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Rocket Ship (Promotional Card)

Welcome to ThomasEverchild.com

If you were looking for the illustration galleries at Studio 1919 and have re-directed here then you will be in need of a small explanation.

I do apologise for the inconvenience. The Studio 1919 galleries are off-line at the moment because we are switching to a new content management system (CMS).

Rather than have you find one of those ‘this site is closed for maintenance’ notices we decided I could host a more friendly explanation on my notepad site.

This is also a relatively new site with just sketches ‘in progress’ and social media (also mostly new).

It would have been more but…

Then we became entangled in saving this magnificent theatre building from developers.

We are finally digitising all the photographs and written material from the magazine and theatre collection and setting up a ‘radio’ stream based on our stage show.

The Illustration work will return when Studio 1919 opens its doors… and more, much more, will follow.

We’re now off to LonCon 3… see you after…

To be continued…



Mountain terrain in the style of 19th century magazine illustration. This is a background setting for illustrations of a ‘Victorian space exploration’, for a serial story.

The jagged moon is a dramatic image that persisted until the Apollo landings, although there were illustrators like Lucien Rudaux who presented a smooth Luna terrain as early as the 1930′s. The artist Chesley Bonestell dominated the vision of the Moon in the 1940′s and 50′s and his spiky Moonscapes influenced many other illustrators. I Hope we’ll find this terrain out there somewhere.

Working in 3D had the advantage of being able to re-light and re-compose an illustration or use one setting for multiple pictures.

Before computers, illustrators constructed models as reference, The lengths to which Frank Hampson went to visualise the world of his ‘Dan Dare’ stories are legendary in English comic circles.

James Nasmyth used photographs of plaster models to produce illustrations of the Luna surface in the 1870′s.

Female Parts (Waking Up)

Illustration from the programme for Afterthought Theatre Productions ‘Female Parts’ which I directed in a television production studio temporarily adapted for live theatre. The production …

Female Parts (Woman Alone)

llustration from the programme for Afterthought Theatre Productions ‘Female Parts’ which I directed in a television production studio temporarily adapted for live theatre.

The production, for Brighton Festival, ran for the length of the festival, unusual for an umbrella event, and sold out many of its performances.

The image is a likeness of the actress Janice Jones, in character, and is one of four drawings made for the show’s programme.

Female Parts is a collection of one-woman plays by Italian playwright Dario Fo and his wife, actress Franca Rame.

Rockets Rendezvous

Rockets Rendezvous

Rockets Rendezvous.
Part of the ‘Retro Rockets‘ project.
Retro Rockets: a project based on the popular speculations about the design of space-craft by artists in the 1940′s and 1950′s (before the space age and the Moon race changed perceptions).

Evoking the bright ‘Meccano‘ colours of the era. A ‘sketch’ in CG3D. a collection of scenes were produced as pre-production art for a collection of prints.