A Rather Ferocious Little Dragon Sitting On A Fence….

I started this one years ago and played with it a little yesterday. Calling it done for now. Oils/digital.

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-With Colour…

running from monster2_smlAdded some colour to yesterday’s sketch (digital). I’m enjoying this one, might get on and finish it soon…

Vampire…

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I created this character for a couple of kids in the library who began by looking over my shoulder as I was drawing, by the end of it, they were throwing ideas at me. Kids are far more imaginative than I, of course…

Paper Planes…

Mind Map23_sml1Finished this one off today after a few days away, lovely to come back home and work on something bright and breezy. Wouldn’t it be great to fold up a large piece of paper, grab a pet and fly around like a kid? (my idea of a good time 😀

 

Hide And Seek. Steps…

Thought I’d simplify things this morning. I began this idea yesterday and felt obliged to see it through to completion. Here’s how it came into being…

 

  1. The rough idea. Just scribbling the elements of the image down, letting it happen…

badgers hide and seek2_smlTightening things up a little, also thinking in terms of tone…

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Taking the overall thing a few steps further. The image is tightening up a lot more, giving me more to work with and the direction of the overall image…

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Here’s how things look before I begin adding the colour in photoshop. I knew I didn’t want any cross-hatching or any elaborate linework so, keeping things as simple as possible…

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And here’s how things ended up…

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Salvaging A Failed Painting…

As an artist is always learning at whatever stage of the game, it stands to reason there’ll be a few screwed up pieces of paper and unfinished canvases along the way. This one was almost 5 feet tall when I worked on it, I tried to get it right but it simply wasn’t having a bar of it. I’ve been through this a couple of thousand times or more over the years so naturally, thought nothing of it. Luckily I thought to take a photo of it before I painted over it, and equally lucky that I know my way around a Wacom tablet and painting software. I salvaged it with very little work and I’m happy as a result.

A win.

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Here’s the ‘before’ (abandoned) version…

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Digital Preliminary…

Here’s the digital rough for a new painting, it’s great to work an image out in this way, irons out the kinks etc. Of course, things’ll change between this and the painting (to be tackled in acrylics)… the model is the very lovely Janna-

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