Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Noelle Criminova31/Female/Australia Group :iconneo-pulp: neo-pulp
Recent Activity
Deviant for 11 Years
2 Month Core Membership
Statistics 810 Deviations 4,892 Comments 149,307 Pageviews


Ello there...I gotta say, your arts is cool. ;)
Tue Apr 10, 2007, 1:15 AM




quotidia's Profile Picture
Noelle Criminova
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I'm a comic book artist and illustrator from Brisbane, Australia now living in Melbourne.

My interests are pulp, portraits and erotica. I love horror, folklore, noir, religious iconography and trash. My style has currently evolved into a mish mash of european, old pulp detective and exploitation classic styles (eg. Robert McGinnis), and erotic noir artists/creators like Howard Chaykin and Ralph Bakshi.


A Very Labyrinth Christmas Card

You remind me of the babe ~ What babe? ~ Santa, baby ~

F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) 

Season's Greetings
and a Delicious Yule!
XOXO with Love & Glitter,
(from two poor souls who suffer at the unjust notes
of cruel Christmas jingles, hoping to place
a better song in your subconscious)

Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 2.37.42 am by quotidia  Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 2.37.42 am by quotidia  Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 2.37.42 am by quotidia 

My ridiculous closet cosplay, spent way too much fiddling in post with, Christmas card - just to make a joke about my and my cat's name ^_^.

Samsung phone, PS with devart stock (TBC below), MangaStudio ex 5 - with eternal thanks to Sasha…, but specifically, for his Byronic blouse, use of tripod, yelling SHOOT at my phone, and growling 'no, smugger!' 'chin up!' 'boot!'. And thank you, Belle, for minimal bleeding to my legs.

Huge thanks and credit for use of stock to:

frozenstocks ~
AshenSorrow ~
Meltys-stock ~
OblivionMasquerade ~
kade6767 ~
F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) F2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) 

What We Do In The Labyrinth
A test photo from a shoot I did at the spur of the moment for a Christmas card - the final one involves my cat playing Toby, in a little Santa suit. Yes, lol.

I never intended the background of my flat to be in the final photos but it WORKS. The title is a reference to What We Do In The Shadows, and it totally reminds me of Pika-la-Cynique 's Girls Next Door comic (which I goddamn love), and the whole idea of Jareth bumming around a flat still trying to be all regal and his elegancy yet there's a powerboard and a Call of Duty game in a goonbox next his strange artwork, fantastical little wooden chests and... a copy of the Watchmen movie guide next to a carved wooden hourglass.

I think this pretty much accidentally fell immediately into Girls Next Door fan cosplay. Thank god I didn't realise it at the time, or I'd have been tempted to throw glitter everywhere.

Okay, notes:
This was pulled entirely out of my normal stuff, save for the amulet, and honestly just wanting a break to do something fun. But yes, achieved that magnificent fairy mullet with my own hair - growing out a bald spot from last year really helps with layers! I put in a few of my modelling extensions for the front pieces, and my eyebrows are already thin... I've also done this make up so many times, you guys. You guys, so many times. I've been in the paper as Jareth advertising Bowie disco nights, I've been requested at birthday parties. First time in the Dance Magic costume, though. I'm digging it. I look very Yaoi/Yuri, here to steal someone's guy or girl or both.

I think this is the third amulet I've had to make, and all three have been made from wine boxes. Trivia. Keeping it classy.

Polished up quickly in photoshop - colours, exposure, did my usual paper overlay to grunge it up.

There is a summer fairy/spiritual/hippie/woo/psychic/ren faire thing this weekend a little bit out of town and I'm fighting myself not to go in full finery and hit on everything in a flower crown.

#Jarethcorrupts #absolutejarethcorruptsabsolutely
Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 2.37.42 am by quotidia 
RE: N Katherine

Enjoying inking up panels for Resurrection Nina. Fussing over tiny details with a custom mangastudio pencil is pure pleasure :heart:. This lady is the main protagonist in my novel, but a secondary in RE:N.

I think this is the first art I've released that properly displays her scar. Neither story is about how she got it or even really addresses it for a main topic - as another character correctly calls the play,  she's a 'Kintsugi Dame'.

To quote wiki: "Kintsugi (金継ぎ?, きんつぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い?, きんつくろい, "golden repair"),[1] is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.[2][3][4] As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise."

"As a philosophy, kintsugi can be seen to have similarities to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect.[9] Japanese aesthetics values marks of wear by the use of an object. This can be seen as a rationale for keeping an object around even after it has broken and as a justification of kintsugi itself, highlighting the cracks and repairs as simply an event in the life of an object rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage or breakage."

