Have been so busy of late I’ve not had time to do any illustrations, but I whipped these up quite quickly: This week’s prompt: Return. I have a library books overdue so it’s been on my mind a lot … Last week’s prompt: Swamp. This drawing pretty much correlates with the above too! Or my [...]
Strangely enough it occurred to me after I drew this that I could have done something really perverse with the word shades (I guess THAT infamous fanfic is prevalent in many minds these days) but I think the shades of bygone fashions are infinitely more interesting… wouldn’t you agree?
Belated, I know (this is last week’s topic), but I had to get to it so I’m technically up to speed! Now I am a huge Art Deco / Jazz Age / comic book / Film Noir / kitsch buff so these sensationalist covers are my crack, and I love painting my own versions of [...]
Alas, I broke my 9 (10?) week Illustration Friday streak simply for not having enough time last week (I will get to it this week though)—it was absolutely horrendous, trying to appease three clients’ deadlines. So, despite feeling so exhausted I had to do something non-work related. Maybe my strong desire to behead certain demons, [...]
I probably do have a bit of a hand fetish, but it’s not hard to understand why hands are so compelling, than say feet (eww)—what delicacy, what violence, what tenderness, what motions human hands are capable of. It’s fascinating. For me, I like watching people work with their hands, especially crafts. My mum’s a fine [...]
And now for something different. I drew this on my iPad, which explains why it doesn’t look very polished. I’ll need to practice more. I bought the Sketchbook Pro app and am having fun, which is probably more important. This is Mera, who must be the most bad-ass and sweet superhero in DCnU. Go and [...]
I thought of Hermione from Harry Potter for my response because even though she fears failure and has insecurities, she always knows what she wants and is always true to herself (Emma Watson’s words there too). She doesn’t seek out popularity or fame. She just happens to be the best friend of the Boy Who [...]
In between doing what I’m supposed to be doing and what I’m really supposed to be doing, I whipped this fanart up—gee when was the last time I did fanart on a novel? :P OK, I have incentive, because I really, really, really, really, really, really want to win the manga preview of Gail Carriger’s [...]
Thought I’d get this week’s Illustration Friday out of the way before the new working week (s’gonna be KER-RAZY). Can’t tell you how delighted I was to see SUSPENSE as the key topic. That got my noir love going all sorts of places. Hee! I referenced an awesome Detective Stories cover from my copy of [...]
Remember at the very beginning of Jane Eyre (the 2011 movie) when Jane barges out of Thornfield Hall, and never once looks back, just walks FORWARD? Yeah, powerful stuff. And because I am such a masochist for Victorian misery, I very much enjoyed drawing up the anguished Jane here. Tried a different technique in Photoshop [...]
I saw Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows last night, and I enjoyed it immensely—it was campy, fun and tense. And of course, a visual stunner. I loved the side characters, Mycroft (Stephen Fry FTW), Irene, and Simza, while Jared Harris was delicious as Moriarty. The unresolved tension between Watson and Holmes seems to have [...]
From tomorrow the Year of the Dragon begins—it is my year (just think the next Year of the Dragon will be when I turn 36, omg), so I hope that it is a very good one. I forgot how coveted a dragon baby is, how much luck they supposedly bring. After all, a dragon trumps all the other animals, really. Which isn’t exactly fair. At dinner tonight, my dad was like “yeah, right, you bring me luck.” Heh, tough love to the end, as always.
In honour of my zodiac, I worked on an illustration for several hours in my down time last week, which eventually turned into a wallpaper.