Monday, 23 November 2009

Life Drawing

Here are some life drawings I have done recently.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Some ladies

Here are a couple of paintings I have played around with... trying to paint women from imagination in different styles. I have lots of studies but these were meant to just be ideas for fun. One went mullins style as I started monochrome, the other plain digital roundbrush.

Monday, 12 October 2009


Speedpaint topic was Cute Kitty... Kinda worked out Cute, kinda... 'you lookin at me?'

Monday, 7 September 2009

Light Study Turned Painting

This started as a light study for that sunset through trees feel... and became more after a while. I might stuill work on this... but here it is so far. Not to sure about the mixed focuses on the composition... guess thats the risk when ya work from photos.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

animation fun

These are some flour sack exercises for animation... I am getting into drawing animation and really think its the key to good character drawing. Its fun when you start to draw verbs instead of nouns. I have a long way to go... Have a look at this guy!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Watercolour, gouashe and pastel

I had a go with watercolour, Gouashe and finally fix-it pastel yesterday. This is from my inca trail experience and was one of my favorite memories of the place. I might carry this on in digital, as I dont like how much black I ended up using... Im getting used to the traditional way of things...slowly.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Sargent Study

I am planning to do more master studies... I learned loads from this one. Sargent...of course.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Plein Air scan

Here is a scan of the actual painting. I am going to get more paints soon as watercolour pans just dont give enough pigment when you are in a hurry!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Plein Air

I went Plein air painting on sunday, which is to say I sat on a rock like a lump and argued with my watercolours for an hour... without much luck. BUT, it seems to have gone into my head, because I just tried to paint the same scene from memory and it worked relatively well... such is the power of digital.

I will post my actual watercolour/guashe attempt asap. it will be funny to compare!

Friday, 31 July 2009

Baines Kloof

This was based on a photo I took in Baines Kloof in South Africa. I loved the peace in this little glen. It was such balm for the soul after London crowds!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Another iPhone painting

Been really inspired by the painters of old lately. Since I'm still iPhone crazed I'm combining the two!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

misty moors

Here's another one. Started as a study.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

My first mobile post!

Here is something I painted in brushes a little app for my iPhone. I thought I would try send it direct.


Monday, 20 July 2009

Life Painting

I took part in the recent likeminds collective here in Sydney and these were the digital-paintings I did of the model:

A 1 hour pose:
and a 10 minute pose:

It was a fantiastic evening...I am definitely looking forward to the next one.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

A Nice Hot Bath

This started life as a pitch concept for work and became...something. Think my brain's a bit addled, but its ... yeah, fun anyway!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Gothic Beauty... Ode to the Clishe

I am entering this months 'gnomon competition and this is my entry for the theme "Gothic Beauty"
I managed to avoid crows and angel wings, tears and emo looks!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Gestures and a T-face

I have been inspired to get my figures improved... so I have been doing some gestures on a pre-printed proportion grid based on Loomis. I wanted to be forced to put things in the right place to get in the habit of it.

The face was for a competition at work to make a self portrait as a terminator to win stuff. I got a poster in the end, but was aiming for the artbook. This is the first self portrait I have done in many years. Bit messed up though...

Thursday, 28 May 2009

the breech

I was listening to 'sharpe's tiger' by Bernard Cornwall and I wanted to paint the attack on the breech of Seringe Baitan.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Todays study:

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


This one was a lot of fun. You so know he has a stiletto knife on him somewhere...

Monday, 25 May 2009

All work and no play...

Another in my famous person studies... The embodiment of psycho. Damn he looks evil.

3 versions. The initial drawing, a painted interpretation and then a mix to see what it was like.

Friday, 15 May 2009

sketchbook studies

Here are some Sketchbook studies from life, photos and imagination. I have been trying to draw the same face from different angles and in different expressions.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Clint study

The latest in my drive to do a study or more a day. I am going for famous people as you cant be lazy with them... people WILL notice.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Speedy's and studies

Some random speed paints. Start with blobs and see what they become...

I have been listening to a history of the USA so this guy seemed a good one to study. Frederick Douglas, abolitionist during the American civil war.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Some sketches

These are some sketches for a story I have been working on for years... on and often off that is. I am beginning to explore the characters now, instead of just the world itself.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Bits and bobs

Here are a few more bits and pieces I have been busy with in the last while. Som old, some new.

This is a composite of a ton of paintings done on my Nintendo DS in 'colors' (
Its a great learning tool as there is no undo... and its just simple brushes and thumbnail size.

This was a study of a picture I took of my sisters man. I just loved the thoughtful look.

I figured it was about time I painted a guy in armour. Just one of those things that has to happen in digital art...

Thursday, 16 April 2009

First time for everything

Wow... after a long time thinking about blogging and whether I should give it a try, I have finally decided to actually get off my butt and post something. I will try use this blog as a way of expressing some random thoughts on art, painting, drawing and I guess life too, though where the boundary lies between these i have yet to figure out.

Anyway, I am just going to post some studies and recent sketches to start with.