I scanned this because I had a particular purpose for the hands holding a knife, but you all might as well share the glimpse of my messy sketchbook.
Had some fun two days ago drawing a bit of anachronistic Spartan-ish muscle-man. Superhero-style beefy men are not at all a common subject for me; I like my human figures a little more realistic (saggy, angular, flabby, etc). But that’s the fun of signing up for “blind” art requests!
So my submission to the Fluid Prejudice anthology didn’t quite make the cut, and looking back on it after a few months I can absolutely see why. As proud as I was/am of it, it has several flaws. It’s not really a comic, even.
But that means I get to share it here, so there’s a plus.
To see each page bigger, which I do recommend:
(PS. Who is Jenny Kirkby, you ask? That’s my mum!)
Sometimes you just need to go with that ridiculous decision to switch media part way through the first issue.
Payne’s Gray is my boyfriend.
European Bee-eaters! Very pleased with how these turned out. Watercolour and ink, 7.5 x 10.5cm.
It breaks my heart that I can’t find the original photographer for the reference image I used; only various people claiming to be who I’m quite certain aren’t. I just hope the original photographer got paid by a stock company or something.
So here’s my little gesture towards righting the universe a smidgen: if you would like to own this little painting, email me proof of a donation to Birdlife Australia of at least $15 and I’ll post the picture to you. (If you’re not in Australia PM me first so I can check postage costs.)