Here are the lovely girls from Valerie Gentile’s Kickstarter campaign for her “Love Is Luxury” EP (which I’m happy to say was fully funded and will be released on August 20th). In case you don’t know Valerie, she’s an old friend of mine and has toured internationally with a number of goth/metal/industrial bands like the Cruxshadows, Angelspit, and Black Tape for a Blue Girl. She’s also 1/2 of the DJ duo Industrial Girl Bike Gang with Amelia Aresenic.
The whole idea here was that I’d create original art for those fans that were generous enough to donate $100 to the funding of Val’s EP. That 5 out of 6 sold almost immediately is one the most gratifying and humbling things that’s happened to me regarding artwork.
Creating original characters is a lot of fun. Here you can see the original pencils (for most of them) alongside the inks, and some of the changes I made at the last minute (once that pen hits the paper, there really isn’t any going back. Especially since I was out of graphic white paint.)
At any rate, thanks to the folks who bought these. I’m really glad they found good homes and I hope you enjoy them. If it’s of any help, an 8x10 frame with a 5x7 opening should do the trick, with the exception of the magic lady, where you’ll have to trim the top and bottom of the mat by about 1/8” each.