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Bobbie Jean Pentecost
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Everything you need to know about me can be found here: fav.me/d4b6hqb

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Typically, to describe such creatures that are primarily human in appearance but for a few animalian or bestial traits (such as fur, fangs, tails, and elflike or animal ears) I have always used the word "humanine." It is a word I invented to describe beings like this:

1.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

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5.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

6.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

7.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

However, of late, the word "humanine" has come to sound clunky to my ears. I'm not sure why. Perhaps my tastes have changed but whatever the reason, my own word is falling out of favor with me. I've heard other people say I should just use the word "neko" but they're not really nekos. Nekos are very specifically beings who, at least to my eye, appear mostly human with kitty ears and sometimes a tail. I've never heard any other words that really seemed to fit well or weren't 90-letter-long Japanese terms so I just went with humanine.

What do you think of these possible alternatives: (If enough people say they like Humanine, then I'll keep it.)

1.) Lethani (lee-THAN-eye) Apparently this one is already taken and no, I was not aware. I literally made this one up on the spot as I was writing this journal. Ironically, auri is also taken and apparently it came from the same series as this one. That's one HELL of a funny coincidence since I have never been exposed Kingkiller Chronicle until this very night when someone informed me that lethani and auri are from that series. Ehck. I am bitterly amused.

2.) Humean (Hew-MAY-an)

3.) Anurah (An-YUR-ah)

4.) Humein/Humei (hew-MAY-in)/(hew-MAY)

5.) Anumei (an-oo-MAY)

6.) Humaeri/Humaeres (hew-MAY-ree)/(hew-MAY-rees)

7.) Rusai/Rusei (roo-SAI)

8.) Animean (ani-MAY-en)

9.) Aunine (aw-neen)

10.) Auri (aw-REE)


If you did not like any of these, what would you suggest?






 

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Typically, to describe such creatures that are primarily human in appearance but for a few animalian or bestial traits (such as fur, fangs, tails, and elflike or animal ears) I have always used the word "humanine." It is a word I invented to describe beings like this:

1.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

2.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

3.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

4.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

5.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

6.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

7.) bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

However, of late, the word "humanine" has come to sound clunky to my ears. I'm not sure why. Perhaps my tastes have changed but whatever the reason, my own word is falling out of favor with me. I've heard other people say I should just use the word "neko" but they're not really nekos. Nekos are very specifically beings who, at least to my eye, appear mostly human with kitty ears and sometimes a tail. I've never heard any other words that really seemed to fit well or weren't 90-letter-long Japanese terms so I just went with humanine.

What do you think of these possible alternatives: (If enough people say they like Humanine, then I'll keep it.)

1.) Lethani (lee-THAN-eye) Apparently this one is already taken and no, I was not aware. I literally made this one up on the spot as I was writing this journal. Ironically, auri is also taken and apparently it came from the same series as this one. That's one HELL of a funny coincidence since I have never been exposed Kingkiller Chronicle until this very night when someone informed me that lethani and auri are from that series. Ehck. I am bitterly amused.

2.) Humean (Hew-MAY-an)

3.) Anurah (An-YUR-ah)

4.) Humein/Humei (hew-MAY-in)/(hew-MAY)

5.) Anumei (an-oo-MAY)

6.) Humaeri/Humaeres (hew-MAY-ree)/(hew-MAY-rees)

7.) Rusai/Rusei (roo-SAI)

8.) Animean (ani-MAY-en)

9.) Aunine (aw-neen)

10.) Auri (aw-REE)


If you did not like any of these, what would you suggest?






 
Tamacier Illusketchion Page 1 by BJPentecost
Tamacier Illusketchion Page 1
Zbrush, Photoshop. Not counting how long it took to model and texture this guy (probably 25 hours-ish, give or take) nor how long it took to do do every one of the individual poses and then light the figure in different lighting scenarios, this took somewhere between 25 and 30 hours-ish, if not, probably a little more. Counting ALL the work combined, probably 60+ hours.

It seems to really irk some people when I call them sketches but compared to how long I spend on an illustration (sometimes upwards of 60hrs or twice that), these would count as sketches for me (anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour for most of them, an hour for the one in the top right with the full wings). But at the same time, I can kinda see where they are coming from so I invented a new word: Illusketchions. It's horrible, I know, it sounds like a monster that might exist in the Lord of the Rings universe, but I am hereby and henceforth calling these illusketchions.


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When I was sixteen, roughly fifteen years ago, or somewhere thereabouts, my sketchbook was stolen. This was a book with over a hundred pages, each one filled front and back with all my dreams, fantasies, ideas, and wildest imaginings. Fantasy creatures of all kinds, sci-fi, costume design, characters, invention ideas, schematics, detailed biological breakdowns and anatomical illustrations of mythical beings and so on and so on- all that work, gone. It had been sitting right next to me as I waited for the bus. I looked away and when I looked back, it was gone.

I was so devastated that I ripped up almost all my art and vowed never to paint or draw or sketch again. The only bits of my work that survived that time were things my friends and family had kept. I cried every day for two weeks straight. Then one day, I sat down and began drawing almost photorealistically. I had never done anything in that style to that point. I think I considered it to be a safe way to do art. If someone stole my photorealistic drawing of a pair of jeans, all they got was a stupid drawing of a pair of jeans. They stole my work, my effort, and my time but they didn't steal my heart. They didn't take my ideas. They didn't pillage my dreams and fantasies.

