On The Drawing Board Right Now…

I’m enjoying this one very much. Currently illustrating a children’s picture book for the wonderful Robin Adolphs. I get to indulge my passion for drawing/painting animals and trees and roots and things. Bliss…
(medium- watercolour

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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

The New Book Is Now Available!

It’s been a while, my apologies. head down bum up for far too long. The reason is simple, my new book, THE FANTASY ARTROOM is now available for purchase. You can order (via paypal) directly from here:

http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com/

Happy to sign and personalise them.

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Miniature Paintings…

Saw heaps of miniatures floating around on Facebook yesterday, thought I’d have a go myself. Had a great time painting these…
They’re available for sale (along with many others)on my ART FOT SALE website if anybody’s interested:

http://pocockillustrationartsale.weebly.com/

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Art For Sale…

I’ve recently put a site together housing a few pieces of art, (sketches, line art, drawings, paintings etc) for sale. Feel free to have a browse and if anything takes your fancy, let me know. Here’s the link:

http://pocockillustrationartsale.weebly.com/

More mermaids…

Working on another mermaid for the ‘Fantasy Artroom’ book. Really enjoying this one. Using watercolours on Arches 300gsm hot pressed watercolour paper here…

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Kickstarter Project?… Maybe.

Artists- Just an idea at this point… Who’d be interested in backing a Kickstarter Project? A set of professionally recorded demonstration videos encompassing my working processes everything from sketching through pen and ink, watercolour, acrylics… oils… Digital?

Painting Bran the Badger In Watercolour.

A short video demo, painting one of my VALIANT characters in watercolour…

Using winsor and newton paints, a wonderful hand made kolinsky sable brush-made by David Jackson (the BrushMan), and Canson 300gsm watercolour paper.

http://thevaliantone.com

Watercolour Doodlings…

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been busy with commissioned projects. Here are a couple of VALIANT watercolour doodles I’ve worked on to warm up with.

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http://thevaliantone.com

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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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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Pigeon Rider…. finished.

Spent a few hours on this one last night and a few minutes finishing it off this morning. Posted it up on Facebook and it sold within minutes. Isn’t the internet wonderful!

(watercolour/acrylics).