Goodness it’s been a while since I last updated, hasn’t it? There’s been a lot of stuff going on, mostly in the form of web designing, games programming, events planning, short story/novel writing, job hunting and the lingering cloud of melancholia that usually slows things down.
The lack in recent updates has been due to an overdue paper that was in severe need of some one to one attention. Happily it’s now been sent off for review which will give me a few weeks respite to polish off some comics and scan some of the latest artwork.
In the meantime here’s a peek at something from a website I’m currently working on:
EDIT: The website is now finished – check it oot!
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.