Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Samson killing a Philistine - V & A

Here's a watercolour painting of the sculpture of Samson killing a Philistine in the V & A, I had a quick sketch already from a couple of weeks ago so decided to re-visit it today to take a break fromt the laptop.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Painting Dreams

Crazy dreams make good subjects for paintings!!!
A while ago I had this weird dream where I was standing int the middle of a busy city ringed by skyscrapers, as I was looking at them they began to explode one by one, in a domino effect, and some turned into trees and rocks, others bushes etc and a few turned into waterfalls, it was all a bit surreal really but the image stuck in my head so I decided to paint it!
This time round I decided to try my hand at a matte painting, below you'll see the photos I used for a quick mock-up and my base for the painting, then the final image. I'm quite pleased with the final outcome and i might even try to paint some more of the dream!!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

another concept for leap year

So here's another wee piece for Sarah Dargie im not 100% happy with it at the mo, mainly the wall before the city but im not feeling it right now, so i will probably come back to it in a few weeks. So if anyone has any strokes of genius about it please drop a comment!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Jellyfish Tea!

Hello, here's another quick concept which was just a bit of fun really, im trying to loosen up a bit from my normal detailed work so I don't get too cross eyed, also its nice being able to upload this blog more often! Thanks.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

A Northern Nightcap

Hello, here's a quick painting inspired by...well drinking too much caffeine probably! Just meant ot be a bit of fun, i might try to continue this steam turning into stuff theme, but not sure yet, so keep an eye on future updates! Oh and a big thankyou to Sarah Coonan for modelling for me, check out her work here

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Concept based on Japan in the fall

Heyho, here's another piece iv'e been working on, i originally had it a lot smaller only around half the size and with two cherry blossom trees in the middle but i couldn't get it to work so iv'e re-jigged it to this, opinions would be greatly appreciated as i like it but wonder if i need to re-put something in the middle island?
This started as a concept for Sarah Dargie's 'Leap Year' but it's turned more into a personal piece but credit goes to her for the original idea!

Monday, 1 November 2010

An End to Autumn

Here's a quick painting inspired by the season and some new brushes I got!
It took about 2 hours and is just meant to be a bit of fun as when I went for a walk today I loved how all the leaves are in the gorgeous late stage of turning. Also it was a fab excuse to try out some liquid brushes i found, i'm quite pleased with the overall effect.

Concept for 'Leap Year'

Huzzah, two posts in two days let's hope i can keep it up!
This is another concept for Sarah's short 'leap Year' view blog here
I like bits of it but i'm currently a little unsure of the piece as a whole, again opinions would be very welcome! Thanks.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Stormy Ocean Concept for 'Leap Year'

I'm being very bad at this updating malarky but i'm going to try to improve especially as i am building a website at the mo!
This is concept for Sarah Dargie's short which was really enjoyable to work on as I could paint really loosely, opinions would be great! Thanks.

Friday, 3 September 2010

life drawing fo NEOS

Long time no uploads!
Sorry for that i hope to rectify that starting from now. Here's some paintings i've done for my mum's exhibition for NEOS this year ( check it out!) I found a good site with lots of poses so i've been trying to keep my drawing skills sharp, the above took between half and hour and an hour.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Current covering letter, cv showreel and reel breakdown

If anyone wishes for a digital version of my current covering letter, cv, showreel and reel breakdown just e-mail me on and I will send you out a copy as swiftly as I am able.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Life Drawing 09/10

Here's a selection of a few of my recent drawings. Feel free to comment.

Monday, 10 May 2010

In development

This site is currently in development for the degree show!
To view some of my work from Last Show visit the blog and i will upload life drawings etc as soon as I am able (ie when my internet isn't dying!)