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Hey there pop-pickers! Yup, it's your friendly(ish) agoraphobic(not really) munkiman here, back from the lands of Nowhere-Inparticular with tales of nothing much!

I've been a bit absent, huh? Don't worry, it's not you - you don't smell funny or anything. I just haven't been feeling too chatty too often this past year, so I haven't been chatting ... and that's about it really. Still been working away on a few odds & ends tho, so I'm gonna try to get around to posting a few bits this week. Starting with a handlful of Butterfly Gate pages.
Butterfly Gate 1/1 by artmunkiButterfly Gate 1/5 by artmunkiButterfly Gate 1/8 by artmunkiButterfly Gate 2/1 by artmunkiButterfly Gate 2/6 by artmunkiButterfly Gate 2/7 by artmunkiButterfly Gate 2/10 by artmunki
Butterfly Gate is a great project I've been working on for a while. Lovely linework and almost totally text-free, it's like nothing I've ever worked on. Anyone who happens to be at Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend (Nov 23-24) should keep an eye out for Improper Books table (New Dock Hall, t.51-53) where it'll finally be launched. The first book contains the first two installments of what promises to be a very interesting world and story, and I'm delighted to finally be able to crow about it. I'm really pretty happy with my work on this book - can't wait to get my hands on the next batch of pages. Improper have a few other books worth checking out, and some more in the works - keep an eye on 'em!
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: this n that
  • Reading: Dan Dennet
  • Watching: geology!
  • Eating: occasionally
  • Drinking: you know by now


Derek Dow
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Craigton, Glasgow
Favourite genre of music: electro/alt-hiphop/post-rock/whatever
Favourite photographer: Nick Knight
Favourite style of art: I like all sorts, so long as it's well-executed
MP3 player of choice: winamp or my phone for pocket tunes
Favourite cartoon character: the Crappon inna Hat
Personal Quote: why was I telling you this?

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LewisMichael Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you have some time visit my page. There's a fun pool right on top from where I would like to collect some feedback... 
HappyHappo Mar 15, 2014  Professional Artist
I'm looking for a colorist. Please check my works on my page and contact me at
Send me a sample please (using one of mine works if you can.)
Paid work well
best regards.
Sorry man,  not the sort of work I'm interested in. Best of luck to you, tho!
HappyHappo Mar 17, 2014  Professional Artist
thnk you for response. a great hug
boston-joe Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
JDBInks Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there Derek, Many Thanks for the Fave! :la:
Well, I promised Luis I would do another wee collab with some lines of his sometime soon (whenever I next have free time again), and your inks complement his lines really well, so I think I might just go with this one. Could be fun!  ^_^
GiuliaPriori Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Derek! wow I love your gallery, your style is unique and your color schemes are just... amazing!
Aw, thanks Guilia - you really know how to say the right things to make a chap feel good! Thenkyew! And thanks for the watch too! ^_^

Oh, and your own colour theory is looking good too, especially on your recent Fathom & Morrigan pics. Good stuff!
Xanathin Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fave!!!  =D
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