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Ambition Falls by SantillanStudio
Ambition Falls
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Ambition Falls, 2016. Acrylic on paper, 20.5 x 35 cm.

"It began with a shooting, that became a mystery and ended in terror. For investigator Harriet Smotes, not only can the city of Ambition Falls give birth to remarkable crimes, it can also drag up ghosts from her past."

 
Aimee Sharp is a very talented young British writer. If you like detective or mystery novels, I highly recommend this book, I'm sure you would enjoy it.


You can download Ambition Falls free here-------------------------  www.smashwords.com/books/view/…

This is my second cover for a not horror book. I'm very proud of this painting, I took relatively short time. It was nice to use traditional techniques again.

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Necronomicon II: The great Cthulhu was loose again by SantillanStudio
Necronomicon II: The great Cthulhu was loose again
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"Necronomicon II: After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight!", 2015, conté crayon on paper,  30 x 21 cm.

This is the second illustration for K. James Carters RPG “Necronomicon”. Instead of the classic bat wings, I've portrayed the mighty Cthulhu with insectile veined wings, a mixture of butterfly and dragonfly, to bring some novelty to the multiple versions of the Cosmic God that have been made before. I've added the long claws to stay true to the dragon silhouette that Lovecraft described in "The Call of Cthulhu". The extra tails are my invention too,  it is a way to reinforce his resemblance to cephalopods. I think he looks pretty cool with those extra appendages.

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"Necronomicon II: ¡Tras millones de millones de años, el Gran Cthulhu se alzaba de nuevo, ávido de placeres!", 2015, lapiz contpe sobre papel, 30 x 21 cm.

Esta es la segunda ilustración para el libro "Necronomicon Role Playing Game" de K. James Carter. En lugar de las clásicas alas de murciélago, he retratado al poderoso Cthulhu con unas insectiles alas nervadas, una mezcla de mariposas y libélula, para dar un poco de novedad a las múltiples versiones que se han hecho del Dios cósmico. Añadí unas largas garras para ser fiel a la silueta de dragón que Lovecraft describe en "La Llamada de Cthulhu". Las colas adicionales también son invención mía, es una manera de reforzar su parecido con los cefalópodos. Creo que se ve muy bien con esos apéndices adicionales.
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Necronomicon IV: Yuggoth and its black secrets by SantillanStudio
Necronomicon IV: Yuggoth and its black secrets
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"Necronomicon VI: Yuggoth and its black secrets", 2015, ink on paper and digital composition,  30 x 21 cm.

This is the fourth illustration for the upcoming K. James Carters RPG “Necronomicon”. Just when the author requested an illustration of a contract between humans and lovecraftian entities, the Italian neurosurgeon, Dr Sergio Canavero, announced the details of his plan to perform the first transplant of a human head.  If you are not aware of this, a head transplant is a surgical operation which involves the grafting of one organism's head onto the body of another. This, of course involves decapitating a patient during the process, and even sometimes both of them, to exchange their heads. This monstrosity have been successfully performed on dogs and monkeys by surgeons in the past, although all the animals were unable to move and died shortly afterwards. Save yourself the chagrin of look the real images, it is truly atrocious.

Now, what is the relation between Dr. Canavero and HP. Lovecraft, and why was that important for my illustration?

Well, on his story "The Whisperer in Darkness" (1931) H.P. Lovecraft describes the Mi-Go, an alien species
from the planet Yuggoth, that posses vast scientific knowledge that allows them to make complicated surgical procedures on human beings. Their moral system is completely alien, making them seem highly malicious from a human perspective. I'm not gonna make spoilers here, but let's say that some might consider Dr. Canavero as a good disciple of the Mi-go race.

H.P. Lovecraft always introduced the most up-to-date scientific developments into his fiction and cosmic philosophy, so I thought I had to do the same, and the head transplant is certainly an aberration close to some of the worst Lovecraftian nightmares. So here it is, a fictional contract between humans and the Mi-go race, to seal the exchange the knowledge of how to make head transplant. To me, those scientist are as monstrous as the Mi-go.

Mr. Carters asked for something that looked like an old document, so it should be elegant and refined. Sadly, my writing is horrible, so I asked for help to one of my friends, a very talented artist named Pedro Sacristán, who kindly helped me to write the text.

The line at the bottom of the document was written in Latin by Lovecraft himself for Robert Bloch's fictional book "De Vermis Mysteriis": "Tibi, magnum Innominandum, signa stellarum nigrarum et bufoniformis Sadoquae sigillum"—which can be translated as "To you, the great Not-to-Be-Named, signs of the black stars, and the seal of the toad-shaped Tsathoggua".

