Hey guys, sorry for the delay but I've been busy. I had a poster to do for an upcoming Earth and Balmorhea show in Arizona.
I was asked to do something occult related but not satanic. I opted for a subject from one of my favorite occult texts, The Goetia.
"Goetia refers to a practice which includes the invocation of angels or the evocation of demons, and usage of the term in English largely derives from the 17th-century grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon, which features an Ars Goetia as its first section. It contains descriptions of the evocation of seventy-two demons, famously edited by Aleister Crowley in 1904 as The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King."
The piece I did is based on the demon Orias.
"The Fifty-ninth Spirit is Oriax, or Orias. He is a Great Marquis, and appeareth in the Form of a Lion with a Serpent’s Tail; and he holdeth in Hand two Great Serpents hissing. His Office is to teach the Virtues of the Stars, and to know the Mansions of the Planets, and how to understand their Virtues."
Since I like the idea so much I decided to do a version with no text for my friend Ryann's upcoming group show to benefit the WWF (World Wildlife Fund not World Wrestling Federation, they lost that lawsuit a while back). The idea was to make a piece that featured an endangered animal or habitat. Well, lions are listed as "vulnerable" and so are King Cobras. The San Francisco Garter Snake is actually listed as endangered. Anyway, the show is called Countdown to (En)Danger and the opening is this Saturday at B2. If you're in the Philadelphia area you should totally check it out. There are some amazing artists participating including Jeanne D'Angelo (her pieces is seriously stunning).
Anyway, in Yog-Blogsoth news (which is probably why you're here), I've been working on a bunch of really obscure new gods for the site including the most NSFW drawing I've ever done. Like, I wasn't sure if it was ok to draw it when I first had the idea. There will also be a long needed redraw in there too. Expect those the week of Halloween!
I'll also have Illustro Obscurum Vol. III ready for purchase for Christmas (what could be more blasphemous?). I'm thinking about doing another combo pack of Vol. I, II & III but maybe with preorders so I know how many to make? What do you guys think? Honestly, I have no idea so your comments will be very appreciated.
Lastly, if you guys are interested in creepy, weird stuff, I started a new tumblr that's just pictures of dead stuff and monsters I've seen traveling. It's called Corpse Altar, check it out.