Here is a quick snap from the exhibition of my most recent body of illustrations Of Atrophies and Reveries. Can't wait to get these guys digitized and ready for print! My little hand carved and painted porcelain girl 'Nestle' has found a new home, as well as a few other pictures. Although its always a little bittersweet parting with something you've laboured so hard and so long over, that feeling is far surpassed by the stoke of seeing someone fall in love with a piece and want to take it home.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
We All Float On is another experiment with drawing on glass. I have been doing a bit of research into myths and folktales, and have been more than a little fascinated with the reanimation of the dead in the form of souls. I started out drawing some amoeba-like blobs in this picture, which turned into something sort of resembling a bloodstream. I tried the same effect with lead oxide on glass and eventually got them to match the watercolour ones pretty closely. Having this layered effect really enhances the overall floaty feeling of the drawing. For the character's apparition I added a little paper cutout shadow which I illuminated from the back and turned the whole thing into a lightbox, as seen below.