Today’s doodle – reconnecting…


Well, that was a much longer break from the blog than I had anticipated! Sometimes you just have to do something different for a while.
Today’s doodle is a quick one to get back at drawing on the computer. I am not completely happy with it but I do like that even though the drawing is very quick, there is a feeling of emotional content implied in the faces…

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer

sitting on the shore…

a quiet chat...

I just prepared this drawing for Songs of Albion but thought it would be nice for my blog too! Trying to create a certain kind of atmosphere is sometimes easier in black and white – or actually in this case, shades of grey.
I just saw the new comic for ExtraOrdinary – also in shades or grey. It’s very cool – make sure you move your mouse over the picture for some neat effects!

UPDATE: Thanks to Tom for this lovely evocative sonnet to accompany my image.

Charcoal twilight shadows sketched upon
the canvas sky illume a private tryst
between the silent hour before the Dawn
and the Dusk that lurks behind the mist
at day’s long close. A silent hawk swoops by
while Dusk and Dawn exchange a midnight word
beneath the Northern Summer’s peaceful sky,
a fleeting touch that’s been so long deferred.
They speak the tongues of twilight, voices soft
for sharing secrets commonplace and rare:
just where the Night goes hiding when the waft
of Summer comes to rule the Arctic air.
And when at last they’re parted by the Night
They know they’ll meet again by Austral light.

Copyright (C) 2011 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

friend of D…

I'm not really sure who this is!

No, I’m not sure who this is… but I’m having fun working with lots of colour!

To go with my somewhat random character… check out this amusing Patches cartoon. “Don’t call me an asp”… lol

UPDATE: New poem!! Thanks Tom!

Great mastery of Time and Space
All things I will pursue
Amassing power and wealth and stuff
Such riches I’ll accrue!

Unless I catch a fleeting smile
From someone sweet and funny
For isn’t that the greatest wealth
Worth more than any money?

But until then I’ll conquer all!
Or maybe write a song
Or just enjoy the bright warm day
So peaceful and so long

Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

today’s doodle…

mischief brewing...

Well, I wonder what he’s planning looking so innocent…

Recently I have been very busy so I am just occasionally posting these little doodles.  In a few weeks, I hope to be able to make up for it by introducing you to the new material I am working on but in the meantime, posts will be a bit sparse and doodle-y.

Here’s a funny one from Patches for anyone who’s finding it a bit hot lately… or who has an irrational desire to keep an inappropriate pet… enjoy!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer