Tuesday, 23 August 2011

A creature concept i've been doodling recently. He's some sort of colourful strobing amphibian thingy :) I guess he uses the strobing as a display to mates, or a threat to enemies.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Wanted to do a quick, bright colourful piece after all the studying recently. Kinda took way longer than i'd hoped cos i went on a bit of a pokemon binge for 3 days but nevermind :P overall it didn't take many hours.

Sunday, 14 August 2011


Spent the last couple of nights improving a zombie picture i did recently. Basically just had fun with it but as i'm a bit sick of looking at it now i'm calling it done :) Before and after, hopefully so you can see how flat it was before i fixed it up...Shrunk his arm too as he was kinda off balance.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Still Life #3

The onion again from the same angle with his friend Mr Peach :D tried a heavily backlit lighting set up this time. Not as tightly rendered as the last one but i think i learnt what i could :) Got a good idea for my next study, and it won't be fruit or veg!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Riots and an onion still life

Another still life, this time an onion. There was a carrot too but my housemate thought i was done with it and threw it away >< Lots of very saturated reds in this that surprised me. Hope i haven't over-saturated it. Might try a different lighting set up for my next one.

Started this Monday night but then the riots kicked off here in Birmingham so i got distracted. Left work early yesterday and it got worse so again i was mainly following the news and concentrating on what was going on rather than art. Not gone to work today for fear of not being able to get home so i've made myself finish this and hope to start another one later :)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

And something to unwind before bed, just a quick drawing based on some clothes i bought recently :D

Wacom Pen Holder Life Study

Finally got back to some arting after a few days of being lazy and relaxing. Been a while since i've gone so long with doing anything digital :S still been drawing a lot on paper though during quiet moments at work...

So, today i decided to start getting down to some life studies. I tried to find the simplest object i could, which was my Wacom Intuos pen holder. It was a lot harder than i thought and i really had to wrestle this one. On the plus side it forced me to tidy up my art desk...

I've already started learning about light behaviour over various surface types just from this one study, so i shall definitely try and keep up the habit.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Landscape Thumbs

Some quick little landscape thumbs for tonight. Just trying to explore more saturated colours. Now for an early night ready for an early start tomorrow :)

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Forest Trading

Very quick one for tonight, playing with bright colours and atmosphere. Had a busy day so not much artings

Monday, 1 August 2011

Rembrandt Master Study

A fairly quick study of Rembrandt's Portrait of an Old Man in Red. This took me roughly 1.5 hours. This is the actual size, I'm trying to avoid zooming in for detailing :)