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How To See The World

As an artist, the things you see are filtered in ways that other people might find strange, and you often have a brain full of ideas in various stages of incubation. Originally created as a response on Pop My Mind.

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Inktober Roundup!

I completed most of inktober this year, so here’s a roundup of my favourite pieces from the month. I used the Space Travellers prompt list from Simon Fletcher aka dropthedrawing

All the illustrations that I did this month can be found on my Tumblr and Facebook if you’re interested in seeing the rest. It was a fun challenge, and interesting to push outside of my comfort zone with india ink and sci-fi things. I do have a powerful urge to go and fill a sketchbook with dragons and demons and witches and things just to balance myself out now though.

But now it’s time for a new month, and I’m in the mood this November for making pinup art, so there’ll be some off-beat type pinups appearing soon. That and I am as always doing Nanowrimo, which basically means I’m not leaving my house for a month straight. Being an artist is a fun and exciting life, my friends, full of glamour.

Journey Into Mind

A surreal, exploratory dreamscape created in response to a prompt on Pop My Mind. Please click for full size on this one, it’s far better in full view, I promise.

This was one of the biggest pieces I’ve done for a while, and I’m so glad I decided to push myself and create this as a triptych. I don’t think the story I wanted to tell would have worked in one piece on its own. This set of images draws a lot on Surrealism as well as on dream imagery, and personal symbolism relating to anxiety and stress. Which is a really fancy way of saying this is an attempt to paint a journey through dreamland.

Leviathan

A response on Pop My Mind to Olivers Portrait of Eternal Loneliness.

I was inspired by the snake-like shape of the original image, and the idea of the Leviathan, a great serpent-like monster that encircles the world. A great unknowable creature lurking in the dark.