Monday, 23 January 2012

gooseberry lantern

Here's a couple of sketches I did the other day, I've got some cape gooseberries growing in the garden, their fruits look so muck like little lanterns.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Side by side

Well go and have a look in the latest edition of Volume, the NZ Herald's new weekly music magazine, page 18. It's my poster for Thee Oh Sees next to my friend Emily's poster for the Broken Heartbreakers & Bond Street Bridge tour. Her boyfriend Sam is Bond Street Bridge and she makes the art for his stuff as well as doing great prints and paintings and such, have a gander at her prolific blog here. Sam has a very funny blog too where you can read all about his many tours and listen to his lovely music, here. And the Broken Heartbreakers also have a blog worth reading, basically everyone has a blog which requires your attention.

It's exciting to see my poster actually printed out, on newsprint too, so tactile.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Greybeard verse 6

This is an illustration for verse 6 of The Adventures of Captain Greybeard, an epic poem I wrote years ago and am slooowly illustrating. It's pretty challenging maintaining consistency in the character's looks and I'm quite a perfectionist about it, which doesn't make things go any faster. In this scene the flea, fly and moth have escaped from the Regal, Greybeard's ship. I wanted to do a quiet, hopeful scene to break up the monotony of terror and despondency.