Archive for the ‘Illustration’ Category

awe inspiring

This artist, Paul Lung has just blown me away with the sheer technical brilliance of his work.

The term ‘Sketches’ doesn’t do justice to the beauty and precision of these artworks.

deep into the darkness…

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

– Edgar Allen Poe

I’ve always been a fan of the fantastical, the power of the imagination to generate monsters and myths out of the ether.

And I’m also a real day-dreamer, able to let my mind wander and start seeing shapes and critters in the most mundane of objects. I once spent a whole night awake in my room because Death* was stood in front of the (closed) bedroom door, trapping me inside.

I really enjoyed sketching and painting this, the lonely traveller, lost in the woods. I like the warmth in the wood, and the lighting from the lantern. It’s a common enough theme, but I hope you like it too.

Mommy!

Just realised, this is actually a square illustration, so I’ll try and get some new, better pictures of it.

While we’re on the topic, here’s another, postcard sized painting (for a “Masterpiece on a postcard” competition).

Satyr

This one has been painted in just 4 colours: Black, White, Red and Brown. The Satyr kinda looks like Tony Blair, which is weird. And disturbing.

*Death was a dressing gown. My dressing gown. My dressing gown I hung on the back of the door every night.

Horses for courses

People often ask me (okay one person once asked me!) “How do you draw in Flash?”. Well, I found it very hard to start with as I was constantly fighting the ways the tools worked. But I soon realised that was part of the strength – Flash helps you to draw, but you need to change your style a little, and your approach a lot.

Horse
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