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.