New Year, New Start

Happy 2015 everyone. Hope it’s gotten off to a fine start for you all. I’m still trying to find my feet in many ways although overall, it’s been a positive beginning. So no real complaints.

I haven’t posted regularly for a long time, in part due to

a) The kids have been off on school holidays.

b) I’ve been sucked into a facebook void as far as spending time on the internet is concerned. If you’d like to keep track of what I’m up to, there’s the best place to do it, although I thoroughly intend to get back to blogging on here, I miss it.

c) My workload. It quietened down for a few months prior to Christmas and then took off again. I’ll be pretty busy for the next 2-3 months and that’s what an illustrator wants. No complaints. Truly.

So here I am, with 2-3 sketches drawn over the past couple of days. I haven’t sketched for the sheer sake of sketching for quite a while and will be doing that too. 2014 was a tough year  for me, personally, and it upset my mojo somewhat. Things are steadily improving so, with that in mind, hope you enjoy the sketches, plenty more to follow soon…

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Made this sketch in a coffee shop last week. Thought I’d add a little paint…

my new fantasy art ‘How To’ book:

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Oil Painting…

I often have something on the go I just add a little to here and there. This one’s been sitting for a while. I find it very enjoyable to tinker in between other things, watching it slowly evolve… (oil on panel) .

The model for the figure is the very lovely Alexandra- sea5_sml

The Fantasy Artroom.

It’s been a little while since I posted about my new book here. The Fantasy artroom has been winging it’s way around the globe for 3-4 months, and right now, I’m in the process of putting a youtube channel together, I’ve updated the website, I now have the Facebook page up and running. Can I ask, if you like what you see, or if you’ve bought a copy of the book, that you spread the word. I’m hoping the project grows into more publications, more How To’ videos and more workshops. If you’d like to find out more, check out these links:

And if you needed to know anything that hasn’t been covered already, wanted to arrange workshops etc, please feel free to contact me.