Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Because I can't bloody finish my graphic novel about Oedipus. I keep rewriting and redrawing and choosing a new style and a new platform. And who really cares? Really. Absolutely no one except me.
Maybe I'm stalling. That's it. I need an app or something. Some large, wall-hanging calendar that I can write on and that shouts at me and nags me endlessly until I get it done. Where can I get one of those?
Friday, January 16, 2015
So, as always, I anticipated the holiday season with giddy delight and created this moving illustration e-card type thing. I did end up sending it out to some of my loved ones but this holiday season was ultimately a let down and a bit hectic because of the flu virus and its effects. But there were some nice times and I am striving to be more grateful and less sulky. So anyways, better late than never, I guess, here it is.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I saw Bullitt for the first time yesterday. I also saw Steve McQueen for the first time. Funny how his star appeal is so instantly apparent. Lots of people are good looking. But not everyone has the power to make you want to watch them. I'd watch Steve McQueen read a book, I really would.
Anyways, I drew this on my tablet on the bus, but I'd like to do a finished piece. Maybe a series of pieces of stars from the sixties. I liked Bullitt. I liked the style, the moodiness and the soundtrack. But then, I don't know too much about movies from this time period. What should I watch? Any recommendations?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"Sea Fever"is the title of a poem by John Masefield. I suppose by default, it is also the title of my illustration for the poem for Cricket magazine. Possibly because I'm too lazy to think of a new title for the illustration. But actually, it's very difficult for me to come up with titles for visual art. I don't think I'm the only one who thinks that, otherwise why are there so many paintings with the title, "Untitled"? It's hard to think of a few pithy words to encapsulate a drawing, painting or the like.
Anyways, I liked the poem, and the job was great. I will post a picture of the final as it appeared in the magazine, with the poem, too!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I've decided to reinvigorate my efforts to become a fully licensed illustrator. It's about time! Actually there is no such thing as an illustrator licence, but if there were, it would surely come with a network of peers and clients, and the possibility to command a decent wage. Maybe one day. In the meantime, I'll aim at something vaguely like success. And I guess that means posting some stuff here and there and doing other stuff much like work. See you soon.