Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.

Along the shore the cloud waves break,

The twin suns sink behind the lake,

The shadows lengthen

In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,

And strange moons circle through the skies,

But stranger still is

Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,

Where flap the tatters of the King,

Must die unheard in

Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,

Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed

Shall dry and die in

Lost Carcosa.

Cover illustration I made for the March issue of American Mensa Bulletin magazine.

Some doodles and drawings from the past week.

Tags: drawing

skillshare:

Featured Student Project: Castle Guard CaptainClass: Character Concept Art: From Initial Sketch to Final DesignCreated by: Craig PatonView Project

skillshare:

Featured Student Project: Castle Guard Captain
Class: Character Concept Art: From Initial Sketch to Final Design
Created by: Craig Paton
View Project

Some aborted studies.
As soon as I start doing figure/skin studies in colour, it’s as if my brain slows down and I paint like a child. Very frustrating. 

Some aborted studies.

As soon as I start doing figure/skin studies in colour, it’s as if my brain slows down and I paint like a child. Very frustrating. 

Tags: studies

Some figure studies.

Some figure studies.

David Moody’s Straight To You, now available to buy. 

David Moody’s Straight To You, now available to buy

Some more figure sketching. Been trying out different brush pressure sensitivity and varying canvas sizes. 

Crimson Sgian-Dubh.
Some female wrestler character wips, based on my WWE’13 custom characters (Lillith & Enyo).
Possibly an aborted wip, not sure I’ll continue working on this.

Some female wrestler character wips, based on my WWE’13 custom characters (Lillith & Enyo).

Possibly an aborted wip, not sure I’ll continue working on this.

Cover art reveal for David Moody's Straight To You. Pre-orders now available.

Cover art reveal for David Moody's Straight To You. Pre-orders now available.

More metal and fur.

More metal and fur.

Some more fur and metal material studies.

Some more fur and metal material studies.

Some metal and fur material studies.

Some metal and fur material studies.

More figure study sketching.