I am Lore. I’m a 20-something year old butch lesbian (she/her) and mixed White / Japanese American based out of what is currently called the Southwestern United States.
At the heart of my work is Moribund, a terminal world of philanthropy, faith, and deserts. Take a look at it if you want an idea of what kind of people I am.
How do you...?
Usually with Clip Studio Paint. Previously, I used Photoshop Elements 7.0.
In Clip, I use various brushes from the DAUB brushpack, but I like to mix it up on the reg.
If you ever want to know how I produced a certain effect, I’m happy to share the process.
If you’d like to use my fanwork somewhere, feel free to ask! I’ll probably ask for credit and be nosy about what you do with it, if you care to share. The contingency here is that much of my fanwork features fancharacters or other personal junk, so it depends heavily on the piece in question.
Do not use my personal work for anything. This includes reposting it off-site, with or without credit.
I generally do not do commissions, trades, requests, or visual art collaborations. I don’t intend to monetize any of my works so long as I can help it; I am very fortunate in that I can afford to do this and am financially stable at this time, but I am deeply humbled if you thought to support me in that way.
The exception to this rule is work done for charities and projects with a humanitarian or activist lean. I am interested in environmental issues, social justice, and cultural preservation, and I do my best work in settings that have a degree of artistic liberty. Feel free to reach out if you think we'd be a good fit for eachother!
I issue warnings for sensitive content on all of my pieces. These include blood, gore, death, animal injury, and so on. If you need to know whether a piece has a certain element in it, feel free to reach out to me and I'll let you know when and where they come up. However, please understand that there are certain elements like breasts, scars, and disfigurement that are regular aspects of my art, and I can not hide these without hiding the majority of my work. I don’t create art I would consider to fall under body horror, but I do not use this warning either. In general, my philosophy is that no human body should be considered "horror" or "taboo." To this end I will never use these elements for shock value-- but please be aware of this before viewing!
My work will always be available for free in some form. This is something that is important to me, as I do not feel that I can reap financial capital from it when I am already reaping social capital. Those who feel so inclined may donate to support me and my work, but I want to stress that there is no obligation or expectation to; I would urge you to first consider those in your immediate community who are in financial need, or perhaps seek out your local Audubon or Sierra Club chapter to donate your time and money. If you're local to the Southwest, I might also recommend Native Seeds SEARCH, Indian Country Today, and other indigenous sovereignty efforts. If the needs of those around you are met, then I would like to thank you deeply and from the bottom of my heart for considering supporting me.
Please note that such contributions are voluntary, non-refundable gifts, and do not represent any contract, obligation, or binding agreement between a supporter and myself.
I try to be prompt with serious inquiries and certain technical questions. I respond to heartfelts within my ability. I am not able to be as social as I would like to, these days, but I do read every message that makes it to my inbox-- they are tremendously meaningful to me.
Technology and I are both fallible, so don't be afraid to re-send something if you think it may have been missed. I am never bothered by someone reaching out.
I host the changelog for this website here, where I post updates and record development.