some thumbnails of my illustrations

some thumbnails of my illustrations
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Beautiful voices...

Hi folks! Just touching base, I'm still here and have some things I am itching to post very soon - I've been painting more Raven washes and have been really enjoying them! (Even though I should be getting on with commissions with looming deadlines instead!)
Also I have just realised that my last post was in fact my 100th! So a celebratory Giveaway will be coming up very soon on a Raveny theme! Watch this space!

For now I thought I'd share with you a couple of great lady singers I have strayed upon which are both just fantastic...

That lady can sure sing the blues! I love it!

And this is the other lady called Annie Humphrey, that I found whilst exploring a wonderful Native American blog I have just discovered here called - Anishinaabekwe
This is just stunning, both to watch and listen to...

Hope you enjoyed them... back soon with flights of Ravens!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Huginn & Muninn II ...

Hello folks, hope your New Year has started well, and thankyou all so much for visiting me here during 2011 and for all your kind words, encouragement and friendship along the way!
Lets hope 2012 will be a healthy and a happy one for everybody!

So here is the first painting of 2012 and the second in the series of Raven paintings I've been planning to do! For want of a better title it is for the moment called 'Huginn & Muninn II'
It is funny how its worked out - when I was working on the first Ravens painting there was a wild winter storm blowing and howling around the house, and again for this second painting the winds were furiously rattling the sash windows and stirring up the skies.
To add to the wild lament of the Stormsong outside, next doors dogs were howling mournful accompaniment, as if the wind's ghostly song were calling to some deep ancestral wild-wolfish memory! Very atmospheric!

(Closeup detail)

I painted this larger than the first which gave me more room for expression in the penwork on the Ravens which I like, but as yet I am undecided whether the sky is working or whether there's too much going on in this one. I want it to be dramatic and full of movement, but not too fussy either... one to sleep on maybe...
Although there are parts of the wet-on-wet and salt that I really like just for their own sake...

I did enjoy these two fellows though, and think they're better drawn than the first pair. There is something rather magnificent about a Raven... I wonder which should be Huginn - or Thought, and which one Muninn - Memory?

Here are the two so far together, I think I prefer the sky in the first and the Ravens in the second! Oh well, tonight I think I might stretch some more paper ready for a third, slightly different this time... (Sorry about the slightly murky photo in the second one!) Hope you like them! Bye for now...

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