New post over at my other silly Top Ten List blog, OneTwoThreeFour!

Top Ten Historical Figures Based on Facial Hair Alone

…You’re welcome. :)

~M

Proof that I’m still making things. For a collab with the incredibly talented Nick Wong. :) #illustration #sketches #cosmonaut #artistsoninstagram #collab

Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.
~M

Final illustrations and cover concept for my submission to The Folio Society’s edition of Heart of Darkness. Completed in two days.

~M

Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
~M

Outtakes and sketches from my Folio Society submission for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

~M

In the famous words of Slade, “IT’S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAS!!!” I have drawn you all a festive walrus. :D

Wishing you and yours the loveliest of holidays, and all the best for the coming year!

~M

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Here’s the new cover for FFWD Weekly for November 28th’s issue, dealing with “Big Ideas” and Arts funding in Calgary. This is my first team-up with their new Art Director. :) Take it as my apology to all those people who’s birthdays/events I missed last week…I needed to hand this in and was not just being a misanthropic jerk.

…And yes. I definitely used this as an excuse to draw John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, since I figured Sled Island counts and he was last year’s guest curator.

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/showissue/349/

Enjoy!

~M

Belated Happy Halloween; an undead resurrection of a sketch I did ages ago. Reinterpretation of the Headless Horseman. Gruesomely punny. 

Enjoy!

~M

eckekopf Asked
QuestionI noticed your painting of Roadside Picnic. I'm a huge fan of the book, I loved your work! Tell me, what was your favorite part of the novel? Answer

Hey! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; thanks for the compliment! Glad you like the painting, especially since you’ve read the source material.

Favourite part of the book is difficult, though it’s going to be a two-way tie between that particular scene I illustrated (the excursion to retrieve the full Empty…those first descriptions of The Zone are just so impactful), and the very end of the novel. Just so devastatingly perfect.

I love love love Roadside Picnic. :D

…just not on this blog. New post over at OneTwoThreeFour! quantifying the Top Ten Things I Did In Chicago 2013 (with illustrations!)

Check it out!

http://countyourthoughts.tumblr.com

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…just sleeping. The work I’ve been doing just hasn’t been shareable.

This was a design for a prospective internal-use market logo, I can share it now since they will be using a different one.

Meant to represent the Alberta/Manitoba markets working together in harmony. And yes, I went with an illustrative solution because I wanted to draw pretty things. :D

~M

aethersphere:

michalva:

Amazing word paintings by Wayne White


Definitely just saw a documentary about him, fully awesome.

Wayne White makes me want to quit everything and just Art. :D aethersphere:

michalva:

Amazing word paintings by Wayne White


Definitely just saw a documentary about him, fully awesome.

Wayne White makes me want to quit everything and just Art. :D aethersphere:

michalva:

Amazing word paintings by Wayne White


Definitely just saw a documentary about him, fully awesome.

Wayne White makes me want to quit everything and just Art. :D

aethersphere:

michalva:

Amazing word paintings by Wayne White

Definitely just saw a documentary about him, fully awesome.

Wayne White makes me want to quit everything and just Art. :D

Another personal sketch work in progress.

Somehow the children’s rides at night, silent and deserted, are beautiful and creepy. #Stampede #Carousel

whitemantis:

shisleya:

thescienceofjohnlock:

v-i-r-i-d-i-a-n-a:

newaindulac:

animal-e:

PLEASE HELP US!!!!!! REBLOG THIS!!!!

FINALLY SOMETHING ABOUT BRAZIL’S SITUATION ON MY DASHBOARD
WE’RE LIVING A REVOLUTION! WE’VE BEEN IN AN ALMOST CIVIL WAR STATE FOR TWO WEEKS! WHAT THE HELL, FOREIGNERS? TALK ABOUT US!

what the fuck is going on with brazil? why have I not heard of this?

The first I heard about this was a very short bit on BBC news this morning. Someone is not doing their job properly.

What’s happening? I’m confused, in my country (Italy) this news has no spotlight, I just read in a brief article that 50000 people protested against the high costs of the World Cup, but damn, these photos show much more than 50000 people! °_° I get very angry when news are falsified in this way!

