Well it has been a little while since I last posted – but hopefully the new site will give you an idea of what I have been up to! I finally ditched my ‘hand-crafted’ site, which I had been trying to maintain and update since about 2007. It was good when Dave built the underlying structure back then… Now everything is in one place and running on WordPress, which should make it a whole lot easier to manage and vastly improve its appearance.
I’ve also been working on the next Lomax Press book cover – but for obvious reasons I can’t show the illustration yet as the book is still in production – and a drawing for the waxwork project so I could enter it in the AOI awards. Not really expecting much to happen to be honest, as I imagine they are inundated with entries and decent illustration but it is worth the effort. Here is the Masqued Ball!
It’s on A3 Canford black paper again which seems to be my paper-of-the-moment. I have come to terms with the fact that for these coloured pencil drawings the physical appearance is way too dark – they need a bit more punch and contrast that I can give them only in Photoshop.
The next thing on my list is to add to my Etsy site with some lower-priced items like greeting cards. I like the thought of making cards again so it will be fun to design some (or use/bastardise some sketchbook drawings depending on what I can find…). I used Moo for my business cards so will go back to them as the printing is excellent, but more unusually you can get multiple designs in a batch. I think my business cards are supercute, not because of the subject matter but because they are small and rounded! It was a bit of an experiment and I think the negative images work best, and at this scale they remind me of little carte des visites: