Howdy Folks!As you may recall from a previous post...the one with Klimtian, dancing, straw-necked ibis'...I made mention that I was taking a two year break from book illustration, (did I mention that? Oh. No? Well I am...) and will be devoting myself to fantasy work for the sheer joy of expressing MY own visions. The plan is to exhibit these pictures at a gallery when I have a sufficient number to constitute a reasonable show. I'll announce both where and when as the time approaches. (If there's any interest, of course.) (However, should any of you who may be viewing this blog over the next couple of years wish to purchase one of my offerings, you may do so. The price - in Australian dollars - will be determined by the respective work's size and consequent framing, postage and packaging and 'in transit' insurance costs - glass breaks you know.)
Now, back to the subject at hand...The fantasy work. I'm presently pursuing themes that are very heavy on the late 17th and early 18th centuries with regard to costume and both interior and exterior locations,(landscapes etc.) I've come to think of this as my Georgian or probably more correctly, my Regency Punk influenced period. (It's my made up term for it anyway.) There will be humour - can't help myself - but with some dark overtones. And at present, I am envisaging introducing modern or futuristic technologies completely alien to the Regency world...it's punk after all. Anyway, that's the plan. On with some pics Rory...
Ain't he lovely? (Oh! By way of a PS on the previous post, the drawings in varying shades of grey are costume and character studies for future paintings. And the paintings will be in a mix of water colour, acrylic gouache, metallic inks and metallic acrylic gouache...hence the need to frame with mats and glass. )
So, CHEERS for now Folks. Catch ya next time. RWS