I currently have a #competition running over at my #facebook page for my ‘Fantasy Artroom’ project, I’m offering an original drawing (see attached) to anyone who posts or reposts the #kickstarter link to their wall. Every little helps. If you aren’t a FB friend, feel free to send a request through, I’d be very happy to see you there.
After a day, the pledges have begun rolling in…. If you’d like to be involved, please repost the links, pledge, share to your Facebook wall (etc), every little helps. The book is being developed for beginner to intermediate students who love fantasy art, but not limited to fantasy art. he techniques in the book will be useful across a whole range of genres and the mediums covered are pencil, pen and ink and watercolour.
Click on the video below to find out more.
At last, I’ve been given the go-ahead with my Kickstarter project and I’m both excited and terrified. If you’d like to find out more about this project (a how to book for fantasy artists) Watch the video and pop over to Kickstarter, I’d appreciate any help you’d be willing to give.
Just a quick heads up…
My kickstarter ‘How To’ book goes live on the 15th November, If you’d like to find out what it’s all about, I’ll post the video here on that date, feel free to back it, repost the video, pass around details etc… I think this is going to be a good one!
Here’s (another) Unicorn drawing. I need as much help drawing horsies as I can get.
I’m currently busy with commissions and compiling ideas and things for my Kickstarter project, will post more about that soon.
It’s been a while since I had a play with Crowquills. For my traditional inking purposes I’ve been using inking pens or brushes for a few years. I recently bought a few Gillott mapping nibs. here’s a quick doodle I made yesterday with one.
the character is Fleetfoot, from my VALIANT comic:
Hot on the heels of my last musical post*** This is a project I’ve been working on for a year or so entitled ‘Ghosts’. It’s still a work-in-progress, there’s around an hour of music… feel free to have a listen and let me know what you think.
I have a LOT of work on at the moment and I kind of have to stay as sharp as I can, no point rolling out of bed, all bleary-eyed and stumbling into the studio to begin working on my commissioned stuff if I’m all tired and rusty.
After a quick cup of coffee this morning I sat down and doodled these, approx. 25 mins of sketching. It’s evident that after I sketched the first page, I was substantially more ‘warmed up’, the second page (with the birds) shows much more confident and more honed lines.
Wildlife books provide great reference for this kind of thing…
btw, I used my new Bosto Kingtee to draw these, (see earlier post for a video demo)
I had a loooong day in the studio working on commissioned stuff today, consequently, my eye and brain were sufficiently tuned enough to work directly onto the paper using an old biro to draw this doodle in front of the telly this evening…
I’ve just been going through my files and have come across these in amongst a whole heap of things I forgot about. The first one was a watercolour painting I wasn’t particularly happy with, but I’ve greyscaled him and can look at it now, the second is a Centaur from a project I’ve had to abandon due to work commitments, hopefully I’ll be able to pick it up again at some point.
I’ve just been commissioned to paint a ‘real’ version of this old digital painting. I’ll probably be using watercolour and gouache and I’m very much looking forward to it. I thought I’d add the steps I take to get to the final image here.
Here’s the drawing transferred onto a sheet of tracing paper, ready to lay onto the sheet of watercolour paper…
Every now and again I’ll have a root through my hard drives, looking for something and come across an old drawing or painting I’ve filed away. I found this one and thought I’d post it here. It harks back to the days when I spent a lot of time painting and drawing wildlife. this one’s an eastern Water Dragon from here in Australia… (watercolour/gouache)
I’m working digitally on most of my commissioned work at the moment which always leaves me desperate to paint traditionally, I satisfied that urge in front of the telly last night with my watercolours, painting this small scene- 5 1/2 x 4″. (It’ll appear larger here than the original.)
I draw a lot of animals to warm up before a long haul at the drawing board, here’s a page I completed this morning, I drew them straight onto the paper using an old biro, bird books are brilliant for reference…
I rekindled an old love last night. I used to draw ballerinas all the time in my 20′s, something about the grace of the ladies and the challenge of the lines. I polished off 8 of these pages in an hour. I’ll definately be doing more, great practise!