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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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Écorché Painting Of The Back Muscles

November 18, 2016

Digital Art

So I’ve been getting back to anatomy study with this écorché painting of the back muscles. Écorché paintings are where you try to paint the arrangement of the muscles beneath the skin. They’re a bit painstaking as you have to research each muscle as you paint them (unless you already know them inside out – which I don’t).

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Submission To Crimson Crucible 6: Spiderborn And Ravenred

November 6, 2016

Digital Art

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been burning the midnight oil working on a submission to an art challenge called The Crimson Crucible. Specifically, Crimson Crucible 6: Halloween Companions. The brief was basically to design two Halloween themed companions, one had to be humanoid and the other, non-humanoid. I used my comic project and picked out a couple of the…

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Project Code: JKF-1

October 16, 2016

Digital Art

My friend and published author John Fulton, has written a collection of 9 science fiction short stories and needed some artwork to accompany his writings. I am pretty excited to be working with him as his artist on this project to see if we can’t get it published on Amazon Kindle. John has a website where he blogs about his…

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Forging A Figure Drawing Process https://t.co/j5xa9GZOis