Friday, November 11, 2011

Machine Elf

This is a digital sketch for a possible upcoming painting.

Created w/ Painter 11 and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. She looks very similar to someone I encounter with my friend Dimitri.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Met this elf in the form of a tree. thx for sharing. the similarities are soo close.

RJ said...

I don't have any personal experience w/ ayahuasca or dmt, but I've read about it and find it fascinating. I did not set out to draw a machine elf; rather, I just drew this sketch one night and when I was done, I thought that it looked kind of like some of the descriptions that I have read about. Guess I was right. :-)

Books on this topic I have read are:

"Supernatural" by Graham Hancock (fascinating!)

"Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest" by Adam Elenbaas (pretty interesting)

"The Cosmic Serpent" by Jeremy Narby (still in the middle of this one)

Also very interested in Rick Strassman's work, but have only ready a few snips here and there.

I'm really interested in visionary art, but don't use entheogens. Love reading about it though, and am a big fan of Alex Grey etc.

Glad you like the art.


Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have a picture of a machine elf at wikipedia (

Is the picture of yours FREE TO USE, or is it copyrighted?

RJ said...

@ Anonymous:

I'm pleased that you would want to put my art on a Wikipedia page for "machine elf". I am the creator/owner of the artwork, and you have my permission to use it on Wikipedia ONLY. I would appreciate it if you would give me a credit and a link to my blog. Thank you!