My aim is always to get a post out each day, just to keep me limber. As it happens I have quite a few things that are sort of finished (or pages that would only have one picture on them which I’d rather not put up as I’d find it rather sad) but alas not enough.
I’m currently working on a couple of projects which include some concept art for a new steampunk webcomic set in an alternate late 1840’s and costume design for a comic opera set in 1910s Colonial Nigeria. In doing so have found some amazing fashion and design reference sites:
Diary of a Mantua Maker – one of my favourite blogs in general
Ukpuru – Images of Igbo before (another generally cool blog with some brilliant images)
Black Dot co-operative – some absolutely fabulous fabrics, modern twists on vintage fabric with a Gorey-esque feel
Last week I was able to catch ‘Boy in a Dress’ at the Contact Theatre in Manchester, courtesy of my most excellent friend, the incomparable Maud. For some reason I got a little obsessed with the idea of a Botticelli cum pop art tribute to the rather exquisite La JohnJoseph and this was the result. Needless to say, I think my favourite bit is the part I had the least input i.e. the frame. Still, as I happen to find the subject a fairly striking individual, will probably have another go sooner rather than later.
And in case you hadn’t realised, I really really like fancy frames. The more ludicrously ornate, the better.
Some ink pen sketches
Some silly little comics. You can find these and more at the “Comics” page.
I don’t know. That frame is pretty but got rid of a lot of the detail. Will no doubt do another version soon enough.
Have developed a bit of an obsession with saints, especially the saints of Great Britain and Ireland. I think it’s the abundance of bizarre Anglo Saxon names. What a language. Thank God for the Normans is all I can say.
Some watercolours on canvas