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2020 Goals

My main 2020 Art goals are:

Focus on progressing Dasie Litral & The Mystery Camera Boy #1 to 26 pages & get the Kickstarter live.

Evolve my comic-making art style & process so that I can flow with Time & not against it & have a more productive next decade!

Integrate comics into my day job & progress the ideas I had at Graphic Medicine 2019 Conference in Brighton.

Breaking through creative blocks, self-doubt, procrastination, depression, burn out, and anxiety are all massive challenges, but with the right plan, motivation and help they are achievable. I’m currently inspired by the potential of some mutual help from a very awesome comics maker.

Best wishes 🙂

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The Weight of the World

I’ve recently gained some more momentum with the comic. Different strands are coming together and I’m feeling the therapeutic benefit of this. Unconscious expression has been freed up and I’m noticing some nice examples of this. Here’s the latest: a detail from the current page-in-progress where the weight and tragedy of Brimham Rocks was unconsciously echoed by the pedal of a mangled bike (that I found on a beach in Tyne & Wear as part of an art project 30 years ago) delicately touching the ominous shadow of the moon. The ‘motif’ of precarious balance is echoed and there is an unconscious expression on the nature and substance of ’emotional weight’ that resonated for me. Needed to share it.

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Drawing of my wonderful wife & super-awesome daughter.

This is a present.
I’m very happy with the faces. Not so much with the clouds. Still, it’s all learning.
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Mystery Camera Boy

I found the photo, where my Dad had written on the back: “Mystery Camera Boy”
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Present for my Aunty

I drew this pencil illustration of my Aunty & her 2 brothers (my Dad & Uncle) for my Aunty’s 80th birthday, which is today. I gave her the picture at the weekend and she seemed very pleased. Happy Birthday Aunty Mary, with much love x

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Inktober 2018 completed

Completed Inktober on time this year. The final entry is a drawing of my wife’s delicious coffee and walnut cake. Baked with love for her family.

Day 31: Slice 
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Testing Gutenberg

Having a quick go on blocks in the new WordPress editor.

  • Wonder where things are
  • Need help
  • A lighthouse?

Time Blocks

The building blocks of Time itself

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Etsy Shop

I opened an Etsy shop. Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while.
So far there’s only 1 painting for sale there. A watercolour I did of a statue in Lindisfarne… Over 20 years ago!
Hopefully will put some more recent paintings up for sale before too long!

Here’s the link: Etsy Shop

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Personal Art Projects

I created a new Portfolio folder on the website today for personal art projects. This is a place for some art I’ve done over the years with more of a therapy connection. Another step in the direction of integration. 2018…

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Painting

Doing my first painting for… well, several years at least. It’s of my wife & daughter. & right now it’s very challenging. Probably not helping that I’m also using paints from several years ago! Still, shouldn’t blame the tools…!