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Showing posts from July, 2012

The much anticipated twirl.

They waited and waited, and then she finally did it, though in her own idiosyncratic style.

Danse Macabre

"'I’ve taken you by the hand , for you must come to my dance'. These are the words I utter on this day. On this occasion, I took a more visual approach, since I've taken a particular interest in environments. And thus, I painted the Danse Macabre. Humans are occasionally admirable, but more often than not, they just amuse me."

Signed, Grim Reaper- 1578 CE

Some music to go with it.

Book Reviews and Musings.

It's my opinion that science fiction and fantasy have had a significant impact on society beyond just entertainment. We see various ideologies of societies being reflected in these works of fiction along with other human, moral or social dilemmas.In a sense, I think art and life influence each other. As an illustrator, I'm often inspired and influenced by the books I read. I make an effort to see the underlying themes and thoughts of the writer, and see if I can learn from them and add further philosophical or sociological depth/intrigue to my illustrations. Here are some of my thoughts on the books I've read in the last month or so.

The City and the City: My first China MiĆ©ville novel and it's mightily impressive. Very pulpy and dare I say, very classy , the story is based around two really bizarre cities, with political and social intrigue. The cities are incredibly fascinating. The backdrop is  possibly a commentary on the minds of  the common people, mor…

Seeking Samarkand: A collaboration.

Here's another collaboration with Nat. It was a contest submission for  The Lost Kids. Hope you like it.