Friday, May 29, 2009

Sketchbook - Characters

More character studies for the project I'm on at the moment. Nothing final yet - just thinkin

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sketchbook - More Characters 2

I posted these pages a couple of days ago along with a third but then decided I didn't like the third one, so I yanked them all down and am now re-posting these 2 pages which I am still relatively happy with. More prep work for that which must not be named. Sorry for any mix up with the disappearing posts. Sometimes I just change my mind and decide I was too hasty in posting a piece or page that wasn't, for whatever reason, ready to go up.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sketchbook - Characters

I'm now into another book project which I of course cannot talk about. It is however going to be a lot of fun, perhaps the most fun. It's also going to be a lot of work. This sheet of characters may or may not have anything to do with that which must not be named.
More soon.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009


Another of my new experiments with acrylic - 8 x 10 acrylic on masonite - I'm not taking too long with these - one day, see what happens, move on.

The Great Northern Pine Troll

This piece is a little different for me in that it's done in acrylic. I've been wanting to transition away from the gouache and or watercolour that I've been using steadily now for the last 10 years or so. Gouache is tricky at the best of times and although I have become somewhat used to it I find myself still struggling against it's limitations. What I'm really looking forward to now is working larger - although this one is 8 x 10. I'm hoping to get a bit more ambitious in the summer when I anticipate my next break. Until then I'll keep up these little experiments and try to get a feel for this new (to me) paint.