Still Life?

We think it begins as a blank canvas But there are already textures and imperfections That influence the likely picture. A messy conflict of hues emerges; But then develops, favouring particular motifs and shades Interspersed with slashes of vivid unpredictability. Towards the finish it’s calmer, settled, Fine brushwork highlighting favourite elements. In the end, if we’re lucky, We’re framed in wood and admired in reflective … Continue reading Still Life?

My Old Art

I was rooting through the loft looking for a few things and came across some interesting bits and bobs which I thought I’d share on here, because (a) it’s easy – literally “here’s one I prepared earlier” and (b) you’re not my real dad, you can’t tell me what to do. The first item is a rather good way of creating a promo poster, based on an … Continue reading My Old Art

The most awesome comic page I’ve ever seen

I’m posting this mainly because pekoeblaze was talking recently about the use of montages in comics. And I instantly thought of this. Not only is it visually stunning this double-page spread shows the vision of an alien pre-cog after the death of her mercenary colleague (who will completely die in a few weeks) and features her wounded boss, the hero and his female alter ego from a … Continue reading The most awesome comic page I’ve ever seen

Babbit and Pinky

The plan is… No, perhaps ‘plan’ is too strong a word. The ‘vague intention of doing something at some point’ centres on writing a series of children’s picture story books, despite the fact that my kids are now 15 & 18. It’s an intention that nagged at me through countless anaemic and/or annoying stories read to our two when they were little. Four years ago … Continue reading Babbit and Pinky