Monday, 20 April 2009

The New Queen of Blood

I got the Jack Kirby "Fourth World Omnibus" yesterday. Can you tell?

Monday, 13 April 2009

The New Queen of the Cold

I've decided to make the Queen of the Cold a bit more visually interesting, a bit more Kirbyesque, and potentially a bit more nasty, hence this redesign. She's now got the pose and the sword I'd previously given to the Queen of Blood - can anyone guess the obscure 80s album cover I've lifted the pose from? - which means I've got to do a redesign for the QoB as well, but that's OK 'cause I want to. The sword - as well as emphasizing her new more martial aspect - also links to the Swords suite of the Tarot, which is vaguely linked to emotional detachment, emphasizing the intellect rather than the emotions, kind of like the Queen of the Cold here...

Friday, 3 April 2009

A Man For All Seasons

Over the past year and a bit I have slowly been working on this series of images for my good friend David's music project The Melting Ice Caps. The first one I made was the Wintery scene which is now the last in the sequence... then Summer... then Autumn, and now most recently Spring. These were a lot of fun to do - I love working on a series and I also seem to love "fours" - four seasons, four elements, four tarot suites, and all the rest... and it's lovely to see them all together at last.