Monday, 12 March 2012

Alas poor Yorick!!

Back again!!

I slapped some graphite around that outline I posted last week and here's what came out.

Overall I'm pretty pleased with the results seeing that it's been such a long time since I 'dabbled' in traditional materials. Will definitely be trying out more!!

Used a couple of new fineline erasers during this piece made by Tombow and supplied by Cult Pens in the U.K.
Here's a link to their site. The prices are excellent and service is awesome. Well worth paying them a visit!!

Anyway, gotta go, lots to do!!

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Time warp!!

WOW!! I can't believe I haven't posted on here since before Christmas, but I've been really busy........ obviously!!

Got a bit of time for some personal stuff, so back into some studies.

Anatomy and graphite........ aaahhh what a mix!!

Here's a crappy pic of the rough guides for a skull study I'm just starting.

Take care and thanks for looking!!

P.S. I'll turn the candle up a bit next time so that it's better lit!!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Creature Feature Pt II

Time for another update and it's a creature again.

This fella is the Handlebarosaurus. an antelope domesticated for transport usage.
The small fang-like incisors are for cutting the very fibrous Sugared Bog Reed, one of its favourite foods.

Some factoids;
Top speed - Normal gallop 30km/h (or ..... 130km/h being chased by a Wood Wolf)
Favourite activity - grazing
2nd favourite activity - manure production (again this is intensified with a Wood Wolf in the rear view mirror!!)

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Creature feature

Creatures are something I've not tried before (although I'm not too sure why).
I thought it was about time to remedy that issue and 'bug-out'.

Here's my first attempt at painting a 'Little Bugger'.

This one was definitely a lot of fun to do so there's more Little Buggers in 'mid-WIPpery'!!

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, 14 October 2011


I'd never tried charcoal before so I thought it about time to give it go.

It was an apple and pan-handle/ornament still life and here's the result;

Right...... I'm off to clean up all this charcoal dust!!

Bye for now!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October update!!

Can't believe I haven't updated since July!! Been busy, busy, busy!!

Here's a personal piece I've been working on recently called Wrath of the Spirits.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

July update

WOW!!!! Time has flown by since the last update.

Here's a couple of recent wips. 

This first was inspired by James Paick's tutorial in Issue 41 of ImagineFX magazine.

This other piece is a colour study wip from a photo I took of a lock on a local canal.
There are no texture overlays used on this one, but I did make my own brick and grass brushes.
The rest is painted from the reference photo.

Hope you like 'em!!