Happy Valentines day to everyone! <3
Here’s a quick doodle of Imagni and Pendula in their human forms from this scene in Engelbaum here:
"But I don’t care about any of that right now… just… just let me forget who I am for a while. Please."
"Create with all of your heart Imagni…"
*chews her desk* Quick speedpaint of Creator Unusti from mah comicbeewk Engelbaum. uff uff feels. All of them. The Creators are like my new favourite thing.
Buildin’ universes like it aint no thing, yo.
'Art is everything' // Tools // Creator Core: Generation 2.
AND IT’S DONE O___O (it’s 8am and i’ve not slept yet)
SO WHO WANTS A BRAND NEW ENGELBAUM POSTER THEN?
£15 for A3
£20 for A2
I take money (££ GBP) by Paypal when ordered. Delivery will be over the next 2 weeks as i have to get them ordered, mailed to me, then buy the tubes and post them back out to you guys *lol*. All poster prints are signed.
I’m so glad this is done now so I can sell it! I need food and coffee massively. Buying one would help me generally exist right now. (inbox me what size you want and I’ll contact you all one by one).
This painting is very very special to me as an artist. My four Creator characters: Imagni, Gala, Rodela and Unusti are all parts of my art spirit in different ways. Things that are present in all artists. This image is about the joy and relief creativity brings in a single moment.
You can read my comic here: http://www.spectramisarts.com/?page_id=61
Or check out my DA here: http://imagni.deviantart.com
Ok general TRiPPY update:
- FFF: working working working towards April deadline. I have gained the ability to draw people in suits with my eyes closed i think. This is a good thing. I’ve also learnt how to do nicer backgrounds too. Big learning experience. Just trying to get my work done every day. Can’t wait to see everyone at MCM in May with a table full of comics. (This time we are prepared lol)
- Commissions: 6 to go! Working on them every night i can. Getting round to everyone with bonus goodies for being so understanding. (I’ve not forgotten anyone or anything trust me, i have lists everywhere!)
- Engelbaum: I do a lot of headplanning/talking with DiGi while I work on other art jobs. SO expect to see me waffle on about it more to fill in the art gaps for the moment until things calm down a bit. It’s my way to let of creative steam. I started the Engelbaum18 Tumblr (which seems to have turned into a ‘Ask the Creators’ thing instead LOL (but it’s fun) and I started a Patreon page which i WILL get set up properly since a few of you have already started funding it for me (jeeze you guys are keano but i love you XDDD;). I’m also more than happy to answer questions. The love you guys have been showing me for it all has moved me to tears on more than a few occassions. Than you SO much for the enthusiasm. Really.
- Websites: Not been able to touch them for months. Sorry. Other priorities right now.
- Life: Currently more than broke so having to sell prints to survive until i get my workload cleared. My months print should be completed today. I really need to sell a few so please consider buying one so I’m actually able to continue doing all of the above things with food and electricity etc. I’ve been walking at night with DiGi now which has made me feel a bit better and less sufficated by by everything. Fresh air is good to clear the head and makes you feel motivated when you get back in. But i also have supershit toothache on my OTHER wisdom tooth now (which isn’t broken like the other 2). So trying to eat for me right now isn’t fun anyway. I just keep thinking that ONE DAY it wont be like this and things will run smoothly as planned. But that wouldn’t be life would it, lol.
But yeah. Still fighting the good fight. Onwards and all that.
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Poster made by javelluciform
fuck yeah I am
Iiiiit’s Unusti! *clings to her ankles*
Imagni is one of a very small group of creatures known as Creators. These guys aren’t directly connected to the Gens but are a big part of Engelbaum’s universe.
I can’t really go on about these guys too much as you’ll be learning all their details pretty soon as you read the comic. So i wont spoil it too much.
But uffffff I love them. They all have seriously strong character to them. Me and DiGi worked so hard on those guys.
The Creators as a race are really important to me because each of them sort of represents different aspects of being an artist. Stuff that i’ve seen, admired, learnt and not liked from my peers and friends. So they’re very symbolic. They are all designers of their own universes but just painters at heart I guess.
It says her style power is Minimalism here, but its a blend of a few things.
Personality-wise Unusti is very calm but very outspoken with things she feels strongly about. If she doesn’t like you - she’ll tell you. If a piece of art doesn’t interest her she’ll be honest about it. But at the same time she is the voice of reason among the group and being the tallest one she’s like the big sister that will look out for the littler ones. Out of the 2nd Generation 4, she’s the most skilled artist (Probably because she was the first one born out of the current 4). She’s very modest though and doesn’t like people who brag. Because of this she clashes with Rodela (Creator Pi) quite a lot as they are two very different artists with strong personalities.
And yeah she’s probably over 10ft tall and built like a goddamn brickhouse *lol* You wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of her despite her pacifist nature.
Oh and despite her size she sneaks about silently quite a bit and spooks Imagni.
She’s a nice Creator ^^
Read my comic so far here: http://www.spectramisarts.com/?page_id=61
Gala! Welcome to the internet.
Another of Imagni’s generation of Creators from my comic Engelbaum. There are 4 Creators per generation. This is second generation.
She’s… a bit of a weird one *lol*
A lot of her personality comes from other artists I know. She’s very shy and rarely talks other than when she’s irritated or feeling anxious. She’s not very much into being in a group with the 3 other Creators. Unfortunately she has a lot of problems with her creations and isn’t the happiest soul. A bit misunderstood at the best of times she creates art that both scares and fascinates Imagni.
DiGi brought up a good point after I posted Unusti last week saying I shouldn’t really assign single *definitive* art styles to each Creator since some of them kind of have a blend of styles (Like Gala for instance). She’s both a bit surrealist and post-Impressionist. She creates… some crazy shit.
