Want to know why there hasn't been any real updates lately?
Well, here it is.
There has been protests against the closing of a mosque here in Rosengård (where I live) and the young Muslims that protested it did so peacefully.
Then the Police started placing containers in front of the locale to stop them from entering and they got angry, some younger hotheads started fighting and were taken in and returned to their parents, and after that things started to get ugly.
Outside people (non-muslims, AFA) came in and escalated the angry shuts into full blown fighting.
3 days now the streets has been full of people after dark, people that come here only to fight and make the protest what it was not.
Stones and rocks has been thrown at police and fire-personnel here to put out the fires that are started by the people sending off fireworks at the police. I can hear the explosions RIGHT NOW, as I write this... and the sirens of the Police cars.
It's annoying how something peaceful can get like this... like the European Social Forum that escalated into a battlezone.
Anyway, I haven't slept during the night for 2 nights now, and seeing as it's already explosions and police everywhere at 6:20 PM... I guess I won't be sleeping much tonight either.
Anyway, I'm staying inside and safe, away from all this crazy shit.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
This is the newest submission to my character repertoire, IT is a spirit of the forest, a "Väsen" out of Swedish lore. It's based slightly on two Swedish myths about woodland creatures; The Troll (which in Swedish lore used to be beautiful and lure men and women to their lair where they kept them hostage) and the "Skogsrå" (a woman with a rotting wooden back and a fox's tail that presided over the forest and all its creatures, as well as punished the wicked by luring them to be lost in the woods. She was also known to lure men to have sex with her.)
This creature here is a fair androgynous creature that could be either male or female but is really neither. It doesn't have a sex until the person it lures into its embrace shows it his or hers true desire... Then it takes the shape of what they most want... male, female... and give it to them. It doesn't care about Christian morals, it only care about the person's true self... their innermost desires and heart.
In my short story, this creature will take the shape of a man to please the young man it lures to follow it.
Anyway... drawn at much too late an hour... Enjoy.
Friday, 12 December 2008
I find it funny that sometimes one can watch something and be so... inspired. I love the Roman era in history and reading about it. I even have quite a few books on Roman history and art... Anyway, I've been watching "I Claudius"... so I drew this last night (in the middle of the night, mind you)... based on the Julio-Claudian era's hairdos and Male standard.
Made with blue pen, and almost dry old ciao copics I had lying around... and then added black afterwards here and there.
I am pretty pleased with him.
And I also drew a picture of the Adviser to the King of the Light
Elves from my lesbo comic I'm working on. His name is Sisur and he's surrounded by scandals. This image was made in the same style as the roman man above.
I also were given an idea for a comic by a friend of mine, Natalia
We were talking about how trolls in swedish myths and stories were actually very pretty, and how John Bauer made people think they weren't with his paintings of ugly old things for the story book for children called "Bland tomtar och troll" (Among Elves and trolls). That discussion led me to draw this image where a man is handed a helping hand by a "bergatroll" (mountain troll). When I showed the image to her, she imediatly had an idea for a story.
So we talked and I wrote the gist of it down and when I got home I sketched out 15 pages of a short, but sweet, male homo story between a man and a "skogsväsen" (Forest spirit, sort of).
The idea is that the "väsen" can take the form the person it meets most desire. It is a sexless thing until the heart of the person it approches are revealed. Taking the proper shape for the encounter, be it male or female. It also only takes the shape of their TRUE desire, even if it may be something they have yet to fully comprehend themselves... like closet homosexuals maybe will be faced by their true nature against their will.
Which is why people warn people to be lured by the creatures of the forest.
^^ Anyway, thanks Natta for giving me this idea.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Gods, I never seem to remember to update this place. But that will be changed from now on.
This place will be my sketch blog where I'll post stuff in general. We'll see if I make something better out of it in the future ^^
Out for now, with a doodled comic page for a friend on Gaia Online ^^