Just a doodle from this evening. After scanning I added the flipped inverse image just because.
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Another evening of music, this time the Jazz Jam at Oxford Jazz Kitchen. It was very crowded, so from the back I had a restricted view and had to make up quite a lot to fill the scene. It’s still fairly accurate, I reckon. Karen got up and performed the saucy “Kitchen Man” to an enthusiastically fast drum-beat, but managed to keep her cool and stay in the groove.
Great performance by Pete Oxley and Nick Meier last night at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore. I prepped my coloured pencils and riffed along with the fluid melodies and oh so tight rapport. I managed to include references to almost every title played, except for Vera Cruz (because I didn’t know what to draw).
So there I was, pulling New Year crackers at our office party, when out fell a tiny notebook, no bigger than my thumb*. After a little while I noticed it was full of dancing hippos. I spent the rest of the evening on the dance floor with Karen, trying to emulate the funky, cool moves of this smooth dancer. Karen laughed a lot, so I reckon I must have succeeded.
* casual hyperbole, under section IV of the Artistic Licensing Act 2008. True figure** is 60 (+/-1) x 40 (+/- 1) mm^2.
** for the notebook. The thumb is smaller.
I created this comic as my entry for a competition. I didn’t win, so now I’m free to share it with my readers! To make it easier for most people, I’ve translated it out of the original Latvian into English.
[Art note: I decided in this case to use vector graphics (rather than my usual rough sketches and bitmaps) — which was interesting, being simultaneously liberating (let the computer do the work) and challenging (the need to make definite decisions on line position). Thank you inkscape.]
Not so much a comic, but a whimsical response to the masterful music and heady ambience of a jazz gig. Frank Harrison (keyboard) and Bobby Wellins (sax) at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop in Oxford.
Well, it’s been a while, sorry. Nice to see Noah again, and then I found that a pair of hippos had crept in to this comic too. Probably they came just to communicate with their cousin. I have no idea what that pair leaning out of the porthole are.
Here’s a voluptuous creature I found in my sketchbook this weekend (possibly inspired by the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition of Great British Drawings that we went to see again.)