Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Im like a Freekin' Ikea Catalogue

Well in the absence of any new finished work or any more decent images from the life drawing session this will have to suffice. I AM working on personal stuff.... honest. You'll see, yeah I'll show you.

Monday, November 30, 2009

sketching a dude in the nude....

Last Saturday I went old school and used proper pencils and paper and remarkably used an easel for the first time.
I spent a day at Westbury Farm Studios. If you are having trouble visualising it, if you've ever had the misfortune to see the film 'the Cottage' its pretty much the same building. Add to that segments of mannaquins hanging from the trees it was quite a freaky setting! pft... Artists..
Ive captured the best of the day on my camera. There are a few sketches I want to show but I'll have to take a picture in natural light as they are not coming out too clever at the minute.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

That time of the week again

So Ive tried to make a point of adding something every week now. Sunday seems to be the best day for this. Ive been dining out on old work for the last few weeks and this post is no different. That said I now have some ideas kicking around my head that I want to get started on so hopefully there maybe a couple of WIP's in the coming weeks, plus I have a life drawing day next week so there should be plenty to keep this going for a good few weeks.

Another main motivation is that I know some friends whose opinion I respect who have been following my progress for sometime (Damien & Dan) still look (and comment) and that means alot, plus I know I have a few new lurkers and thats great too. So thanks all, it keeps me motivated.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Some more

funny how posting something up can change your perception of it, I've uploaded this one several times trying to get the tones and saturation better. Why cant I see it in Photoshop?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Been a while....

EDIT this is a little more saturated, I viewed the other on a different screen and it was dull dull dull

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I'm back, in more ways than one

After 6 months of having my confidence ritualistically tortured and abused I am back. This time with a sample of some freelance work I've been doing for the guys at
I enjoyed the challenge of getting a cartoon network/nickelodeon vibe to it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

'Racer'..Lunch time Speedpaint - 50 mins

Still not great but Im hanging in there...very much in my 'childrens illustration' comfort zone though.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

lunchtime speedpaint - 'One eye'

Soo Im trying to loosen up after getting bogged down with more 'tight' pieces at work. This was painful, Im not proud of it but it had to be done... so warts 'n' all here is it. Hopefully the more I do the better they'll be, just got to form the habit again.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

lunchtime Thundercat design

So sometimes at lunch when I can pull myself away from my sarnies we have a speedpaint thing... this is about 40 mins..

Thursday, February 05, 2009

....and more

..because Blogger seemed fit to only allow me to attach five or so images and I wasnt finished goddamit!

Your Saturday afternoon Happy Meal

It appears that Ive become somewhat of an estranged father of late in terms of this blog, I've just been so busy with work and things, y'know...slide. So as a way to make a mends please accept a bumper offering. Consider this, if you will, as our Saturday afteroon trip to McDonalds and the emotional bribe of a happy meal.

No! you dont get a toy...I'm not made of money. I guess the harsh and somewhat ironic reality of this all, is that I used this blog to try and get my standard up, and now its getting there and I'm actually employed as a concept artist I've got less stuff to post and less time to do personal work.