Ink and gouache on Arches hot pressed watercolour paper, 140lb/300gsm.
I really ought to start referring to this book by its title by now; it becomes available next month. But I'm still hesitant for a number of reasons. I suppose these are now not so much 'sneaky peeks' as um, just 'peeks'... ¬_¬ I don't know. Tra la.
Apologies for the rather poor photograph -- and for such a close succession of uploads in recent days. I think this is the first time I'm having two books coming out at once.
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I like that even though you included all the most beautiful lines and motion in the horse, you didn't tray away from the awkward little lumps and angles. Horses are better that way. Beauty in imperfection.
I think you may be right! I'm not sure quite what to make of it, truth be told. Whilst I love silhouettes and don't actually mind being recognised for them (besides wanting to inspire an appreciation of silhouettes in others too), I'm almost afraid that my non-silhouette stuff may not get a look in of late. On the other hand, the form does happen to be apt for this book and for S&S (the latter has colour illustrations too, of course).
We can't wait to pick up a copy of S&S as soon as it's available in January. Seeing some more of your paintings available outside the intentionally-limited runs of the Folio Society would be incredible, though.
The silhouettes you do are much more intricate and gentle than most, so I can very much see why people gravitate toward them.