Thursday, July 31, 2008

One new book and two slightly older ones published by Michael O'Mara

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

Regarding Mooney's Bust

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.

I'm so proud of my work, I may be a little disappointed when it's covered up in clay.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Father's Day Card

Here's the card I made for Father's Day (several weeks ago now).  Why an orang-utan? Because my Dad likes orang-utans.

On another note, I once caught a banana this big.