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Getting The Smudge Tool Working In Gimp 2.10

August 20, 2020

Digital Art, Sketching

I have been meaning to take Gimp 2.10 out for a spin for a while now and finally got around to it by doing a few rabbit sketches. My first attempt felt a bit clunky, I used the Paintbrush tool to do the line drawing and was not entirely satisfied with the result.  The lines didn’t feel like pencil marks…

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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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Blue Female Face Drawing Sketchbook Journal https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/a87gwnfa?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle

I did this digital portrait drawing in Gimp 2.10 and then added to a pocket sketchbook cover design.
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/ktl5bm6q?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle

I've put another of my rabbit sketches onto a personalized mug: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/5h0uboe2?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle