Braving The Storm…

Coloured this one up, I’m enjoying this process…

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Inking Progress…

REALLY enjoying working on this one, might down tools and finish it off tomorrow, though. It’s been a long day…

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Portal…

It was my birthday today, a strange sort of day as birthdays go… I went to bed early last night and had a series of visions that thankfully I made a note of. Here’s one of the images I saw:

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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:

http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7_-M8r5lfplgfIHOiX4nw

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartroom11?fref=ts

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

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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…

Special Offer…

Hi all, I’m currently in the early throes of marketing the Fantasy Artroom book and to mark the occasion, I’d like to make special offer of making a sketch inside each copy of the book purchased within the next month. This offer is extended to anyone who mentions that they saw this post.
the cost of the book (including postage) is $30.00 (Australian) to Australian residents and $35.00 (Australian) to anywhere else in the world.

FA11

Interior pages (and more info) can be viewed here:
http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com/

Official Fantasy Artroom Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartroom11

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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68 Hours To Go!

So, the #Kickstarter project ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ has funded and we’ve currently passed the first stretch goal, so those people who’ve made a pledge including a hard copy of the book will now also receive another #exclusive print…

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Unicorn.

Here’s (another) Unicorn drawing. I need as much help drawing horsies as I can get.
I’m currently busy with commissions and compiling ideas and things for my Kickstarter project, will post more about that soon.

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Aslan.

haven’t done much idle sketching lately, I’ve been so busy and I miss it, I rectified that in front of the telly last night with this one…

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Work In Progress…

I have a lot of stuff happening right now. If you’ve seen any of my recent posts you’ll know I have an exhibition coming up. I’ve been absolutely inspired lately and am playing things by ear. I haven’t made a shortlist of art to exhibit yet so I’m frantically painting away to see which ones resonate the most with me. I started this one earlier this morning and have spent approx. 4 hours on it so far, the fact that I’ve done this much in such a short space of time leads me to conclude that I’ll probably be exhibiting this. (oils).

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Sketches for New Work…

I’m currently working on some stuff for an exhibition and am accumulating sketches as I go. here are a couple of ideas I’ve taken to the colour stages…

This one’s watercoloour and acrylic, with highlights in oils. The model is the lovely Ida-

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This one was painted in watercolour. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″… It’s also available to purchase. (Email me if you’re interested).

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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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Scratched Away At This Some More….

Moving into the fine details now… having to focus and not only look at the image as a whole, see how it all fits together, but also having to home in on those areas that require attention, and there are still many, many more. I’ll be putting this to one side for a day or two and look at it with fresh eyes.

Rest Stop…

 

here’s my newest painting (so far). I’ve decided to pull my finger out and paint some canvases, I miss the freeing aspects of painting this way, I sit down for far too long every day, whether it be in front of the computer-working digitally, or scratching away at a pen and ink drawing… Waving ones arms around with a brush loaded with paint is a very fun diversion. I spent 6-7 hours on this one yesterday, I’m hoping to do the same today. Will post progress shots as I go…

The model is the lovely Ida (mizzd-stock.deviantart.com)