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An Exploration In Using Stiffer Brushes With Acrylics

An Exploration In Using Stiffer Brushes With Acrylics

March 21, 2020

Painting

A few weeks ago I set out to explore the use of stiffer brushes in acrylic painting after reading this post on the Crimson Daggers art forum. I started by purchasing these bristle brushes from Cassart which I am very pleased with. I found that the stiffer bushes allowed me to work with thicker paint and use less layers of…

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An Exploration In Glazing With Acrylics

January 25, 2020

Painting

Here’s an experiment I did a while back trying to glaze using acrylics.  I was trying to follow Matt Philleo’s teachings although I didn’t use anywhere near as many layers as he does.  His approach involves doing a really tight line drawing and then glazing a load of translucent paint layers over the top until you end up with a…

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Merry Christmas 2019

December 18, 2019

Painting

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and may 2020 be a year full of blessing and happiness for you and your loved ones.Here are some process shots of a Christmas painting I did for my church, I started it during Christmas 2018 but have only just finished it! [30″ x 24″ acrylics on canvas] Practice study: In progress 1: In progress…

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Forging A Figure Drawing Process

April 23, 2019

Figure Drawing

Over the past few weeks, I’ve gone back to figure drawing but this time I really wanted to come up with a solid process. A process that would allow me to invent figures from my imagination. To do this I went back and re-studied a number of my favourite resources: Proko’s YouTube channel. Michael Hampton’s book “Figure Drawing: Design and…

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Under the Mountain and Other Stories

August 6, 2018

Shop

About 2 years ago, my author friend John Fulton asked me collaborate with him on a self publishing project.  He had written 8 short stories and needed some illustrations to go with them. Now at the time John had just won an award for his writing and had had a book (The Wreck of the Argyll) published off the back…

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Project JKF-1: The Bull In The Basement Book Cover

April 3, 2018

Digital Art

This book cover piece is for a John Fulton short story called “The Bull In The Basement”. For this one I experimented with a major change in my workflow, namely, I skipped the line drawing phase and went straight into painting shapes.

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Project JKF-1: The Whisperer Cover

March 31, 2018

Digital Art

This book cover is for a short story called The Whisperer by John Fulton. I tweaked my illustration workflow again here by putting more energy into doing more studies.  Each study focussing on one particular component of the illustration.

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Digital Painting of a Blonde Girl on a Dark Blue Background

March 2, 2018

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I’ve been trying to power-up my painting skills with this digital painting of a blonde girl on a dark blue background.  Done in Clip Studio Paint.

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Project JKF-1: Star Warrior II Book Cover

December 31, 2017

Digital Art

Here’s another book cover for my author friend John K. Fulton.  The title of this story is “Star Warrior II”. For this piece, I wanted to make sure that I had a much stronger value contrast than in the last piece.

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Tried out a glazing technique where I applied acrylic paint in many translucent layers.