Once, a martial arts teacher of mine, described me as a 'wabi-sabi' type of girl. It stuck with me as being quite fitting, and I lent it to this character.

REALLY love my inking. Also, this is why Resurrection Nina is taking a while, unlike all my previous comics, lol. Just a wee leap in quality and standards ^_^. (And most of this detail is going to be hidden under textural colouring, but hey, I ain't mad at my skeleton for being super pretty but not very visible :P). These days I aim for it to look perfectly printable at this stage alone. Then the colours are utterly free, as there's no pressure on them to cover sloppy line-work or salvage sense from an unfinished panel. Like I used to rely on, as colouring was my main thing.

Now I adore slaving over inks (though honestly I'm rather fast at it) and getting to colour afterwards is like dessert and champagne :heart:.

Halo of Serpents
A quick piece I knocked out for skype's 'show Alice Cooper your fanart' comp thing they were running about a week ago (winner would get their piece on an official t-shirt). Which to be honest, they really fucked up, since they ran it like Alice would be perusing all the submissions. Got everyone to use their hashtag and promote them, then ended up only showing him 3 and just *happened* to have the one he picked (which was the only one of the three that was done by a professional illustrator) ready to appear live on skype to say thanks... so not Alice's fault, but man skype, poor show. Dishonest as fuck.

I'm used to clients being crap but I saw hundreds, maybe a thousand or more entries from people who thought they'd finally have their art, really personal, meaningful work to them, seen by their hero and you guys don't even tell Alice more than three people ENTERED, let alone show him? I can take that rejection like water off a duck's back, but non-professionals may have no experience and it's brutal when it's promising your hero's attention.

ANYWAYS, I'm super happy with my result. I pushed through a migraine to get this out and I adore it. It's a combination of that innocent victim oldschool Alice with current villainous voodoo Alice (in his current touring gear) with three of my favourite themes: the portrait, the religious iconography, and snakes.
You Want It Darker

If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game
If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame
If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name
Vilified, crucified, in the human frame
A million candles burning for the help that never came
You want it darker
Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my lord

Leonard Cohen/You Want it Darker
HMU/Photo/ Noelle Criminova - Artist



quotidia has started a donation pool!
10 / 2,396
Donate towards a 12-month paid membership!

You must be logged in to donate.
So as some of you may know, I have been recovering from a chronic illness that took a severe dive midway last year. Medication necessary to that recovery fucked up my hands. I couldn't exercise fine motor skills. My ability to paint and draw just ceased to be. I haven't been on that medicine for some months now, thankfully, and my body has been recovering and returning to normal and FINALLY I've been able to start working my way back to drawing. It's slow and painful but it's happening :D.

I thought I'd never draw again, so to keep myself sane, I started writing a novel. It's actually looking good! I've had a few offers from publishers for the main thing, as well as short stories to set it up and side stories to serialize the universe online. So maybe the hands being crippled was the best thing to happen at the time? Life certainly is a wonderful, weird thing.

I'm not sure where my art is going. Certainly, losing the major skill you've defined yourself by is a terrifying, existential crisis I wouldn't wish on anyone. It puts a lot of things into perspective. I was playing it safe and boring, doing the same old, same old. I wasn't trying to improve or drive my ability forwards. I was painting what I *could* not what I *wanted* to.

I have no idea if or when commissions will happen again. Right now I'm just glad I can walk, so let's not talk about running any races.

It sure is nice to be back, though. I missed you lot. I missed bringing people to life. Thank you for being patient with me.

Let's see where it goes from here :).

~ Noelle.




So... Catgirl Sherlock Holmes and her super pretty clothing-clad adventures... 

37 deviants said Yay
18 deviants said I respectfully request vast quanities of femmslash, plz
10 deviants said Goddammit, no. NO.
10 deviants said YES. BABY JESUS YES.
9 deviants said Nay
7 deviants said Bewbs.
6 deviants said Kay
3 deviants said At first I was -_- but now I'm =D :heart:
1 deviant said Don't care, so pretty *_*


Add a Comment:
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
sexytoaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Stopping by to say hello darlin' and happy belated birthday, you beautiful, beautiful, beautiful human being! :heart: :hug: I hope the universe has been kind to you and I have missed ya! :glomp: 
Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Happy B-Day! :)
BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
pamlaisly232 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy b-day Elle!Have your cake and eat it too 
TigerDude51087 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Happy Birthday!
Kervala Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Noelle :hug: :party: :iconhappybirthdaysignplz:
eagc7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to yoooooouuu!!! :huggle:
dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
Add a Comment: