I'm busy creating new drawings. I just finished the top one, Wingless, today. I'll be posting it in my webstore this weekend along with my drawing Prong - see earlier post. The other drawing Irridis was done for a friend. Richard.
This is a new drawing just finished today. I've had this creature in my head for the last couple of weeks and needed to let it out. What interested me about this subject was the questions between the main figure and the weird cyclopean pupa thing on its back. Is it a child of the... Continue Reading →
Dawn Botanist – detail
This is a detail of the piece I am working at on this cold, cloudy November day. It's a small figure but it took 3 hours to ink. The reason being that the brush I was using is superfine, and though the godless jpeg compression would not have you believe it, the gradations are quite... Continue Reading →
This watercolour is a study for a future oil painting. I wanted to give the figure an avian quality, hence the placement of the eye. The whole piece hinges on that pitiless eye! I think it's also quite funny. I have a series of paintings in mind featuring monsters in remote outdoor settings. I plan... Continue Reading →
The Dawn Botanist – Tears of the Poppy (Detail)
There is still much to be done on this new drawing, but having finished one fairly defined section I thought I'd share a work in progress (WIP). If you saw my earlier post on this piece, you'll notice that I have added to the title. "Tears of the Poppy" is a line taken from the... Continue Reading →
Harrowing Sediment and Other Prints
This artwork is called Harrowing Sediment. The original (still available, incidentally) was created for a show in 2012. Details can be seen below. Harrowing Sediment and other images are available as prints in my Big Cartel art shop. If you order this image, before the end of November, I will include a free miniature print... Continue Reading →
I had to take advantage of the light this morning to do a watercolor (or strictly speaking an acrylic ink) painting. The paper wasp nest on the figure's head is directly inspired by a yellow-jacket nest I've been watching over the summer in our garden. The recent cold mornings have killed off the nest, but... Continue Reading →
The Dawn Botanist
Here is a look at the drawing's bones. What you see here will soon disappear under layers of ink. I find these line drawings have a beauty of their own, which is why I always take the time to make a high resolution scan of them before rendering. The ink looks a bit darker here... Continue Reading →
The Green Demon (on sale)
The Green Demon is on sale in my webstore. Its a piece I did last year when I was doing a small series of demons. I am using the proceeds of these small sale pieces to publish a book of 5 short fantasy stories called Magpie's Ladder. - Richard.
The Veil (on sale)
Update: The Veil is sold! The Veil is a cross hatched drawing done with a dip pen and then painted with acrylic inks. The drawing was done last year but the coloring was done today. One of these days I'd love to illustrate a book in this technique. This piece is on sale. If you... Continue Reading →