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Friday, 10 April 2015

Process Vid

I started messing about with recording my morning warm up sessions, so here is one of them for your viewing pleasure!



Sunday, 5 April 2015

Morning Warm-ups

Lately, in an attempt to improve my digital/painting technique, mostly in regard to tone I have been doing half hour to hour long paintings in the morning.

They are done in black and white and aren't rendered much. My hope is to get an awareness of detail and tone in certain areas in order to direct the eye of the viewer and suggest enough detail in the other areas to the point that it would hold up with a single viewing... I mostly fail :D

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Messing about with video


A quick painting of a house in a field in watercolour for the themed week over at Islander Art. I thought I would mess about with the camera while I was at it.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Another Master

In continuation to my last post of martial arts masters, here is the latest piece. By the way, anyone interested in a print of this piece or any previous or future ones can visit HERE!

Master Wang Shu Chin





Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Martial Masters

Working on a series of tonal portraits of martial arts masters from the ages.

Here are the first two.

First the extremely great internal master Bruce Frantzis


Second the man the brought Ip Man back to life Donnie Yen


There are many more to come and they will all eventually be for sale as prints. When that is happening I am sure I will make a post about it :)


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Yoda

I finished Jedi (Grand Master of the Force and not a midichlorian in sight) Yoda

The original is for sale here : ebay

Painted with black acrylic and white gouache over black and white prismacolor pencil on stone grey stock


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The airbrush is my ally and a powerful ally it is!

Some recent works I have done. I started watching and listening to the Vlogs of Jeff Lafferty as I was working and got all inspired to do some traditional stuff again just for myself as most of the work I have done in the last year has been commissions and all digital at that. Jeff is a fantastic artist, go check him out here.


A work in progress of Grand Master Yoda, I think I will only take this one as far as black and white paint though, but who knows.


Terminator inspired, if you have any interest in the process of how I made it you can go here.