Saturday, 16 March 2013


Pan meets Nature in the Spring as a child, and they become friends and fall in love in Summer. By Autumn Nature starts to become old, and in Winter, she dies. Pan stays with her, sleeping at her side, and dies with her - when Spring returns they are reborn and meet and fall in love over again. No matter how many times they forget one another, his sacrifice at her side in Winter means that they will always meet again.

I got told this story when I was young, and thought it would be something to paint over the Christmas season. Pan was the trees and forest, while Nature was the sky and moon. It's nearly Spring now so I suppose it's still relevant.

Watercolour and Ink painting.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


I figured that if centaurs did exist in some world or another, then other hoofed people would as well. As part of a fun brief I made for myself, nicknamed project 'Cloot' I'm drawing different centaur characters based on other animals people may disregard as 'ugly' for the centaur role. But lets face it. Hoofed animals are spectacular in all of their differing qualities - if they spit, frolic or roll in mud, what more characteristics could you hope to play with?
This is Ferdinand, a llama centaur. I know he's not quite right for a llama - he could be pudgier, this is more of an underweight llama to be fair. I drew him in a lecture, after the idea coming from my sketch of 'Puck'. Puck isn't really any sort of creature, just a mash of donkey, cow and goat. But I still love his ears <3 Look out for more Cloot characters!