Browsing Archive: February, 2016

Weird Events in Suburban Gardens

Posted by Nik Chinook on Friday, February 26, 2016,
In the spirit of David Lynch and born out of my love for William Heath Robinson's illustrations, mixed with a little English murder-mystery fiction and then shaken with chilled Giles and crushed Adrian Tomine....

This is the delightfully lush and creepy world of leafy suburbia in a dream-like 'Britain between the wars'. A place where Garden Inspectors from the Ministry call on you unannounced to check your Dahlias and eccentric boffins are building time machines in the garden shed while listen...

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The Fishermen of Cornwall

Posted by Nik Chinook on Monday, February 8, 2016,



And here is the final image of my Fishermen of Mousehole illustration. Although I've already had a lot of Cornish residents pointing out similarities with Falmouth and other Cornish locations!  So maybe is is going to have to be Fishermen of Cornwall instead!  "Proper job" as we say in Cornwall.


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Fishermen of Mousehole

Posted by Nik Chinook on Friday, February 5, 2016,
I have a tiny little sketch of memories of the little Cornish fishing village or Mousehole. (For those of you who don't know it's pronounced "Moawsul" if you want to avoid looking like a toursist).  The drawing in my sketchbook was near to the first image I did for the 'Edna at the Window' piece and so it has sort of cross-fertilised into this project.

The other influence as you might have spotted is MC Escher.  The idea of the continuous staircases is translated into the trawler men making th...
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Copic Marker Stand for £3

Posted by Nik Chinook on Friday, February 5, 2016,


This is all about distraction and procrastination.  What I really should have been doing is working on the art; what I actually did for a couple of hours is make a little box/stand for the small selection of Copic markers I have (and love).

You see, even with the small selection I have, it soon gets annoying as the roll off the desk, under the drawing board, get colour order/tones mixed up etc.  I'd had a look at some ready to buy stands by copic and others but they're all silly money. And fra...
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