Sketchy LXVI

…more patterny thing….

….aaannnd…now we’re all caught up with the sketch book….

… I’ll post more as I finish a double spread page….

…tomorrow I’ll start the paintbook catch up….

Sketchy LXV

….went back thru the sketch book and dug out some patterns I was playing with a few years back….

…the tentacle “motif” is a more contemporary addition….

Sketchy XXXX

…slept in by a country mile this evening…

…no drawing table for me tonight…

…it’s a quick post about skull tumblin’ theory….

….aaaaaand off to work…

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….

Sketchy XXXVIII

…have to admit to being more than a little manic with the fly/skull/eye thing….

…had to get the templates just so…

…trust me, the painted results show the time spent in the development stages!….

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 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 XIX

…at the top we have the “detailed” plans for what became my paintbox…

…below that we have me running out of ideas and beginning to fill the page with skulls and crossbones before remembering “Phil Mcandrew’s Big List Of Stuff To Draw”…

… somebody posted it ages ago and it’s a wonderful set of prompts for the stuck and (for me) usually ends up like….

…go seek it out….

…but only if you’re stuck.

…(and, no, the paintbox didn’t fit into a banana box when finished)….

And Exhale

…(for those of you that were holding your breaths between posts)….

…been tardy with communicating with the outside world, but I have an excuse or two….

…have been focused on the above…

…have been adjusting to new work hours and getting my head round larger, heavier machinery to operate…

…have been trying to assimilate the fact the my local city council representatives think “consultation” means telling me how it’s gonna be and not answering a single question I have put to them re:- them screwing the resale value of my property by sticking a sewer thru half of it….

…(am supposed to be typing a lengthy letter to “them” instead of blogging!)….

…being asked to come out of retirement from a certain area of my skill base to help someone organise a huge donation to charity….

…being asked to contribute to two (count ’em) compilation comics after god knows how long away from black and white creations….

….but I am still here.

…here’s a wee sneak at what this piece might be heading towards when done…

…bones still need to be re-burned, but I think this should elucidate the matter somewhat….

…and…

…inhale.