At the risk of being a loop here. I’ll keep putting up the fish computer graphics and pen and inks in the flickr set – see the link in the sidebar.
I drew this years ago when I was drawing with pen and ink a lot more. It seems to fit with the idea of Jacob’s Naked Aquarium.
Inspired by Ian Miller’s art – especially his Hollywood Gothic, I drew loads of fish. This must be from later on in that period, when I was being less imitative – not quite as mechanical as some of my others. I will track down something more mechanical for a future post.
Since Jacob’s Naked Aquarium is one of my favourite stories, and I would love people to read it, I’m going to post graphics over the next few days to promote it. Cheeky?
This is a computer graphic I did a while back. Still a draft really – more variation needed in those fish shapes.
While all my stories feel like favourites, this is something different and extra – I feel more attached to this one than some others. I look at it now and can see a few rough edges, though some of those have been neatly smoothed by some great editing from the Bewildering Stories team.
Is magicpunk a sub-genre? It’s not a “magic realm” story, though it exploits magic. It’s not “steampunk”, though it has elements of that – no computer technology as such. But it’s some kind of mix between the two. Oh, does it really need a genre label – can’t it just be a story?
Funny doodle – I think I’ll grab one of my old fish drawings and put that here to look a bit more classy.