The Aberrant Eye

art, nerdiness and incoherent ramblings

Clay tentacle

This is an experimental sculpture I’ve been working on for a while. Made with a combination of paper mache and a homemade paper clay recipe. Painted with acrylic, and sealed with a polyurethane.





Now I just have to figure out how to mount it. #thatswhatshesaid #iveseenenoughhentai

Kraken Jewelry Box (WIP)


These are 3 versions of a Kraken piece, which will be turned into a jewelry box…





Original + shadow effect:


Different color variation:




Annnnnd here’s some WIP shots of the jewelry box:


Odd angle to show the iridescent-ness:



Commission Sale!


Q. What’s this “commission sale”?
A. I’m sellin’ shit at half price!

Q. Why?
A. Mind your business.

Q. How do you benefit?
A. You pay less for it!

If you’ve longed to have a Beth original piece to adorn your walls, storage unit, or trunk of your car, NOW IS THE TIME!

Email me and we’ll get this shit started!






Le Petit Vader



Had this one in my brain for a while, now.

I have redone this piece about 6 times, now. Each time, something was not right. I eventually used my new Cintiq to finish this (I couldn’t trust myself to do it in traditional medium).

Finally, it is done.

I submitted a dumbed-down version of this to TeeFury in hopes that it will be made into a t-shirt. I say dumbed-down because I found out (as I was about to upload it) that there was a 6-color limit.

I used half-tones to get around that one.

More fun (at poor Husband’s expense)

My poor Husband.

Now, initially, this was just meant to be a character sketch because we had been talking (for ages) about doing a mini-web-comic about some of the conversations we’ve had (although it may turn into a project that only we find hilarious).

I thought, hey, I’ll post the images on Facebook and see how it goes. Maybe I’ll get some constructive criticism!

I forgot that many of our friends/family have …unique senses of humor.

Well, here is the initial sketch:

I thought it looked pretty good, but Husband thought it could use “more beard”.

OK! So I posted it and waited.

Let the “constructive criticism” commence:

WARNING: This bit contains language.

Not for the faint at heart, children, pregnant or nursing women, my employers,  future employers, or badgers of ill-breeding.

Well, I certainly got some awesome tips with that one.

I am not one to disappoint.


I added onto the image per recommendations, however I decided to censor a little bit; I just didn’t feel comfortable drawing a dick in my husband’s mouth.

I posted the image.

Waited (not very long, mind you. They were ready!)

Touched up:

With this one, I not only added a parrot that looks like our own pet parrot, Bowser, but I added a little shading to the cowbell (for realism).

It looks like we have a winner!

All things considered, Husband was a good sport (<3 J00!).  He even showed coworkers. He must be so proud of my artistic talent!





I came here to drink milk and kick ass…

I had to post this because I love The IT Crowd, and this scene is just the bees knees super hysterical


Now, if you haven’t seen the series, I recommend you do that right now. Go on, do it!
Before I start typing in all caps to convey how badly I feel you need to watch this.

You’re welcome.

I want a motherfucking salad!

I saw this on and had to repost. It’s brilliant.

It’s called Women Laughing Alone with Salad!

Guess what it’s about! Common! GUESS!

Women… who are laughing alone… with salad!

Check it out and lol with me.


I finally cleared off enough space on my desk to hook up the WACOM.  I was experimenting with some comic characters but instead decided to play cheerleader for Husband.






And the result:


Edit: I tried to tag these on Facebook to make use of their new feature where you can make these 5 images show up on top. I wanted his profile to show JAMES in Beth-characters, but apparently they’re too full of awesome to show the entire image. The result was a cropped version of what I had intended.

A funny result, however:

Totally looks like “SEX”.

I fail at prioritizing.

Perhaps my New Year’s resolution this year is to actually DO something productive when I get home from work.

Lofty dream, says I!

The “day job” just drains me, but I promise I will be more “updatey”, eventually. ^_^

In other news, I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Shooting the evil eye to Husband has a whole new effectiveness. It’s…effective.

One monumental task I have assigned myself… re-photograph all my paintings in a higher res, and also re-edit all my photos so they’re not all “facebook-friendly”.  Now, they’ll be Flickr-friendly! HIGH-RES AWESOMENESS!

As a little gift so you all don’t hate my lack of posting, here’s one such re-vamped painting:

Marvin vs. Mattress
Mattresses are friendly, dim-witted, docile creatures capable of speech. They are all called Zem and live in the swamps of Squornshellous Zeta

Yes, it is inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. That is, before the movie came out and featured a more iRobot-esc-Marvin.

Of course, my visualization of Marvin created a seriously average-looking, old-school-sci-fi-esc robot….

(DISCLAIMER: I shall add here, that yes, I know he is an android, but look at him! That’s CLEARLY more robot than android. My bad. Fucking jump on my back, internets. I KNOW YOU WANT TO!)

So not having watched the OG TV series OR the movie before painting this, but being just in love with the “trilogy” (I can read!)… you get the robot that closer resembles something out of the Jetson’s. Sue me. I was raised on that shit.

SUPER AMAZING UPDATE 3/5/11: Prints for this piece will be available so soon (via my etsy which is so painfully empty atm) you can taste it!  Check back soon, or you will be disemboweled by rabid badgers while stray cats shit in your mouth (it’s super-effective).  Love, Beth

Tickled, I am. Watch this, you shall.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that WordPress randomly deletes part of the embedded code. If this happens, you can find the video here.


First, I got really excited; then really disappointed.

So, I *just* found out that Okami has a sequel coming out!

Why wasn’t I informed about this?

For those of you that have not yet played Okami, I strongly suggest you do so. You don’t even have to be a big video-game buff… you just have to like pretty things. ^_^

Go ahead. Watch the trailer. I’ll wait.

Not only is it a beautiful game, but you get a LOT of content for the price.  Seriously, there were times when I asked Husband (who played it before we met) if this plot arch was the last one.

That was mid-game.

I kept playing and playing… left it alone for a couple months (due to moving around, buying a new game or whatever my excuse was…) and was able to pick it right back up and love it even more!

It’s a piece of art.

ANYWAY, back to what I was saying… something along the lines of “OMGNEWOKAMIWOOOOO!!!!1111!1one”.

I recently saw the promotional poster for the new sequel Okamiden floating around the interwebs:


Part of the promotional campaign taking place in NYC

At first I was like d’awwww… then it clicked and I was all GOOOOOOOOOoooooosh!

What what WHAT!?

So, I did what any nerd would do in this situation. I Google’d it. What did I find out?

“It is being designed by Kuniomi Matsushita, the director of the Wii port of Ōkami…” blah blah blah “The Nintendo DS was chosen due to both it being the most successful platform of this generation as well as the touch screen being ideal for controlling the Celestial Brush.”

My heart sank. DS. While it is true, it would make drawing the symbols infinitely easier than say a PS2 controller or the Wiimote. That means I have to physically buy a new game gadget thingie. Do you know how many game gadget thingies we have? I already had a fair amount of game gadget thingies, but after moving in with, then Husband-To-Be, we have combined our awesomeness to over two 30-gallon-tubs!

Oh, and money. I need some of that stuff to buy a new game gadget thingie.

I still have a new PC to build.


At least I can play the original on two different platforms. BOO-YAH!