If it turns out that I need £666 for the crowdfunding, I will laugh until I am sick.

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dbananza asked: hi Mr. L, what precisely is it you are going to be crowd funding? Because if it's a Goetia, I'll get it fer sure:)

angryfetus22:

misterlucian:

I’m doing a modern translation and wholesale illustration of the Ars Goetia, hybridising the two authoritative editions - Skinner and Rankine’s and Peterson’s Ars Goetia, based on earlier texts based on earlier translations of the Latin. 

The book is basically held aloft on a raft of tangled derivations, translations and earlier work, and there’s not really been any wholesale illustrations of all the demons before - except in the Dictionnaire Infernal, but that’s not an edition of the Ars Goetia - so my aim is to make an accessible, tasteful and fun illustrated edition for anyone to enjoy, from actual wizards and pagans like me, to gamers who want demon references for their games, to people who just like cool monster art!

That is what I am doing.  It is a lot of work.

100% more interested now that I learn that Latin translation is involved, too bad I’m poor

I’m not translating any Latin beyond bits and bobs that are ambiguous in both manuscripts - I’m making a modern English version of the Modern/Early Modern English translations of the two translations of the original (ish) Latin in the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (the Sloane and Harley manuscripts, if you’re dead keen.)

Sorry, I’d have been more clear but it’s impossible to be more clear because the history of the Ars Goetia is a massive fucked up spaghetti!

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dbananza asked: hi Mr. L, what precisely is it you are going to be crowd funding? Because if it's a Goetia, I'll get it fer sure:)

I’m doing a modern translation and wholesale illustration of the Ars Goetia, hybridising the two authoritative editions - Skinner and Rankine’s and Peterson’s Ars Goetia, based on earlier texts based on earlier translations of the Latin. 

The book is basically held aloft on a raft of tangled derivations, translations and earlier work, and there’s not really been any wholesale illustrations of all the demons before - except in the Dictionnaire Infernal, but that’s not an edition of the Ars Goetia - so my aim is to make an accessible, tasteful and fun illustrated edition for anyone to enjoy, from actual wizards and pagans like me, to gamers who want demon references for their games, to people who just like cool monster art!

That is what I am doing.  It is a lot of work.

Bought pink and white liquid latex to finish Babylon by making it a slimy collar :) 

MEANWHILE: I think I have like 9 more demons to draw and then that’s done.  Then it’s just a question of making a shitload of perks and then getting the ~crowdfunding~ sorted.  I have two months for crowdfunding!! Isn’t that exciting?  Two whole months for an aching silence from the internet as all my time and effort pisses away into the wind.  I can’t wait.

misterlucian:

SALE PRINTS!

Swarm + Pixie + Ruin

Help me make room for new stuff (and afford more pens ho ho ho)

come on, children

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glwcld asked: Your Babylon just got reblogged onto my dash and so naturally I was intrigued and stalked your blog a lil bit. It took me about ten minutes to realise you were the artist at MCM back in May who my friend and I saw & even though we were too intimidated to come take a look at your stuff/say hi, you looked awesome and your art is incredible uwu

I’m always a bit sad when people find me too intimidating to approach, because I promise you, I’m really nice!  I’m always at MCM - come over and say hi next time :)  I won’t eat you, I promise :) I’m all bark, no bite!

Babylon, my sweet darling void horror friend. I’ve drawn it a couple of times.

Hooves (??) claws and mask by me. Bodysuit is a pearl white one from AliciaZenobia on Etsy.  It’s nearly complete - I have plans for a dribbly slime collar to conceal the zip, but I need to learn how to work with liquid latex first!  I’ve never used it as I’ve been allergic to latex most of my life.

SALE PRINTS!

Swarm + Pixie + Ruin

Help me make room for new stuff (and afford more pens ho ho ho)

Only 12 more demons to draw and I’m done.  And then it’s just text editing and the foreword and it is complete.  The whole fucking thing.

Another gorgeous one, #33, Gaap.  This one had issues with translation: I got two sources, both of whom had translated the latin differently, and the latin itself is ambiguous because it’s handwritten.  So he either appears “when the sun is in the southern signs” or… “in the form of a doctor”.  I went with the latter because how the hell do you illustrate the former, come on.
hahaha the amount of work I’m putting into this is ridiculous. let me tell you how irritating I find the Dictionnaire Infernal ho ho ho

Another gorgeous one, #33, Gaap.  This one had issues with translation: I got two sources, both of whom had translated the latin differently, and the latin itself is ambiguous because it’s handwritten.  So he either appears “when the sun is in the southern signs” or… “in the form of a doctor”.  I went with the latter because how the hell do you illustrate the former, come on.

hahaha the amount of work I’m putting into this is ridiculous. let me tell you how irritating I find the Dictionnaire Infernal ho ho ho

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Anonymous asked: okay so get ready for a really strange ask BUT hi I really really love your art because goddamn it's wonderful and SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS BLESS YOU but so I'm a genderweird person with a vagina and really intense dysphoria but your drawings of your character Babylon make me feel less insecure about my previously mentioned organ. I hope that doesn't offend you, I don't know if the association was intended, but thanks. Your art is just fantastic in general.

stammsternenstaub:

This isn’t a strange ask at all.  Babylon has a monster cunt :)  I love drawing things with monster cunts, because a) I too have a monster cunt and b) you get lots of drawings of phallic monstrous genitalia but preeeetty muuuuch no monstrous cunts.  But those are the best kind!

I’m pleased Babylon and I could help a little :)  I’ve done lots of it, if you care to peruse the archives…

An ask sent to my personal that I think would benefit my art blog…

And now, #24, Naberius!  “Appears in the form of a crow, fluttering about the circle”.  Handy, thanks.  Gives me the license to make a manglecrow.
There are so many demons that appear in the form of birds, I swear to god.  Good job I like the bloody things.

And now, #24, Naberius!  “Appears in the form of a crow, fluttering about the circle”.  Handy, thanks.  Gives me the license to make a manglecrow.

There are so many demons that appear in the form of birds, I swear to god.  Good job I like the bloody things.