Panspermia

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Panspermia, 2015, ink on paper, 12″ x 8″
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

Well, March was busier than expected and as a result I didn’t have a chance to do any “work in progress” shots on this drawing. If you are unfamiliar with the meaning of panspermia you can read about it here. Obviously, I have taken some artistic license. The weird hand is a biographical reference. Many years ago, in northern Ontario, I found what I thought was a mole hand. Paw is probably the correct term. Thinking back, it was probably a snapping turtle appendage. I was a quasi Lynchian moment. Hope you like this piece.

– Richard.

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

Stag Horn
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.