Please, allow me to apologize in advance; this is what happens when I get restless in theory classes.
I've been in Durham a little over a month at present, and I'm beginning to settle into the swing of things. Included in that swing is the balancing of school work and freelance deadlines for the student newspaper, in this case The Palatinate (I posted a strip for them two posts back that was never used). The latest edition came out in print yesterday, and lo and behold it had not one, not two, but three of my pieces in it: this piece (http://www.palatinate.org.uk/?p=50525) about Italy's cultural and political baggage as it strives to make headway for the future; this piece (http://www.palatinate.org.uk/?p=50768) about a guy trying pole dancing for the first time; and the following portrait of the acerbic and entertaining Jeremy Paxman...
Always a pleasant surprise to discover stuff in print that you weren't expecting. I'll leave the other images here, too, for your amusement. Enjoy!
I'm mostly giving this an #inktober heading to make myself feel less bad about how poorly disciplined I've been in this celebratory month of drawing. Pretty bad. But this did start out with ink lines, so I say it counts!
I haven't so much as touched my watercolours in almost a year, but I brought a brand new set of brushes to England with me and by Jove it's time I broke them in. I need to do more of this. I'd forgotten how much fun ink and watercolour work was, but seeing Lucy Bellwood's work on Down to the Seas Again unfold on Patreon set my fingers itching to hold a brush again. Makes for a pretty swell Sunday afternoon.
Well, here we are in the midst of #Inktober, and I haven't posted a single daily ink drawing. Usually, this would be my favourite month of the year (for a variety of reasons) but right now the challenges of a new term of school abroad are getting the better of me. I'll try and do some catching up this week, in amongst the multitude of readings on my plate. For now, though, I'll give you a strip to read, something I drew a few weeks back as the beginning of my work for Durham University's student newspaper The Palatinate. Due to editorial cuts in never made print or the paper's website, so this blog is the only life it'll ever have. It's just a bit of humour around the recent internet fad that was the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, mocking the fact that so many people doing it had no idea what they were actually saying; they were just along for the ride.