Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Why Don't They Just Learn English?

(Fineliner on 190mm x 120mm paper)

This was one of the more larger pieces I did last year (and by large I mean just under A5). It depicts a friendly alien species who, having travelled light years across space, shared the fruits of their knowledge with us, and assimilated into human life as best they could, is still confronted with one of those age-old questions of ignorance.

Friday, 28 May 2021

The Injustice Of Everything

(2B pencil on 147mm x 107mm paper)

It started off as a rough sketch which I decided to work on a little more. At first, I was going to call this "Dark Scream" but I didn't think that was a suitable for what it was. The dark scream itself is aimed at "The Injustice of Everything" which was a far more apt title for it.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

MARCH OF THE DAMNED


(2B pencil on 178mm x 114mm paper)

A strange image of shadowy figures, all chained together, going hopelessly and reluctantly in the same direction. Above them is a wisp of some scent or sound that was never meant for them.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Guardian Spirits: ZUN & LITTLE OD

HB pencil on 80mm x 47mm paper)
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(HB pencil on 80mm x 50mm paper)
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Two more Guardian Spirit pieces to give out to people I meet. One depicting the standard alien grey, whilst the other shows an alien creature with a very apt name.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Prophecy 4 : WE HACKED YOUR ROBOT

 

(HB pencil on 123mm x 95mm paper)

We hacked your robot
Whilst you were away
Out at play
And gone for the day
We hacked your robot

Bought for those jobs
You were too lazy to do
Status-Tech
For the people you knew

And it did all that you asked
Everything it was tasked
Without complain
Or pain
Or gain

It "cleaned" your home
It "fed" your cat
And dealt with all
Your worthless tat

And when it was done
Its work complete
It just sat down
In your favourite seat

To make you aware
That without a care
You deserved what you got
When WE HACKED YOUR ROBOT!

- Human Target -


Thursday, 4 February 2021

Star-Keeper

(HB pencil on 120mm x 100mm paper)

 Another dreamscape work where a planetary theme seemed to develop with the glowing orb and the line of spheres near the leaning figure. "Star-Keeper" was then an obvious choice for the title of it.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas 2020 - THE ROUND ROBIN

 

(HB pencil on 130mm x 120mm paper)

It's that time of year again, and 2020 has been a very trying year for everyone. With that in mind, I decided to go all "Victorian" with the image and story I did for my Christmas cards. Pandemic lockdowns do have that restrained Victorian feel to them. So enjoy Mrs Farqua's odd little round-robin message...

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As ever, if you want to read through them, just click on one image and scroll through the rest. If you'd like to view cards (and their stories) from previous years, then click on the following links to them:

2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Waiting For Something To Happen

 

(H pencil on a 139mm x 87mm postcard)

A dreanscape work completed with a H grade pencil. The woman appeared early on in the Rorschaching stage, but the rest of the image remained dream construct. Although, I did like the way that split in two, making it look like she's stood next to a low wall.

Monday, 26 October 2020

Guardian Spirits: CELESTE & ÉSHA

(HB pencil on 80mm x 50mm paper)
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(2B pencil on 80mm x 46mm paper)
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I decided to go back to the Guardian Spirit idea I did previously with the XendraXya and Xorina works. I wasn't too happy with the size of them. Even though they're the size they are, I did think they were a bit too big, so I decided to reduce the format for these two. It seems to be a much better size, in my view. I spent a bit of time on them (about a hour and a half on each), but I can simplify that as I do more. I can then hand them out to people I meet, similar to the dreamscape calling cards.

Other, weirder, characters will be considered, keeping to the idea that they're a dig against those who believe in things like spirit guides and guardian angels. It's that notion that if you believe in something like that, then why not treat yourself to something exotic and give all those American Indian spirits some time off. I'm sure they'd appreciate it!

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Mad Hair Day

 

(HB pencil on 96mm x 63mm paper)

A dreamscape piece of a very '70s looking character with mad, afro, hair. This one could have turned into all kinds of different images, but as soon as I saw the hair, along with the crude face and shades at the Rorschaching stage, I just knew I had to keep it as that. I could have made the afro hair more realistic when the image began to form, but decided to stay with the snake-like dream construct of it.

It's weird, and that's the way it should be.