Symphonist 5


Symphonist No.5 is a silverpoint miniature (4″x3″). It’s one of an ongoing series. Silverpoint lends itself beautifully to miniature work due to the precision you can get with the silver stylus. Over time, this drawing will darken as the particles of silver trapped by the ground begin to tarnish.

Octopus Collar – On Sale

Octopus Collar
ink wash on paper
11″ x 8″

This original drawing is ON SALE for $100.00. If you are interested, please email me to ensure availability. Other available original works can be seen here. Proceeds from the sale of these works are being used to support future publishing projects.

Thanks for looking. Apologies for those that have already seen this post on FB. My blog mirrors there.

– Richard.


Original Works for Sale

Stag Horn
Stag Horn
ink on paper
© Richard A. Kirk 2013

I have just added a page of original art work to my website. These works are available for sale. If something strikes your interest, you can use an email link on the page to ask any questions you may have. Some of the works are illustrations from books, others are personal works. Check them out here.

If you are interested in prints, I have a selection available here.

– Richard.

A List

Sinistral Sister
Forbidden by the Deep
Centipede Demon
Tin Man
Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke
Ebb and Flow
Bell Demon
Freedom of Imagination
Green Demon
Seven Sisters
Hunter’s Blind
Time Traveler
Warm Sea
Invisible World
These are the titles of all the drawings and paintings I completed this year. Some took hours, others months. During the same period of time I also managed to, finally, finish the novel that I started in 2011. So not a bad year at all. I’ll be spending the balance of this year working on a large drawing that won’t be done until sometime in 2015, and doing prepatory sketching for a special project that I’ll tell you about in due course.
– Richard K.

Mid-January Progress Report

The Invisible World
work in progress
ink on paper
12″ x 8″
The Invisible World (detail)
The Warm Sea (detail of a silverpoint work in progress).

I’ve been bringing these two pieces along over the last few days. I’ve been listening to a lot of Band of Horses, Wilderness of Manitoba and Besnard Lakes. It’s funny how different drawings have their soundtracks. I included the detail of The Warm Sea so you can get a little bit of a sense of the marks I’m actually making on the board (they can get lost in a scan of the full piece). It feels good to hit the ground running with the drawing this year. Richard.