Okay, lemme try to explain the situation. The protest started after the government increased the price of the bus passport in 20 cents. People started going to the streets to protest against it, but in little time things spread and now its a fight against all forms of corruption that have been happening in Brazil. It’s not only for 20 cents, it’s because of all the years that the government has been shitting on Brazilian people.
Unfortunately many aspects of Brazil’s infrastructure are just terrible. There are no good public schools, no efficient public hospitals, people are dying in the corridors of hospitals because there’s no room or bed for them, the violence in the streets is incredibly high amidst many other problems. People really disliked the fact that the government invested some much in building and reforming stadiums for the World Cup 2014 while other, much important aspects of our country need improving.
Another aspects of our sad reality are the fact we have an open racist and homophobe evangelist leading the Commission of Human Rights. Marcos Feliciano says black people are cursed people, descending from some cursed son of Noah from Africa (or something like that), he also says that being gay is a disease. He said all that in his Twitter account. He even managed to make his proposal of a ‘gay cure’ be approved in his commission.  The ‘gay cure’ says that psychologists can treat homosexuals as if they were diseased, as if they could be cured for being homosexual. The Council of Medicine and Psychology is revolted by this.
 
Other absurd new laws in progress of being approved are the ‘Unborn Child Statute’, that basically prevents RAPED women to go through an abortion. If approved, women pregnant of STILLBIRTH and ANENCEPHALIC babies will be FORCED to go through the ENTIRE gestation! And women who suffered NATURAL ABORTION will be under the risk of being investigated by the authorities. The authorities will also give some sort of financial aid to RAPED woman so they can raise their fruit of violence.
 
These are just some of the problems brazilians have been going through. If I were going to tell ALL THE PROBLEMS, this post would become gigantic.
 
With this image, people are also revolted with the press coverage. Our media is incredibly lead by sensationalism, so they cover whats happening the way they want. They always focus on the violent side of the manifest, showing almost only the vandalism and “forgetting” to show the peaceful, organized side of the protest, so the mass can think the riots don’t have a cause for this, or that they are just looking for trouble.
 
What these pictures say is that the media has been telling people that there are only about 50.000 brazilians on the street, while the photos clearly show that there’s more than 1 million people!


whitemantis:

shisleya:

thescienceofjohnlock:

v-i-r-i-d-i-a-n-a:

newaindulac:

animal-e:

PLEASE HELP US!!!!!! REBLOG THIS!!!!

FINALLY SOMETHING ABOUT BRAZIL’S SITUATION ON MY DASHBOARD
WE’RE LIVING A REVOLUTION! WE’VE BEEN IN AN ALMOST CIVIL WAR STATE FOR TWO WEEKS! WHAT THE HELL, FOREIGNERS? TALK ABOUT US!

what the fuck is going on with brazil? why have I not heard of this?

The first I heard about this was a very short bit on BBC news this morning. Someone is not doing their job properly.

What’s happening? I’m confused, in my country (Italy) this news has no spotlight, I just read in a brief article that 50000 people protested against the high costs of the World Cup, but damn, these photos show much more than 50000 people! °_° I get very angry when news are falsified in this way!

Okay, lemme try to explain the situation. The protest started after the government increased the price of the bus passport in 20 cents. People started going to the streets to protest against it, but in little time things spread and now its a fight against all forms of corruption that have been happening in Brazil. It’s not only for 20 cents, it’s because of all the years that the government has been shitting on Brazilian people.
Unfortunately many aspects of Brazil’s infrastructure are just terrible. There are no good public schools, no efficient public hospitals, people are dying in the corridors of hospitals because there’s no room or bed for them, the violence in the streets is incredibly high amidst many other problems. People really disliked the fact that the government invested some much in building and reforming stadiums for the World Cup 2014 while other, much important aspects of our country need improving.
Another aspects of our sad reality are the fact we have an open racist and homophobe evangelist leading the Commission of Human Rights. Marcos Feliciano says black people are cursed people, descending from some cursed son of Noah from Africa (or something like that), he also says that being gay is a disease. He said all that in his Twitter account. He even managed to make his proposal of a ‘gay cure’ be approved in his commission.  The ‘gay cure’ says that psychologists can treat homosexuals as if they were diseased, as if they could be cured for being homosexual. The Council of Medicine and Psychology is revolted by this.
 
