Saturday, 30 October 2010

Drawing Jimi

I started a drawing of Jimi Hendrix about a week ago... and I took him on holiday this week and have been working on the face...this is another wip as a few folks have asked me how he was going ;0) It's really quite a simple pencil study...about 90cm make me really look carefully at his face...he's another figure I am just aching to make soon :0)

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Voodoo Chile...the Demon Lover

A 'seasonal' theme for Samhain and All Soul's towards the end of the month...'the demon lover'.'s a muse about what constitutes 'reality', the power of the mind, about taboos, and a few other things...
It's linked to the voodoo chile song...and I also found a poem by Sylvia Plath which is wonderful too 'On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover'

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


A young woman c1896 ...
...perhaps off to work in a flower shop.

"I want to be a lady...
I'm a good girl I am!"

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Venus in Furs

A drawing using the song by the velvet underground 'Venus in Furs' as a starting point...although this is not Severin and Wanda...this is perhaps more likely the Unknown Man from the original book... I wanted the image to say something about strength in vulnerability, trust and intimate love....amongst other things...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Dionysus...the Green Man

I love stories about the green man...found in so many myths legends and other he is as Dionysus the god of wine and grapes...

...he is the dying and returning god...of fertility, sensuous abandon and the freeing of the mind through ecstacy....part of the eternal cycle of life death and rebirth....
" ...I am born in the dark...
...I shine with the sun...
....I burn with desire...
...I have paid for your pleasure"
( william anderson 'the green man')

Friday, 1 October 2010

October AIM Magazine

The October Artisans in Miniature magazine is available here:
I have an article about one of my recent figures...Old Mother Shipton on pages 104-107
the magazine is free as always...please pass on the link to anyone you know who enjoys miniatures :0)