Updates Most Wednesdays

This blog is no longer updating. If you would like to see my recent artwork please visit http://carolineparkinson.co.uk.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Top secret! Shh!

Some character sheets from a top secret project I'm working on with my sister, who is a vet and a short story author. I tried brush inking for these: it works better than I anticipated.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Inner City Part 1

Here's the full verson of Inner City, a comic I wrote for the Manga Jiman competition. It's being published this spring in the Polish anthology New British Comics as Serce Miasta, or The City's Heart.
I'm happy with the art, less so with the story. There's always something.

Inner City part 2

Lazarus Falls

I should have posted this ages ago. Here's the completed Lazarus Falls comic (I wasn't allowed to post it before Futurequake published it) The script was written by Kevin McHugh.

Prince of Persia

I'm a big fan of the Prince of Persia game series and have just finished the most recent game. This is a sketch I decided to work up in Photoshop.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

It has not been the path for the faint-hearted

Currently reading: Obama's inaugural speech*


I am a citizen of a country other than America, who possesses a limited grasp of the history of politics and vice versa. But I am currently VERY HAPPY.
God knows what some Americans must be feeling.

Yes, I know. I got politics in my art. I won't do it again, promise.

Sketches By Caroline

This is the cover art for my new book. It's a sketchbook/travelogue/comic anthology/portfolio. It's 62 pages long, which must be my longest printed book by a lot of pages. The draft copy took nearly an hour to print out.
The cover is taken from a photo my sister took of me sketching at Dipcletian's Palace in Croatia. The picture I was drawing then is inside the book. Wheels within wheels within wheels...

Adventures in life modelling

A short comic I drew recently about my experiences as a life model. What do models think of as they're sitting there? From my experience: the plot holes in Heroes.

I coloured in the tone with marker: it's streaked a bit. It would have been neater on the computer, but not as much fun.
And it's "exploitation" not "exploitism". Doh!

Slowly, but surely, they drew their plans against us

It was really quiet at work last night.
I've been listening to the original War of the Worlds radio show recently. I have childhood memories of it. I was always too creeped out to listen to the whole thing, but it made a big impression.

raised by feral librarians...

I'm putting a sketchbook together for the Mile End Comics Thing, in March. I had a page to fill, so drew a pinup for Dusharbi. This is an on-again, off-again project I've been working on for a few years now: the adventures of a mobile library in an ( apocalyptic future? Arabian Nights world? 1940s Istanbul?)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Life drawing

More life drawing. This blog is becoming painfully artistic. Must...draw...cartoons.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Norwich Cathedral

I ought to post a new blog category- drawings of churches. It's too cold at the moment to draw outside and churches are beautiful buildings with free admission.
This is Norwich Cathedral, looking towards the bishop's seat. It was a beautiful place but the combination of arches (something I find difficult to draw freehand) straight lines (ditto) and perspective (neither successful or accurate in the bottom picture) made it a challenging place to draw in. I drew the angel for a rest after I'd finished getting annoyed at the arches.