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

CELTIC

Many of you’ll know by now that I’m a musician as well as an artist… In between other things I’ve been recording these Celtic-inspired tracks over the past year, I thought I’d put them all together in one playlist for you to have a listen to, (around 30 mins of music) Please feel free to share with others if you like what you hear. Enjoy!

Dr. Martins Inks…

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I was recently lucky enough to have won a set of inks by the brilliant U.S. based manufacturer, Dr. Martins. They’re so much fun to use. I usually paint away at this kind of thing with watercolours, the technique is similar but has a few differences that sets it apart not least of which is the drying time…so much quicker. I’m very much looking forward to having some time to spend with these at some point…

(As always, the art is available to purchase, message me for details)

Thank You…

Just wanted to say a great big thank you to all the people who’ve continued to check my work out despite me not being around just lately, I’ve a few things on that aren’t allowing me the time to sketch and blog as I’d like, I’ll be back at it again soon.

Meanwhile, here’s some cover art I painted last year for a new book by Cassandra Eason, published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Available now. (Can’t wait to read this one!)

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Old Posts…

I’ve been so very inspired lately, so inspired in fact, that much of my older work is hanging over me like some dark cloud that keeps on raining. So I’ve been through my website, been through my blog here and taken down all the pieces that no longer serve me. My apologies to those people who find what I’ve just done a tad offensive, but one has to do what one has to do- so I did what I did. (chuckles).

There’ll be much more art, the flavour may change a little but it’ll still be just me, drawing and painting, as I do, just with more care, and of a higher quality. Stick around….