A Goofy Looking Dragon With a Knight Wearing a Silly Hat…

letting loose the line art this evening, fancied a change from what I’ve been doing lately…

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My heartfelt thanks (as always) to the lovely:

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For the use of her reference photos…

Into The Woods…

Really enjoying this stage I’m at with this project, my favourite part is the realisation, the ‘fleshing out’ of ideas, making the characters work, the environment, the mood… Exciting stuff!

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Winged Fantasy…

Just received complimentary copies of my new colouring book from Dover Publications (NY). Very happy with how these have turned out!

Available from Amazon.com, Book Depository, Dover Publications themselves Ā and all good book stores!

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Complimentary Copies…

…Are the best!

I received my 12 complimentary copies of the new and improved (larger, updated) version of my ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ ‘How To’ fantasy art book today, a day after my birthday, what a superb gift! Happy is an understatement…

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Copies are available from Amazon.com, the Book Depository, From Dover Publications, or your local book retailer….

 

Being Superhuman, Is wearing thin…

I’m a creative individual. Actually, I’m a VERY creative individual. I have ideas and abilities, never a shortage of inspiration, usually I act on them. Right now, I’m beat, wiped out. Recent situations and life circumstances have worn me down and forced me to take a long hard look at my life and the way I’m leading it. I’m letting my muse go on her much needed holiday, I think I’ll take one too. I can’t remember that last time I just did nothing for the sake of it. I used to be an expert at it. My plan is to finish up my commissioned work and sit and do nothing for as long as I can, then go out and buy some canvases and paint until my heart’s content and make my muse long for her next break (chuckles).

here’s something I’m working on digitally right now, I intend to paint this using acrylics or oils soon…

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Finished Inks…

Had a busy day today at the brilliant CYA conference. Thoroughly enjoyed presenting the ‘Crowd Funding’ session and teaching a great class of keen artists.

Returned home all pumped up after so much energy flying around. managed to finish this one off. Really enjoying using pen and ink at the moment.

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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…

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!…

Warming Up…

Working hard on the book still, ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ is still on for being ready by April, so keep a look out…
Here’s a sketch I made to warm up this morning…

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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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10 Days Left To Go… Onto The Stretch Goals Now…

So the #Kickstarter has funded! ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ is going ahead and will see print in April nextyear. We still have ten days left to go and stretch goals to achieve. I’ll be offering exclusive signed and sketched #prints and the following image is also available as an #exclusive print to all backers of a hard copy of the #book…

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And here’s a link to my Kickstarter page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832625400/the-fantasy-artroom

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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