Saturday, 4 December 2021

Bike Pose 3

 Greetings

Here is a final version of this piece of computer art.


I have done other versions... 

They may be added to my more risque website The Garden of Dubious Delights (link at base of the Gay Art page on my main site) at some point.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Three Boys

 Greetings

Here is a new picture from my sketchbook.

I used some of my collection of dolls as the models for the three leatherboys.

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Bike Pose 2

 Greetings

Here is the second version of my new computer art of my Albion City Judge.


Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Elf for leather

 

Greetings

Here is a new drawing of a blond elf in leather gear from my sketch book.



I have added his posing pouch in Photoshop for this blog,

Until next time

adieu

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Bike Pose 1

 Greetings

Here is the first variation of the  new computer art.

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Daisho

 Greetings

Here is a new picture from my sketch book.


I used felt-tips for this and lightly over-painted with white acrylic.

Once again, my ball-jointed doll, Yoshitune, is the model. His wakizsashi is in his obi and his katana is poised for a classic cut to his opponent's leg.

Until next time


Adieu

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Bike pose

 Greetings

Here is a new piece of computer art.

This is an Albion City judge from my Bright Judges comic

Here he is (mostly) dressed.


I will post other versions later.

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Saucy Elf

 Greetings

Here is another drawing  of a saucy elf in tight doublet and hose from my sketch book.


Or maybe someone taught Legolas how to twerk...?

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Dandy Biker

 Hi

Here is a new coloured pencil drawing from my sketch book.



 I used my ball-jointed doll, Yoshi ( short for Yoshitsune), as the model for this.

Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Elizabethan

 Greetings

Here is another new drawing from my sketchbook.

I found a fashion shot of a young lady and the style of her clothes suggested the sixteenth century male attire, so I redressed her as a lad.


Until next time


Adieu


Saturday, 30 October 2021

Psi-Judge

 Greetings

I am continuing to experiment with effects and tools in Photoshop.

Here is the latest piece of computer art  I have completed.

I based this on a monochrome ink drawing in my sketch-book. 


I am very please with how this piece has come out.

I call this one  Sexy Psi- Judge.

(If I were to add a speech bubble, it would read " I know what you're thinking.")

Until next time


Adieu


Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Blond In Bonds

 Greetings

Here is one of the naughtier pictures from my sketchbook.

I had to apply a smidgen of censorship...



Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Storm guys

 Greetings

When I am putting up my tent , I put up the roof section first, secured by three storm guys.

These need to be set equally round the tent and I used to have to estimate where I needed to set the pegs.

However, my fellow Paladin, Laurie ( His Grace the Duke of Lancaster), devised a clever device to help with this.

He worked out that he could make a quilted canvas triangle and nail it to the wooden finial block at the top of the roof (with an eyeletted hole in the centre for the pole spike-obviously). He could then put an eyelet in each corner of the triangle and attach the storm guy ropes to these and they would always each be one third of the way round the tent.

He kindly passed a copy of the pattern to me and I made my own.

Being me, I decorated it. The golden bee, of course, goes at the back...



This is in the great tradition of ecclesiastical architecture, as , when the tent is up, the blue finial sits on top of this and only God can appreciate the decoration still visible.

Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Fallen Angel

 Greetings

Here is a new drawing from my sketchbook.


This has been done with pencil enhanced with black coloured pencil.

It is called "Dark Angel"

Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Last Carwheel Decorations

 Greetings

Here are the last two Cartwheel spoke decorations from the tent.



 This one is a simple leaf design with a scroll across the base


and this one has the family motto of the de Velmonts around the hole, which is painted to resemble a pearl in splendour.

The Motto is Habemus Fortuna Diaboli.

This means "We have the Devil's luck".

 Usually, this would appear on the Standard, but the bishop felt that the family war-cry: Carpe Premium (Seize the prize) was a little more appropriate.

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Assassin

 Greetings

I was an avid reader of the SF comic 2000AD for many years and always appreciated the work of many of the artist who drew it.

Here is a piece of computer art inspired by a figure in the background of panel by Carlos Ezquerra.

(Of course,his figure was female and was wearing more clothing...)


I call this "Slut Assassin".

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 6 October 2021

New drawing

 Greetings

Here is a new drawing of a couple of poets being romantic.


Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Longlance

 Greetings

Here is an ink painting of my ElfSex character, Longlance.


