Monday, 25 April 2011


Someone (rightly) pointed out that I need to work on how I draw faces. So I cracked open my big folder of photo-references of people's faces and got to work.

Music: Midnight Special - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Saturday, 23 April 2011


Stuff. It's happening, I promise.

WIP Acrylic painting, along with the sketch for it.

Random marker sketches.

Shaun Tan is awesome (don't believe me? - Check him out!), and he's ridiculously inspiring, so I sat down the other day and let my pencil run away with me. This is what came out. A girl, who is a crow - and a king, and the beginnings of a very weird picture-book. All I've got thus far is this sketch, and this layout-idea-thing;

... I'm also working on that mahjong-tile-set-project I showed in my last post, but things are going kind of slowly. It's tricky to saw tiny bits of wood straight, so I've got a pile of unusable crooked bits and a lot of experimenting with colour and lacquer going on.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

April 12th - new project in progress

First, fanart of the excellent Mike Mignola's Abe Sapien - not quite the right colours, because I didn't have them.

Markers and some white acrylics.

Aaaaaand (drum-roll please) - my new, somewhat crackpot summer project!

(apologies for blurry photo - my camera is shit at closeups)
I'm making a 144-piece set of mahjong tiles - from scratch! - because I can. This is a picture of the test-tile; I needed to test whether painting it in acrylics would work, whether the scale was good enough, and after I took this picture, I tested the lacquer which I'll be coating them all with. And I have to say that thus far, things are going well, except for a few very minor setbacks.