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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress -From Dino Buzzati’s Tartar Steppe

[My second, not necessarily more successful attempt at illustrating a scene from Dino Buzzati’s 1940 novel the Tartar Steppe (Il deserto dei tartari in the original Italian). Giovanni Drogo, a young army officer is on his way to the Bastiani … Continue reading

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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress

I consider this one a failure, mainly because of compositional issues. Nonetheless, there are some salvageable elements that could be put to use in a second attempt:   There they go, Giovanni Drogo and his horse, see how small they … Continue reading

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The Rowboat at the End of the Earth

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Primeval Landscape

“O Earth, how like to Heaven, if not preferred More justly, seat worthier of gods, as built With second thoughts, reforming what was old! For what god, after better, worse would build? […]” -Satan, upon stealing into Eden John Milton, … Continue reading

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Le château tout au fond de l’oubliette

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I Have Come To Consume The World

In Chapter 11 of the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna reveals himself to the warrior hero Arjuna in his full nature as the transcendent and immanent Lord of the Universe. This watercolour painting is inspired by the portion of … Continue reading

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Montcalm Returns to Candiac

Most of my upcoming graphic novel about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham will be coloured in neutral shades of grey and one characteristic identifying colour for each of the participant nations (Phtallo Blue for the French, Cadmium Red … Continue reading

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