This kind of full wreath takes a loooong time to paint but I’m always really pleased with how they look. I used 140gsm watercolour paper, great for the illustrations, not so good for the lettering. My brush kept on getting stuck, something like Hot Press Crescent illustration board would have been so much better to work on!
I cannot f’ing remember who asked for late night programmer Jack. But this is a february freebie that got a lil out of hand.
He’s talking to Rhys instead of working. And he’s not emo or goth, it’s just dark lighting and shadows under his eyes because he’s trying to finish work so he can get to wherever they are in time for Angel’s birthday, I did say it got out of hand. It was just meant to be late night Jack programming. Mhm
BUT YES. CAN THE PERSON WHO ASKED FOR THIS ONE STEP FORWARD. I ACCIDENTALLY LOST YOU
Finally finished my entry for the Calender of Tales contest that Neil Gaiman is having. Got it in JUST in time, haha.
This is seriously a huge breakthrough for me. I was so scared of entering because Neil Gaiman is such a wonderful human being and an inspiration and ahfhdhg I just had so many feelings about it that I was originally not gonna enter. I just get so nervous around people I admire, so knowing he was probably gonna see art made me want to blush so hard my face would melt off.
BUT LOOK I DID IT AND ENTERED IT AND THIS IS ME SLOWLY GETTING OVER MY ANXIETY, so I’m proud. Even though I would have liked to spend longer on this, I’m glad I got it done in time. Regardless of whether or not I win, or if he even notices, I think I just grew a lot from the act of submitting it.
IN OTHER NEWS MY BIRTHDAY IS IN FIVE DAYS /throws confetti
And then the wave retreated, depositing Algy on a mound of rotting seaweed, flat on his back. But for Algy this kind of thing was all in a day’s work, so he just laughed at his sodden and bedraggled state, and waited for his assistant to come and give him a helping hand… :)