Friday, 22 November 2013

50th anniversary of CS Lewis's death

If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Using computers to fix your mistakes :-)

No idea why the white paper looks grey!
On the left: My pencil drawing.
On the right: Face smaller on head, head smaller, neck longer, waist longer, thighs longer, not falling over! Still not superhero proportions, but at least not completely weird looking!

And here she is inked and coloured:

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Using photo reference for illustrations

If it’s right (ie, looks just like the photo) but looks wrong (ie, the drawing looks weird) then it’s wrong.

If it’s wrong (ie, doesn’t look exactly like the photo) but right (ie, looks good as a drawing) then it’s right.
Declan Shalvey

Ancient Hebrew music

This lady thinks she has decoded the ancient hebrew music for the Psalms etc. Whether or not she's right, this is beautiful:

You could fit the English words to it as well, if you wanted.

It's a nice soundtrack to my work, although ironically I am drawing the musicians from Daniel 3!