Warming Up…

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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)

Tonight’s sketchings…

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…

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Mythical Doodles…

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.

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Elfmother…

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.

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Here’s the drawing transferred onto a sheet of tracing paper, ready to lay onto the sheet of watercolour paper…

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Eastern Water Dragon…

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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)

Watercolouring…

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.)

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A Mermaid… Progress.

My latest work. Started this last night and finished it this morning. I enjoyed this a lot and may well have to keep this Mermaid theme running for a while. (watercolour on Arches 300gsm hot press)

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Art Sale….

I’m currently in the process of putting a new blog together. It’ll house many of the sketches, drawings, paintings and hand-coloured line art I have for sale. I’m having a studio clear out and will offer the artwork at fabulous prices. I’ll post the details here in a day or two, so if you’re interested in snagging a bargain, keep your eyes peeled!

Here’s one of the pieces that’ll be available…

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Into The Woods…

I first started workon this one 3-4 years ago, it’s been sitting in the corner of my studio ever since calling at me, I finally feel as though the time is right to get back onto it. Here’s what’s happening with it so far… (oils).

(model – elandria.deviantart.com)

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Work In Progress…

I have a lot of stuff happening right now. If you’ve seen any of my recent posts you’ll know I have an exhibition coming up. I’ve been absolutely inspired lately and am playing things by ear. I haven’t made a shortlist of art to exhibit yet so I’m frantically painting away to see which ones resonate the most with me. I started this one earlier this morning and have spent approx. 4 hours on it so far, the fact that I’ve done this much in such a short space of time leads me to conclude that I’ll probably be exhibiting this. (oils).

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Sketches for New Work…

I’m currently working on some stuff for an exhibition and am accumulating sketches as I go. here are a couple of ideas I’ve taken to the colour stages…

This one’s watercoloour and acrylic, with highlights in oils. The model is the lovely Ida-

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This one was painted in watercolour. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″… It’s also available to purchase. (Email me if you’re interested).

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