Edinburgh has only made the feeblest of attempts at a proper winter this year so I’m having to get my snow fix from drawing it, and drawing it a LOT. Next year I’m moving to Canada!
Cormorants are the best.
In other news I’ve just given my website a bit of an overhaul. I’ve redesigned the portfolio section with WordPress to make it easier to keep up to date (Dreamweaver is nice enough but such a hassle), and added a comics section so all of those are in the one place. Check it out!
Why why why did I think it would be a good idea to check the Illustration Friday topic last thing on a Thursday night? I wasn’t planning on doing one at all – but then I saw that the topic was Octopus. How could I resist that? I didn’t have much time of course so this is just a quick tentacle study, but it’s something.
This comic has been inspired by my obsessive watching lately of ‘Life Below Zero’ – a documentary about people living in Alaska – on Netflix. My inner misanthropist (not so inner really) loves the idea of living alone in a cabin in the far far north, with a wood stove and a sauna and lots of books. My inner realist on the other hand knows that I wouldn’t be able to kill an animal and would therefore starve/be eaten by bears in about three minutes. So I’m having to content myself with daydreaming and drawing comics about it instead! Click on the image if you want to see it a bit closer up.
Well, here we go again – Christmas cards! Here’s some spaniel cards to fill you with
a deep sense of foreboding and despair that festive spirit.
They need a bit of cleaning up before I actually make them into cards, but here’s a first look anyway. Should I leave them as they are, or add a message like ‘Happy Christmas’ or something?
I made a little mini-zine-thing out of an A4 sheet of paper. So on one side, it looks like this: