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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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Spider Mutant Cultist Concept Studies

October 15, 2016

Digital Art

I’ve been brainstorming some ideas for a Spider Mutant Cultist.  He will be one of the baddies from my digital comic project. The spider study is of a mouse spider.

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Raven Digital Painting Studies

October 13, 2016

Digital Art

I’m trying to improve my general painting technique as well as study ravens for an upcoming illustration. These were done with minutes minimal line work before going in with the paint block-ins.

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Master Painting Study: John Singer Sargent – Man Wearing Laurels

October 9, 2016

Digital Art

So here’s my first master painting study ever!  John Singer Sargent’s Man Wearing Laurels. I’m just beginning to study painting seriously so am still trying to find me feet here. So what did I learn doing this? For the initial block-in it was easier to start off with a small canvas (I’m working digitally). Using a big brush helped my…

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Figure Sketches With Values 6th October

October 6, 2016

Digital Art

Some more figure sketches – I’m trying to get to grips with lighting the forms. I’ve also done a study from Michael Hampton’s Figure Drawing Design and Invention – a fantastic book for learning to draw the human figure.

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Conan The Barbarian Sketch

October 4, 2016

Digital Art

I’m trying to upload visual information into my brain by sketching from references – here’s a Conan The Barbarian sketch:

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Male Torso Values Study

September 27, 2016

Digital Art

I recently found this article about thumbnailing using values: http://muddycolors.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/composition-basics-sketching-thumbnails.html It got me experimenting with my painting process.  Here’s a male torso study using the process from the Muddy Colors link above.

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Captain Mothstorm: Freefall – Part 5

September 24, 2016

Comics, Digital Art

Still working on my Captain Mothstorm illustration. Added some colour:

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Captain Mothstorm: Freefall – Part 4

September 22, 2016

Comics, Digital Art

Here are the tonal values.  I’ve learned that it’s easier to work in greyscale first and then add colour later. I flipped the image for a while to keep my mind fresh.

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Captain Mothstorm: Freefall – Part 3

September 21, 2016

Comics, Digital Art

I’ve put in a line drawing over the top of the 3D scene which was really useful for getting the perspective right:

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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