Wednesday, November 7, 2012


(This is the piece that I worked on during yet another blackout. I wrote a bit about that and posted a few images, including this piece in progress, in this post.)

Title: "Beyond the fence the forest stood up spectrally in the moonlight, and through that dim stir, through the faint sounds of that lamentable courtyard, the silence of the land went home to one's very heart -- its mystery, its greatness, the amazing reality of its concealed life."

6.75 inches by 11 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
October 13, 2012


  1. I think I might run out of superlatives by the time you finish Heart of Darkness:)

  2. That is very kind of you Jane, but I will take it! I am happy with how the illustrations are turning out, and this kind of encouragement helps me keep going when the fires are burning low.

  3. My pleasure, Matt:)And I know what you mean about needing feedback to keep the fires alight too. I think any type of creative process can be lonely business at times but you also need interaction - either for validation that you are on the right path or as a way of fuelling the creative juices. I think your Heart of Darkness project is a wonderful idea and I'm sure with the rise of Ebooks books such as your version of Moby Dick and soon Heart of Darkness will be valued for a whole new set of reasons.


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