Suggested by my wife and dedicated to her.
What a trying year this has been for both of us for such different reasons.
I had such high hopes for 2016 but now I honestly can’t wait to be rid of it…
This drawing was a long time coming.
It is inspired by my recurring thought that if it were 100 years earlier (as in, I’d been born 100 years earlier) I would possibly be in the trenches of France right now. Or dead.
The title comes after the Vangelis piece of the same name. While I was studying the First World War this particular track, from his 1995 album ‘Voices’, made me think about a moment of calm after the storm in the trenches. I’m not sure why.
Knowing Vangelis this piece of music is certainly about something more beautiful.
This drawing looked a lot better in my head. Perhaps I will revisit it one day when I have more time.
This was drawn on the Procreate App (on the iPad Retina) with a 53 Pencil. Incidentally, I wore the nib of my stylus out finishing this!!
A time-lapse video will be on my instagram for those interested.
Baking hot in London today. My usual trainline, so-called Great Northern was once again running with delays so I decided to get the reliable Piccadilly line home. It was bloody roasting on the tube but I managed to get a seat.
Despite literally sweating through my shirt and dripping onto my iPad I drew this. I have no idea where it came from or who it is…but he is the Piccadilly Man!