Nov 01 2013

The Tone Troll

Isn’t he a beauty?

Charcoal sketch of an angry-looking troll on some rocks holding up a tuning fork.

This image comes courtesy of Tessa Murphy. I’ve plugged Tessa before for her business, which used to be called Howling Pig. While I loved the name, the business is now Tessa Essentials and more accurately advertises what she does, which is make lovely scented soaps, lotions, and balms. Tessa is taking a Photoshop class and decided to make this charmer. He’s free for anyone to use. Just credit Tessa and give a link to her shop.

Now would also be a great time for anyone to consider starting their holiday shopping early, if that’s your thing. Tessa’s stuff makes great gifts, and she could use the income.

Via John McKay.


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  1. 1
    August Berkshire

    Tessa has a hilarious comment on her site: “smelling good is the best revenge”. Love it!

  2. 2
    August Berkshire

    Can you post a link to a homeopathy site where we can get some unessential oils? ;-)

  3. 3
    Scott Belyea (@ScottBelyea)

    “…taking a Photoshop class and decided to make this charmer. He’s free for anyone to use. Just credit Tessa…”

    No, don’t … it’s not her drawing. It’s Arthur Rackham’s drawing of Alberich, one of a series of his illustrations to Wagner’s Ring.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ring11.jpg .

  4. 4
    Orion Silvertree

    Just credit Tessa…

    …and Arthur Rackham, of course.

  5. 5
    Stephanie Zvan

    Scott, take a cue from Orion. The fact that it’s a remix is no reason to withhold credit from the person who did the remix.

  6. 6

    Rumpelstilzchen! :)

  7. 7
    Scott Belyea (@ScottBelyea)

    Remix? Nonsense … she’s just lifted it out of context.

  8. 8
    Stephanie Zvan

    Scott, in the years I’ve known you as a commenter, you’ve been exceptionally good at getting things wrong in a belligerent manner. You continue that here.

  9. 9

    why, Yes it is a Rackham!! and if it’s public domain, all is fair (no, I haven’t checked myself,. a few of my own irons in disparate fires at the moment…..) Cute remix, too. Sounds like she has a great sense of humor. Heck ya, support the artists!!

    photoshop classes tend to emphasize the ‘public domain’ and ‘copyright infringement’ turf pretty strongly, at least, mine did. just my Two cents, take it or leave it :-)

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