He has yet to appear, but , at some point, I may write an encounter between him and my hero, Raven.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Tent painting

 Greetings

Here are two more of the cartwheel spoke decorations on my tent


This one is oak leaves


and this is another Sunne in Splendour

Until next time


Adieu

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Two Way Street

 Greetings

I am a fan of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.

In Equal Rites, he established that a girl can be a wizard.

Thus, I reasoned, a boy can be a witch.


I've always maintained that equality is a two way street.

In fact, some time after this picture was drawn, Sir Terry's last book showed that he agreed with me...

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

More tent decorations

Greetings

Here are two more of the cartwheel spoke decorations from the tent.



This one shows a cross and two swords in saltir hilts in chief


and this one shows episcopal accoutrements: processional cross, crosier and mitre.

Until next time

Adieu


Saturday, 18 September 2021

Hever Castle 2021

 Greetings

I took part in a re-enactment event at Hever Castle over the August Bank Holiday.

Quite a number of the Paladins also attended and, as these pictures show, we had a magnificent encampment.






We had good weather and it was quite hot, which meant that public attendance was quite high.

We were scheduled to do a tourney each morning and a battle( together with all the other medieval groups attending) each afternoon.

As in previous years, we arranged that each group would split their forces between attackers and defenders so that they fought their own people. This ensured that any difference in fight style was less likely to cause a problem until the final melee( where all fought all).

I made a bit of an error on Saturday. I thought we would be marching straight on to the field, so I opted to make a splash by wearing my great helm to march on.

I t was dry and overcaste and I thought I'd only be wearing it for a few minutes. Unfortunately, the Vikings were on the field before us and took longer than expected to finish their battle.

Once I realised we would be waiting longer, I had someone get the helm off me and only put to back to march on. 

I fought first against Tony and it all seemed to be going well till near the end, when I realised something was wrong and got him to kill me , which is when I stared dry-heaving from heat-stroke and had to be helped off and stripped of my armour.

I did not fight in the afternoon, but went on in robes and blessed the defending troops.

Having learnt my lesson, on Sunday and Monday I left my great helm at  camp and chose to also leave my brigandine, wearing just bassinet, leg and arm harness and trusting to my parries and arming jack to protect my body.

I also trusted to a distance weapon and fought with a polearm. I refer to it as a Clerical Bill and , hence, call it Peter's Pence.

It proved most effective.

As usual, I sang a mass on Sunday morning and had quite a reasonable congregation. Indeed, so many took the host, I will now have to restock my pyx. These included some of the resident re-enactors( playing the parts of Lord Boleyn and his family-luckily residing in the 1525 that weekend)

I had many nice comments about the mass and several people indicated that they had been spiritually uplifted. I am glad off this and hope it shows the approval of  a greater hand.

 Dominus Non Sum Dignus.

I just try to approach this task reverently and do my best.

Here is a picture of my tent, with my banner, standard and gonfalon.



It was a good event, marred only by a couple of injuries on the field, two of which required a short attendance at the local A & E. Luckily, neither turned out to be more serious

It also showed me that going to a three day event and fighting in armour five times after a period of about two years without any events requires about four , or five days recovery time...

Until next time


Adieu



Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Glider Lord

 Greetings

Here is a drawing of a Glider Elflord  from my sketch book.


Until next time

Adieu


Saturday, 11 September 2021

The tent in use

 Greetings

I recently took part in a re-enactment at Hever Castle.

Here is a picture of the tent showing the new roof decorations and the privacy screen hanging inside the door.


I will post more about the event later

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

More Cartwheel spoke decorations

 Greetings

Here are two more of the spoke-end decorations on my tent.


This one is a four-petaled heraldic rose


and this one is a sunne-in-splendour

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Warrior

 Greetings

Here is a drawing I found in one of my sketch books.

This seems to be an experiment with a fusion of European and Oriental armour styles.

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

More tent decoration

 Greetings

Here are two more of the cartwheel spoke-end decorations.


This one is a sunne-in-splendour.

and this is a fleur-de-lys.

Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 25 August 2021

New drawing

 Greetings

Here is a new drawing .

I thought I would have a go with pastels.

I have never liked working with pastels or charcoal, much. whilst there are many subtle effects that can be achieved, both media are too fragile; too impermanent.

No matter how many coats of fixative I sprayed on my work and no matter how carefully I covered the work, it seemed only the slightest rub,or touch, on the surface smeared, or blurred, carefully worked effects.

Still- we'll see how long this one survives...


Until next time

Adieu


Sunday, 22 August 2021

Another picture from Chalke

 Greetings

Here is another picture of the bishop at Chalke Valley.

