Panspermia

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Panspermia – graphite underdrawing

Panspermia is a new piece I am working on. It will be a pointillism drawing when it is finished. What you are seeing here (or not seeing depending on your viewing device) is the graphite under-drawing. I’ll be posting “in progress” shots on this blog as I work on the rendering.

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Panspermia – ink line

The same drawing with line work completed. The next step will will be to begin the pointillism rendering. I am going to start with the background and for forward.

– Richard.

Octopus Collar – On Sale

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Octopus Collar
2012
ink wash on paper
11″ x 8″

This original drawing is ON SALE for $100.00. If you are interested, please email me to ensure availability. Other available original works can be seen here. Proceeds from the sale of these works are being used to support future publishing projects.

Thanks for looking. Apologies for those that have already seen this post on FB. My blog mirrors there.

– Richard.

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Original Works for Sale

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Stag Horn
2013
ink on paper
© Richard A. Kirk 2013

I have just added a page of original art work to my website. These works are available for sale. If something strikes your interest, you can use an email link on the page to ask any questions you may have. Some of the works are illustrations from books, others are personal works. Check them out here.

If you are interested in prints, I have a selection available here.

– Richard.

The Mapmaker of Hull

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The Mapmaker of Hull, 2015, ink, 12″ x 8″
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

This image is my most recent work. I am re-posting two other works below that were completed in late 2014, and part of the same cycle.

Inquire about the availability of these works

Earworm, 2014, ink

Earworm, 2014, ink, 12″ x 8″
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

Sinistral Sister, 2014, ink

Sinistral Sister, 2014, ink, 12″ x 8″
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

Strangewood (Florestranha)

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Cover art for the Brazilian edition of Christopher Golden’s novel “Strangewood.”

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Original art for “Strangewood.”
© Richard A. Kirk, 2015

I had a nice time working on this painting last summer, so it is rewarding to see it in its finished form. The cover design looks great. I believe it comes out next month (March). The book also includes b/w interior illustrations.

Audubon’s Hare

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I came across this image while poking around on the Morgan Library and Museum website. It’s a beautiful sketch by Audubon. In the notes I discovered that Audubon had written a few lines in graphite on the back of the paper. I don’t know the circumstances that would have enabled Audubon to work at such a time, but the note is a moving reminder of what artist’s sometimes ask, and receive, from their work.

“I drew this Hare during one of the days of deepest sorrow I have felt in my life, and my only solace was derived from my Labour – This morning our beloved Daughter Eliza died at 2 o’clock – She is now in Heaven, and May our God ever bless her soul!”
James John Audubon, from the back of drawing “Gray Rabbit, Old Male, Female and Young.” Morgan Library and Museum.

– Richard.

Last Summer

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rickandsteveLast summer, my friend Steve Venright, and a car load of his wonderful family, came through for a visit. I’ve known Steve since we were teenagers (gasp). I just found this photo, which I had quite forgotten about, in my camera. It’s a good one don’t you think? Besides being an amazing poet, Steve is also the producer of Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor. That beautiful art work is by Kerry Zentner. Check out Steve’s website at TVR.

– Richard.

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Nightmare’s Diversion

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Nightmare’s Diversion, 2015, 10″ x 14″, ink on paper.
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

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Nightmare’s Diversion (detail)

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Nightmare’s Diversion (detail)

This is a new drawing, just finished today. Nightmare has just distracted the sun (day) and the moon (night) so that she can go abroad unseen. You can click on the images to see larger versions.

“Horror and fatality have been stalking abroad in all ages”. Edgar Allan Poe

– Richard.

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