Thursday, 28 February 2013

Beni Hassan nomads

If you are not as excited by this as I am, evidently you don't spend your time obsessively researching ancient clothes... You can click it and zoom right in!

Unfortunately, it's not the original, just a painting copied directly from the wall in the 1930s. But any photos I've seen of the original have been rather small and blurry:
Picture by Kurito
Picture by Kurito
I have often used these pictures (or copies of them) as reference - would be great to see the real ones, though!

 Anyway, better get back to work I'm actually supposed to be doing...

Monday, 25 February 2013


I now, finally, have a website!
There's no more on it at present than my portfolio you saw before. I'll do more work on it over time. But at least it's there, with its own address:

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The women

Character sheet of Jesus' women disciples.

Just done in pencil, as this actual picture won't be used - it's just a reference for me. Like the men, I have based them on what we actually know about them, what we can  guess from what we know - and a great deal of imagination.

I'm assuming Mary Magdalene is Martha's sister Mary. There are arguments both for and against, but in the end I had to make a decision, and those two Marys seem similar in character. I'm assuming 'the other Mary' is both Mary the wife of Cleopas and the mother of James & Joses. And I'm assuming Salome is James & John's mother.

Friday, 1 February 2013

A brand new portfolio

I still have the old one, on the Association of Illustrators. But I now have a new one on Hire an Illustrator.

I like this one because I can choose what order the pictures go in. Also, I can have more pictures. And it's just easier to use.