10/23/17

Dolmen.

Sketches of the Neolithic Dolmen which stands overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Parque de Bens in A Coruña; an area which was once a landfill site since converted into a public park.




6/22/17

Illustrations for Jonathan Walker's novel 'Brethren'.






Jonathan Walker, who scripted the illustrations, describes his novel on his blog:

"My novel Brethren is set in an evangelical church in Liverpool in 1984. It describes a series of encounters with supernatural beings: an angel, a demon, and (in the climactic scene) an avatar of the dead Christ."

Jonathan Walker is the author of Pistols! Treason! Murder!: The Rise and Fall of a Master Spy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel (Allen & Unwin, 2010), both illustrated by Dan Hallett.

5/29/17

A Coruña Romanesque, sketches.


La Colegiata de Santa María del Campo.

Iglesia de Santiago.


Sketches, from the medieval quarter of A Coruña, of the romanesque architecture which dates from the 12th century.  

The Church of Santiago is the oldest and most preserved of the buildings depicted here, as I was informed by the priest whilst sketching it, whilst 'Santa María del Campo' has various renovations including an extension to the main Portal and later neo-romanesque additions.


The Convent of Santa Barbara was built later, but has pieces of Romanesque architecture cemented into it's walls and facade from earlier buildings. 




DETAILS:


Top: La Colegiata de Santa María del Campo. Bottom: Convento de Santa Barbara.

Left: Iglesia de Santiago. Right: Convento de Santa Barbara.






5/15/17

Istanbul, sketches.