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About Deviant Artist Tenno, actually...Male/United States Recent Activity
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Christmas card 2014 interior
I had to cheat and use some stock blots on this, but it was still cool to do a Ralph Steadman take on last years card.
Another unused concept 2015
Another one that shows how ideas change over the course of creation and I'll be using this book next time I speak at either a local high school or college on how ideas change, adapt, mutate and sometimes die on the vine.

Originally this landscape was just the house, with magic symbols from Finnish mythology going up, but it was too normal, so I added the monster body which made it too weird.

Still cool looking though, so I used this back drop for the Shared Worlds 2015 cover, and finally my Christmas card this year with more monsters.
Another unused idea for a book...
Another one that didn't make the cut -- I really liked the feel of this one, but ultimately in this industry you'll find the stuff you work the hardest at isn't always gonna make it, and that's perfectly ok -- I would have loved to see this on a shelf though. Maybe another book, another day.


Tenno, actually...
United States
Current Residence: the city of sin, nv
Favourite genre of music: ambiance. dissonance. industrial. noise. and a hodgepodge of others.
Favourite photographer: my friend brando. ansel adams.
Favourite style of art: burn baby burn.
Operating System: FUCKING VISTA T_T
MP3 player of choice: ipod. yup. hip.
Shell of choice: hermit.
Wallpaper of choice: my art, anime, maybe some ladies...
Skin of choice: elite.
Favourite cartoon character: ping pong club.
Personal Quote: judas fucking priest!
I can't believe it's 2013 --- and I'm still chugging away at a ton of projects in the book world and it's a huge ordeal, so i hope to get some updates here for you soon, but lots of it is under nondisclosure status so i can only post snippets of half of what's going on.

So entertain yourself with this!…



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HighlanderProps Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the faves!
pirateswhale Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
but enough about me. you are a brilliant artist and a great friend, tenno.  thank you for your creations.  you inspire me to be a better _____________.

blinking sachiel
pirateswhale Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
i'm a little noivus
MR-NIK Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thank you friend for watching me! I'm happy you like my work!
mdhicks1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Just wanted to say, you do fucking gorgeous book covers. I found your work via Jeff VanderMeer's Facebook page. Jagannath has to be my favorite book cover ever. Great stuff.
IamMoreDINO Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
hey hey can you give me the email to the guy you were talking about that could help with my spartan speech?
hyyb Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :)
xseppex Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Youre work is getting so much cooler. Awesome.
ReverendRyu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Saw your work on io9; Great stuff, will be watching in the future!
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