This one kind of symbolises my weaknesses in art, solitude and moments of doubt that we can feel as creatives. Inspired by both Dali and Van Gogh
Engelbaum can be read so far here: http://www.spectramisarts.com/?page_id=61
Spectramis’ true form is really a giant eraser topped pencil. clearly.
Then this happened.
Crossposted from my FB:
A little bit of a short Engelbaum lesson in my universes races! (For newcomers or oldbies who want to know what stuff has changed):
That’s you. You wake up in the morning in the waking world and often have weird dreams that feel a bit too real. You live life wondering ‘what if’ and have a certain nagging feeling that things aren’t as straight forward as you've been taught. We live in a conditioned and controlled world of media lies and corrupt governments, people killing each-other in the name of their chosen religions, wars and money make the world go round. But hey, you have pizza. And you've been told pizza is great! (It really is).
You should really get more sleep though. Sleep is good for you. In more ways than one. But they wouldn’t want you knowing that.
A Gen is like looking in a mirror at yourself but seeing a reflection of what’s really in your heart, rather than what you appear to be in the waking world. Sort of like an alter ego on steroids. A personal guardian if you will. Though your Gen will not always turn out how you expected/wanted it to be. A Gen isn’t simple visual wish fulfilment… they can take the shape of insecurities and childhood memories that your waking self can’t even remember. A Gen is your inner self. The the voice in your head that makes you- you.
Everyone has a Gen, but first they need to ‘wake up’ in dreams through certain layers of lucidity. A dreamer needs to escape their projected Dream Bubble to walk into Imagni’s universe and become their Gen. Gens live in Imagni’s universe in their epicly massiiiive colorful world that circles the Engelbaum tree. They protect the tree because every Gen is connected to the tree. Each Gen has a Gemon (it looks like a glass apple with a gemstone symbol inside it). Those Gemons grow on the Engelbaum tree. Gemons are pretty much the heart of a Gen. So yeah. Protect that tree guys!
Gens were created by Imagni in order to fight back against Pendula to keep a balance of fairness and positivity in dream bubbles. So humans could have nice dreams and not give up on life in the waking. A way to give the humans hope in their regular lives. By taking control of their own dreams - both sleep and aspirations.
Pendula (the big bad guy) cannot control the Gens. This is why Pendula finds them a problem.
Creators are a small group of insanely powerful gods who spend their time filing their respective universes with arty junk and drinking tea. They can pretty much sneeze and create beauty. So they are as high on the food chain as you can get. Imagni is a Creator, but part of the second Generation of Creators. 4 per generation. (there should be no fanmade creators because there literally is only 4 per generation! lol).
Creators were [created!] by their mother Spectramis. Spectramis is the highest point of authority in the multiverse and the thing that creates creators. You never get to see her though, because your brain would probably implode lol.
But yeah she makes Creators and those Creators get plonked onto the blank canvas (concept) of their own empty universes to begin building from the moment of their birth.
Creators are very highly strung/eccentric and pretty lonesome. The earth universe had Imagni as a Creator, but she fucked up and got grounded for breaking the rules and creating evolving life that could reproduce - so good old Pendula got sent in to look after our universe instead. And he’s a bit nasty with ideas of his own. Yay earth! We suck!
The Creators can visit a far-off place called ‘The Core’ and hang out with eachother and learn things from their mentors about art. It’s sort of like art school for gods. It looks like a giant art gallery. This is the only time that Creators are allowed to interact with eachother unless they have permission from Spectramis. Creators are not allowed to visit eachothers universes. They must stay alone in their own creations. /smallviolin
The Numeratti are what the Gens try to keep a tab on. The bad guys who Imagni was forced to create to keep the humans downtrodden. There is a very structured hierarchy within the race. With Pendula being at the top, The Board (12) as his management (Imagni didn’t create The Board btw), then the rest of the little guys numbered all the way down. They hate Gens and Gens hate them. Numeratti cannot defect and become good guys, they were created simply to do their job as best as they can. Because of this both them and Pendula don’t see themselves as bad guys at all. They’re just following orders and trying to fix Imagni’s mistake. But humanity doesn’t really take kindly to being used in this manner so it’s a bit of a conflict (to say the least).
The Numeratti live in The Voidlands, an empty place on the outskirts of Imagni’s world in a huge office tower called Babel. The Board live in the upper tower and the minions live underground in the Hive.
Pendula must report to Creator Meio-Dia regularly to report on the Humans and the work he’s doing. The Creators really don’t like Pendula.
Pendula is a being with no creative powers. He comes from The Void and his father is the opposite of Spectramis, Nixus. There is only one controller and that is Pendula. He controls the Numeratti and watches over the Earth universe. And makes sure Imagni doesn’t step out of line too much. He enjoys his job a lot, but probably too much. Pendula is a very intelligent, upbeat and efficient boss who despite having questionable methods looks after his own. If there’s something he absolutely despises though - it’s us.
Glimmers are small birdlike shape shifting beings that Imagni created before Gens or Humans. They were created to look after the humans in dreams and be Imagni’s eyes in the Bubble Fields for when Numeratti were lurking. Glimmers appear in our dreams all the time and take up the roles like actors, changing their appearences with every human. They are a very basic life form and can only shape shift inside dream bubbles. Outside of the bubbles they appear as tiny little gold cone shaped birds. Think of them as the prototype Gens (without evolution or reproduction).
There, i hope that answers a few more questions for now :)
Juri, did this a week or two ago with some markers i found laying around.
1. Claude Monet, Path under the Rose Trellises (1918-1924)
2. Claude Monet, Path under the Rose Trellises, Giverny (1920-1922)
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
My original crossover cosplay: Sailor Jade