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.
The top work, Figments I, was one of the winners of the DanceEast competition based on the show Dreamers!
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.
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.
A response on Pop My Mind, for the Fragmentation theme. This one is a self-portrait, exploring the divide, bleed and crossover of artist and artwork, and the blurry edges where you end and your work begins.
A fun experiment, with a gratuitous application of black face paint.