Well, its been a long while. It is so hard to maintain a constant attentive blog when you are juggling all the aspects of everyday life. I’ve been busy working on design projects, book projects, illustrative projects and private commissions for paintings over the last 6 months. I’ve also started up an Etsy shop where I am selling prints of my artwork, ranging from space themes to animal prints. Check it all out at etsy.com/shop/InkermanCreative
Category Archives: Ilustration
‘Dog Generals’ series, No1 – Chow Nagamasa of Omi
Chow Chow Nagamasa was the mysterious leader of the Chow clan. Victor of many battles against his neighbouring clans, his luck finally ran out in 1571, where he vanished leading his pack among the earthworks at the siege of Odani Kennels.
Watercolour pencils on 300gsm paper. £25.00, framed original.
‘Dog Generals’ series, No2 – Harold Carton De Wiart
You wouldn’t know it, but Harold’s desperate look belies his real thoughts. Of the First World War he said ‘Frankly, I enjoyed the War’.
Watercolour pencil on 300gsm paper. £25.00, framed original. SOLD.
‘Dog Generals’ series, No3: Maximilian Schell
Maximillian Schell spent the war making short propaganda films, and was also a member of Psychological Warfare Radio Section Number 4, which attempted to brainwash the enemy populace with false hopes of extra food supplies and treats if they would only ‘come over to the other side’..
Watercolour pencils on 300gsm weighted paper. £25.00, framed original.
‘Dog Generals’ series, No4: Kronprinz Knipp of Hesse
Kronprinz Knipp of Hesse was wounded at the battle of Stippgrutze in 1866. Invalided out of the army, he thereafter spent his time running the family sausage business, but continued to wear a fine selection of hats.
His likeness is captured here in watercolour pencils on 300gsm weighted paper. £25.00, framed original.
Animals – ‘Westie’
Another watercolour pencil and acrylic. ‘Westie’, 13cm x 13cm on weighted paper.
Animals – ‘Brown Hare’
I’ve been busy sketching and painting animals lately. This one is ‘Brown Hare’. Watercolour pencil and acrylic on weighted paper. 13cm x 13cm.
Was lucky enough to visit the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium last week, it has been on my bucket list for a long time. I wasn’t disappointed, 200 years has changed the battlefield very little, thanks largely to perseverance of several groups and the Belgian government denying any real development on the site. It was particularly interesting to see how the land lies, something you cannot really grasp from books and reference material alone.
A visit to the huge Panorama painting was a must, and it is very impressive, here’s a snippet of just one of its thousands of little detailed moments in time.