Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Viking mit Crows

German for no reason.

Sketch

"Oh look a Viking" - A Crow


Painting

"Oh look a Viking in color" - A Crow

Saturday, 29 March 2014

A portrait of Mistress Beena

I draw Beena a lot, usually she is reading and fidgets a lot which makes it very difficult, but every now and then she does something that requires her to sit still, like sewing!

She still wouldn't keep that one arm still

But even easier is to just use a photo, which I did, this one

Or these three to be more accurate

So I sketched it onto a piece of canvas (a step I forgot to record) and painted over it with some burnt umber acrylic, the burnt umber went a lovely grey when it mixed with the graphite from the sketch, but what harm

Insert paint here

I then set about the joyful task of getting the oils out and in the space of about 2... maybe 3... possibly 4 hours, I dunno, I was totally in the zone, this was the result

Its similar to make-up, but more paint is involved

This was one of those paintings that just worked for me, there are a couple small things I will alter later on, but they don't even bother me that much to be honest which is a rarity in and of itself... maybe I should do this for a living.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Zombies

A couple of groovy zombies painted in oils for funsies.
I sketched them in with a pencil that put a quick wash of acrylic burnt umber before using the oils.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Pet Portraits

I have a new website *CHEER APPLAUSE* picture fixer pet portraits

It is dedicated to creating pet portraits, it isn't exactly a huge market, but I just love drawing animals, so if you or someone you know has a pet they love and would like a framed picture of them, head on over




Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Practical Potioneer

A digital painting of Severus "Snivellus" Snape from the Harry Potter books.

The sketch from a corner of a page



I liked the half hearted sneer I was getting as I worked the face, but this was more about me hammering digital paint into submission and trying to make it do something new for me rather than showing the character, but it would be nice if I got both. Either way, I like the whole thing, although I don't like snape himself.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Black Night Pages

Hello all, I hope you're all loving the new year.

Here are the first two pages I have done for the next Islander Art Magazine comic type thing, since it's titled Black Night, I went for a scary story.

The story itself is an old campfire story, I just padded it out a bit.

I tried using the Loomis method of skewed perspective and jagged shapes to create an unsettled feeling throughout.



I also added a layer of noise over the inks to help it match the font I chose as well as make it a bit more rustic and remove the clean finish of digital inks.