illustration is art



CyberBabes_smallThis would have to be the most gorgeous, heart-warming, amazing, and just plain fabulous image I have seen this year (:


Lover Was Away…


‘The Sprite, deep in concentration, didn’t need to say anything to her lover; her lover was, just as instantly, away on the trail of the Humans.’ (the whole short story)

Finished my fabulous Sprite warrior,  relentlessly hunting down the bad humans for nine days through the dark forest and out into the human wastes, where her magic isn’t so strong… but she still is!

She Tracked Them For Nine Days WIP

I might try to illustrate my whole ‘Tale of a Little Wood-Elf’. This is my sketch for the first image I want to do, this is the fabulous, scary, tough-as-nails Elite Sprite, racing through the dark forest, homing in on the rapist, murdering scum who did such bad stuff to the little Wood-Elf. Boy, is she gunna make them pay



LadyKillerLady Killer

I did these last year; Sharon Stone as the fabulous ‘Lady’ in the 1995 film The Quick and the Dead. The bottom one is the loosest painting I’ve ever done, I was deliberately trying for a looser style. I really liked/like it. The next one (the top one), though still loose by my standards, was more like my usual detail-rich style (:

Tangental Reality


Seri found this, yesterday… we just love this stuff! This is a wordpress blogger, who blogs about Second Life, and she is advertising her blog on the side of a van in SL… that’s so damned cool! This appeals to the designer in me on so many levels. The feedback loop of virtual/cyber reality colliding with real-world interactivity/participation, here, is fabulous, and genuinely thought-provoking… not to mention excellent advertising skills, the goal of which I am only too happy to facilitate (:

The Indefatigable Seraphim P


The indefatigable miss S has been hard at work, still, again, seeking out excellent SL art for Placebo Gallery, and meeting cool people and having adventures… as well as a major style change for herself, in the form of fabulous new hair and an awesome (the best!) new Vista Bento AO, which has settings for shape, in Seri’s case, slim, which makes it by far the best AO she’s ever had… and it has a killer walk!


… her search took her, yet again, many, many interesting places, following ‘picks’ she gleaned from the profiles of artists she came across. As always, some were totally out of date, and didn’t even exist, such as a gallery in Kowloon…


… but Kowloon still provides gorgeous photographic material! Through all this, Seri acquired a glorious haul of new art for the gallery…


… and had a lovely conversation with one of the artists, which led her to other galleries, and other amazing art, including some of the best SL photography either of us have ever seen… images that could be stills from a David Lynch film…


… as well as other exquisite stuff…




Glower WIP 3


I’ve done a side-by-side of the previous and current WIP’s, because this painting is now down to very subtle tonal stuff. The image of ‘Laura’ (Dafne Keen) I chose to use for this painting is one that is all about tone/lighting. The difference between her looking gorgeous/angry/pouty, and her looking clunky/shitty and crap, is very, very subtle. In these two WIP’s, the biggest advance I have made is in and around her eyes… look closely, and you’ll see how very much more dramatic/real/gorgeous that difference is… and the eyes, and her scrunched-up brows, are really what make this incredibly adorable image (: