Shop Re-opening & Small Inks

I have reopened my Etsy shop, Radiolaria Studios Art. My Big Cartel store is still active, but I like some of Etsy’s features, such as the buyer feedback. Please, have a look and if you have ideas about the kind of work you’d like to see in the store let me know.

The Man Who Was Afraid of Leaves, 2021, ink on 140lb Arches Hotpress, 4.5 x 3 inches

This piece had an interesting origin. It was intended as a spot drawing for an edition of Christopher Golden’s Strangewood (Earthling Publications, 2008). I never finished it because my take on illustrating the character changed. I dug it out this week, and I saw a new character in it. That’s why I never get rid of drawings that don’t quite fit. Things take time to reveal themselves.

Acorn, 2021, ink on mounted watercolour paper, 5.5 x 3.5 inches

I inked this miniature on a whim. The piece sat unfinished in my paper rack since 2002. How’s that for procrastination! Originally, I’d only inked they eye. I finished the piece with Koh-I-Noor Fount India Drawing Ink and a 354 R. Esterbrook nib.


Lens, 2015, Ink on Paper, 10″ x 7″

This is my first drawing with the .13 Rotring Rapidograph. Until now I’ve been a die hard .18 Koh-I-Noor user. I still like the latter but I found that the Rotring pen delivered a great performance and gave me a much finer grain. I am definitely using this pen for the illustrations I am working on right now.

So, here we have ended up with a steampunk meets Kafka kind of image. It’s a personal piece, not an illustration. It’s available. If you are interested, send me an email query.

– Richard.