Friday, 30 April 2010

My Gnomon 2d competition entry for the theme 'esgeroth'

Friday, 23 April 2010

orc romance

This image of an orc trying to seduce someone came into my head... I had to get it out of there quick... here is the result!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


This is a portrait of a boy I saw in someones holiday photos... I think from morocco someplace. I liked his expression :)


I made this out of a frame of an advert I am working on.... just a bit of silly fun.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

tai chi forest

Where id love to be... :)

Got to work on my composition.... quite lacking. :P

Monday, 19 April 2010

jack sparrow study

Another portrait study from a photo... Think im going to start studying from life more... feels like im not thinking in faces/planes enough.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Another forest...

Injured in a forest, sheltering by some rocks...

Friday, 16 April 2010

more studies...

I have another few paintings but I havent quite finished them so I will wait till I have.

Friday, 9 April 2010


A quick speedy trying to bring together some of the value key and texture brush learning iv been doing...

Value Keys

I have been trying to get my head around High/mid/low key value ranges and how a photo/reference can be interpreted and simplified into one of these three ranges... its so powerful as without them its hard to contrll all the incredible range of values in a landscape. Too many values can be messy if they dont live in the right heirarchy and this really helps set that up at the start of a painting!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

BW Landscape

I have been wanting to get textures into my painting for a very long time, but I always ended up just painting with a simple brush. That has allowed me to get better at just painting, but now, after being very much inspired by this guy: am starting to get back into textures... I even re-made a large portion of my brushes.

Anyway, here is my first BW painting using this more textural approach... I feel like its a bit of a turning point/breakthrough towards where I want to be.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Anders Zorn Study

Here is a study I did of an Anders Zorn Painting... I love his brushstrokes... so good.