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"Necronomicon VI: Yuggoth y sus negros secretos", 2015, tinta sobre papel y composición digital, 30 x 21 cm.

Esta es la cuarta ilustración para el libro "Necronomicon Role Playing Game" de K. James Carter. Justo cuando el autor solicitó una ilustración de un contrato entre seres humanos y entidades lovecraftianas, el neurocirujano italiano, el Dr. Sergio Canavero, dio a conocer los detalles de su plan para llevar a cabo el primer trasplante de una cabeza humana. Si usted no ha escuchado de esto, un trasplante de cabeza es una operación quirúrgica que consiste en injertar la cabeza de un organismo en el cuerpo de otro. Esto, por supuesto implica decapitar un paciente durante el proceso, e incluso a veces a los dos pacientes, para intercambiar sus cabezas. Esta monstruosidad se ha realizado con éxito en perros y monos en el pasado, a pesar de que todos los animales fueron incapaces de moverse y murieron poco después de la operación. Ahórrese el disgusto de mirar las imágenes reales, es verdaderamente atroz.

Ahora, ¿cuál es la relación entre el Dr. Canavero y HP. Lovecraft, y por qué fue relevante para mi ilustración?

Pues bien, en su cuento "El Susurrador en la Obscuridad" (1931) H. P. Lovecraft describe a los Mi-Go, una especie alienígena del planeta Yuggoth, que posee un vasto conocimiento científico que les permite realizar procedimientos quirúrgicos complicados en seres humanos. Su sistema moral es completamente extraterrestre, haciéndolos parecer altamente maliciosos desde un punto de vista humano. No voy a hacer spoilers aquí, pero digamos que algunos podrían considerar al Dr. Canavero como un buen discípulo de los Mi-go.

H. P. Lovecraft siempre estuvo al tanto de los avances científicos más modernos de su tiempo para utilizarlos en su ficción, así que pensé que tenía que hacer lo mismo, y el trasplante de cabeza es sin duda una aberración cercana a algunas de las peores pesadillas lovecraftianas. Así que aquí está, un contrato ficticio entre los humanos y la raza Mi-go, para sellar el intercambio del conocimiento de cómo hacer trasplantes de cabeza. Para mí, esos científicos son tan monstruosos como los Mi-go.

El Sr. Carter pidió algo que parecía un documento antiguo, por lo que debía ser elegante y refinado. Por desgracia, mi escritura es horrible, así que pedí ayuda a uno de mis amigos, un artista muy talentoso llamado Pedro Sacristán, que amablemente me ayudó a escribir el texto.

La línea en la parte inferior del documento fue escrito en latín por el propio Lovecraft para el libro de Robert Bloch "De Vermis Mysteriis": "Tibi, magnum Innominandum, signa stellarum nigrarum et bufoniformis Sadoquae sigillum", que puede traducirse como "Para ti, el gran innombrable, señal de las estrellas negras, y sello del dios-sapo Tsathoggua ".
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Voices of Alexander by SantillanStudio
Voices of Alexander
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"Voices of Alexander", 2016. Indian in on paper, photography and digital composition, 32 x 23.5 cm.

Cover art for K. James Carters' novel "Voices of Alexander", an urban drama about choices we make in life, and the chance of renewal. It is a good novel, and was fun to make the cover for it.

The author wanted something similar to the work of Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist who came to international notoriety for his satirical and subversive works.  I like Banksy's artwork, and  I was anxious to make a hadmade illustration, since my prior work on "Slenderman Slenderman Take this Child" was almost entirely digital. Also, It was a nice change, this is my first illustration for a non fantasy novel. I love fantasy and science fiction, but it was refreshing to make something different. Curiously, the novel allowed me to draw one of my favorite motifs: roses.

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"Voces de Alexander", 2016. Tinta china sobre papel, fotografía y composición digital, 32 x 23,5 cm.

Portada para la novela de James K. Carters '"Voces de Alexander", un drama urbano sobre las decisiones que tomamos en la vida y la posibilidad de renovación. Es una buena novela, y fue muy divertido para hacer la portada para el libro.

