditional artwork will always be my preferred method, but you can really loosen up and experiment with Photoshop. My boyfriend's a whiz with it, and he was showing me the ropes a few weeks ago--I think it's exactly what I need. 

I also need a spacious, lake-side castle in Scotland and an unlimited costume budget and one of those tiny ponies. But you know. Can't be too choosy. 

Hope all is well with everyone! 


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kameko-chwan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I really love your art!!! Quite beautifull 
I cant' comment each of your draws but I promise I would like to! ♥
TheDraconian Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student General Artist

I just wanted to say how happy I am that I stumbled across your art, and through that, your gallery. Not only do I adore your art, but I love your sense of humour! I look forward to more, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Happy birthday! :cake:
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Happy birthday amazing artist!
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Happy Birthday!! birthday cake balloon Gift for You sad phantom of the opera 
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happy birthday!
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