stories and illustration

Flying Home over the Borderlands


This is the finished version of page 20 of The Midnight Hare (the book I am self-publishing); that is, finished before computer tweaking, and the laying on of text. At last I have started the set-up of the illustrations and text. This is being documented on my other WordPress website, Moonwuzo Books, but it seems a long time since I posted on my original site. It is sad not to be going out with the camera, especially on sunny November days when the light is so ravishing, but there is a kind of loose deadline for the book to be ready for the printers. I am still quibbling with myself about what size the borders should be – they are going to be rough-edged, and I think just 8mm. I prefer the slightly rough edges, especially as most of the words are going on to the images – the hard edges and the wider margin just looked wrong somehow. The yellow needs to be a bit paler and cooler here, the colours are still a bit hot; but the very simple design suits this part of the story.

November 24, 2017 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

Bee Lavender

bee lilacA few moments ago I was writing a few words, when suddenly at each keystroke appeared a cerulean dot; and then when I moved the mouse around in frustration, great sweeps of thick blue lines covered the page.  Computers are so weird, I have no idea what happened.  My musings on Trimontium, clocks going back, the flare of the setting sun, pictures of a giraffe, printing schedules, have disappeared into the ether. So I shall emulate the bee and buzz off.

November 2, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments


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