Recently I had an exhibition in Dundee.This was of a postcard that I created. Now that the exhibition is well and truly over I thought I’d post up the image. It is a short illustrated poem called Leaves.
The Sketchbook Project asks artists of all levels to complete a small book with ideas, drawings and sketches. I recently completed my sketchbook and below a preview page can be seen. My book is called ‘Fashion Design For Monsters’. It has this title as several of the sketches involve fashion designs for different types of monster. There are also comic book pages and some text in my sketchbook. The below image is a badly taken photograph of the front cover.
This is the Fourth Preview Panel from the series – a poem/comic called A Perfect Breeze. Told over a single page, markers pens and ink are utilised to convey the themes, while digital panel borders have been added to divide of the panels. Akin to how a poet may use line breaks.
Last post of the year I think, so I thought I’d post up something new and a bit different.
Recently I bought some Fine Liner pens. I’ve done sketches using thicker ‘ProMarker’ pens, but I wanted more detail. The sketches are a continuation of my life drawing and concentrating on portraits and faces. They are colour studies and merely experiments. Some of the sketches work better than others, but I wanted to move away from Pastels and I would like to do more traditional illustration in the future. These pens should give me a bit more freedom in this.