Four For The Sea – Adrian At Art Class

Four For The Sea – Adrian At Art Class

All excited about getting along to these new arts classes – Art and Afternoon Tea, The Coffee Beans Cafe, Scarborough – I dreamed up the idea of four pictures that become one.

I had been looking at models of rows of cottage smade out of blocks of wood in arty shops. I decided to walk and think. The way to the Coffee Beans is along North Bay, so my windy walk showe dme the castle upon th ecliffs, the high rows of holiday buildingd and a woild sea.

I also watche dwith joy at the way a seagul holds it’s winds when landing, especially in an updrafting breeze.

I had planned to ask to work in pencil and watercolour then suddenly came up with the idea of separate pictures onth epne page, positioned in such a way that the viewer has to fill inthe gaps; let you do some of th ework for  achange.

Four images of the sea – oh and a cloud.sea four propsea four wharfesea four housessea four castlesea four.jpgArt and Afternoon Tea is just that. It promotes well-being and supplies material while being willing to work with different ways of experiementing all around the table. One can book in week by week too without having to commit to a full season.

I would say that Sarah’s classes in the Coffee Beans in Scarborough, North Yorkshire is worth travelling to but that would be without the afternoon tea. Include that and you have to come! At £9 per session just supplying materials would be marvellous, but a coffee, a cream tea, sandwiches and a cake make it a miracle in a pinny.

The taster session is only a fiver!

Not only that it is set on this bistro cafe where the food is second to none in the area. Go for a meal or a cake and ask about these sessions while you are there.

(Mine’s a merlot)sea fourrough sea plansAnd a link to the Seahouses images

Plus my very first arts classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seeing Seahouses – A Holiday Album in Watercolours

Seeing Seahouses – A Holiday Album in Watercolours

I was inspired to experiment with watercolour landcapes

Seahouses Sea Stream

Seahouses Sea StreamSeahouses Cliff Walk

Seahouses Cliff WalkSeahouses SeaweedSeahouses SeaweedFarne Island CloudsFarne Island CloudsA North Bay ImaginedA North Bay

Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel Third Draft

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I have done a great deal of research in the build up to turning this very strange and ancient tale into a graphic novel so that it is all based on history, (unless it was the morphine). Some of the research work helped me create the individual features linked to below:

Athene

Hermese the Babe

The Great Goat-God Pan

The Three Fates

Doom of Zeus – the Making of

Creation Recording

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The Handwritten text boxes titled Information Snippet add background details from the research work.

Yes this is what I have been busy with over the past months while in and out of hospital and beginning my long recuperation by the sea.

I came up with the idea of developing a graphic novel around a Greek myth earlier in the year and an independent publisher is now on board with an interest in hybrid publishing (that’s when you publish online and with a major distributor too).

It has been a dream for many years to do something with the quirky and strange Typhon and the terrible Zeus; their battle suited my online graphic novels perfectly.

We are probably a couple of hundred hours from the ‘for sale’ version, but I shall update here as pieces and text boxes are completed.

Please do share with friends as we will be asking for help shifting the finished product later in the year.

PS the first graphic novel from Viking Comics Inc. The Hammer Flies is almost ready for release as a slide show presentation – my first movie!

PPS Soon to become an epic poem, a poetess has commissioned me to illustrate.

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Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel Second Draft

 

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the header greektext bx 0001text bx 0002art 0014 c bxtext bx 0003art 0014 b bxtext bx 0004003 a z 01Some dark satisfaction comes from the destruction of all that offends him.art 0014 a bx(wrong image?)

It is a satisfaction tainted with anger. These stupid mortals, these rebellious Gods, Slimy Giants, these ravaging Titans; they must be watched.001 b types

They never learn.001 c lightning man

Zeus had already destroyed humanity three times, he killed Titans here and there, Cyclops fell on a ferocious whim, Goddesses lost loves, teachers lost livers.001 a zeus kills

He fumed. He hardly even was aware in his mighty rage that he was hated. What did the dissatisfaction of others matter to the one who was all powerful! – Master of the Earth.art 0014 a bxThe Earth Mother Goddess.art 0022 bxShe mattered.art 0020 bx

The Earth Mother Goddess.art 05 b bx

The Earth Mother Goddess, the Mother of the Earth, the Earth itself, some call Eurynome; creation from chaos: She mattered.me from chaos

And she was a mother – the Mother!0020 em births cropped

“Zeus killed my childrenart 0012 bx

and I shall revenge.”

