Manipulating Photos and things…

I just found this on a hard drive. I don’t do much photomanipulation stuff, Not sure why, I really enjoy it. the Elf and the faces in the rocks were painted in photoshop. I vow and declare I will finish this one someday…

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New Doodlings…

It’s the school holidays and yesterday I took the kids to one of those indoor playground thingies. The kids always have a great time and I usually take my sketchbook along, here’s what I came up with…
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At the end of the day, the kids went to bed and I spent a little while adding inks to it, still not finished, but you can see where it’s heading…

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These sketches may end up in a volume of my sketches for 2014…

Special Offer…

Hi all, I’m currently in the early throes of marketing the Fantasy Artroom book and to mark the occasion, I’d like to make special offer of making a sketch inside each copy of the book purchased within the next month. This offer is extended to anyone who mentions that they saw this post.
the cost of the book (including postage) is $30.00 (Australian) to Australian residents and $35.00 (Australian) to anywhere else in the world.

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Interior pages (and more info) can be viewed here:

http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com/

Official Fantasy Artroom Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartroom11

A little Fae Bloke…

Sorry I haven’t been over here very much lately, I’ve been inundated with work on this book (which is now almost ready!!!) I’ll try my very best to get back into the swing of things soon.
In the meantime, here’s a doodle I made this morning…

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And some good news…. I’ll be making my presence known in the UK for the first time in many years (chuckles). I’ll have a stand at the AVALAN FAERY BALL AND FAYRE in Glastonbury on the 8th-9th March. If you’re around, come and say Hi!…

Watch Out Little Pony…

Sketching ideas for my #kickstarter book, ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ which incredibly, has only 44 hours to go…

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

68 Hours To Go!

So, the #Kickstarter project ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ has funded and we’ve currently passed the first stretch goal, so those people who’ve made a pledge including a hard copy of the book will now also receive another #exclusive print…

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The Fantasy Artroom- Sample Pages….

I’m currently in the process of laying out ‘The Fantasy Artroom’, my successfully #funded #Kickstarter project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

We still have ten days #funding to go and I thought it’d be appropriate to add a couple of interior pages so people can view them, find out what all the book is all about.

**Note** Backers of a hard copy of the book now receive an #exclusive print, (see previous post)…And if we hit the stretch goals, there’ll be another one, please feel free to pass the news on to anyone who you feel would be interested!

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Stretch Goals…

So, we funded the Kickstarter, how cool is that! Still 12 days to go. Yesterday I posted the Stretch Goal rewards over at the site, check them out…

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

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working on this one for the Kickstarter book- ‘The Fantasy Artroom’, Will be inking this shortly…

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Here’s a link to the project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

Creating Artwork For the Kickstarter Project…

My fantasy art book ‘The Fantasy Artroom Vol.1′ is currently funding on Kickstarter, here’s the link:

I’m currently creating new art for the book. I’ve recorded a few steps as I’m working on it. here’s part one- the sketch.

The Fantasy Artroom KIckstarter Is On A Roll…

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.

Thanks, In Advance!

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Unicorn.

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.

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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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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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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-

http://mizzd-stock.deviantart.com

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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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