This is little Gizmo. He was the father of my little Lily who we got from my sister Marie-Louise. He was a scruffy little one, stinking like a can of tuna gone bad and almost toothless. A lover of cuddling was he, and he loved to hide in soft, small spaces where he spent many cozy moments. He was also a complete glutton and was a firm believer of being the master of everything edible, a position he fiercely held as his own and his alone. Many battles was fought over food with his mate Saga, Lily's mother, and his best friend Charles along with Lily whenever we visited my sister's family. He was full of quirky traits and had a great personality in his tiny little body. We all loved him dearly, and still do. Sadly, he left us a couple of months ago, leaving a great hole in us, and in my sister most of all. We celebrated her birthday today, and this was my gift to her; a portrait of indeed a scruffy little stinking Gizmo, a great, tiny little dog and we miss him deeply.
I don't believe in a God or a heaven, but if there is a heaven where all dogs go to, then here's to you, little Gizmo, I hope you're doing okey up there. I hope we'll meet again <3
This is just a little something I doodled up at work between rounds. No pencils or anything, just ink on the naked paper. Trees are cozy like that.
This is the original, unedited version of the cover art for the book. The printed version has a black background, but I like this original version as well, even though the printed one is more suited for the book.
I'm going through my heaps of odd bits and ends among my piles of sketches, illustrations, and paintings and I find stuff I in part have forgotten all about having ever made, and also I dig up old jobs and such. I found a heap of originals of the old job Noir, and I also found I actually like them a lot. I actually think the originals are better than the ones which went into print, and it's partly because of the bleed of the artwork at the edges; it enhances the effect quite drastically of the already dark and dystopian mood of the illustrations, and I think the book would've been even better if we had printed the artwork as is instead of the cropped at the edges versions.
Anyway, these are a few of them as they are in their original unedited versions. Click the "Read More" button for a larger viewing.