My latest painting is filled with foreboding questions. Will the bandits escape? Will they be caught by the evil witches and their posse of bats? Will the entire cave and structure around collapse, annihilating everything around?
Childrens book! Over the last little while – maybe six months or so – I’ve been developing a new children’s book with a local author. We’ve been through all sorts of character designs and strategies for laying things out and placing scenes and people in suitable places, and finally, a couple of weeks back I got to work on the actual drawings.
Hoobally Choobally clan
A tale of misunderstanding between two rival tribes, (who really shouldn’t be rivals and frankly have no idea of why they are rivals) gave me plenty of opportunity to come up with some fun scenes and pensive shots. Here’s a couple below. I should imagine the book will be out soon – I’ll let you all know when!
At 93 the world bids goodnight to film world’s lord of darkness, Christopher Lee. Not being much of a movie buff myself, I can’t say I’ve ever really watched his movies, but I’m greatly aware of the impact he had on them.
The Wicker Man.
One of my all time favourite movie sound tracks is for the Wicker Man, some of the songs are beautifully erie, loitering on the edge of eldritch melancholy, infused with a lilting and bleak folky cadence. Many a long journey or working day in the studio has been accompanied by these musical lamentations. Ironically, I’ve never really watched more than about a third of the movie, but somehow I feel like I know what it’s all about. Having said that, if I did watch it, I’d more than likely discover that actually I had no idea what it was all about, but still, I love the music for it.