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“Buckley’s and None”

Bloody cultists. They’re everywhere—in this case, Central Australia, 1926. And we had Buckley’s of stopping them in time.

“Buckley’s and none” is an Australian phrase indicating a very small or almost impossible chance. “You’ve got Buckley’s”. William Buckley was an escaped convict who lived more than thirty years in the bush with the Wathaurong people. Later, Buckley & Nunn was a nineteenth century department store in Melbourne.

This is my first large canvas in Photoshop. I’m kinda proud, and have learned lots along the way.
Photoshop and DAZ Studio. One modest PC. So many renders before compositing …

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Download the JPG (4 Meg).

The Sorceress

A DAZ Studio/Photoshop study of J.W. Waterhouse’s ‘The Sorceress‘. in which Circe looks a little like another woman with an identically-sounding name.

The Ravens

Cecilia Winterbloom was courageous, sharp as a pin, and unwavering in her passion for the truth. We all knew it would end badly.

DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Adapted image is Ahasuerus at the End of the World (1888) by the pre-Symbolist Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl.

Japanese Yūrei

Yūrei (‘faint souls’) are figures in Japanese folklore, analogous to Western legends of ghosts. Onryō are vengeful yūrei who return from purgatory to a avenge a wrong done to them during their lifetime.

DAZ Studio and Photoshop.

A Picnic in Hyde Park (from Turn of Midnight Waters)

July 1926. After an eventful night hunting angels in the streets of Woolloomooloo, the party took repose with a picnic in Hyde Park, opposite the Australia Museum, ‘neath huge, multi-trunked fig trees. There they planned strategy for the nights ahead.

Hyde Park Picnic

Based on a true story. DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Ah, those Morton Bay figs…