I’m off to Readercon in July, which prompted this month’s calendar (although it’s a pattern I started sketching at World Fantasy last year).
You can print it in colour or to colour. Clicking on the images below will take you to a larger version of the image.
I am busily working at deadlines before I head over to Readercon and Iceland. Here are some work-in-progress glimpses of some illustrations I have made for Angie Rega, to accompany her reading of a story at next week’s Australian Fairy Tale Society conference.
I thought, since time is tight, it would make sense to make the illustrations really small, but put more detail than usual in them at the same time. I still can’t properly feel the tip of my index finger.
I’ve been sick for a few days, but am now able to sit up, take nourishment and get graphite all over my hands. Guess it’s back to work tomorrow.
A little pen and ink Neverland drawing with digital colour. I’ve put the colours separately below, because I like how they read – they almost work without the lines.
The clearly readable silhouette is an important principle of art (especially, I think, animation). It makes sure you can easily read exactly what’s going on. It’s something I think about a lot with my cut-paper pieces, and less with drawings than I should.
These are some of the earlier sketches for the idea. I still like them, and would like to play around with them, but I have Just A Few things due between now and when I fly out to America and Readercon!