Alternative title, ‘begin as you mean to end’ because this is the last of my constellations for a little while and my first was Ursa Minor (the little bear). I’m thinking of compiling my first set of constellation into a zine pretty soon which might be exciting. I like looking at my first and last constellations because hopefully you can see progress. Growth is always good.
Monday, 13 August 2012
This is the first zodiac sign in my constellation series. Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the Zodiac between the 120th and 149th degree of celestial longitude. In astrology, Leo is considered to be a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign and is one of four fixed signs ruled by the Sun.
Happy Birthday to my favourite Leo, my boyfriend Jeff.
Posted by Matthew Hayton at 07:58
Saturday, 4 August 2012
Friday, 13 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
Yvaine - The evening star from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.
This one is a little different from the rest of my Constellations. Firstly, she’s not technically a constellation but she is a star. Secondly, she’s my first human in the series.
Neil Gaiman is my all time favourite author and I was inspired by his up and coming release of theStardust: The Gift Edition (want) which looks like its going to be beautiful. I also looked at Edmund Dulac’s illustrations as he’s one of my favorite golden age illustrators and I wanted to emulate that kind of feel in this piece.
Posted by Matthew Hayton at 18:59
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Constellation No 7. - Cygnus (New Version)
In Greek mythology Cygnus is often associate with several distinct legendary swans. Many of which involve gods and people transforming into swan. However, I think my personal favorite is idea that Cygnus, together with other avian constellations near the summer solstic, Vultur Cadens and Aquila, may be a significant part of the origin of the myth of the Stymphalian Birds, one of The Twelve Labours of Hercules.
I wanted to post this in conjunction with the summer solstice but its already the 21st here (but only by less than a hour) so I’m going to say close enough. Enjoy!
Posted by Matthew Hayton at 01:11