Digital painting with photo and watercolour textures.
I couldn't decide which 'apparition' to go with, initially, although I have to be honest and say the ass head really works for me. I squealed at the idea prior to drawing it in, and that's usually a sign that something is going in the right direction. A friend of mine laughed at it, so I created another version in case his amusement might eventually turn me off it. It didn't. So here's both!
The image depicts Rosalind experiencing her first communication with spirits. I like the sort of pagan forest aspect of the apparition (which reminds me slightly of Fuseli's Nightmare), whilst the prettier star horse emerging from the mist in the second version kind of reminds me of Chagall.
Digital painting/drawing with collaged bird.
I have been working with the same character face to depict different sets of twins. I am intrigued by her stare, and she reminds me a little of myself, too. There's something ever so slightly sinister here. These girls are secretive, knowing....insolent, although they have good reason. As usual, I have tried to illustrate this symbolically.
If you are interested, the image is concerned with transference.
I love how they are contained within the natural border, something ever changing and alive.
Title inspired by a Chris Vrenna. May alter it yet!
Digital painting and collaged grass/cushion pad.
Garden ghosts, lucky and unhappy, weary of haunting.
I see them wandering the gardens of a lost estate, a derelict country manor which has housed no living soul for a hundred years or more. A garden that time forgot. They are free to do whatever they wish. I imagine that they were of a similar persuasion when living -- wealthy, bored, listless. And lonely. They think alike and can read each others minds.
Attached to this place for whatever reason, they are like prisoners here, unable to move on or away. I tried to suggest this by placing one of the birds beneath the dome. The girls are similarly encased within this timeless sphere.
I have been reading a lot of old art books again recently. These characters remind me somewhat of the children often depicted in 18th century portraiture. Their pose, style of dress, etc.
(I am also excited to have located a rare art series "The Shock of the New" with Robert Hughes on Ebay! Not related to the image, but worth a mention if you haven't seen it - would definitely recommend!)
Digital painting and collage.
Cat girls, inspired - kind of - by Julie Newmar. Although these are cat children, creating havoc with magic. I always seem to return to the 'Magician's Daughters' theme. It fascinates me... these strong willed, terrifying creatures who don't even pretend to look innocent. They're feisty and serious. I like that!
Found this today at a local Waterstone's...
.....It came home with me!
I have mixed feelings about these images: I find them terrifying, intriguing, fascinating, cute, horrifying, upsetting, amazing. It's a mixed bag!
the little lord
I am awaiting the arrival of a new Wacom pen, and as you might expect, I am suddenly in the mood for working like crazy....because I can't!
This was inspired by my Mirlo kitty and a series of famous paintings, but sadly at the moment I can't locate my original, so there's just this little jpeg, which makes it even more precious to me. There were more in this series too, so I shall have to resume search...