New Thing

Books, Drawings, Fiction, Illustration, Process, Work in Progress, writing

Among other things, I’ve been working away at a new fantasy novel. Looking back, it appears I started it in 2018. Lately I’ve taken it up in a more focused way. The first draft is now sitting at about 30 thousand words, which means I have quite a bit more bridge to build. With this one I decided to do something I’ve never done before, work on text and image simultaneously, letting one inform the other to create something that wouldn’t have appeared otherwise. This is a bit dangerous, as anyone who has written a novel knows they tend to change from one draft to the next, sometimes quite dramatically. But, I am prepared to create some drawings that may, or may not, make final cut, in exchange for the energy they inject into the process. I’ll share a few here as I go along, using the tag “newthing”. Here is the first image, and having said what I said above, I think he’s a keeper.

Graphite drawing of fantasy character
Illustration for a novel in progress

Secret Society

Commmissions, Drawings, Natural History, Silverpoint

I started a silverpoint commission several years ago (2006) called the Secret Society. Each of the 10 drawings is a miniature (4″ x 3″). This past week I had the time to finish the series, 7-10. I hope you enjoy them!

Richard

 

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Secret Society #7 “Lock,” 2019, 4″ x 3,” silverpoint

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Secret Society #8 “Chrysalis,” 2019, 4″ x 3,” silverpoint

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Secret Society #9 “Candle,” 2019, 4″ x 3,” silverpoint

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Secret Society #10 “Lucifer,” 2019, 4″ x 3,” silverpoint

Nightdress

Drawings, Illustration, Works for Sale

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NIGHTDRESS, 2016, charcoal, 12″ x9″

I did this new piece as a break between illustrations. Sometimes I just get images that I have to get out of my head. This was one. It is conceptually similar to a watercolour that I did earlier in the year called HUNGER. This one is a bit darker in tone. When I get a chance I’ll be putting NIGHTDRESS up on my webstore. Okay, back to work.

Richard.

Pale Agent

Drawings, Works for Sale

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PALE AGENT, 2016, charcoal on paper, 12″ X 9″

This is a new drawing called Pale Agent – evolved to peer through knotholes.

I’m currently working on illustrations for a new book, which this has nothing to do with. Later in October I will be at a local event called Art O’ Con, with some new prints.

For those that might be interested, Pale Agent will be available on my webstore later today.

Richard.