Sunday, 3 November 2019
The Mirror Twins and their friend wish you a happy Hallowe’en! Be careful who you greet after dark.
I posted a terrible, late-night photo of this on twitter just to prove I finished it on time, because it was so close to midnight!
Berix isn’t crying, those tear tracks are permanent stains caused by a hallucinogenic drug.
Just time enough to introduce one more new person! Berix is another courtesan of the Dai Empress. His people make extensive use of mind-altering drugs, so one of his special skills is formulating them for courtiers. He enjoys music.
In principle, divination can be done with anything that has an element of chance. Even throwing rocks and dust in the air.
Fun fact: I didn’t clean my waterbrushes properly after using them for silver paint, so this one is slightly sparkly in real life.
I was handing out minicomics featuring Patience at MCM, so I thought she could join in Inktober too! She’s the last character I can think of for the ‘girls looking straight ahead’ set, so I’ll have to come up with something else to do on busy days next year.
Poppet’s friend found a smashed up breakfast bar, and it was far too big to eat alone.
This was much simpler in my head than it was to draw! Poppet and her friends are very easy to draw, but I didn’t factor in having to draw the breakfast bar and figure out how to position them all.
She emerged unharmed from a deadly house fire, and now when she touches objects they ignite.
This is the same girl from day 21, somewhat earlier in life. By the time she’s employed as a servant she’s learned to control whatever is happening to her, but at first she would leave charred footprints everywhere she went.
I was tabling at London MCM from the 25th to the 27th, so I tried to keep them simple for those three days.
This isn’t quite as dangerous as it looks.
This one was originally going to have a dramatic background, but I was travelling to London with a suitcase I could barely lift, so this was all I could manage. I think I might re-draw it; it might be interesting to have a true comparison between what I had in my head and what I was actually able to do within the limits of the challenge.
Here’s another character we haven’t met before, although you may have seen his eye if you’ve been here a while. Jothan is a courtesan at the palace of the Dai Empress, with music among his specialist skills. His people never show their open mouths, so he wears a veil if he’s been asked to sing as well as play.
(The harp design isn’t final, I think it should be a bit less symmetrical.)
Sweetpea and some of his friends are comparing the Autumn fruits of their trees.
I was trying to keep this one simple because I was starting to get very tired, but I put in too many characters and props! It wasn't hard exactly, but it was time consuming.
Monday, 21 October 2019
She knows she’s supposed to use matches to light the fires.
This is another character who hasn’t really appeared before. You might see her again before the month is over.
Sunday, 20 October 2019
It’s not clear to anyone why Coda attracts so many butterflies.
I went for something simple again because I’m tabling at London MCM this weekend and I’m starting to panic a little bit!
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Jessie can summon lightning even on a clear day.
I spent a good 20 minutes just staring at my sketchbook drawing a total blank on ideas, so in the end I decided to extend the ‘girls looking straight forward’ set from last year. Maybe I’ll do a few more?