Thursday, January 17, 2019

War Kitty

War Kitty
War kitty

Pick me
Pick me

Into 2019 - 
and what better way to kick it off than the internets faourite - kittys. 
They were done for an emote challenge run by Lirik a streamer on Twitch.  I get to experience all the new game releases vicariously from his channel and dodge the risk of spending hours playing them myself when I should be getting better at art. Anyway didn't win but it was good practice for creating emotes which I will hopefully have to do for my own channel at some point.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

To all a good night

Thanks to all those who have followed along this year.  Wishing all a Merry Christmas.   

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Having a ball

having a ball
Having a ball
Another large piece I have been chipping away at for the past week.  I wanted to do an interior with some female figures so I thought I would hit a few requirements in one go.  I spent a while setting up the perspective and then the multiple figures took some time to design and render.  I was glad to get it to some sort of finish.  It was good to get practice at a more intricate piece.  I have one more to go for this year.  

Thursday, December 13, 2018

War dog

war dog
War Dog
Finally manged to get this to some sort of finish.  The initial work on this went very quickly but other work took priority and I could only do bits and pieces of it until last week.  It would have been interesting to see how quickly I could have finished it.  The initial sketch did not require much modification.  I am finishing off one last large image you can see the progress over on Twitch. 

initial sketch

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Landscape for

Landscape for 
This was a sample landscape I did for a project. It was rejected. For me it was the first time I merged gouache with digital painting.  They did not want a digital look but my gouache skills are not up to knocking this out to high standard so I did half and half.  It was not totally successful but there are passages that had some interesting effects.  I will practice this a bit more to chase those effects.  
I am still working on a larger digital piece and streaming on Twitch .  Hope to finish it this week. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018


I have been doing a few different projects - the big ones for my portfolio and some commission work so I chopping and changing between diverse projects. I have the preliminary work for an oil painting.  I worked in stages including a dead layer.   For a larger portfolio piece which is an interior scene I did some quick value studies.  

I started that work and have started streaming on Twitch.  I am currently streaming between 9 pm and 11 pm  GMT weekdays.  Come by and say hello.

 Cutie was a break from all the serious stuff. 

oil painting lines

oil painting umber

oil painting dead layer

interior study 6

Interior study 7

interior study 8

interior study 9 
interior study 10