Dec 22, 2009

The Knave and The Queen of Hearts

"There is more to the Queen of Hearts", thought the Knave, "than meets the eye...’" From The Lost Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.... (Please click for big)

Monday Artday: Horse

"The first time the Horse and The Princess came to visit, Tim felt he was dreaming; that was until the next day, when his father found the 'sword' holes in his best leather jacket...." Please click for big.

Dec 19, 2009

Illustration Friday: Undone

"Cedric's music, caught by the wind, swept past the king's nose and across the castle courtyard. The best-laid plans of mice and men" thought Cedric bitterly, "go oft undone..." (From: How Cedric Lost his head and Other Stories) Please click for big!

Dec 16, 2009

Monday ArtDay: Family

"Jessie tried hard to like Uncle Nesbitt, even when his uncle pretended to be Santa Claus.  Uncle Nesbitt was 'one of the 'family' - or so his mother claimed. Jessie though, was never quite sure." (From: The Year Jessie Ran Away)

Dec 13, 2009

Monday Artday: Frog

"You're probably wondering why there are three illustrations for Monday Artday: Frog?", asked Brian, looking down at the wet green lump of frog he held in his palm."

Monday Artday: Frog

"At bath times, Byron lurked just outside the bathroom, croaking until poor Tim, driven half crazy with the frog's plaintive pleas, would appear dripping at the door...." 

Illustration Friday: Hatch

"The egg pulsed against Madelaine's palms, as if the creature inside were still alive..."  (From: "The Adventures of Madelaine and The Owl")

Dec 8, 2009

Monday ArtDay: Frog

"Tim has a suprise visit". Please click for big and you might find the other frog! Thanks for looking.

Dec 6, 2009

Monday Artday: Feast

Well this is my second go at Monday Artday. The topic was feast. It taught me the lesson of a good compositional shadow. (Please click for big)

Illustrated Friday: Crunchy

"Reginald wasn't afraid of anything, even Dragons.... Later, after all the feathers had finally settled down, his friends admitted he'd always been a 'bit of a goose'.'" (Please Click for Big)

Dec 3, 2009

Monday Art Day: Elves

   "Tottletwot hated losing at chess almost as much as he hated rats. He was that kind of elf."

Nov 25, 2009

Nov 13, 2009

Illustrated Friday: Unbalanced

Well it's not really my style ...... cute dogs 'n all... but hey. Please click to make big... if you would like to see it larger.

Oct 20, 2009

Today is a good day

For some.

Today I started on the second illustrated draft of the not-kid's book I will finish as soon as I learn how to be a layout artist. Interesting the use of fonts - or not-use. How a book can tell a story without words.

Saw the sunrise over the ocean this morning - which wasn't hard because both the sun and I got out of bed at 5 past six. Nice of the sun to wait for me.

Strangely enough it (the sun) was exactly the same colour as the setting sun in a Clarice Beckett painting I saw at the gallery opening last night. Odd how art effects real life. Some kind of resonance I expect.

Should be a hot summer. That's what the three new goldfish told me. Don't ask what happened to the other ones....