Monday, February 20, 2012

The beauty of women

 Beauty and the deep

 The dragon ballet

The eye of the beholder

Finally I have some photos of this series! These are only preliminary photos but they give a good idea of what I have been working on.

These are all pen and ink on paper. I was thinking about mermaids one day and got to wondering why they are thought of as sirens, luring men in with their exquisite beauty. Could it be possible to lure a man in if you were a different animal? If I were a sea creature surely tentacles would be just as stunning as a goldfish tail. And how about the leafy dragons, with their wispy seaweed-like fins?

So the animals inspiring these works were the goldfish, the blue-ringed octopus and the leafy seadragon.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The quick rundown of the latest works...

What a busy month! I have finished the design of The Big Bad Wolf album in collaboration with Calhoun Fifis, designed a brand new Matryoshka doll for Melanie at Mel Makes Pretty, whipped up a vector Jimmy Hendrix for my graphics class, completed a photo retouched pinup portrait for Bec and I'm right in the middle of inking two of my pen drawings (and taking a much needed break before my fingers fall off!)

Melanie Matryoshka

The Big Bad Wolf cd design, top - front of fold out booklet, bottom - back of fold out booklet.


What have you been doing this month?