Spyke Head

It has been a while since my last input to Iron Sleet. Fear not, I’ve not been completely useless.

Here’s a new illustration I finished this evening – I call her Spyke Head. This one, like the previous illustrations I’ve done, is yet another study of John Blanche’s amazing Voodoo Forest booklet. The size is approx A5.

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Spyke Head by Kari Hernesniemi
Kari

13 thoughts on “Spyke Head

  1. Cracking stuff! You’ve developed a style which reminds me of John Blanche’s earlier work. An almost pointalist approach to ink work. Many years ago I used to own a copy of Warhammer 1st edition, the one with the Chaos Warrior knocking the bonce off a skeleton on the box. I think I actually bought it at the time, just so I could own that picture 🙂

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    1. Alas, I’m not on Facebook, but an image search of “John Blanche Voodoo Forest” produced wonderful things … and linked me back to Ironsleet 😀

      And, indeed, Kari’s art is gorgeous. It makes me want to pick up my own pencil that I last put down some twenty years ago.

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    2. Thanks John!

      There’s an incredible richness in both details and contrast in your work that is way beyond my skills. I think I still need to train my technique and patience with those things in my mind.

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  2. That’s a terrific picture – I wish I could draw like that! It’s strangely subtle, too. The more you look at it, the more details you see. I like the mysterious rather than full-on grotesque feel.

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  3. Incredible Kari. I am really astounded by how you are able to portray characters. This beautiful lady looks as if she could have walked straight out of a Crataegus mansion…

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