This guy affectionately became known as ‘jelly boy’ while I worked on him. This originally took so many different iterations in my head, and continued to do so as I sketched; indeed, only in the last stages of the sketch did I decide he was to be a merman. I based the structure of the jellyfish off the Chrysaora fuscescens, however I changed their distinctive gold colouring to purple and green to fit with my intention for the palette.
Just thought I’d share a sketch I’ve been working on today.
I’ve wanted to do an environment illustration for a while so when this image popped into my head I was eager to get it down. I had been reading about Icelandic magic staves of late and decided to combine a stave I designed myself with the enigmatic and brooding waystones that dot the fields and roadsides where I live. The red ravens are a design motif I’ve had rattling around in my head for a while now, finally I got to put them into a drawing!
Can you tell what the stave says?
Sometimes we get eaten alive.
Alouette has had a special companion all her life.
A new legislation that has been rushed through parliament with no thought has now reached royal assent. This legislation means that photographers and illustrators alike will see their artworks legally taken and used for another’s own gain.
I liked it, so I coloured it.
One day we’ll unlock the secrets our ancestors already knew.
Worked on this a bit more, fixed a whole lot, added a whole lot, it’s much better now.