“Let my earth bring its very bones to life and bring forth to birthing my rage. For a huge child, has been born to me.”0020 em births ty

“Typhon”art 05 c bx“Typhon, my child, my monster, my destructive force personified.”art 0027 b bxHe darkens the sky. Largest monster ever born.art 0031 a bx“Let him rise,”art 05 a bx he is too giant for the earth.art 0031 c bx“My Typhon” His very thighs are snakes writhing across the world beneath him.art 0031 b bx

“Behold the God-slayer.” Each arm a myriad of snakes; in their multitudes, they stretch across the very heavens.0024 in space

“Burn him, crush him, poison him.” His eyes are fire.art 0011 a bx

“Shatter his bones to feed me” From the bellowing maw of his huge mule head burst mountainous boulders; deafening, crushing.0024 crush island

“This is my son.”art 0027 a bx

How Zeus laughed to hear.0027 z halo 03

How Zeus quaked to see.art 05 d bx0027 z halo 02

How Zeus screamed.0027 z halo 01

The Goat-god Pan he screamed.0027 pan from mount

All the gathered Gods – they froze in fear.0028 froze gods

“Change shape! Be monstrous. Save us.” “Mighty mighty Zeus.”0028 gods plead

A lion. A thunderbolt. An eagle. A quail. A wren. A sheep.z change

They all became sheep.art 0015 b bx

He ran.art 0018 a bx

And as is the way with sheep, they all ran.art 0018 b bx

Panic flicker-flashed across their psyches, multitudes of animal images blasting out of sheep-skin into other beings.art 0015 a bx

Meanwhile, in sumptuous splendour lay Athene; pampered, petted, soothed and bathed.art 0052 bx

These beautiful handmaidens were nothing as beautiful as her. This sensual existence is far too ecstatic for a mere mortal to bare.art 0058 bx

Look on Athene!art 0036 bx

While far far awayart 03b bx

Rubble roared, bellows broke the peacefulness.art 05 a bx

Athene heard.art 0060 a bx

Athene flew.0034 ships a fly

Raced across the wide seas in the very first ever ship. Her crafted craft. The ship.0034 ship

See the peak of Olympus.0034 ships a races

Rising up, flying, over the fires.0035 to olym flame

To the meadows far beyond.art 02 bx

She lands among the May flower and bee song to see fields of sheep silently grazing.art 0060 c bx

She sees one sheep.art 0060 d bx

She stands beside it.art 0060 b bx

“I know who you are beloved King of Heaven.”0037 a hugs z

“See over flaming mountains; the creature will seek you.”0037 z n a see t

“Die sheep or become brave.”0037 a points

Quail, wren, serpent, thunderbolt, eagle.z change

It is Zeus.art 0023 a bx

“Fly high our beloved god, for you must defeat him.”art 0023 b bx

Rising up to his mountain. Almost returning to true form.art 0024 b bxart 0024 a bx

The thunderbolt flies.art 0044 b bx

art 0044 a bx

The great beast is engulphed in a cataclysm of lightning.art 0033 bx

Out of the fiery storm burst mountainous boulders.0042 typho thundered

Zeus is knocked backwards, flattened as art 0057 bx

the monstrous Typhon bellows boulder after boulder.art 0011 b bx

Hermes bursts out of his ovine masquerade and lets fly towards Zeus his sharp and powerful flint sickleart 0028 c bx

to spin through the air.art 0028 d bxart 0028 a bx

Zeus slices through the stone, the boulders split and fall.art 0028 e bx

Zeus stands to slice again.art 0051 a bx

Burning eyes fire down upon him.art 0051 b bx

Zeus falls in faint.art 0054 a bx

Typhon looms above him; scooping him up in hundred league snake arms.art 0054 b bx

Then like wind of thunder, a hurricane of heat, he rises flies, blows fierce…art 0047 bx

Gods and Goddesses look on in horror at Typhon disappearing across the sea.art 0066 bx

High among the mountains, bellowing, Typhon stands.art 0050 bx

Zeus’ sickle in his hand he swings high to cut.art 0065 a bx

Down the sickle sinks into wrists and spine.art 0065 e bx

Zeus’ very sinews are exposed.sinews show

A myriad swarm of snake limbs grapple as teethed maws snatch.art 0065 d

His snake arms pull.art 0065 c bx

The very sinews from inside Zeus’ limbs.art 0065 b bx

Deep into a cave he throws these strings.art 04 b bx

Doll-like dead-limbed Zeus is laid in powerless torment.art 04 d bx

As jelly laid in stony dark.art 04 c bx

“I Delphyne sister-monster guards.” The voice it echoes out from cave to across the seas.art 0063 bx

All Gods lay and wail in writhing pitiful despair.art 04 group bx

“The world is ending while you wail!”art 0043 a bx

“This darkness will take us all, he will not rest at Heaven’s Father, the universe shall squirm.”art 0043 b bx

Hermes and Pan they clutch at each other and terrified towards the chariot they step.art 0034 b bxart 0034 a bx

The dark cave below.art 0034 c bx

Great Goat God leaps; from chariot to deep within.art 0056 bx

Delphyne is waiting; serpent sister she has poisons ready see she writhes.art 0059 b bx

