Illustration Friday: Imaginary Friend

A tiny reduction linoprint for Illustration Friday.

I need to work on registration (alignment) of the colours, but I’m very pleased by the possibilities.

Illustration Friday: Black and White

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Here is a tiny linocut Holstein-Friesian cow for this week’s Illustration Friday topic, “black and white”. And, of course, a cattle bird.

The choice was heavily influenced by my current reading: Ovid’s Metamorphoses (tweets start here), where cattle (and snakes) feature heavily (“the same they did out Queensland way…”).

I’m still feeling my way around this media, so expect a few more pieces as I working on getting it obey my will. Mwhahahaha.

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Illustration Friday: Electronic

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The Illustration Friday topic this week was “electronic”, and since I’ve been regretting my (unavoidable) inability to enter the Folio Society illustration competition, my thoughts were on Diana Wynne Jones’s books, and the unexpected co-appearances of magic and more contemporary technologies.

So here is a Howl, of Howl’s Moving Castle, as loosely suggested by a scene that is in the book, but not the movie!

And here is the original piece, with my hand for scale.

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Illustration Friday: Flying

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A little cut-paper moon-thief, for Illustration Friday.

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Illustration Friday: Hero

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I haven’t done an Illustration Friday piece for quite a while, but here is a little scratchboard hobbit for this week’s topic Hero.

Illustration Friday: Heroic

Illustration Friday: Heroic

A lady who Gets Things Done.

Digital colours over a pencil sketch, playing with some techniques and influences including (but not limited to) Blexbolex‘s way with overlays and early 20th century Australian circus costumes, particular as recorded in Mark St Leon’s history Circus: The Australian Story.

In other news, so many covers announced this week, making me look very efficient. I will start posting them here soon, or stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook.

Illustration Friday: Mischief

The Illustration Friday topic is “mischief”, which has a rather softened meaning in modern English.

The illustration, however, turned into the love child of The Cheshire Cat and Tailypo, and other things that hang head-down from the trees and whisper to you.

Illustration Friday: Mischief

I’ve also been playing around with cyanotypes (sun prints), so here is a print made with the original silhouette.

Illustration Friday: Mischief