Sunday, 30 December 2012

Cinderella

Something a little seasonal, Cinderella, compositionally inspired by Millais' 'Cinderella'. (Well, she's sitting down with a broom, so I suppose that's similar!)

There's a little story behind this one: when I was a kid there was a print of Millais' Cinderella on the wall of the house where my mother grew up. I loved it, so this is indirectly my homage to that pic. Millais was interesting as he was a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelites and one of the first 'fine' artists to get wise to how his work could feature in advertising.




Friday, 28 December 2012

Tarot Awards

After the Christmas break it's rather lovely to come back to some rewarding and wonderful news... 'The Steampunk Tarot' has been awarded Tarot of the Year by Tarosophy Website for Professional Tarot readers. It's a fantastic honour and recognition for Barbara Moore's writing and my artwork, and I'm enormously grateful.

My artwork also received Best Artwork from The Tarot Lady website, which is rather fantastic and flattering. Thank you Theresa Reed!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Rosie Poe

An image I started ages ago! Rosie Poe (and her cat Crowley), my intermittent web comic. Occasionally I like to imagine her as slightly more 'realistic'. This was one of those times. Cartoony real, anyway! :) The blog is here: http://rosiepoe.blogspot.co.uk/






Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Madimi: The Blog


Because the graphic novel I'm developing (oohh! So ‘grand' sounding!) is off in another direction to my other work I've set up a separate blog for its development. Lots of ruffs, doublet and hose, swept hilt rapiers and a bit of magic(k). Quite a lot of Magick in fact… It'll basically be a place I intend to amalgamate all the bits and bobs I filter into the project, so the organisation and the progress might be quite erratic.

To go to the blog click the text below.

"It is 1563. Elizabeth has been monarch for 5 years and is still recovering from about of smallpox. Plague has broken out once more in London and the Queen’s Court has temporarily moved to Windsor. A man called Thomas Hughes, newly returned from The New World steps onto St Katharine Dock, carrying in his bag an object of incredible power, and a letter addressed to someone known only as 'Eyes'…"

The address: http://a-tudor-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

The main character Rosalind, who's popped up a couple of times here.