El autor quería algo similar a la obra de Banksy, el misterioso grafitero que ganó notoriedad internacional por sus obras satíricas y subversivas. Me gusta la obra de Banksy, y yo estaba ansioso de hacer una ilustración hecha con técnicas tradicionales, ya que mi trabajo anterior en  "Slenderman,Slenderman, Take this Child" había sido casi enteramente digital. Además, era fue buen cambio, esta es mi primera ilustración para una novela de temática no fantástica. Soy un gran fan de la fantasía y la ciencia ficción, pero fue muy refrescante probar algo diferente. Curiosamente, la novela se prestó para que pudiera dibujar uno de mis motivos favoritos: las rosas

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Muhammad Ali 2 by SantillanStudio
Muhammad Ali 2
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Watercolor on paper, 30 x 28 cm, 2015.

Illustration for an article of the magazine "Super Box". So sad to say goodbye to the greatest boxer of all time.

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Acuarela sobre papel, 30 x 28 cm, 2015.

Ilustración realizada para un artículo de la revista "Super Box".
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Miguel E. Santillán
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Welcome to my gallery! Come in, my friend. Enter freely, and leave some of the happiness you bring!

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¡Bienvenido a mi galería! entra con entera libertad, y deja algo de la felicidad que traes contigo.
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It's so irritating when I come to see my deviantWATCH messages and I find stuff like this: fav.me/d5fkc3h

And she's not he only one, there's hundred of other people posting that kind of things here!

The first question that comes to my mind is WHY THE HELL SHE POST THAT IN HERE???? The site says CLEARLY "community of artists and those devoted to art" not "community of puerile people anxious for show what they buy on internet".

"Deviantart: Where ART meets application!" Jesus, it's the first line that appears when you type DEVIANTART in Google!!

I'm sorry, but I feel very offended when I see that kind of abuses. I want to share my artwork with people, and I want to see other people's artwork; but I DON'T want to see other people's puerilities. That's disrespectful to me, and disrespectful to all the people who makes an effort to create something.

I've see some funny pics with toys and that's fine, some photos are very creative, but it's different to just take a photo and type "this is my new t-shirt". The fact that a shirt may include an illustration is NOT a reason enough for post it in here (if it's not a personal design, of course).

One guy wrote a comment there, exposing this point (well, he made it in a diplomatic way, unlike me), but obviously this lady took it bad, since the comment was removed. That's the worst part, the people feels offended when you mention the subject. And it's exactly for that obnoxious and obtuse attitude that I'm writing this.

There's hundred, maybe thousands of websites out there, where ordinary people can post pics of trivialities: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace, Google+ , you name it,  there's a LOT of options, but this a community especially created for artist, a comunity of CREATIVE PEOPLE. It's SO sad when you recomend this website to other people and they say "Deviantart is for artist, really? I thought it was like facebook!".

NO, ladies and gentleman, Deviantart is NOT like fuk*ing facebook.
So, people, PLEASE, stop uploading trash to deviantart, don't destroy this website.

And just for make it clear, I have nothing against social networks, there's nothing wrong with having a facebook nor twitter. But there's a place for every thing, there's no need to mess a website.
  • Listening to: Piranha 3D Original Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Art of Prometheus
  • Watching: Horrible and puerile pics
  • Drinking: Diet coke

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DarkDraconar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome in the group "SpeciesMovies".
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SantillanStudio Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional
Thank you very much! I love the Species film series. Best regards from Mexico.
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
:iconheartsignplz: Muchas gracias por los favoritos! :iconthankiesplz: :iconmuchsignplz:
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SantillanStudio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional
No hay de que. Me gustan mucho tus fotografías, sobre todo las de pajaritos, siempre que las veo me siento felíz. Saludos, Plumita1
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Photopops Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Hi! 
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Scroll down the comments and you'll like what you see

ohnhai.deviantart.com/art/Movi…
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SantillanStudio Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional
Sweet crispy Jesus! The artwork looks awesome, thanks for share it, old sport. Too bad we can't see all of the concept art, it would be a very cool game. Not only the design, the enviroments and the character animation looks GREAT. And thanks for the link to Hulk Hogan's animated series, I hadn't seen that cartoon in years! I'll definitely make something for Hogan.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
There's still some here
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tXrSu…

Also do you think the Finisher would be a good end boss
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SantillanStudio Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional
Thanks for the videos! I don't understand those hard comments from the people. Brawl looks much better than WWE All-Stars; this is totally cartoon, and seems more entertaining. I'm not sure about the end boss. I think the boss should change depending on the character you choose, and the choices you make in the game, a little bit like an RPG, that would be more entertaining for me!
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: !Muchas gracias! :icongiveflowerplz:
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