It’s been a while. I always say I’ll update my blog a bit more but rarely do. I have thing to tell.
On 30th March I made some music. I decided to tie it in with the Observations series I made for the Invisible Beasts exhibition.
Repairing an alien spaceship in the vacuum of space.
On 1st April, Paul and I found ourselves suddenly parents. Very early in the morning our baby joined the world through an emergency c section.
Both the baby and I are doing well. I’m now home and resting, the baby unfortunately has to stay in the hospital for some special care.
We’ve called the bay Robin, because that’s his name.
Robin was born at 30 weeks which is quite a bit early. It was nearly much earlier, though, so we’re grateful for where we are now. He’s being well looked after, but is in the baby bakery where his lungs are being supported and kept warm and fed. He’s progressed so much in only a week, we’re hoping that he will be home in a couple of months.
It’s funny what difference a couple of days can make.
In an attempt to reorganise, here are some examples of character design and illustration from various projects. Some of these are already visible in my portfolio but this post collects them.
Comics with characters in them. I would like to direct your attention to the goblin. These comics were made for the Paper Jam Comics Collective anthologies, each was drawn roughly in pencil before being digitally inked.
I have drawn many characters for many purposes. Not all of them are human. One is a horse.
Making a dent in the scanning pile with some pages from a 2014 sketchbook, including a trip to Japan. This sketchbook was A6, landscape and with nice textured paper. This led to a lot of experimenting with watercolours, posca pens and washi tape.
Making aliens, floating creatures and strange landscapes with Webchemy on my tablet. It’s a fascinating app that allows for messing about with vector chunks, it’s almost like you’re carving the image into the page.