Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Cute Frenchie

 Greetings

This is a drawing of a cute young Napoleonic officer from my sketch books.



Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 9 September 2020

The Thinker

 Greetings

As I have previously mentioned, I have been working on a new Fimo figure.

I have now completed it.








I like to set myself challenges. This figure is not only squatting down but is also resting on the ball of his feet. 


The figure is 9cm high.

I am calling it "The Thinker".

Until next time

Adieu


Sunday, 6 September 2020

Unicorn boy

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

I found this drawing in one of my sketch books. 




I think this is the first time I have done a drawing of a  human/creature hybrid.

Until next time

Adieu



Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Tarty Elf

Greetings

I have been doing experiments with Fimo. 

I wanted to make a standing figure, but Fimo is too soft to maintain its structure through the half hour cooking process and its probable that  a wire structure would heat up and crack the clay

I speculated that it should be possible to make a standing Fimo figure without using a wire support if I made it in two pieces( front and back) and then clayed over and smoothed the joint.

I made the back of the figure and cooked it. I then made the front of the figure and joined them together and cooked it again.

 I then had to do quite a lot of carving and sanding and remodeling, as this process makes it more difficult to judge anatomy in the round.

The good thing about fimo, however is that it can be cooked and recooked over again.

This is the finished figure , which is about 18 cm high.








The boots have high heels . 

There is no wire structure and the figure is stable.

I think I can count the experiment a success.

As an additional feature the Fimo I used for the flesh of this figure is luminous, so he glows greenish with the lights off!

I am currently working on a figure crouching and up on the balls of its feet, which I am making in sections. It is going quite well so far.

Until next time


Adieu

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Karate

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

This is a drawing of a young man doing martial arts that I found in one of my sketch books.


Until next time


Adieu



Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Boyfriends

Greetings

Here's a manga-style drawing from my sketch book




Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Oakleaf

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

This is a new small fimo sculpture.

I call this  Oakleaf Sprites

Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Manga Blond In Leather

 Greetings

Here is a cute blond in a little bit of leather.




Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Elf Lad With Staff

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

This is a drawing of an elf that I found in one of my sketchbooks.


 

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Offering

 Greetings


Here is another drawing from my sketch book.


I'm calling this  An offering to Hermes

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Elven Greeting

 Greetings


Here is a picture from my sketch book'



This is how elf boys say 'hello'...

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

All Dressed up

Greetings

Here is a picture I found in one of my portfoilos




 Until next time

Adieu

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Seventeenth Century Fop

Greetings

I recently found an old photo of me in my burgundy wool 17th Century suit.

This was taken many years ago when I still had long hair.

The wool for the suit is about 50 per cent cashmere, so is wonderfully soft.

The suit is trimmed with silver lace, silver and gold twist metal braid and  brass 'turk's head knot' buttons.

Aigletted ribbon points tie the britches to the doublet.


Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Elf Lad

Greetings

An extra post for this week.

Here is a sketch of a cute elf from my sketch book




Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Dandy

Greetings

This is another drawing from one of my sketch books.


Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Tempest

Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

I was looking through images I have kept of my sold work and found this one.

This picture was painted many years ago and I had only just started taking photos of pictures when I sold them.

This is a scan of a photo of the framed picture and is, hence, not as sharp as it might be.



I think I called it " Tempest".

Until next time

Adieu

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Young man's back

Greetings

Here is a pencil study from one of my sketch books of a young man's back.



Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Dark-haired Boy

Greetings

An extra post for this week

Here is another pencil drawing I found in my sketch book.


Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Display box of British Woodland Cryptofauna

Greetings

Here is my latest mini-sculpture.



These are examples of  Fairae, a Jacobus Vert and  various Draconis Minor.

Here are some close-up shots of the Draconis Minor.





This close-up is of a Fairae and the Jacobus Vert.


Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Blue-eyed blond

Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

This is a coloured pencil drawing I found in one of my sketch books.


Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Man At Arms

Greetings

Here is my second drawing of a man in armour.

I am quite pleased with this one, especially with the contrast of textures.

Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 28 June 2020

New Dr Who cartoon

Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

I have often been (justifiably) vilified for my puns.

I am, however, entirely unrepentant.




Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 7

Greetings

Here is another of my new Liliputans:


 This is a Ruddy Constable ( brekthapaes anielbeltus ).

Incidentally, I have now sold all the first batch of Liliputans, except the Navy Commodore and Fair Midshipman.

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Man at arms

Greetings

I have been experimenting with trying to depict  plate armour in pencil.

Here is my first attempt.

I am quite pleased with how this has come out...

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Jock

Greetings

Here is a new drawing of a cute jock


I'm quite pleased with how the different fabrics have worked in this one.

Particularly the difference between the white leatherette sleeves and the cloth body of the jacket.

Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Dark Fire

Greetings

Some friends of ours are members of the Tolkien Society and when we last stayed with them the conversation moved to the subject of balrogs.

I have always maintained that balrogs could not have wings. If  the balrog in Moria had wings, why did it fall? Yet image after image of the balrog show it with wings.

I had a look at the relevant part of  Fellowship of The Ring and the references to wings are as follows:

'...the shadow above it reached out like two vast wings.' and (referring back to this simile in the form of a metaphor), '...its wings were spread from wall to wall' . i.e. the shadow was spread from wall to wall.

It also does not describe the physical form of the balrog , except as 'a dark figure streaming with fire' and indicting that it was a large size. Other references in Tolkien's work just refer to them as spirits of fire.

Gandalf also says, "The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun."

I decided to produce my own image based on this and on a hobbit's assertion that  if  Aragon was evil he would look fairer and seen fouler.


I have included both the flaming sword ( later shattered by Glamdrung) and the multi-thonged whip.

I'm calling this picture "Dark Fire".

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 6

Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

This is another of my Liliputians:



This is a Builder's lad ( ocaysun jusoldtladaferus ).

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New Steampunk deathray pistol

Greetings

I have created another fiendish machine to break the laws of God and Man...

Consider...

When YOU disintegrate YOUR foes with YOUR deathray, does it leave an unpleasant smell?

When YOU wound them with a glancing hit, does the wound putrify?

Then YOU NEED:-

The patented BRIXON PRAHA  II DISINFECTING DEODORISING DEATHRAY









I think that this machine has come together rather nicely, despite several problems that arose during construction. In the end there is usually a solution to be found for such adversity...

I am particularly pleased with the trigger mechanism, which moves (a little) against a springy bit of wire in the cavity.




Until next time

Adieu