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Fyrrea
Gosia S.
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I'm a young doctor from Poland with a big passion for art. Also I'm a scruffy-looking nerf herder, I'm addicted to reading and I'm a hopeless nerd.

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Book Review

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 22, 2017, 5:46 AM
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Hello friends!
Today's journal will be a little bit different - I have a booklet to review! :) 
My buddy Pyramiddhead , who also loves to horrify his watchers, gave ma a copy of his book How to Create Nightmarishly Original Horror in exchange of an honest review. You can buy it here:  How To Create Nightmarishly Original Horror by Pyramiddhead

First, I'll introduce you to the author's art: 
I've been watching him for quite a long time because his art disturbs me in a good way. 

Now something about the book. You can see an excerpt here: 

Technicalities (aka boring stuff):
It's an epub. You can open it in most of the ebook readers. I used a Pocketbook Touch Lux 3 for the test. There were some minor issues like spaces in middle of some words ("Welcom e"), but I can't tell if it's my e-reader's fault or something else. The booklet is 47 pages long (in my reader, if you increase a font, it could be even 100 :D), so it's a rather quick read. There were also a few spelling mistakes. Artwork included in the booklet was of a good quality. 

Content: 
Introduction - a short one.
1. Inspiration - a very helpful chapter on seeking a source of inspiration, pros and cons (in a nice list) of drawing from a specific inspiration. Also including some tips on how not to get trapped into one 
2. What Will Make Your Original Horror Scary part 1 - some nice mental excercises to boost your imagination. I'll definitely use the tips :)
3. What Will Make Your Original Horror Scary part 2 - introducing the term of "uncanny valley", why do people find some things creepy and how to use that knowledge in your artworks
4. Creating Nightmarish Art - tips on the process of creating artwork, planning, using reference (with pros and cons). 
5. Elevating Your Horror - how to make your art more intense, with "before and after" examples from author's portfolio
Links to author's websites. 

Was it helpful?
It depends what you're looking for. It's not a step-by-step book which gives you tutorials how to draw a generic vampire or werewolf. It won't give you technical knowledge on what is a HB pencil or basic stuff you probably already know ;) I think it's not for a very beginner artists, but for people who already know the basics and want to experiment with horror art or are already making horror art and want to improve. It gives you some ways to peek into your soul and search for the answers by yourself, so you can make ORIGINAL art that includes your own fears. It can be also helpful for people who are closely into some horror fandom and want to break out and start creating from their own imagination. 
And I'll definitely use some of the tips  :D

Lots of love for all of you :hug:



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  • Listening to: http://www.lastfm.pl/user/Gos-Firewarrior
  • Reading: books
  • Watching: TABOO
  • Playing: ME: ANDROMEDA
  • Eating: veggies
  • Drinking: energy drinks

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Spine by Fyrrea
This is my spine :D I had a surgery 15 years ago and it was ok until now.  It started to hurt like hell. My fault, I haven't excercised at all and my back muscles are almost non-existant. 
Next week I'm starting a 3 weeks of rehabilitation :dance: And the hospital isn't far away, so I'm going to drive there every day and I'll have free afternoons. That means time for ME: Andromeda or making art. Or hopefully both :D 
Pulcheria1 by Fyrrea

Ryder by Fyrrea
Playing ME: Andromeda.
Meet Pulcheria Ryder and Abelard Ryder :heart: 
Thanks for the valentine cards :heart:
I haven't sent any - that's how I spent Valentine's Day: 
16602431 10211604342414387 8406091407719488995 O by Fyrrea
Yep, it's internal medicine and cardiology, so I had plenty of hearts to care for ;) 
Lots of love to you all :heart:
Aniloek by Fyrrea
A gift from one of my patients :) I'm touched! It's hanging in my room now, to remind me that my job matters. It's not easy. It's a big sacrifice. So much work, so much stress, losing weight, being a sleep depraved half-depressed zombie... But little things like this, hearing "thank you", being hugged by a person who got better, it all reminds me it's worth it after all. 
Going to sleep now, another 24h shift tomorrow... :< 
Lots of love for all of you all, and sorry for long reply time, I hope you understand :hug: 

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Y-Noson-Dda Featured By Owner 34 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the llama
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Thank you for the Llama Fyrrea. :)
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enzovoort Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama! :) (Smile) 
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Thanks for the llama!
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n34ty Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for llama, your art are amazing 
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