This was also taken by Wolfka (WolfKouture on Instagram)


In this picture, the bishop is using his fighting heater shield to explain ecclesiastical heraldry.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

More Tent Decoration

 Greetings

As well as painting the dags and arcading, I have decorated the eyelet points for the tent cartwheel.

I have done these in gold with different decorations for each of them

Here are the first two.


This one shows a sword and the word "Immunitas". It is one of the two closest to the door and refers to the bishop's Papal immunity to use a sword.


Moving away from the door . this one is a floral design.

I will post more on this subject later.

Until next time

Adieu


Sunday, 15 August 2021

More from Chalke

 Greetings

Here is a picture of the bishop at Chalke Valley (taken by my fellow Paladin, Wolfka- used with permission- see her on Wolfkouture on instagram)



Here, the bishop is sitting next to his gonfalon on St Michael, explaining the charges on his standard.

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Tent decoration

 Greetings

Here are some pictures of the decoration to the dagging round my tent roof.


The white mitre on black alternates with the red mitre on white all the way round, but, as there are twenty-one dags, the papal tiara on red is on the dag at the front.

Until next time

Adieu


Saturday, 7 August 2021

Revolutionary Youth

 Greetings

Here is a drawing from my sketch book.



Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Medieval Blond

 Greetings

Here is a drawing of a cute blond lad in striped hose.


Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Tent Roof

 Greetings

I have been doing more decorations on my tent roof.

I have previously painted the dagging and have now completed the arcading and decoration of the spoke holes and storm-guy spacer.

Here are some pictures of the arcading. I will post pictures of how it looks with the tent up after the next event.

I chose blue for the arcading, as the tent came with a blue finial knob.t



Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Mitre Tent Flag

 Greetings

I have been spending some time enhancing and decorating my tent.

This is the flag I painted for the finial. It shows the bishop's red mitre badge.



Until next time


Adieu

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Chalke Valley Festival

 Greetings

A few weeks ago I went to my first post-lockdown re-enactment.

Teddy volunteered to cover my visits to my father and I made sure that I had done a quick covid test( which came out negative)

I packed the car on Friday morning and drove down to the site (Just beyond Salisbury) after lunch.

The event had moved since the last time I had been and was a lot easier to get to.

Once I got there, however, I had to follow the magical mystery tour getting on site and wait until they could form a convoy led by a guide ( who should really have been issued with a red flag).

We then had to empty our cars and form another convoy to the car park, so I had no opportunity to leave modern packing boxes, golf bags etc in the car and, as the carpark was some distance away, it was not practical to take them there after set up.

Consequently, I had after the tent set up so all these extra bits were concealed.

I had come up with a quicker way to rig the yellow curtains  by threading and fixing them on to a rope that could then be hung from the cartwheel and tent sides using 'S' hooks. This worked very well.

I then threaded the rings of the purple curtains directly onto the cartwheel spokes.

Here is a picture of the campsite with all my flags flying, which I took on Sunday morning.


Saturday started out looking like perfect re-enactment weather, as it was sunny , but cloudy.

Unfortunately, it soon became clear that it was quite hot and very humid.

Luckily, the organisers had not arranged for any battles or tourneys and, despite the fact we had had to put only a modest fight area to the rear of our encampment ( and this was on quite a slope) , we each spent some time there training in jacks, helms and gauntlets.

I then did an Arming of the Knight in the afternoon ( with young Rupert squiring) and did a circuit of the site in full plate. It was hot and humid enough for me to be quite glad to disarm once I got back.

Here are some more pictures of the encampment,



I set up my awning next to my tent and sang mass under it on Sunday morning.



There was minor fly in the ointment when we were told that one group had all gone to the beer tent and come back to find their tents had been ransacked and stuff stolen ( despite site security).

Luckily, we had had people in camp that night , but we arranged camp guards from then on.

We had a moderate number of punters, but,as in previous years, they were mostly good quality punters.
Most could recognise a bishop and several translated the Latin motto on my standard.

Sunday was wet- occasionally very wet.

We were initially told we might be allowed to pack up and go early, but this didn't happen and we had to form up a convoy in the carpark at 6.30.

I had closed the tent after lunch and began to pack down, which speeded things up- a little.

I then had a horrendous drive home through downpours which sometime reduced visibility to fog conditions and got home about 10.00.

But-taking one thing with another- it was generally quite a good show and I''m glad I went-. It certainly proved that me going and Teddy covering works.

Until next time

Adieu