Jan 24 A watercolour painting of a little sea creature called Bermudo which I made for a very special person in my life! It's framed in a golden decorative paspartu which I made with a fine Micron black pen and a golden fluid acrylic by Golden. The paper is 23x31 cold pressed Aquarelle Arches paper.
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter.
An illustration I made for an illustration competition by The House Of Illustration and the Folio Society in 2012. The Book, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction explicitly based on fairy tales with dark and sexual twists.
"These are Gothic tales, cruel tales, tales of wonder, fabulous narratives that reach so deeply into the unconscious that they seem to be the true, original versions."
I recently had the privilege to bite into a tiny little king figure made out of plastic that was hiding in my Epiphany Cake, or KönginsKuche in German (king cake) and I was crowned a king for a day! In Switzerland, the King Cake is a sweet dough with raisins, a bit like an aster bun, formed into balls which are arranged into a flower shape and baked with a sprinkle of pearl sugar on top. Together with the cake comes a golden paper crown to be placed on the lucky person's head that bites into the little king that hides in one of the buns.
Along with a nice purchase of a rich golden gouache and the experience of being a king I decided to create this little image inspired by a photograph in Milk Magazine.
(my scanner is dead therefore the bad quality)
After a long heart warming Skype conversation with my two older sisters , I have decided to share this little illustration I made a while back. This is a character from a story I developed in my head about three close sisters at the ages of 7, 5, and 3 and their adventures together.
Since then I have always had this story stored in the back of my head with a big hope to make it into a finished book.
This sister is Shay, the oldest out of the three in the story. She holds a pomegranate in her hand which represents her passion, leadership, and roll of responsibility.