Magician with raven and book

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This drawing was given to my Godbrother as a birthday present. I truly love it because the face of the magician is androgynous, and really reminds me of what an angel would look like.

The magician is based on my favourite novel and is reading a book of secrets. Ravens flutter around and keep the magician company.

I used watercolour because i wanted to express fluidness, shadows, and forms and smoke that surround a magician. In short I wanted to show the subconscious mind of the magician.

A magician riding the three headed unicorn

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I drew a green three headed unicorn while i had schizophrenia. I was always fascinated by it and wondered why i drew it. It was like one of those animal totems the native americans are talking about. Well this is mine, the three headed unicorn.

I think there is a magician inside of me, to do art feels like magic.

Someone commented that its a symbol from the underworld, but i don’t feel thats true, i don’t see why three headed unicorns can’t exist in the higher realms too.

I was afraid to draw a three headed unicorn at first, i felt judged, but after I drew it i realized how silly i had been. It is beautiful.

Collecting souls with Charon

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I have a deep interest in the Underworld, and relate to it. Hades Persephone and Charon the ferryman are all figures that I hold close to my heart. When asked what my ideal job would be, I would probably say it is sailing the seven seas on The Flying Dutchman collecting souls.

Here in this picture I am seen to be collecting souls with Charon, not judging them. I don’t like to judge other people or other souls. I believe everyone has a unique path. I think that in future I will explore the role of Hades, but for now I am closer to Charon. I believe Hades and Charon to be listeners of the dead, to hear their concerns, and give their guidance.

Storm clouds or grey clouds in artwork are supposed to represent depression in an artist, make of it what you will. Sometimes I am depressed, sometimes just contemplative.

I think the souls floating around Charon and me are really beautiful, just finding their way. Charon is guiding them to the land of the dead.