Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Paris Apocalypse

By very sharp contrast here is another apocalypse image, probably the last one. About 45 mins work

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Red

Just a random piece, the idea seemed to just come to me, though I wouldn't be surprised if I ripped it off wholesale from somewhere on a subconcious level

A Reminder

Just a quick reminder for any newcomers to my little corner of the internet.

Nothing on this Blog should be taken as a representation of final quality. For that there is my homepage

I merely use this blog to experiment with styles, sketches and compositions that usually take a fraction of the time of anything that appears on my website. Often pieces are done in a lunchtime or two and sketches are literally seconds. The intention being that when I do longer more complete pieces I'm loose from doing smaller bits and bobs.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Safari Park Sketches

It was my Birthday on Saturday. I like to do some family stuff on my birthday so this year we went to our local safari park. It's mostly the type where you have to drive around so drawing isnt especially easy!

Also I think its worth hi fiving myself (so to speak) as according to my blog post count this has been my most productive year since I began! onwards and upwards and all that

Friday, September 24, 2010

Figure-ing it out

Bad puns aside - Just some doodles to try and get my figurative gestures stronger. Artists tend to almost have a signature like figure they use for scale or some such. These were done without reference but my recent sketchbook work has come in very handy for this

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New York - Apocalypse

Another matte/speedpaint thingy.

EDIT - Added a few more elements. Sods law, you think of these thing just as you nod odd to sleep

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

London's Apocalyptic

Mixture of a speedpaint and matte paint

The morning after the night before

Okay, so I didnt recoil in horror at last nights effort. In an effort to keep the ball rolling here is my lunchtime offering. I guess the aim of these are to imply detail rather laboriously define it and try and make something more atmospheric.

Monday, September 20, 2010

like a one night stand

Ive boshed an image together forcing myself to rush it (less than an hour) and also forcing myself not to think too much and to keep loose. Im posting this up though I fear I will regret it in the morning when I look at it again. Artistically speaking this is 1.45 am and I'll be damned if Im going home alone. Lets hope I wont be too shamed in the morning.

EDIT - slight amendments that were pointed out but did niggle at me !!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Step by Step

Im not usually one for documenting my work process as A) I dont feel like Im an authority on it and B) it changes as I dont believe in a rigid approach (stop sniggering at the back) This was an exception as I was having to do it in bite size chunks i.e. 45 minutes at lunchtimes. The first are 45 min sessions and the final one was about 2-3 hours.. not quick looking at it like this but with numerous stop starts its bound to draw it out more than it should.
As a piece, Im rather ambivilant about it, it kind of tells me nothing and due to the extended authoring process some of the excitement was bound to subside. Still, its neat enough I guess.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I've been quiet of late as Ive had other things on the go so this'll have to do at the minute. I've got to get back on it.