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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Learning Japanese-Hiragana-MI and MU

I'm trying an experiment - the letters are sinking in well but my vocabulary is still terrible, so thought I'd use Japanese words for the mnemonics rather than english.
MI=mizu=water. MU=musume/musumesan=daughter.
I don't know whether this will work, some of the previous pictures took a while to sink in, so I probably shouldn't be making things more difficult for myself.

Learning Japanese-Hiragana-MA and YO

Learning Japanese-Hiragana-MO and ME

Monday, 18 July 2011

Witchcraft in the Harem

Another reclamation Drabblecast illustration, this time for Witchcraft in the Harem by Aliya Whitely. You can read a text version here. It's trippy.

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Tiger Fortune Princess

The Drabblecast are looking for new artwork for their back catalogue. This is an illustration for Episode 57-The Tiger Fortune Princess by Eugie Foster. You can download the archives here or buy her anthology Returning My Sister's Face, And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice

The illustration has a (semi)hidden dragon. The crouching tiger I originally planned didn't work out.

Austerity Caption 2011

This is an illustration for Caption 2011 (6-7th August) The theme this year is "Austerity" I usually donate a piece of artwork each year even if I can't attend. I looked at a lot of 40's era poster art before deciding that I preferred 50's travel posters, because frankly I have enough austerity in real life at the moment.

The city is Dubrovnik. The pencil art is inspired by Ray Harryhausen. I've started to try and get more textures into my work, which is a lot of fun, but messy. I rent and four years ago I dropped a whole bottle of indian ink down the cable hole in my desk. It's the only time I've ever lost my security deposit.

An A3 version of this will be at the charity auction, if anyone's attending and fancies bidding.