One Knot to Rule them All

The tumblr of Swearin', drinkin', and drawin' NYC based artist Matt Carter. I also clean up rather nicely.
90 second poses. Curves and construction.

90 second poses. Curves and construction.

30 second AM model poses. Twists and curves.

30 second AM model poses. Twists and curves.

Last night I did some speed sketches of ladies from “quickposes.com”. My faves are the ones walking like mummies and the one holding a sniper rifle.

Last night I did some speed sketches of ladies from “quickposes.com”. My faves are the ones walking like mummies and the one holding a sniper rifle.

Truer words, my friends.

Truer words, my friends.

As far as a first attempt at ever trying to color in Photoshop, this could be going much worse. #WIP #hullkogan #hullcruels #luchalibre

As far as a first attempt at ever trying to color in Photoshop, this could be going much worse. #WIP #hullkogan #hullcruels #luchalibre

Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE. When you see it, REBLOG IT.

  • The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
  • Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
  • ** UK Helplines:
  • Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
  • Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
  • Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
  • Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
  • b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
  • b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
  • Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
  • Drinkline: 0800 9178282
  • Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
  • Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

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. 

I’ll take name suggestions for this one. #valeriegentile #loveisluxury #drawing #comics #fridaynight

I’ll take name suggestions for this one. #valeriegentile #loveisluxury #drawing #comics #fridaynight

I call her “Knuckle Breaker”. #valeriegentile #loveisluxury #comics #gothchick #asskickingbabes

I call her “Knuckle Breaker”. #valeriegentile #loveisluxury #comics #gothchick #asskickingbabes

Work in progress #valeriegentile #loveisluxury #gothchick #drawing #comics

Work in progress #valeriegentile #loveisluxury #gothchick #drawing #comics