sad face…

very sad!

Practicing drawing various facial expressions seems to be paying off. I am quite pleased with how this drawing for Albion turned out. She does indeed look like she is distressed and crying – just what the scene in question calls for. Poor girl.

UPDATE: Poem from Tom in the comments capturing in words what I tried to show in my illustration…

fractured fragments of a life fall hard
cold rain upon a bitter stormy sea
pouring forth the pain of broken shards
splinters of a soul by death set free
melting childhood verities secure
questions never answered but by tears
desperate moments seeking to assure
sorrow overwhelming hollow fears
face distorted anguish speaks in sobs
the inarticulation of her loss
marches down her visage as it robs
reason cast aside in tempest tossed
incoherent sadness sweeps her past
though everything still matters nothing lasts

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer

Lady Belinda…

take that!

Recently my computer drawings have all been for Albion, so here’s another sneak peak. Lady Belinda is ready for “war” apparently! Of course she has a new dress, hairdo and battle-parasol for the occasion!

UPDATE: New poem from Tom! She sounds as tough as she looks… (or maybe it’s all in her head 😉

Like Boudicca of old I’m fighting
for English pride and English soil!
With my parasol a-smiting
see me join in war-like toil!
My battle-dress in bloody hues
will spread to all the dreadful news
of my arrival on the field!
The enemy shall surely yield
when they see my fierce visage
topped by locks in horned array
like a battle-helm in ways
dispelling all my soft mirage:
revealing all my inner fire
promising a fight that’s dire!

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer

cartoon girl…

HJF 20081122 cartoon girl
cartoon girl

Hey! Here’s a little infill… this sketch is from about a year ago – the style is pretty different from what I’ve been doing lately!

I decided not to post another Rabbit on the Moon until I have put the next page up on le 12 – which this month will actually be on the 15th instead of the 12th… so more rabbits next week!

Here’s another good web comic I’ve started enjoying – Red Moon Rising – I’m really not sure where the story is going – although it’s engaging – but at this point, it’s really the art that is exceptional. You can see the exploration of the medium with various results – all beautiful… I think – anyway, check it out!

image (cc) 2008 Hilary Farmer

Issa’s cat – my fish!

my fish!
my fish!

Mutual interests
are the foundation of love
but this is my fish!

Following on with the Issa’s cat story, a new haiku from Tom Radcliffe inspired the above comic. Perhaps though, there’s a little regret in that backwards glance – or maybe just confirming a good decision. I think she was only into him for his fish anyway!

This is number three in the Issa’s Cat series. To see them all, click the Issa’s Cat comic category on the side.

Now on Le 12 as “Mon Poisson!”

Image (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer

another character study…

what could he possibly be thinking about?
what could he possibly be thinking about?

I am still thinking about the webcomic and the characters that need to be developed for it. Here is another glimpse.

For a look at how it’s really done, check out this link to one of my favourites as his cute and fuzzy cast takes another visit to the theatre – always good for a laugh!

image (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer

a first webcomic attempt…

Meant for each other
Meant for each other

This is a bit of an experiment. The concept and text are Max’s (Maxime Dallaire) and I did the drawings to try to bring the “slice of life” well, to life – lol. It’s the first time I’ve done something with several panels and worked with the text. I think I learned a lot from doing it! I’ve already been thinking about what I would do differently next time. The main thing is not starting something you’ve never tried before two days before the deadline! It was prepared for the blog “le 12” which posts comics from both new and established comics on the 12th of each month. So check them out – and enjoy some humour in the other official language!

image (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer