Wednesday, 23 March 2011

William Snow

An unfinished piece of a character I'm considering for a book  project titled "The Resurrectionists" dealing with the history of early modern medicine and the men who dissected bodies in order to learn how humans ticked, and hopefully cure disease.  It was a very morally ambiguous time in Georgian London and Edinburgh.  Body snatching was common and murder to supply anatomy schools was by no means unheard of.  Few anatomists asked questions of their suppliers, as the only legal source of bodies was a meagre trickle of hanged criminals.  Snow is one of them.

William Snow - Pen and Ink

Detail - William Snow - Pen and ink

I'm pretty sure his clothes aren't entirely historically accurate -- am still deciding how persnickity I'm going to be about such things.  Anyway, hope you all enjoy!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Underground

Piece I haven't posted here yet!  There's still something I quite like about -- just a preliminary image for a story I was thinking about.  Haven't really done anything with it as such, but I still enjoy this painting.

Monday, 7 March 2011