Friday, December 11, 2009

Some hand-lettering

I was breaking in a new nib today and thought I'd scribble down a few carols to make myself feel festive. We've had a recent studio disaster as an upstairs neighbour went out and left his taps on, causing a giant flood. Luckily we got the computers and books out but I lost some artwork. No studio for me until 2010 now- it's got to dry out!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Rainbow Thief

Last night I was just drifting off to sleep when a story began to grow in my mind. I woke up remembering something about a magpie and colour. The general gist of it is- a magpie likes to steal objects of various colours and a little girl (or possibly boy) figures out why and brings it all to a happy conclusion. I like magpies, I like their latin name Pica Pica and I like the lovely flash of blue/ green colouring on their wings. As ever, this idea is under development whenever I get the time but I just had to do a quick sketch of my proposed main character. So here he is...

By the way, I hope everyone is enjoying the nicely freshened up website. I'll be doing a mail-out soon to alert people to the changes!