Monday, June 29, 2009

Lil' Medusa and The Aphid Farmers

Here's another picture of a Young Medusa I did a good while ago. I'd forgotten all about her 'til now. She was created in Painter. The internet is so bad here I wasn't sure it would upload. We'd get it fixed but we're planning on moving soon, we've been tempted away by high speed broadband.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Here's another old sketch, made with heavy use of a tortillon. There's a version which had had some colour PhotoShoped over it which I'll dig out.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Noh Mask

This is from a little while ago. Just a simple monochrome wash of a Noh mask. I went through a short lived phase of painting these.

My current illustration project is tipping along quite nicely, I'm on schedule. I have two previous projects which I'm waiting on to be printed, then I'll post some of their highlights. I met Susan, an editor at O'Brien Press, when visiting my parents, she gave me the inside scoop on what stage they're at in production with my latest book for them. Thanks Susan!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Inks and New Portfolio Site

I've been doing a bit of inking and while I still love the dip pens I've had a lot of fun with the brushes. The first bear here was inked with a brush and the second one with a G nib, he's not finished yet, but it was mostly an experiment. The trees are inked with a brush pen and a nib.

I've a new site for my portfolio, which I was working on yesterday. There's still more to do apart from uploading the artwork. Having had problems with uploading websites in the past I was a bit confused about what route I should go, until Stephen suggested just making another blog, and reassured me with a "that's what most editors ask for". So I knocked this up in a day. I salute you Stephen and your clever brain.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Doodling Online

These are just some little sketches done on an online drawing program and then screen captured. The tools were of course very basic, but that can make it all the more fun.