Virtual Stamps

Attention Followers of the blog EYESEAT.
Photobucket's beta testing of their subjects willingness to fork over thirty dollars a month subscription just to get third party image hosting rights is rolling out now, consequently rendering every uplinked image in my blogdom (with perhaps a few exceptions) into that grotesque gray and blue gauge icon demanding subservience. My apologies ring out true as I sit back and grow blue. I can't afford $400/year to keep this going, no. Perhaps this event has broken the spell cast over me by the internet. It's a three dimensional medium just like anything else, you can get addicted to it and it all boils down to how one uses their habit. Then again this could be seen as a minor challenge to overcome. There are other temporary as always free third party image hosting sites, I'm sure. In the end there's little to no difference. The ephemeral nature of image hosting services mirrors the constant mutations rippling through the spacetime fabric of the cosmiverse.
The fact remains, we're already just about one week into the month of August in the year Twenty-Seventeen. The origins of visions as seen through our optic nerves: where do they arrive from, if not starlight? In our waking dreams here on this electromagnetic spinning planet, how did we come to open our eyes and see? Please excuse me while I go refill my coffee. Today's watercolor illustration has been shot to Hell by Photobucket's harsh hike in their subscription service pricing, demanding four hundred dollars a year to host images to third party sites. This has been posted here before. It's something on paper that was never meant to be. I tell you, I thought about this until I was in danger of becoming permanently anchored into the ground as a human tree. Stay tuned in the following weeks for new artwork to be denied being hosted and uploaded here. In the meantime, have fun wishing you could explore all the hidden hyperlinks I've scattered about to while away the online hours; but noooo...that's not possible, anymore. Sure, you can follow the links and read the words I guess but the point of this mess in the first place was to show cool artwork complementing the words. Believe me, no matter how dated this site, you must repeat to yourself, you never stumbled upon this, you couldn't have stumbled into this place, it may appear as if you are reading these very words, I'm still here, the hidden shadow behind the lurkers, but the words themselves are reading you, there's no longer any room for doubting this remains true.

Oct 1, 2011

Sep 15, 2011

Jul 20, 2011

Blood Echo Symphony

watercolor on glossy photo print paper

*The title of this painting was taken from John Claude Smith's short story "Blood Echo Symphonies", appearing online exclusively on the Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in the JULY, 2011 issue.

May 30, 2011

Wing Guard

magic marker on glossy photo print paper


magic markers on glossy photo print paper

Following is the same image modified for the late MAY cover edition of The Freezine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, featuring Gil James Bavel's surprise Memorial Day story THE THING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT


magic markers on glossy photo print paper

May 17, 2011

Dream crack

watercolor and magic marker on glossy photo paper: original

colors altered for inclusion in The Dream Key, by Adam Bolivar

May 11, 2011

Mar 31, 2011


watercolor on glossy photo print paper
*This painting was done for Vincent Daemon's "Saturday Morning Flash Fiction Special" TRAP - only on
the Freezine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

The image you see ABOVE, is the "Improved scan".

The image you see BELOW is the result
of an inferior scan on an apple, where
I couldn't get the settings adjusted right.

EYESEAT is accustomed to displaying
higher quality scans of watercolors.

The artist is currently searching through
his growing archive of originals
so that he may re-scan the 4" x 6"
glossy photo print 'Trapped'.

In the meantime, the scanned image
below--inferior due to it's having
only acquired the surface topography
of the original illustration, and
furthermore--rendering it's colors
with a matte finish and flattening
it out; when the better scan goes up
to replace it, the difference between
the two should be clear to see.

The glossy photo print paper absorbs
the bright, dark and deep colors into a
glassiness achieving a holographic depth.

Stay Tuned for the introduction
of the better, improved, real 3D
glossy photo print scan as rendered
optimally by pixillated light. . .


watercolors and black Sharpee on glossy photo paper
This one's for Vince Daemon—thanks for the inspiration

Mar 17, 2011

Pumpkin Kettle

Magic markers /watercolors on glossy photo paper
*Line drawing by Shasta Lawton / Coloring by Shaun Lawton*

Mar 8, 2011


Xerox copy enhanced with colored pencils, circa 1991
*Used for John Shirley's CYRANO AND THE TWO PLUMES: click image to read story*


watercolor on 100% cold-pressed cotton block paper

In Season

watercolor on 100% cold-pressed cotton block paper

Jan 20, 2011