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Masks by Seothen
Vectors all done in Inkscape - Green Goblin, Darth, V, Wolverine, Yellow Jacket, Dexter.  Just playing a bit with colours and design.
In the Mouth of Madness - Inkscape Vector by Seothen
In the Mouth of Madness - Inkscape Vector
Done in Inkscape, based off a still frame from the film; tentacle referenced separately.

The premise to ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ was beautifully presented – Sam Neil/Peter Gabriel’s character is a fraud investigator, a fanatic in his belief that reality is something definitive and separate from our perceptions of it (he’s the Anti-Pragmatist). The film asks what happens when you present absurdity as reality to someone unwilling to believe in the absurd, but it also shows the futility in being right in the face of popular opinion – it doesn’t matter that you’re right, when faith outnumbers facts you’re going to lose.
Epidermal Surprise! by Seothen
Epidermal Surprise!

I go to bed at night thinking 'Okay subconscious - time to entertain me!'  And it usually does a pretty good job -my favourite dreams involve the following:

  • Getting to see movie sequels that have yet to be made (spoiler alert: in Terminator XII there will be a lot of running and shooting)
  • Swimming up north in a beautiful lake
  • Dreams where I'm Magneto and it's the Zombie-pocalypse

Other times my subconscious gets a bit lazy in what it comes up with:

  • I have to go back to high school for no apparent reason
  • I'm back in University, it's halfway through the semester and I still haven't gone to any classes
  • I've sold my house to move into an apartment I don't like

Recently my subconscious got pretty creative.  It all started when I read an article last week about Jimmy Carter, whose work in poorer countries has reduced the number of Guinea worm infections from 3.5 million (1986) to eleven (2014); that's not a typo - eleven, total, this year.  The Guinea worm, once it infects a person, grows inside of them to a total of 3 feet in length, and then it attempts to rupture it's way out.  Apparently it's as pleasant an experience as it sounds.  Carter's work in nearly eradicating this parasite is commendable, though to be fair, it's just one of many species that's learned the hard way what happens when you fuck with Jimmy Carter.

Anyways - that's just the first thing my subconscious drew inspiration from.  The next was an article a friend sent me, showing these beautiful caterpillars and what they metamorphose(?) into; also obviously the inspirations for the image in this post.

Then finally, Saturday I had a massage; my massage therapist is fantastic but she kills my muscles sometimes.  It's needed and does me good in the long run, but after Saturday's appointment my forearms were more than a little bit on fire.  It was this third and final part my subconscious needed to show me something new.

Saturday night's dream: insects had infected my forearms (they even hurt inside my dream) and now a couple of foot-long caterpillars were attempting to burrow their way out of me.  They looked very much like the painting above.

And then I woke up.  [boom!  Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men]

Hope that's not all too 'Silence of the Lambs' for anyone.  Or too 'No Country for Old Men.'



Kyle Murphy
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Contact Kyle through dA or by his email for commission work.

Current Residence: Ontario
Favourite photographer: Serrano
Favourite cartoon character: Xander Crews
Personal Quote: Nostalgia rocks, though maybe not as much as it used to.

I realize I had you at ‘Free’, but my workplace in Kitchener is offering digital media and graphic arts training for people between the ages of 20-29.  It’s a substantial time commitment (approximately 4 months), and besides hands-on training in programs like Inkscape, GIMP, Sculptris, Audacity, and Krita, will also involve Microsoft Office Certification, an entrepreneurial component, 3D printing and Maker workshop at Kwartzlab, and a workplace component.

This is ideal for young people that are having difficulties finding work; if that doesn’t describe you, then you may know someone who would benefit – check out the link here: Digital Media Training

  • Drinking: Less and less, as I get older.

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skycat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the +fav! :D
Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No prob - very cool craftsmanship you've got going on.
Coconut-CocaCola Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconhiiiplz: Hi there, Canadian fella! :D
Welcome in :iconkrynn-dragonlance:

*And nice painting of Laurana ;)
Seothen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much - and btw, you've got some fantastically strong stuff, love the colours in your traditionals.
Coconut-CocaCola Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you dearie! (Can t wait to leave traditionnal a bit and try out digital :P!) 
Your digitals are quite impressive also :)
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave of "Light Upon The Green."
It is really appreciated. :D
ilyana8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for joining :iconworldoffantasy: :D
We're waiting for your submissions :D
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