A sort of "Goodbye"

Well, not entirely. For various reasons (mainly the fact that the email I regularly use and the email linked with this account aren't the same), I've decided to retire this blog and get a new blog, which will be part of a grander scheme of things. Come and visit me here at...


Joan of Arc

"It was deep into his fiery heart 
He took the dust of Joan of Arc
And then she clearly understood 
If he was fire, oh then she must be wood."
-Leonard Cohen, "Joan of Arc" (1971)


Fox and the Crow

Le Corbeau et le renard

Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché,
Tenait en son bec un fromage.
Maître Renard, par l'odeur alléché,
Lui tint à peu près ce langage :
"Hé ! bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau.
Que vous êtes joli ! que vous me semblez beau !
Sans mentir, si votre ramage
Se rapporte à votre plumage,
Vous êtes le Phénix des hôtes de ces bois."

A ces mots le Corbeau ne se sent pas de joie ;
Et pour montrer sa belle voix,
Il ouvre un large bec, laisse tomber sa proie.
Le Renard s'en saisit, et dit : "Mon bon Monsieur,
Apprenez que tout flatteur
Vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute :
Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute. "
Le Corbeau, honteux et confus,
Jura, mais un peu tard, qu'on ne l'y prendrait plus. 

Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

I finally managed to find a way of getting a more organic look into digital art by the magic of overlays!

"What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?"
Act III, Scene I

A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare (c. 1590-1596)


South American Sketchbook (Part 1: Buenos Aires)

Last week, I returned from a month of travelling in Argentina and Brazil. Half of the time was spent volunteering with an NGO called Voluntario Global, where I helped to teach children and young people English at an after-school academy. The last two weeks saw me visit the legendary Iguazu Falls on the Argentine-Brazilian border before going to Rio de Jainero and the Ilha Grande in Brazil.

As I travelled through Argentina and Brazil, I created some sketchbooks based on the people and places I encountered.

Recoleta cemetery

 Plaza de Mayo

 Las madres de Plaza de Mayo (excuse my minor Spanish error)

 Polo Match

San Telmo

More to come soon...