Sketchy LX

…all references to goats are real and pertain to the previous occupant of Dee’s new lair and his goats….

….after much scrubbing and airing the goat odour is much dissipated…

…yay….

Sketchy XXXIX

…skull/fly….

…just about to embark on re-doing the “fly/skull-skull/eye-eye/fly” as A2 scrawlings….

….not sure how they will fit this format!….

…guess we’ll all have to wait and see….

Big Secret Project VI

….the last of the series that I last posted about 5 and 1/2 months ago….

…only remembered after a big long art chat with friend Adrian….

…fly/skull/eye….10th in a series of 10 finished during the first NZ lock down in 2020….

….and some less wobbly stills….

…I think all the flies are different on this…have tried to figure that out by standing in front of it and reciting the colour combinations…but got confused very quickly (and summoned a paint demon)…

Sketchy XXXVI

….this one was abandoned as not paintbookable because the lines over the octopus won’t transfer from the pen to the brush….

…whereas this one is being paintbooked (in a more “evolved” manner) even as we speak…

…further more…being back on nightshift is allowing me to lean into sketchbook like I haven’t been able to in the last six months….

….mmmm….sketchbook….

Sketchy XXXV

….fly/skull….

…or is it skull/fly?…

…and almost 11 months since these went into sketchbook they are finally making an appearance in “paintbook”…

…(paintbook dump after sketchbook dump)….

…(then maybe I’ll find time to do some finished pieces)….

Sketchy Wednesday II

….Flies!….

….Flies and Skullsncrossbones!….

…(lord knows what they make of this at work as I busily scrawl in the book and eat with my mouth open)….

…more “template B” madness….

…very satisfying to discover that the other motifs that you favour fit into the pattern that you’re playing with….

…mmm…four coloured pen….

For Months

…I’ve been walking past this piece hanging in the hallway, completed last year, and I was mistakenly under the impression that I’d posted it….

…was scrolling back a bit to remind myself how to blog and realised it wasn’t there…

…so now it is….

…and some stills to reduce the blur….

…all the flies are detailed in acrylic metallic paints…they glisten as you walk by….

….must now cross reference everything in the house with the back-blog to make sure it’s all been shown to you….

…(or could he just be stalling for time to complete that “big-secret-project” he keeps promising us?)….