Thirty years ago, on February 20, 1989, I was 10 years old and at the height of the Roald Dahl joy that pretty much all of us who read his books experience. I particularly loved Matilda, about a small girl who stands up to the establishment because she sees it as the right thing to do. There was a full lunar eclipse visible in Australia that day, where the earth passes between the moon and the sun, creating a shadow that makes the moon appear blood red. I don’t remember that lunar eclipse. I do remember news stories about fatwas, burning books and an author I’d never heard of going into hiding because people wanted to kill him for something he’d written. I didn’t read The Satanic Verses for another 20 years, but that moment in time was always with me. I was so disappointed to learn, as an adult, that Roald Dahl, seeming champion of dangerous ideas and the underdog, had advocated censorship and publicly thrown Salman Rushdie to the wolves. There is a Swedish phrase about a road to the moon, which describes its reflection on water. I wanted to illustrate that in this print. It was made using two intaglio plates: the text was a full bleed solar plate printed using black ink, and the moon a copperplate etching printed in silver mixed with red. The white text on black is from The Satanic Verses, and the black text is from The BFG. It was made for a print exchange exhibition themed around literature, and the author I received was Dahl. I would have loved to have made something light and joyful and full of childhood hope, but sometimes the shadow of the earth gets in the way.
The Blood Moon King isn’t looked upon the other royals in a good ways. A mysterious and said to be dangerous being. He has a known past for killing his brother and cannibalizing him as well, but due to royalty he has gotten away with the crime. He is pretty much that one family member no one wants to be around. The Blood Moon Kings kingdom doesn’t discriminate against any beings and welcomes all. Even though it sounds good many don’t trust going into the kingdom with such a psychotic behavior. Sane the Blood Moon King and a Moon child which is born every full moon. He was born during a blood moon with his brother. Due to struggle of power and other reasons Sane took it into his owns hands to become the new ruler. Since Moon Children are treated as royals they try to stay proper and sophisticated making a good appearance to the public. Sane doesn’t care about being such ways despite dressing nice and act like a gentleman he doesn’t care what others think especially other royals. • • • #practiceart#digitalart#digitalpainting#characterdesign#character#oc#originalcharacter#myoc#newoc#species#illustration#drawing#art#instaart#bloodmoon#artstyle#cartoon#artwork#characterart#youngartist#painting#artaccount#twoweekartphase
I will remain silent....what has to happen will happen #broken#pain#karma#fate#destiny#shattered#love#life#eternity#eyesneverlie#whyme#youleft#tears#quotes#quoteoftheday#painwritten#bloodmoon#sick#tired#neverback#hurtfulquotes#silence#youwillsee
Blood eclipse moon.... the clouds made it very difficult for my camera to focus. Buckling in for the changes that are afoot because hooolllyyyyy shit. People have been talking about Saturn Returning to me, but I had NO IDEA it would be anything like this. Keeping my cards close until things are a bit more solid and realized. . . . #chchchchanges#bloodmoon#eclipse#saturnreturns#reflect#meditate#adapt#grow#become
Been working on this for awhile now. It’s the Wolf’s Blood Knife that I made on the day of the wolf blood moon. 3/16” 1095. Koa scales from @bexar_co_burls Natural micarta liners. Brass pins and a mosaic pin that I made. I got new stencils. They are 3/8”. My other ones were 1/4”. I like the bigger ones the lines are crisp and clearer. I think anyways. This will be going to @bexar_co_burls after I make the sheath. #custom#customknife#handmade#knife#bloodmoon#wolfsblood#madeinnc#1095#koa#clippoint