Monday, October 28, 2013

Two palms

Progress on Eelsong was put on hiatus due to my wonderful trip to Ireland, France and Italy, where I ogled Boticellis, Giambolognas, and Peruginos until my eyes glowed, and roosted beneath the ogives and airy apses of the many temples covering Western Europe, virtually levitating in air thick with awe. I also found myself plucking away at some other small projects, indefinitely distracted, and procrastinating the execution of the front and back covers, knowing upon their completion I would have to enter the onus of colour correction, layout, those lulls and sleepy drifts.

Here are the paintings that will adorn these covers. These are done with pen and watercolour on illustration board. The front:

and the back:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Apex harpist

After lengthy detours down poorly lit serpentines, the writing, drawing, inking, and painting of Eelsong is complete. All that remains is the lettering, which I admit I am not look forward to; my handwriting is, if not abysmal, at least subterranean; it sits buried in a tumulus somewhere between legibility and calligraphy, unsure of both. The horizontal subverted.

Here are a selection of pages; I will post more when they are lettered.

Eelsong will be 24 pages, black and white, painted in watercolour.