I'm awkwardly not active lately when it comes to art and replying to comments since I have loads of work at the university. Next week, I'm attending an academic conference on humour; I have a topic on WWI humour and I'm frightened to death. And in two months time, I'm leaving for Spain for the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona for half a year. That makes me even more anxious, goddamnit.
Anyway, I've been reading some "Horrible Histories" to put them big academic issues out of my mind for a while. And while I was reading I thought, what if Terry Deary wrote a book on Sir Harold Gillies or the reconstructive surgery, and have Marin Brown do the illustrations... That would be great, though highly unlikely. So, I decided to tone down my style a little and try something new; more in the vein of Brown 's illustrations which I find hilariously epic.
And here's my Brown'esque rendition of the WWI pilot, Henry Lumley. I even have some sketches of him, Walter Yeo, Sir Harold Gillies and other WWI-related characters but they are so rough I'm not sure I would finish drawing/inking them for a while. Duh, I just noticed I made Henry into a Blackadder-type personality, oh well xd You'll probably see in a (longer) while what will come out of this artistic stalemate.
Have a peaceful Remembrance Day.