Posts Tagged ‘illustrations’

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.


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).


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.

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