Visions of RUST

 Here is a creature from the Rust Novel I’ve posted.

 An image along with a corresponding piece from the story. This is basically just one of the many beguiling beasties currently residing in my brain. Captured here for your amusement. (c. 2011) If your bored enough to read a few chapters of my novel, I do welcome suggestions. Tell me what you think might make the eerie hike more inviting, and I’ll incorporate your changes where possible. If not, enjoy the picture.     



Amelia pushed through a stand of bamboo and came upon a soothing scene.

Benches surrounded a bird bath in which a large number of bright orange butterflies rested.

Her dog ambled over to it. He stood on his hind legs and flicked out his long tongue in attempt to reach the still liquid hovering just over his head. Amelia called to her pet. Shiner gave the bird bath one last shove for its insolence and it toppled over.

Amelia whipped around with the intention of scolding him but was struck dumb by the sight of the butterflies.

All those bright orange wings belonged to the same creature.

Please do not use this without my permission, leave a comment explaining yourself if it is your intention to borrow any of my work, and we will discuss it. 🙂

18 thoughts on “Visions of RUST

  1. Sony Fugaban says:

    Being able to give a figure of what’s lurking in your brain is very clever. I’m groping in the dark though as far as your art is concerned. Still, I am amazed with it. That creature looks like an offspring of a larger beast.
    I couldn’t add more to the eerie look for it more moving. I think that’s perfect already.

  2. rastelly says:

    Thank you for the comment. I just like to imagine new
    and unusual monsters. I sort of combined a bat and a
    centipede. I wasen’t asking for help with the picture.
    Though – I’de be curious as to what someone else
    would add, now that you mention it.

    The creature is a monster in a long story I’ve posted.
    The writing after the picture is a piece of that longer
    story. Rust is the name of that story. It is listed off to
    the side. The help I requested was with the story not
    the picture.

    Please, do not feel obligated, I am speaking
    more to those who may be fiction writers themselves
    and have an interest in novels and such. Otherwise
    It’s just a drawing, glad you enjoyed it.

    Hope my article is less confusing now. 🙂

    P.S. – I do imagine that there is some giant
    parent creature hideing somewhere in my story
    creating these things, though I never do mention
    where they are comming from – funney that you
    would notice . . .

  3. I love that your art informs your writing and v.v. They always say, “write what you know about” which I’m not sure I agree with but I do think it’s important to see it in your mind– see the setting, the characters, etc. Your creature is very real for you and I’m sure that will come through in the writing.

  4. rastelly says:

    “A flying centipede, it’s many legs webbed like the fingers of a
    bat slowly swam the air like a ribbon of fire.” Odds are if you’re
    interested enough in something to write about it you probably
    do have a lot of information on the subject. It’s also true that
    authors have become wildly successful on laughably inaccurate
    books – perhaps “write what you love” makes the most since. If
    your not enthuisatic about something, it becomes even harder
    to convince others to read about it. 😀

  5. I love your drawings, they are truly amazing
    Andrea xoxo

  6. jakethrasher says:

    I really like this piece. What is the medium.

    • rastelly says:

      It began as a pencil line drawing. Then
      I colored it with colored pencils. I scanned
      it into my computer and improved it further
      using a early version of Adobe Photoshop,
      and there you have it. 🙂 Thanks for the
      comment, it’s good to hear from you.
      Thanks again for following.

  7. Sharmishtha says:

    that is an amazing creature that you imagined. wow!

    the story has just begun, so all i can say its well written till now 🙂
    suspense is perfectly captured, makes the reader eager to read more

    • rastelly says:

      The story peice is actually from the middle of
      the RUST novel. Rust can be read in its complete
      form if you click the category Rust, listed just under
      my calendar on the left side of the screen. There is
      a lot of it, so don’t feel obligated if it isen’t your thing.

      Rust is basically about a pilot who delivers secret
      messages during a war. She runs out of fuel and
      is forced to land in a deserted ghost town, full of
      mysterious monsters. Someone is following her,
      but will not show himself.

      Here is the link for the rest of Rust,

      I suggest It be read a little at a time – I am trying
      to make it easier to read so if I loose you – tell me
      why and show where.

      • Sharmishtha says:

        thanks a million billion zillion times. i love to read all type of fantasy stories, even the absurd ones- because i believe concept of absurdity varies from person to person and an author should feel free to write whatever he or she fancies, after all, she is not begging anyone to read and love her works.

      • rastelly says:

        Your welcome. Thanks for your support.

  8. Sharmishtha says:

    your paintings are truly amazing. they are extremely attractive. the one you have used in your banner is a real eye catcher.

    you have a genius brain.

  9. Sanah says:

    Your pictures are brilliant.
    keep up the good work. 🙂

  10. Pete Vino says:

    I was developing a flying centipede for my D&D campaign and I suck at art, so on a lark I googled “flying centipede” and found this page. Your picture is exactly what I had in mind (don’t worry – I’ll only share it with my players). But I particularly liked your narrative: “all those wings belonged to the same creature”. That’s nicely done!

    • rastelly says:

      Wow, I have not seen anyone down here in years. Thanks for noticing the centipede. Its a gremlin actually – crazy take on one – eats metal and is relatively small. Ide expect yours may be far larger when it pays a visit to your campaign. I used to play DD with my cousin. He let me be a dragon. A hatchling Brass named Feldspar.
      I appreciate you taking the time to comment on a blog that’s been inactive for so long. You Make me seriously consider blogging again.
      I hope you all enjoy battling my monster.

      Let me know if there is anything else you’d like to see and I might post it.
      I always like a challenge.

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