Birdseye

Birdseye, 2022, ink on paper, 17" x 14" Tonight, I am sharing a newly completed personal piece called Birdseye. I worked on it, off and on, over the summer, in between some book illustration projects and revisions to my novel in progress. Earlier this week, I turned in the latter to my literary agent, so... Continue Reading →

Card Drawings

I love drawing on cards and other scraps of paper. Here are 4 new ones that I quite like. They are all available in my shop. Twilight Hunter, 2022, ink on cardstock, 5" x 7" Woodland Enchantress, 2022, ink on cardstock, 5" x 7" Listener, 2022, ink on cardstock, 5" x 7" Daydreamer, 2022, ink... Continue Reading →

Lander 1

Lander 1, 2021, ink on 140lb Arches hotpress, 18 x 24 inches Lander 1 detail Lander 1 detail The inspiration for Lander 1—and yes, expect a Lander 2 and 3—came from watching the Perseverance rover descend on Mars in February. I started thinking about humans being sole explorers/ representatives from earth. This piece imagines a... Continue Reading →

Shop Update

Witch of the Wormwood, 2020, oil on panel with handmade stained pine frame. Solitudes, 2020 oil on panel with handmade stained pine frame I took some time today to update my webstore on Big Cartel. I added a stippled ink drawing called Scout (not shown) and two small oils completed at the end of 2020.... Continue Reading →

3 Windows

One might be forgiven for thinking this piece a surrealist response to Aubrey Beardsley's illustration, The Examination of the Herald from Lysistrata, but it is in fact a meditation on vision (see previous posts). I hope you have enjoyed watching this process. This work is available for purchase. Please message me with any questions. Richard... Continue Reading →

Three Windows

I started working on this new piece today on a block of 140lb Arches hotpress. Tomorrow I'll start the real work of rendering the image using diluted inks to model the forms. As I go along, I'll post some progress shots here on the blog. Although I did many works with this technique in the... Continue Reading →

Atropa

I took advantage of a very rainy May weekend to finish this new piece called Atropa. It was done with .13 & .18 Rotring Rapidograph pens. I hope you enjoy it. The work is available. If you are interested, drop me a line. - Richard

Wedding of the Earth and Sky

For some reason, I neglected to post the completed image of this piece. Here you go, along with a few details. This will be part of the Fiends of the Dark online exhibition by WOW X WOW. Stay tuned for details! Richard

Aviator

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 Dark Bead Finished

The Dark Bead is finally finished! This image shows the completed drawing, The Dark Bead. You can see details and work in progress images in previous posts. The Dark Bead is an ink pointillism drawing done primarily with a Rotring .13 technical pen, and a Koh I Noor .18 for the outlines. As is typical... Continue Reading →

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