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

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Here is an extra post for this week

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


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Adieu


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Man At Arms

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Here is my second drawing of a man in armour.

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

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Adieu

Sunday, 28 June 2020

New Dr Who cartoon

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Here is an extra post for this week.

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

I am, however, entirely unrepentant.




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Adieu

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 7

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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

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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

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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

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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".

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Adieu

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 6

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Here is an extra post for this week

This is another of my Liliputians:



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

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Adieu


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New Steampunk deathray pistol

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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

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 5

Greetings

Here is an extra post for the week

This is another new Liliputian:


This is a Blond Ploughboy ( fersyder wilswetferus ).

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Bad Kitty

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In February I went to the British Filkcon ( I have posted before about this).

When they were planning the Con last year they asked for people to send pictures that could used in publications. They promised brownies as payment.

The con was called DemiSemiquaver (this is a very short note indeed) and they suggested that critters breaking, or chewing notes would be appropriate.

Here is one of the drawings I sent them:

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I quite like how this came out.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 4

Greetings

Here are two examples of the order Angeli.


A Redwing (faerboi weltandferus) and a Sunangel ( thisboises heipersuadus ).

Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Stamp design

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Here is an extra post for this week...

When I was at school, the National Army Museum in Chelsea used to run summer events.

I was able to go to these from the age of 8, which soon gave me confidence in navigating the Undergound on my own.

The museum showed films and ran lectures and presentations. It also had occasional competitions

I found this piece in one of my porfolios. .



 I was in the upper end of the 14 to 18 category and I note that I won first prize for this, but cannot remember what that prize was (probably a booktoken).

I used to collect  British stamps ( I gave up the hobby about 10 years ago, but still have my collection) and I think that this design stands up quite well compared to many I have seen.

Here is a close up of the stamp design.


Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

progress on current oil painting

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I am still working on my current oil painting.

When I last blogged ( a bit a ago now- as I like to live with my paintings for a bit ...) on this  subject it looked like this:


It now looks like this:


I'm still not completely happy with it, so will be blogging about it again when I've done more work.

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Dress-Up David Outfits 4

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Here is an extra post for this week.

This is the final outfit I made for my Dress-Up David fridge magnet.

He had to have a Rocky Horror set:


I used the standard leather jacket and the boots from my Leatherboy David set in the first outfit.

It's just a pity that David's feet are at the wrong angle for high heels...

Until next time.

Adieu

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Small Game Hunter Returns 3

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Here is another Liliputian


 This is a Dashing White Sergeant ( donfearafoe ibejindus ).

Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Dress-up David outfits 3

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Here are some more of the outfits I made for my Dress-Up David fridge magnet.

I have included the standard leather jacket in some of these and I have also re-used the red boots from the Fifteenth Century set.









Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

New Steampunked gun

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A year or so ago I aquired an old damaged percussion-cap fowling piece from a friend.

He had bought it some time ago with the intention of steampunking it, but had never got around to it.

As it was cluttering up his place, he passed it on to me.

I have now finished my creation:













I am calling it the Shelly-Byron Precision Galvlock 

(As it is a muzzle-loader, I thought that a galvanic mechanism was appropriate and if the Shellys had the idea, Byron would have provided the money.)

You should also note that the sight is a real miniature telescope.

Until next time

Adieu






Sunday, 26 April 2020

Dress-up David outfits 2

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Here is an extra post.

These are outfits I made for my Dress-Up David fridge magnet.

This is Beach-Wear.

I've used a t-shirt and sneakers from the original set in some versions.






Until next time 

Adieu