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#Inktober 2019

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#Inktober 2019
















Why Not Magoos?

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My latest short story, Why Not Magoos?, was published this week at The Kalahari Review.

On 14 June 1986, Durban nightlife and civilian society in South Africa were ripped through by a bomb outside a beachfront hotel. Today, echoes of the past remain.
Read it online: https://kalaharireview.com/why-not-magoos-41dd2bfff25f

Soul Searching Novel to be Published

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Guardbridge Books has offered to publish Soul Searching! Aiming for an April 2020 release.

The work now begins on revisions and edits to really polish of the manuscript. I will be posting regularly on social media about that progress...

Tucking into the notes. Making revisions. #amediting #sf #SoulSearching2020


Paper notes and edits done. Next step 💻

Sunset Pride

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Although from 2009, I wanted to show the large lion rubaway I produced in 2009. With my appreciation of the Indiana Jones posters and the art of Drew Struzan, I wanted something that was close to home (nature) and use a similar technique.

I used rubaway, watercolour and charcoal.







Illustrations (learning rubaway) from 1993 & 1994 The Mill (1993) illustration was from a photo reference I took of the Midmar Dam mill (no longer there) for Art of Drawing subject – second year Graphic Design. The Giraffe (1994) and Zebra (1994) were done a year later using offcuts from the Mill board.




White Moonlight

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I wanted to try out a large rubaway (one of my favourite techniques – see the Sunset Pride from 2009) and decided to illustrate a white rhino and gift it to my brother, Michael, who works on a game farm in Limpopo.

Over a few weeks I developed the picture and finally gave it to him at his home we we as a family visited him and his wife.







The Work In Progress:







Riley

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"Riley"

I have been wanting to do a large watercolour of my wife, Riley, and finally got around to doing it had having a ton of fun in the process.

I'm usually fairly tight when it comes to watercolour so this was a chance to experiment and be as loose as I could.

Check out my other watercolor and ink: various ink and watercolour, and Inktober 2019







Check out my other watercolor and ink: various ink and watercolour, and Inktober 2019