A response inspired by the Pop My Mind seed ‘Silk Road’. The Silk Road was a historical trade route which ran from Japan through to the Meditteranean Sea. Along with the valuable goods transported along it, diseases like the plague also travelled the trade route. This piece was inspired by that fact – death running the same route as philosophy and spices.
Weekly illustrations for the month of May! Three out of four here, because one of them isn’t quite done yet as it’s a cool idea and I want to do more with it, so that’ll be out sometime later this month. I’m trying to push myself more with my weekly illustrations now – trying different techniques, practising with new brushes, trying to learn How The Heck Colour Works.
Next month’s theme is Demons and boy howdy am I excited because that is 110% My Jam.
Hey look, it’s that series that I make one thing a year for! Next in the Lordi Girls series is Evilyn, based on the song of the same name. I still love the concept of what I’m doing, but not so much the way I’m making them anymore. So this probably isn’t the last ever Lordi Girl that I’ll make but the next one’s probably going to look a little different. Maybe. We’ll see.
As I mentioned in March’s Doodle Roundup, for April I’ve been making just one illustration a week, rather than doodling something every day. I wanted the chance to work on more than just individual figures, and to do something a bit more substantial. So here’s April’s four weekly illustrations, all based on the theme of Supervillains. Each one has their own ‘theme’ too, I guess. First was a Psychic-powered villain, next one is Elemental-powered, the third is Technology-powered, and the last is a Physically Strong villain. I’m pretty pleased with all of them, and they’ve been good practice with doing more with my Cintiq. I’m still working out how I like to colour digitally, so that’s a fun adventure.
Next month’s theme is Mermaids, because it’s Mer May again of course, and I’ve got some other cool work coming up for you all later this month, so keep an eye out!
More Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell fanart! These were so much fun to do, I had a blast coming up with them. If you still haven’t read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, then you should go ahead and do it, because it’s such a wonderful, magical book. There’s a miniseries too, which I own but still haven’t got round to watching – I will eventually! I have a lot of things to watch, okay? – but I hear that’s very good as well.
I’m not sure what my next narrative project will end up being. I’ve read some good books lately, but nothing’s jumped out at me for wanting to make some art for it. I own a lot of books though, so I’m sure I’ll find something!