Other absurd new laws in progress of being approved are the ‘Unborn Child Statute’, that basically prevents RAPED women to go through an abortion. If approved, women pregnant of STILLBIRTH and ANENCEPHALIC babies will be FORCED to go through the ENTIRE gestation! And women who suffered NATURAL ABORTION will be under the risk of being investigated by the authorities. The authorities will also give some sort of financial aid to RAPED woman so they can raise their fruit of violence.
 
These are just some of the problems brazilians have been going through. If I were going to tell ALL THE PROBLEMS, this post would become gigantic.
 
With this image, people are also revolted with the press coverage. Our media is incredibly lead by sensationalism, so they cover whats happening the way they want. They always focus on the violent side of the manifest, showing almost only the vandalism and “forgetting” to show the peaceful, organized side of the protest, so the mass can think the riots don’t have a cause for this, or that they are just looking for trouble.
 
What these pictures say is that the media has been telling people that there are only about 50.000 brazilians on the street, while the photos clearly show that there’s more than 1 million people!

whitemantis:

shisleya:

thescienceofjohnlock:

v-i-r-i-d-i-a-n-a:

newaindulac:

animal-e:

PLEASE HELP US!!!!!! REBLOG THIS!!!!

FINALLY SOMETHING ABOUT BRAZIL’S SITUATION ON MY DASHBOARD

WE’RE LIVING A REVOLUTION! WE’VE BEEN IN AN ALMOST CIVIL WAR STATE FOR TWO WEEKS! WHAT THE HELL, FOREIGNERS? TALK ABOUT US!

what the fuck is going on with brazil? why have I not heard of this?

The first I heard about this was a very short bit on BBC news this morning. Someone is not doing their job properly.

What’s happening? I’m confused, in my country (Italy) this news has no spotlight, I just read in a brief article that 50000 people protested against the high costs of the World Cup, but damn, these photos show much more than 50000 people! °_° I get very angry when news are falsified in this way!

Okay, lemme try to explain the situation. The protest started after the government increased the price of the bus passport in 20 cents. People started going to the streets to protest against it, but in little time things spread and now its a fight against all forms of corruption that have been happening in Brazil. It’s not only for 20 cents, it’s because of all the years that the government has been shitting on Brazilian people.

Unfortunately many aspects of Brazil’s infrastructure are just terrible. There are no good public schools, no efficient public hospitals, people are dying in the corridors of hospitals because there’s no room or bed for them, the violence in the streets is incredibly high amidst many other problems. People really disliked the fact that the government invested some much in building and reforming stadiums for the World Cup 2014 while other, much important aspects of our country need improving.

Another aspects of our sad reality are the fact we have an open racist and homophobe evangelist leading the Commission of Human Rights. Marcos Feliciano says black people are cursed people, descending from some cursed son of Noah from Africa (or something like that), he also says that being gay is a disease. He said all that in his Twitter account. He even managed to make his proposal of a ‘gay cure’ be approved in his commission.  The ‘gay cure’ says that psychologists can treat homosexuals as if they were diseased, as if they could be cured for being homosexual. The Council of Medicine and Psychology is revolted by this.

 

Other absurd new laws in progress of being approved are the ‘Unborn Child Statute’, that basically prevents RAPED women to go through an abortion. If approved, women pregnant of STILLBIRTH and ANENCEPHALIC babies will be FORCED to go through the ENTIRE gestation! And women who suffered NATURAL ABORTION will be under the risk of being investigated by the authorities. The authorities will also give some sort of financial aid to RAPED woman so they can raise their fruit of violence.

 

These are just some of the problems brazilians have been going through. If I were going to tell ALL THE PROBLEMS, this post would become gigantic.

 

With this image, people are also revolted with the press coverage. Our media is incredibly lead by sensationalism, so they cover whats happening the way they want. They always focus on the violent side of the manifest, showing almost only the vandalism and “forgetting” to show the peaceful, organized side of the protest, so the mass can think the riots don’t have a cause for this, or that they are just looking for trouble.

 

What these pictures say is that the media has been telling people that there are only about 50.000 brazilians on the street, while the photos clearly show that there’s more than 1 million people!

Work in progress… Just enjoying the process on this one. :)

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm