Crow’s Nest…

Just finished this one for the book I’m working on (which I’ll post more about when I’m allowed). I’ve never had so much fun with a project, the impossible angle here posed a little bit of a challenge and I’m not sure it’s ‘entirely’ realistic but what the heck, it’s for a children’s book, and it does the trick (imho 🙂

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And this one (below), is a screenshot of a small vignette I’m working on of a bunch of pirates with faces obviously made for radio. fun fun fun…

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Some Progress…

I’ve been scratching away at this one for 2-3 years. And recently scanned in the original acrylic/oil painting and continued working on it digitally. It’s close but not quite finished yet. Here it is as it stands right now….

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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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In Progress…

I’m enjoying working with watercolour at the moment, but finding scanning/taking working pics increasingly frustrating. With this one, I scanned the original  art  in and am finishing it off digitally. I’m not a fan of the digital ‘look’, all that slick, shiny stuff doesn’t do it for me personally. It’s always my goal to have my art, whether trad. or digital, have something of an organic look about it.

here I’m adding the line work in Sketchbook Pro. Great program, very intuitive…

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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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