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My First Acrylic Painting: Rabbit In The Grass

February 10, 2017

Digital Art

I’ve been meaning to try my hand at painting using a traditional medium such as acrylic paint for some time now. I finally took the plunge and whilst I’m not completely happy with the result, I did really enjoy myself!I started with a medium grey background and then did an initial colour block-in. I then decided that my colours were completely…

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Project JKF-1: Rabbit Pencil Sketches on 2nd Feb 2017

February 7, 2017

Digital Art

I’ve been doing some more rabbit studies for my project with John Fulton. I had a quick look at the skeletal structure – I didn’t realise that a rabbit’s scapulae came so far round the side and forward to the front!  Every day’s a school day!

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Project JKF-1: Kettle Design Using 3D Modelling In Blender

January 21, 2017

Digital Art

After reading about how James Gurney uses miniature models to help him work out lighting, I thought I would try something similar in the digital realm. Here is a kettle design for a project with my author friend John Fulton. It was done as a 3D model in Blender using it’s ray tracing render engine (Cycles) which calculates how light rays…

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Submission to CHOW Down #1: Princess Tronica Vin

December 23, 2016

Digital Art

I’m taking part in another challenge on the Crimson Daggers Art Forum called CHOW Down (CHOW stands for Character Of The Week). I managed to get it finished just before Christmas as I will be out of action busy eating and being merry over the next few days! “On the broken world of Dustryon, Princess Tronica Vin is heir to the…

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Process For Painting The Human Figure 3

December 18, 2016

Digital Art

I’m still messing about with my figure painting process. This time I tried combining the gesture and silhouette steps.  I think that worked well. Step 3 was a bit of a dog’s dinner this time though.  I tried adding in the darkest darks at this point but perhaps what I should have done is gone for adding big shadow shapes…

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Process For Painting The Human Figure 2

December 15, 2016

Digital Art

After some tips on silhouettes from a friend on Crimson Daggers, I’m trying to include silhouettes in my workflow for painting the human figure. My current process is this: 1. Gesture. 2. Silhouette with 100% opacity brush. 3. Shadow shapes with 100% opacity bursh. 4. Full light shapes with 100% opacity brush. 5. Blending with pressure opacity brush (added some…

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Project JKF-1: A Candle-Lit Shack

December 11, 2016

Digital Art

Here’s another study for my project with my friend and published author John Fulton winner of the Great War Dundee Children’s Book prize. The inside of a candle lit shack. For this I really tried to focus on the process of working from big shapes to small.

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Project JKF-1: Dog Painting Study

December 3, 2016

Digital Art

Another study for my project with my author friend John Fulton. For me studies like this are useful because you notice little things that can make all the difference – like the subtle tone variation in the white fur, the white hairs on the eye brows etc.

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Project JKF-1: Kettle Studies

November 27, 2016

Digital Art

The more I learn about, art the more I see the importance of using reference images and doing studies of them. For my first illustration in Project JKF-1, I need to paint a kettle so here are a few studies. I also took the opportunity to develop my painting process a bit further by using a hard brush to achieve…

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Process For Painting The Human Figure

November 20, 2016

Digital Art

I’ve been refining my process for painting a human figure. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Skeleton  Muscles  Values 

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