The Monstrosities of the Femme Fatale

Jellyfish: "Flesh & Bones"
Spider: "Death & Trust"
Snake: "Love & Lies"
Plant: "Meat & Poison"
Octopus: "Blood & Water"

Artist Statement

The first thing I want to capture is the moment when these monster women grasp their prey through understated violence.
The second thing I want to capture is the contrast of cold silence and gentle movement.
Different moods and themes were used to convey each of the women's personal monstrosity. My intention is to keep the concept subtle with only a few clues dropped in to suggest their animal nature. It is my hope that the viewer shape his or her own story for these women based only on the paintings and their titles.

A cover redesign, I chose to paint 'An Improper Aristocrat' by Deb Marlowe.
I've never read the book, so I had to use my imagination for the cover.

My take on 'Scorpion and Isaki Fish with Root Ginger' by Hiroshige.
You can see the original print by the master here.
Hiroshige was influenced by Western still-life with his fish series, so I thought I'd take it further and make the fishes a little more realistic.

My apologies to whoever who can read Japanese: I know those scribbles make absolutely no sense! I was blindly copying the original calligraphy :D

Tarot card design

For game design, I chose to paint the Death card.
The box mockup was actually very fun to make!