Think I found something along with lines of mojo…
I’ve been a busy little beaver making a variety of Christmas cards lately that’ll go out to the family. Watercolour paints with black pens to help define everything. A could even have a little shimmering paint on them to add sparkle!
I find stuff like this allows me to not only refine my skills but keeps me busy during the day before work. Naturally I have a favourite which is the ram skull.
Which is your favourite?
You’ll have to forgive my absence as of late as I’ve been very busy. Part of that busy was due to the fact I’ve been working on a couple of books that got launched yesterday!
On the left: The Journal of Infinite Possibility! The greatest book for inspiration and to get over that writer’s/Artist block you’ve been suffering! With all sorts of exercises and the likes to get those brains going. I did the cover as well as a dozen or more illustrations for it.
On the right is a book that is very special to myself as it’s my own adult colouring book! Full of all the creepy, boarderline disturbing images I love to draw it’s got something to creep out everyone. It has all 12 Zodiac as well as elemental based images.
Both of these fabulous books can be ordered from Clan Destine Press:
HorrorScope will have a reprint so if you’re happy to wait it’ll be coming out on thicker paper very soon!
All three are for a big project I’m working on that will combine a large number of my drawings on their black and white glory and will be something to definitely keep your eye out for! It’s coming soon! 😉 (I hope…)
So I was commissioned late last year to do some drawings for a present for someone’s birthday. The theme was death and beauty the request being a pin up girl who was dead/decaying. It was a lot of fun to draw and a fantastic theme to further explore in future. Not sure of when the birthday was I’ve left it till now so as not to spoil the surprise.
Cry no more, flightless bird, for we shall put you out of your misery. Death is but another form of relief from our misery. Rest now flightless bird, may your tears no longer fall…
I did a piece just the other week that had this theme. It was a 50s pin up girl but she had a skull face and bone poking out of her arm and leg and things. It’s a really interesting theme and one I’m very keen to explore further. This is a first (read second) attempt to explore this subject. She’s half flesh, half bone. Part of her has been stripped back to reveal the her within both literally and figuratively. It shows that under the skin we’re all the same.