Tailor of Echoes – a peek inside

Books, Commmissions, Fiction, Illustration, writing
Title page for Tailor of Echoes, Illustration Richard A. Kirk, Design Michael Smith

Tailor of Echoes is available for pre-order from PS Publishing!

The past week was fairly busy. As previously mentioned, I am working on illustrations for a very special book. I expect that work to continue into 2022. It’s not a project I can or want to rush and the publisher is being very patient! More on that soon. I am also working on a number of personal works including a series of oil paintings, and two very large—for me—drawings that are 30” x 44.” All of these projects will keep me busy through the winter.

I am almost finished the edits to my new novel and will pass them on to my agent next month. This morning, I caught myself thinking about another book. Hopefully, I can start it in the new year.

If you have time and you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift, please head on over to my online shop.

Well, today is a rainy day in Southwestern, Ontario, but it is nothing compared to what BC has gone through in the past week. I wish them well through this tough time.

Richard

Pollen

Drawings, Fiction, Natural History, Process, Stippling, Work in Progress, writing

pollen

Pollen, 2019, ink on paper, 12″ x 9″

Pollen is a new drawing (personal work) that I finished towards the end of January. It was done using .13 & .18 Rotring Rapidograph pens. The image below is a quick iPhone shot of a new work in progress called Hearts Divided. I’m hoping to get it done in the next few weeks, working on it between other things. The piece is 17″ x 14,” ink on archival quality illustration board.

On the writing front, I’m in the middle of a full revision of my latest novel The Tailor of Echoes. My goal is to have it completed by the end of March.

– Richard

Panspermia

Drawings, Works for Sale

Panspermia_web

Panspermia, 2015, ink on paper, 12″ x 8″
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

Well, March was busier than expected and as a result I didn’t have a chance to do any “work in progress” shots on this drawing. If you are unfamiliar with the meaning of panspermia you can read about it here. Obviously, I have taken some artistic license. The weird hand is a biographical reference. Many years ago, in northern Ontario, I found what I thought was a mole hand. Paw is probably the correct term. Thinking back, it was probably a snapping turtle appendage. I was a quasi Lynchian moment. Hope you like this piece.

– Richard.