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Intergalactic Ambassadors: The Alien Progeny Series

Alien Progeny Series: Mars

Last year I spent a few months in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It was surreal to witness the beauty and wonder of that land.  Every night I drank in the sight of never-ending constellations.  Morning and night the the sun rose and descended in majesty, wearing the prismatic robes of cloud formations. During this time I continued working with my Heroic Tarot clients, but by phone instead of in person.  This separation forced me to focus and hone my energies in more direct ways.  It made me a stronger reader.  When I returned to San Francisco, I found myself drawn to watercolor, due in part to the desert palette of New Mexico.  I worked furiously to bring visions of strange creatures to life on paper.  The first of these beings I dubbed “The Progenitor.”  This work (seen below) lived up to his name, spawning ten more images.  It was only after some time had passed that I started to see these beings as manifestations of planetary influences.  Mars (the image above) was the second image, then Venus, then Uranus.  I realized that I was channeling galactic ambassadors.

The Alien Progeny Series is a collection of ink and watercolor portraits investigating planetary energies from the perspective of the supernatural. Each creation provides a medical intuitive map of their intergalactic composition.  Each is for sale (except for The Progenitor which is already in a private collection) in the stormantic Magick Shop (simply scroll down to see them all).

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Storm Sunday: Coipel, McLeod & Djurdjević

Storm by Olivier Coipel

This Storm Sunday we look at three awesome images by three awesome artists!  First up, we have Olivier Coipel (who also drew an amazing gatefold image for the House of M series).  This commission from this year’s Toronto convention is simply stunning!  Storm does look a lot younger than I am accustomed to seeing her portrayed and she is supermodel runway thin, but I think it all works.  Love the white highlights depicting lighting (lightning?).  I looked for a definitive website for this superstar artist, but didn’t come across anything substantial (even his Wikipedia entry needs massive updating).  I enjoyed his early work on Legion Lost and his most recent run on Thor.

Storm McLeod

Bob McLeod is no stranger to comics, having worked on a number of projects since the early 1970s.  I learned about him from his work on the New Mutants graphic novel and first three issues of the ongoing series.  His version of Storm (above) is classic curvy Ororo (a la John Byrne).

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Marko Djurdjević has been creating covers for Marvel for years after gaining recognition and notoriety for his redesigns of the X-Men.  Now he is known for creating definitive X-Men images like the giant poster above  (click on it for a much larger view).

In 2009, he published a book detailing his Marvel art.  Comic Should Be Good has some great examples of Djurdjević’s pencils and painted work.  Djurdjević has drawing videos on YouTube and his art DVD, Character Ideation, is now available as a download.  I love his Warlock redesign.

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