As 2016 draws to a close there are no doubt many people drawing a sigh of relief and hoping that '17 will be... well, just better. For my part I'm planning some big changes but I'll talk more about the if and when they happen. You're going to see a bit more about video games on this blog too.
In other news, those of you who remember my 'Blanchitsu' miniatures work will recall that most of it was decked out in vibrant and cheerful shades of black. The [Black:Clad] phase, as I've dubbed it, I think is over now. It's been a great aesthetic to explore but I'm feel like I'm done with it for the time being. I'm bouncing to the other end of the spectrum (no pun intended) and am more interested in saturation - the kind of colour combos that were popular in the '70s. Examples I'm drawn to are the work of Roger Dean, the films of Dario Argento and the graphic covers of non-fiction books of the day. On a tangential, but related note, there's a vein of very sophisticated 70s design (and in particular product and technology design) that I'm getting into - forget the vomit coloured flower prints and hand drawn owls of the period and think instead of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 (yeah, I know technically it's '68) interiors and the tech in Saul Bass' Phase IV.
I'll leave you with a few image mosaics - most (if not all) of the [Black:Clad] series, and some inspiration I'm mining for the future.
PS My tumblr is still almost entirely monochome. I'm not sure if this will change as I'm still enjoying posting to it. My Instagram is pretty polychrome though!