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.
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!
I read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell last year, and it was so good. Funny, charming, magical and utterly enjoyable – I highly recommend you check it out if you like period pieces with a touch of magic. So of course, I illustrated some of the characters. I wanted to so pretty much all of them, but I narrowed it down to four for now. I may come back and do more later if I can find the time among everything else I’m trying to do!
After using gold for Opulent, I wanted to try it in some of my other illustrations and see if it could still work, and I think with these I succeeded with using it to add some magic to the pieces. I’m working on some illustrations for a couple of scenes and locations from the novel too, so look out for those next month.
So, for those of you who don’t actually know me in real life, I spend four weekends a year and an amount of money I don’t think about going to a LARP system called Green Cloaks. It’s a fun camping experience where you get to be too cold, too hot, too tired and hit in the face with foam weapons and high velocity foam darts. It’s my favourite part of the year.
Anyway, I like it, so I did some art for it of some of my friends characters, whose names I will now proceed to inevitably spell wrong because I always do and it’s just honestly funny at this point. Top is my boyfriends character, Kauffman; middle is my housemates, McAllister; bottom is my friend Jenny’s, Prudence.
These were a pretty fun change from what I normally make in this style, and since I didn’t actually ask permission, I hope the players in question like these and don’t immediately stab me at E1 this year.
A pair of responses done for Pop My Mind, from one of the seeds set by British Art Show 8. These were responding to the piece Auditory Learning by Simpson & White, and the first piece was featured on the British Art Show blog as part of an article about the Pop My Mind responses. You can read it here.