Not As Directionless As I Implied

….pre yesterday’s template piece….

…3 days later….

…outside the sketchbook pieces….

…to the right is a pre-template-ruled-line-felt-marker job…to the left is a post-template-with-new-improved-skull-size-standardisation-colour-pencil job….

….no, I won’t be making enough to paper the hallway….

…(or will I?)….

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.

Another Little Something From Paintbook

….even tho’ we’ve got our election out of the way….

….I’m not sure I’ve got enough time to expand on this “thumbnail” before the coming apocalypse….

…(actual size of page is A4…red and blue on lettering are in metallic paints)….

….(am thinking of painting this A2ish…or bigger!)….

…(…late posting this week…because, Kokonga….)….

The Beginnings Of The Big Secret Project

…or “How To Stall For Time When You Haven’t Finished (…finished?…ha!!…barely even started!…) The Fucking Frames Like You Said You Were Going To”…..

…(hem hem)….

…let us reach back, way back, thru the mists of time….

…almost exactly four years ago I had been reading a nice new hard bound copy of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft (no Frag, no relation to the sauce) and came up with idea that the summoning of elder gods like Cthulhu’s Dad, Yog-Sothoth, was the sort of thing that went on at C.W.I meetings….

….(…lord help me if the my Mother or her cronies at the Country Womens Institute read this….I’ll be straight in the cauldron with the eye of newt….)….

…another (almost exactly again) year goes by and this gets added to the sketch book….

…what can I say…September/October are dark times indeed (with lots of eyeballs) in the southern hemisphere….

…for the next two years I became “distracted” by skulls and crossed bones and flys….

…however…

…on the 27/10/2019 this happened….

…was looking for something a little “calmer” than the Extinction Level Advent Calendar with rotating bugs, as committed to paper at the top at the page (still hoping to get back to that at some point), and had had a retrospective dig thru the sketchbook and thought the eyeballs from the first two images would work nicely as a repetitive motif….

…should of seen it coming really….

…and that was the ten days of brain storming that heralded the coming of the “Big Secret Project” and gave rise to “paintbook”…..

…now it’s another year down the track…. the world is a vastly different place and I still haven’t finished those fucking frames…..

…”paintbook” ??….

…the first rule about “paintbook” is….

… “we don’t talk about paintbook”…

…(maybe next week we could talk about paintbook)….

…(now ….about those frames)….