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Lucille by Muirin007
Lucille
Plot-wise, Crimson Peak was fairly predictable, but visually, it's everything I love in life. My boyfriend bought me the art book for the film and I stayed up late one night drawing Lucille. 

Ballpoint pen and marker. 
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Fenris and Hawke by Muirin007
Fenris and Hawke
Done for a dear friend who requested Fenris and her Hawke ages ago. I finally got around to it! 
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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.
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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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Muirin007
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Ara-gone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Finally! I have Finally found someone who can draw Phantom of the Opera the way I'm obsessed with it! I wish I could draw Phantom like you, but sadly I can't. . . Well thank you for being an amazing artist!
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CallingToTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student
Great style!! I love it so much, definitely deserving of a watch!
Your phantom of the Opera art is just wonderful!! :clap:
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SebastianLover18 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Mk, may I just say...you're amazing *^* ❤️

I've recently, well perhaps a little while back, watched you (that sounds creepy, I'm just gonna say follow >.> ) and have been blown away by your fabulous art, especially your Phantom pieces.
I've recently gotten back into the Phandom and your art has both inspired me and driven me to write and do art of my own. So thank you for being such an inspiration, and for being you Love Heart 
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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! ♥
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TheDraconian Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Hello,

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.

Cheers,
TheDraconian
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wayleri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
birthday cake Happy birthday!!! birthday cake 
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MecaniqueFairy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Cake 
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ghostlybunny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student General Artist
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday- have a great day! :D
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Discrollwolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :cake:
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