diananock:

This is a commission I did for the Then It Was Dark Kickstarter that ended back in May. The backer’s sole instruction was to draw a peryton — which I only knew about from reading Skin Deep — so I had relative creative freedom on this. Perytons are also a relatively new kind of magical beast, having been created by Borges for his Book of Imaginary Beings.

A peryton is described as an “animal combining the physical features of a stag and a bird.” I took this to mean that I could combine any sort of stag with any sort of bird, as long as they looked okay together, so I mushed an Irish elk and a white-tailed eagle together. (Majestic as heck!) I also tried to meld them more than just sticking wings on a deer, so it has a feathered hindquarters, scaly rear bird feet, and a feathery neck ruff.

I added in the blob of starry sky in the antlers just because I thought it looked cool and implied that this peryton might have a special function.

The finished commission is drawn on 9x12 Bristol board, inked over very light pencil lines that I lightboxed from the undersketch. I wanted to have a clean original — whereas I usually pencil straight in blue lead and don’t bother erasing — since the backer is going to be receiving the original in the mail.

Thought other people on Tumblr might like to see a nice drawing I just finished, as well as a bit of my process.

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tammy—k:

every single one of these posts are gold

GADALF NO

yes this is pizza

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fullhale:

we’re living in an era where capturing moments on our phones is more important than building giant robots to protect us from the giant alien lizard monsters emerging from the depths of the pacific ocean

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#accurate

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thrashturbate:

I’ll bet you’d look adorable grasping at the sheets on my bed

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i wish noah had swatted the two mosquitoes from his ark

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potatoandotherwise:

in math today my teacher asked what makes a number perfect and I said its dazzling personality and she almost kicked me out

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the sun’s pretty hot… id fuck it

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Come lay with me. I wanna talk about nothing with someone that means something.

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omfg i let my 9 year old cousin use my laptop and now look at my history

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shaxaphone:

cute things to call your girlfriend:

1. sugar 
2. honey 
3. flour 
4. egg 
5. 1/2lb butter 
6. stir 
7. pour into pan 
8. preheat to 375°

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IM LAUGHIGN SO HARD

MY GREAT AUNT FRIENDED SOMEONE WITH THE SMAE NAME AS ME ON FACEBOOK THINKING IT WAS ME 

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the girld idnt even question it ic ant breathe 

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