He screams. Pan screams.0059 pan screams head

He screams his terrifying paralyzing scream. Pan’s panic scream.0059 pan scream stand

As poison drips from massive teeth Delphyne is catatonic gripped.art 0059 a bx

This is the moment Hermes needs. He leaps.art 0019 b bx(Above to be replaced)

And from the cave with Zeus to drag.art 0019 a bx

The sinews gathered drape across the lifeless God.art 0026 a bx

The chariot flies.art 0026 b bx

“We have him,” Hermes cries, “Be ready, run, run gods hide.”0062 rescued h home with z

Between them Athene strides.art 0026 c bx

“Zeus must save us, sew him, thread him, string him, stitch!”art 0029 a bx

The God of Heaven stands again; uncertain stands, at centre of his universe he stands.art 0029 g bx

He backwards falls.art 0029 b bx b

Athene has lead his chariot behind him, and into this he falls.0064 z empowered by a(Ade – import art 0029 b bx from PC)

“See great Father God, you simply need to stand.”art 0029 d bx

The Thunderbolt he suddenly clasps, the sickle once again; the glistening flint.art 0029 f bx

He takes the reins.art 0029 e bx

“Fly Father God, Great God, fly.”art 0029 c bx

“My spirit flies with you,” cries Athene, “As I am all the Fates I fly to aid.”art 03a bx

Upon the highest mountain amid enormous range it stands.art 03b bx

The Fates attend him. Flying to him.art 0021 b bx

He is besotted by three beauties bringing him rare treats.art 0055 a bx

“Behold our exotic fruits.” “With these we bolster you.” “Great strength we promise.”art 0025 bx

“Typhon we love you.”art 0055 b bx

The beast feasts. Now…art 06 a bx

Typhon has a whole huge mountain in his arms.art 06 b bx

A tiny chariot high in sky as monstrous mountain flies.art 0053 bx

The chariot tilts up and wide and fires a firebolt down.art 07 bx

The mountain bursts aside.art 0010 bx

A mountain fliesamf 01

The chariot climbs.tcc 01

The thunder bolts.ttb 01

A mountain fliesamf 02

The chariot climbs.art 01b bx

(this may move)

The thunder bolts.ttb 02

A mountain fliesamf 03

The chariot climbs.acc 03

The thunder bolts.ttb 03

Mountain after raging mountain, Typhon is unstoppable.art 0017 bx

The final summit is his to wield now – Vesuvius.art 0030 a bx

The great Vesuvius, yes, this beast is monstrous strong.art 0030 b bx

The fates look on as he only just can throw this thing.art 0021 b bx

“We loved you,” whisper Fates from far cave, “we loved you and we strengthened you, but only for a short time. See you falter, weaken now.”art 0021 a bx

Zeus is higher now than even the stars. And flying down hard.art 0013 a bx

Gigantic Vesuvius is hurtling right at him.art 0013 b bx

“Let Heaven and Sky and Fate empower me!”art 0010 bx

Fire thunderbolt, thunderbolt on thunderbolt on thunderbolt. All God’s energy is spent on this last mighty blast.art 0016 bxVesuvius repelled it falls.0076 bash v back ves falls 01

Down with such increasing speed.0076 bash v back ves falls 02

It hits the beast.art 0049 b bx Downart 0049 a bx

Down still through the earth it crushes down.art 0061 bx

Typhon’s fiery rage it burns and builds and climbs. See the fire near as Typhon strives.art 0064 c bx

The very Vesuvius it burns because of him.art 0064 d bx

Very nearly he is out, he fights it still, see mountain rage.art 0064 c bx flip

Vesuvius volcano is his rage, and Typhon he may yet one day succeed.art 0064 b bx

Listen, hear his bellowing.art 0064 a bx

 

 

 

the header greek

I have done a great deal of research in the build up to turning this very strange and ancient tale into a graphic novel so that it is all based on history, (unless it was the morphine). Some of the research work helped me create the individual features linked to below:

Athene

Hermese the Babe

The Great Goat-God Pan

The Three Fates

Doom of Zeus – the Making of

Creation Recording

guy-link-board

Yes this is what I have been busy with over the past several weeks while in and out of hospital and beginning my long recuperation by the sea.

I came up with the idea of developing a graphic novel around a Greek myth earlier in the year and an independent publisher is now on board with an interest in hybrid publishing (that’s when you publish online and with a major distributor too).

It has been a dream for many years to do something with the quirky and strange Typhon and the terrible Zeus; their battle suited my online graphic novels perfectly.

We are probably hundreds of hours from the ‘for sale’ version, but I shall update here as pieces and text boxes are completed.

Please do share with friends as we will be asking for help shifting the finished product later in the year.

PS the first graphic novel from Viking Comics Inc. The Hammer Flies is almost ready for release as a slide show presentation – my first movie!

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