Eventually, I snapped out of it and slowly returned to more imaginative subjects though I was never able, after that, to keep a sketchbook again. I've tried so many times and I always end up ripping out pages or just being weirdly obsessive about organization and page-structure to the point where I can't move forward. Around this time, I created a character. He was nameless but I came to love him dearly. He was extraordinarily pretty with long black hair framing a delicate, pale oval face, ram horns, hawk wings, and golden-amber tiger fur. His feet and tail were those of a feline's. His eyes were large and faintly sad with a twinkle of mischief, rimmed in black and awned by long, dark lashes.

At that time, I always had great difficulty expressing my characters how I saw them in my mind. They were never quite right. I always got something a little wrong and no matter how many times I tried, I could not quite put on paper the things dancing through my mind. One day, I finally got it. I fucking got it- perfectly. The nameless, tiger-striped beauty came out perfectly (or so I felt at the time) in Prismacolor pencils on a big 18X24 piece of canvas paper. Running through a gemstone rainforest aswirl with streaks of rainbow and glistening with honeyed god rays of sun, wind-combed hair swaying behind him, stained glass amber hawk wings spread to take flight- I fucking nailed it.

This illustration was the pinnacle, the pièce de résistance of what I was capable of at the time. I was so proud of it and I remember feeling so happy when I finally finished it. It had taken me over a hundred hours. It was a marriage of everything I knew about art, a great deal of hard work, scalding critiques, trial and error, failure after failure- it felt like reaching the top of those nine-hundred and ninety-nine stairs, like winning the gold, like arriving. I had arrived and for the first time in my short, bitterly self-effacing, doubt-riddled artistic life, I felt like I had achieved something worth being proud of. Perhaps losing my sketchbook wasn't so big a deal because I had THIS to show for all my efforts.

I thought he would be safe in the art room hidden behind my clunky, awful watercolors and Georgia O'keeffe imitations. But someone took it. He or she left my crappy watercolors and flowers and took my Nameless One. And so that was that. I was done. With art. Forever. I had no more energy for it. That act single-handedly robbed me of all will to continue on as an artist. It destroyed me, perhaps even worse than losing my sketchbook, especially considering that I had only just begun to get over that.

I did not so much as pick up a mechanical pencil for a whole year to do anything other than school work. There were days when I would lay on my bed, dreaming about all my characters for hours and hours. Sometimes, I did only this for entire days on end and without doing anything else outside of eating, sleeping, or going to the bathroom. The Nameless One, through no agency of my own, vanished from my mind. He no longer existed. He was totally and completely forgotten in every sense of the word. I even forgot the drawing of him.

That might seem a little odd for someone to just forget something like that but it is especially odd for me. I have a Precise memory. I remember shit from when I was two years old in explicit detail. I remember every single phone number, address, zipcode, and area code I ever had. I remember shit people said to me when I was three. Is my memory perfect or omniscient? No, of course not, but it's pretty damn sharp. How I forgot the Nameless One... I don't know. I had some kind of notion that I had done a painting but it was all hazy and wrong. My subconscious had replaced him with something entirely different; a black and white drawing of a very masculine man with long hair.

In the periphery of my life at that time, I slowly started becoming aware of this "Photoshop thing." I tinkered with it as a curiosity from time to time but I didn't really try to do any serious artwork with it, not for a while anyway. Eventually, I discovered the wonderful world of digital art and was heartened by the fact that no one could steal my ideas once posted to the internet, at least not in the same, hard, irretrievable way someone could steal my sketchbook or the single best thing I had ever accomplished as an artist to that point.

Fast forward roughly a decade later and I created Tamacier: bjpentecost.deviantart.com/art…

I created this character a little under three years ago or so and I recently decided to do some illustrations of him. I've grown to quite like Tamacier. A few days ago, as I was working on these very illustrations, I was suddenly smacked right in the face with a really bizarre realization- it hit me so hard that my head actually jerked back as if someone had spritzed me in the face with water. I had lost something and forgotten it and found it again all without even realizing it somehow. Tamacier IS the Nameless One. He is the tiger-striped beauty I created all those years ago, the one I had lost and forgotten. I recreated him without even realizing it.

How strange is that?
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:iconpentacoil:
Pentacoil Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I take my hat of for you miss :) you gallery is splendid
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :3
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Pentacoil Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More than welcome :)
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is pretty good and refreshing new with this Aedaha. But the comments and descriptions you give aside them gave me the rest :D Your satan speeches remember me of a radio series here in Germany :P
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. =P Danke.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For example Satan rises at...an IKEA. And is not treated with respect but stupid furniture names :D
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA! Lol. =P
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Kazudoom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your art is so beautiful, style unique, it's really a joy to look at
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :) What a very nice thing to say. :D
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Kazudoom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've only spoken my mind :)
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KROBNMY3bIKA Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I swear you have got to be the most amazing artist here. I don't check dA often but when I do, I do because I remember you.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :) I'm so glad to hear it. Someone was just telling me about how they didn't like my most recent works and it made me feel really insecure. Seeing your compliment really makes me feel a lot better. ^__^
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Kazudoom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I think you're getting closer to perfection with every new picture you make, so I would most definitely recommend continuing what you're doing
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auraming96 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art is INCREDIBLY stunning, and I love your humor in your "about me" questions! As someone who hopes to one day learn how to do 3D modeling and digital painting AND be creative and humorous (that was a lot of "ands"), I greatly admire your work! 
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I appreciate it. Very nice of you to say. Good luck with your endeavors. I wish you much success.
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auraming96 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, you're a great inspiration :D 
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Lalala-Likesakiii Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Happy Happy Birthday! XD
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GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I'm on fire!
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anotalenthack Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
:cake: Happy Birthday!
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Cassadar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
happy cake-and-aging-day! ^^
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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miamiamyrose Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :) :cake:
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I'd donate but I'm short, for now.
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