Friday, 30 July 2010

Fun with charcoal

Some more development sketches for "Silkie". :)

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Little gouaches

Sorry these are a little pixelated. I thought it was my scanner being awful, but apparently it is my laptop misbehaving; a different scanner produces the same awkward results. Nonetheless, here are some little gouache pictures from one of last summer's sketchbooks.

Friday, 16 July 2010

The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry

"I am a man upon the land
And I'm a silkie on the sea
And when I'm far and far frae land
My home is in Sule Skerry."

I may have finished my degree, but [in between clearing out my student house and planning holidays...] I'm still working on my next project. I'm planning a black and white book, based on a folk ballad from the Orkney Isles called The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry. As with many folk stories and songs, versions seem to vary slightly (some are longer or shorter than others, for example), but it's very beautiful.

Here are some rough drawings I did to start things off. :)