Monday, December 11, 2017

Sketchbook Cover December 2017

A new sketchbook is due, and I created this cover for it in inks. There were pretty cool images for the InkTober challenge on deviantArt by Konstantin Vavilov that I was inspired by. I tried using my dip pen nibs for the white ink but failed (the cover carton didn't like the scratching) and used brushes instead, which is why the lines are so wonky. Finally, the interior patterns in the shapes were done with pens.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Etsy - Branching Hands

A drybrush drawing on 65×50cm paper. It's based on one of those sketches you doodle and that just work; I put some effort into making the twigs interesting. The paper behaved very much like I hoped - quiet and obedient despite the wet medium - although it didn't like me using a tiny bit of wash on the hands, but it lay down again.
The original is available on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/listing/561310180/branching-hands


Friday, December 1, 2017

Greystone Chronicles Map

A map I created for Dave Willmarth's Greystone Chronicles. It's a fantasy novel set on Jupiter's moon Io! And the city of Stormforge is set in a dormant volcano's caldera.
"The Greystone Chronicles: Book One: Io" Online https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076FN84HY/