If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. If you’re into self development, you’ve probably heard this saying a few times – and it’s certainly worth remembering. Some of the best moments in life are the ones where that light bulb suddenly pings on and you suddenly realise – Wait a minute,… Continue reading That moment you realise you can re-write your story
Feeder is a story about finding the courage to overcome grief and denial. It is the story of a boy growing into self-awareness, who learns that his actions have created a monster – one which he must challenge to become free. It’s a tale about the struggles we face when we create broken coping mechanisms that… Continue reading Short Story: FEEDER – Part 2
FEEDER – A modern dark fairytale of a boy and a girl wrapped up in death, denial and magic. I’ve been working on an exciting new project – a dark fairytale horror I’ve been writing and illustrating. This is part 1, and I’ll be posting subsequent parts every fortnight. So get ready for some creepiness and… Continue reading Like Horror Stories and Dark Fairytales? Read on!
As a creative person do you often find reality & ideals are at odds with each other? People often say you need to be realistic, but could focusing too much on being practical limit your creativity and your dreams? I discovered this week that I’d inherited a really crappy outlook on life that I didn’t realize I was carrying around.… Continue reading How can you be a better Dreamer?
Continuing on from my previous post, here’s how my oil painting inspired by Luis Ricardo Falero’s witch paintings is progressing. I decided to add some swirling clouds to the background. I probably should have sketched these in before I blocked in the background, but I didn’t think of it at the time, so never mind.… Continue reading Practising Life Painting in Oils (Step by Step) #2
Whether it’s a good-looking girl or boy, a colourful exotic bird, or an expertly arranged bouquet of flowers – we all love beauty. But shouldn’t ugliness be just as important? We love beautiful images that take us away from the irregularity of the everyday to a transcendent place of purity and symmetry. But I think sometimes beauty… Continue reading When Ugliness is a Good Thing
Boobs! Yep that’s a word that’s bound to spark interest! And in fact I’ve just started a new nude figure painting in my efforts to get back into oils, where the boobs have been giving me a bit of trouble. I thought the pose the model’s in looked a bit like she’s flying, and similar to… Continue reading Practising Life Painting in Oils (Step by Step)