Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.


Ninja Scroll

I had a commission to copy (while freely interpreting) an image from Ninja Scroll. Till last week, I'd never heard of Ninja Scroll. It's a "Japanese action thriller anime [movie and then TV series] set in feudal Japan, by director/writer Yoshiaki Kawariji, best known for his previous thriller Wicked City," about which I had also, of course, never heard. The character designs were done by Yutaka Minowa (thanks Wiki!)  I was pleased to find a reason to work on beautiful watercolour paper with Indian ink and a calligraphy brush.  Here are the two images I chose, out of several I made... any more takers?  I'll make new ones, or similar projects if anyone wants... contactable through my website.

Each drawing indian ink and gouache on heavy A3 watercolour Canson paper.

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