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... Continue Reading →
TheWedding of the Earth and Sky
One of the pieces I'm working on this fall is The Wedding of the Earth and Sky. It will be entirely stippled with my trusty Rapidograph pens. I am pleased with the progress so far. Apart from the pencilling, these images represent about 4-5 hours work thus far. I'm already penciling two more pieces in... Continue Reading →
I've been balancing my production between personal work for upcoming group shows, illustration and fiction writing. Balance is hard to achieve, especially when you get seduced by one particular project. This week is was short stories. I finished two that were, sort of, almost there. I might drop one here, to celebrate the first anniversary... Continue Reading →
Dictionary.com defines grotesque as fantastic in the shaping and combination of forms,as in decorative work combining incongruous human and animal figures with scrolls,foliage,etc. This new piece is the first of many I'm doing on a beautiful block of 140lb Arches coldpress paper. My go-to paper is their hotpress, but the texture of the coldpress is... 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 →
The Dark Bead – Work in Progress #3
Many hours still to go on this piece, but I thought I'd share a work in progress image. - Richard.
The Dark Bead – Work in Progress #2
Many hours of inking later... The Dark Bead progresses... - Richard.
Panspermia is a new piece I am working on. It will be a pointillism drawing when it is finished. What you are seeing here (or not seeing depending on your viewing device) is the graphite under-drawing. I'll be posting "in progress" shots on this blog as I work on the rendering. The same drawing with... Continue Reading →
Here is an early look at a new work called "Pins." This is the graphite under drawing. Eventually it will be fully rendered in ink. It's one of several drawings I am working on this summer. I hope you enjoy it (remember, to see a larger version, you can click on the image above.) -... Continue Reading →