An Army of Generals: And so it begins…

An Army of GeneralsThe GeneralThis story is a story of Greatness; of Freedom; of a plan. It begins under a stormy sky; a sky of lightning bolts like giant electric jack rabbits skittering in and around great puffy clouds; an ominous sky full of portents where all the power that ever existed in the world appeared to be focused. Under this sky, a group of brave men gathered; , a proud, strong, coordinated and particularly focussed group. This group was known as The Generals. Each of the Generals had a goal, and that goal was of Greatness; to be a Great Man remembered by the people. Of having a statue of themselves in a city square proudly astride a great steed while pigeons settled comfortably around them, goals of having a public holiday named after them…or a chocolate bar…or, even owning their own football team and constructing the highest building in the world to house all the players of this football team. Whilst each of The General’s goals didn’t exactly fit with the goals of the other Generals and, perhaps were, shall we say, a little abstract and unclear, still, they decided to pool their resources and formulate a master plan….


Burlesque Horse

Burlesque HorseFrom An Army of Generals; this is what happens when you set out on a horse to conquer the world: your horse can get influenced by local culture and get ‘ideas’


Every Great Journey Begins with a Beginning

Every Great Journey Begins With a BeginningYet another page from the unfinished minor piece: An Army of Generals….the Generals set out to conquer….something.



An Army of Generals

An Army of GeneralsThe first drawing towards An Army of Generals – or An Army of Zombies…it could go either way.



Masters of Disguise

Masters of DisguiseAnother page from my unfinished book with the working title An Army of Generals. In this scene, the Generals, being masters of disguise, dress as cows, but, as you can see, the real cows in the background are onto them.


The Butterfly

The ButterflyAfter 6 months of concentrating on other projects, I decided to put pen to paper again last Friday and see if I could still draw. This is a character from an illustrated book I’ve been working on for some time…its not finished yet but…so far, so good. I only began drawing regularly when I came to Vietnam about 5 years ago and I never drew when I was young so, when I don’t draw for a period of time, I’m petrified I won’t know what to do when I next pick up a pen.