I left the inking like this for now. Maybe in the future I can colour it. It’s a fun combination of sketching, detailed drawing and cartoon illustration. I love the complexity of the scene with all the telephone and electricity lines. I drew this from a photograph I took myself. It was taken from a bridge of what is probably quite an ordinary street in Kyoto. The perspective was a fun drawing work-out!
I did get further than this with the inking, but I couldn’t resist taking a shot with the IPA beer, very hipster. There’s no bicycle in the background though. And no laptop.
I found this drawing unfinished a few days ago. It was just a jellyfish, a tube, a bus, a tube sign and some tentacles. Don’t ask me what the hell it is about. I started it while I was living in London and I’m not sure why I didn’t finish it. It was nice to just let go and I’m glad I managed to get some London green parrots in there!
So here’s a silly drawing, done whilst drawing with my daughter. She loves sea creatures, absolutely obsessed with Octonauts.
I recently watched a series by Simon Reeve about the Indian Ocean and it was very eye-opening, shocking and sad to see what is happening to our seas. Most of the Earth is covered with sea and it contains such a large, vibrant, yet fragile ecosystem, so it’s a shame to see that ecosystem being plundered and ravaged by man. However it is hopeful to see what people are doing to combat the degradation of our seas. I just hope that there are still all these amazing creatures when my daughter grows up. If they go it’s going to be an even harder life for humanity.
Some new updates on the cartoon blog. I’m working on a drawing at the moment, a bit of fun! Too much to fit on an A4 paper…
Something new for the art blog. See more here.
I drew these for use in a workshop for disabled children. For some it seems it is hard to define emotions so these were made into cards and shown to the kids so they could think more about different emotional states.