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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Vet School-the book

Got a surprise in the post today- comp copies of the new edition of Vet School :)

Monday, 29 April 2013

Sea of Corruption- Nausicaa fanart

I had an idea a while ago to draw fan art for a few of my favourite comics during quiet periods and decided to start with a heavy hitter. This is the first picture in what may become a series, from Nausicaa, the magnificent manga by Miyazaki, the"best graphic novel ever".

 Nausicaa's glider is spotted high above the Sea of Corruption, a giant forest of fungi.

The animated film is not as deep as the comic and is based on only the first book of the manga (there are 4 or more depending which collection you choose) but the lovely colour environmental design compensates.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Drabblecast People's Choice Awards 2012

My illustration for "Little Grace and the House of Death"by Eugie Foster (which also won the award for Best Story) was nominated in the Drabblecast People's Choice awards 2012 but sadly didn't win :(

 I never felt the illustration did the story justice (and realised after it was published that I managed to get the main character's hair colour wrong) but Eugie Foster* writes great stories and you can check out her website here

* She's also won a Nebula, so it's not just me who thinks she's cool.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

New Etsy Shop

I have a new Etsy shop-CP Illustration selling prints and custom cartoons and comics. Why not check it out?!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

orchid sketch

This is Orchid mk 2. Orchid mk 1. died when we went to Egypt and left it for our flatmate to water.
I'm trying to get into the habit of drawing our plants while they're alive as they don't tend to have a very long shelf life. Tips appreciated.