Sweet! My first review (that I know of, I'm sure someone's made their feelings about me known somewhere before). This was in BookFest for the Children's Book Festival. The review is for the book The Henny Penny Tree by Siobhán Parkinson.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I've not fully recovered from the Dublin Comic Con because I'm a delicate flower, but it was a great night. Or nights for other people who were partying a lot harder than I was. I really need to build up my stamina or maybe I should just not sit on concrete steps in cold weather while waiting round for people.
Anyway, here's an old colour sketch of Hellcat. She all twisty like a cat. Yep, cats are like that, all twisty and stuff. That's cats for ya.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here are some sketches I did last night while watching Shaun of the Dead. As you can see they are totally inspired by the movie. I don't know why there's a turquoise tinge over the whole thing, if anything it should be yellowish.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Here's some more Japanese inspired stuff I've done. My little kokeshi dolls. Traditionally they're painted wood, but these I made out of paper clay. The smallest is little over an inch high, she was the first one I made. I've made three others for my family. The one on the left needs a little more sanding before she's fit for painting.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I really enjoyed painting this. I always thought these masks were for kabuki theatre but they're for noh theatre which is a few hundred years older.
I wanna paint more of them, especially the hairy noh masks.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I've just finished illustrating a new book for Michael O'Mara. The deadline was pretty tight, but I got it finished in time, phew.
Below are the previous books I illustrated for Michael O'Mara. The bottom two illustrations for the books were done in the style of Anne Anderson as requested.
Images copyright Michael O'Mara.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Stephen's making a bronze bust of Mooney for his wedding. I volunteered to make the armature.
There are some very good instructions in the book From Clay to Bronze, but I had to make a few substitutions as there isn't an extensive line of plumbing materials in the local hardware.
There are no threads on the pipe or the thing (possibly a floor flange) holding it to the board so I used epoxy glue. I also had to cut the pipe with a hack saw.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
After working on Ice Dreams, I illustrated The Henny Penny Tree by Siobhán Parkinson for O'Brien Press.
This was a wonderfully fun story to illustrate. It's a warm quirky tale about three sisters who are given coins by their Uncle Fergus. At first Littlest doesn't know what to do with her copper coin.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
These are some of the illustrations I did for the book Ice Dreams, written by Grace Wells and Published by O'Brien Press.
Grace's story is warm and witty and just fantastically written. The village of Moutsouna is in trouble after their only source of income, the ice factory, shuts down. The twins have a plan to save the community, but it will take everyone working together to pull it off.
These images are copyright O'Brien Press.
Okay, I'm finally putting up some of the work I did over the last few months.
Here are the covers I coloured for Angel: After the Fall. The pencils and inks are by a Mr. Stephen Mooney.
I think my favourite is Cover 5, Illyria and
Gwen getting all charged up in red and blue.