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happy birthday, rian hughes

I don't usually paint birthday cards for people because it gets expectations too high and I'd spend all my time making cards. But the thought of drawing Rian Hughes as a Dan Dare type character eating cake tickled my fancy and I had to turn it into a morning sketch. Our illustrations are almost polar opposites from each other's; Rian's are very slick and exacting about period design elements and mine are full of foibles and wobbles and a mishmash of styles. But he's a real kindred spirit when it comes to tea and cakes.

Which reminds me, I once did a pinky birthday picture for another Hughes, but I don't think they're related.


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Nov. 19th, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
Comic coming soon btw. I keep forgetting to print out the template at work!:P
Nov. 19th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
I really like the way you have drawn pointy ends for the sofa and table legs - very Rianesque despite it overall being so 'you'! I hope he has a very happy birthday.
Nov. 20th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Re: Fantastic!
Thanks, it was fun to draw!
Nov. 19th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Симпатишный и румяный:)
Nov. 20th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
Спасибо! )
Nov. 22nd, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
It's now propped up at home on my sideboard, Sarah - thanks for a lovely piece!
(There's something unnerving about the way I'm about to pluck that cherry, though..)
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