I’m really happy with how this piece inspired by Norse Mythology turned out. I’ve recently read Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology (well kind of…I listened to the audiobook. That counts right?), watched American Gods and then picked up Jason Aaron’s God Butcher series. So I’ve had gods on the brain for a while now. The god of Thunder has been a favourite of mine for a long time so I’m really glad I finally found time to bring him to life.
I might carry on in this style and do versions of other gods. Maybe a Ganesh, a Thoth, or perhaps even a Baphomet if I’m feeling Metal!
I’ve been very busy moving house, going into a new studio and generally turning my life upside down, but I’ve managed to keep up to date with my biggest project to date. It’s amazing being able to work in a studio with other artists rather than going stir crazy in my little flat all the time!
Dangerous Children is an absolute joy to work on. When I first took on the job I was worried that I’d get bored of working on just one big project all the time, but the wide variety of characters and environments is really keeping me on my toes. I recently hit page 83 of 150 so I’ve made a pretty big dent in it. My favourite things to work on so far have been the cover and the robotic circus. When I first created this Vuldorian Leviathan carcass it was only the size of a building and I thought I’d nailed it, but Mark the author said “No no no… I mean it’s BIG!” so we scaled it up to this colossal size! Way better! The decaying robo-circus has possibly been my favourite scene, and the rusting ringmaster is such fun to draw. I’m so grateful I’ve got the chance to keep working on this project and can’t wait to hold the finish product in my hands.