Saturday, April 12, 2014

Abe Sapien and Wine...

As many of you know (if you don't, you sure know now...) I LOVE WINE!  I am training for my Level 1 Sommelier exam in August and I have decided to create a new Instagram account  - RemyDrinkStuff.  Follow me.   I love geeking out/reviewing wines, and thus far, they have all been affordable and approachable.

I also have an Instagram account for my art - RemyDrawStuff.  Oh, and occassionally I post pictures of my cats.

And here's a random and yet LARGE drawing of Abe Sapien from Mignola's B.P.R.D.  If you have never sat down and read through Hellboy and the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense comics, I highly suggest/recommend it.  Especially if your a fan of folklore and historical fiction.  I love that stuff, and when ever I can indulge in some creative conspiracy theories and history that "could have been", I don't hesitate.
Mike Mignola, Guillermo Del Toro, and Christopher Golden never let me down.


Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Lost Gods

I am officially a cover artist!

I have been working on this project for a little while and now I can announce it: I did the book cover for The Lost Gods by Horace Brickley .

He wanted a cover with zombies, and I decided to play around with the idea of a wrap around cover.  He loved it and it took off from there.  He asked me to put all the 'dead' in their burial clothes, and as the project was coming close to it's due date, I had forgotten about the request and drew an Sikh in a turban.  The 'sweater vest' is usually not what they are buried in, so I had to take him out.  In the book cover, he's not in there, but in the original drawing he's there next to the Maori lady.  I tried to vary all the Zombies, a Grecian woman, a Gascon Marque, a modern man in a suit, a Catholic priest, a Mexican seƱorita, an old 1920's lady with her fox fur wrap, a Pharaoh, a WWII African American nurse (cause I love how they fought the bigots in order to serve their country), a Victorian lady, and yes, even a Nazi officer. 

The original art is huge: I taped 3, 8.5 x 11in, sheets of bristol together and did the line up in sections. Then I  scanned and reduced the image, finishing the rest in Photoshop.  The author liked it, and so did I.

Horace Brickley

Riahna Remy Malay








This is a self published book.  Please support my work (and the author): Buy the paperback or download the Kindle version, we need all the help we can get.  It helps that it's a good book too.  I read it twice, and cried each time.  I love Brickley's work; good, strong characters, a solid plot, zombies *swoon* and a lot of action.  Thanks in advance for your support, it means a lot, and hopefully in the future I'll get more gigs like these.

Cheers and happy reading!



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cthulhu

Did a sketch of my favorite Elder gods for the HP Lovecraft Mythos.  The green was added in PSCS 5, the original is done on tonal paper.  Cheers

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dead... and a mohawk

So.  I donated my hair.... and got a mohawk.  And then lived in my hawk for a while, and will be changing it soon.  I guess soon as it grows out...

I donated it to kids with cancer: 23 inches. I also disappeared from the internet for 2 years, it was almost like being on another planet.  I had to come back to earth. And get the internet.

Haircut. Career change. Internet.  Art yet to come...