New ink art and Alphabeast: J is for Jikininki

I’m gradually starting to get caught back up, after a disastrous few months. I decided that I didn’t want to end 2011 with nothing completed, so I manged to kick out two pieces of art in the last couple of days. The first was the skatedeck art, The All-Mighty Dollar (see it here), and below is the second one.

This one doesn’t quite catch me up to the current Alphabeasts letter (it’s about to be “L”), but hopefully I can start the week with an “L” image. This one is for “J”, and it’s based on the Japanese mythological character of the jikininki.… Read the rest

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Spectrum coming up

Most years, when I can spare a little extra money, I try to enter a couple of competitions. First on the list is always the annual Spectrum competition, for the best of the current year’s fantasy/genre art.

I was lucky enough to have been chosen for Spectrum 9 many years ago, and I’ve always wanted to get back into the published book. To that end, each year I look back through my work and try to decide which one or two pieces I might send off in the hopes of being chosen.… Read the rest

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