Thursday, 9 August 2012

Festival time! the Fringe is underway

I have been on leave from work this week so have taken the opportunity to enjoy the festival (that should be festivals, plural). I love Edinburgh where else do you get different festivals overlapping. I went to see 'Cheer Up! It's not the the end of the world...' an exhibition at the Edinburgh Printmakers (part of the Edinburgh Art Festival). It is a very small exhibition but the work is fantastic, a great range of print work of very evocative subjects.

Here is a piece that is in progress inspired by some of the work.

And some Fringe photos - it is actually sunny for once in Edinburgh!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Digital art.

I recently read Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel (Part One) which along with the Mortal Engines series of books has inspired me to draw yet another air balloon at an empty air port.

This second image is of a city ruin after the planet has been abandoned. I don't really know where this idea came from, maybe I have watched too many disaster movies. I was researching etching hence why it is more of a sketch than a finished drawing.