Friday, August 31, 2012

After Repin A shy peasant

After Repin A shy peasant
After Repin A Shy Peasant

This portrait by Repin appears with all sorts of hues on the web.  I don't know which version is closest to the true work as I have never seen it.  I copied one of the more vibrant copies.  I took about 6 h over this.  Most of that at lunch time.  The problem with the lunch time sessions is I work on a laptop in daylight so I still have to adjust value and hue at the end. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012


A lunchtime sketch of an emu.  For practice took about 30 minutes.  The colour was deliberately muted.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Horseman Attacked - Final

man horse tiger river attack illustration
Horseman attacked - Final

This is the continuation of the work started here. I added some more detail and refined the horseman.  All in all this took a while to do. The thing I liked most of this are the colours. I set out to limit those from the start. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Horseman Attacked - draft

Horseman attacked draft

Horseman attacked draft 2
I decided to keep going with the personal work.  This one was a challenge as I wanted to get some decent poses.  I started with the the black and white draft then added colour.  I had a reference for the horses pose but the tigers I had to wing it. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Spanner - Study

Spanner - Study
Here is a quick lunchtime study of a spanner.  About 30 minutes.  Just wanted to get some still life practice in. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lets Play - Final

 orcs beast playing concept illustration photoshop
Lets Play-Final

This is the final steps for the image started here.  There was some movement of the figures and addition of some environment.  I did a few different colour schemes but this one was the most interesting and the one that got worked to a finish,  I suppose it is kind of fitting that this is completed just as the Olympic games ends.  The phrase that was repeated most from the interviewed athletes was hard work pays off.  I hope so!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dog Sketch 2

Dog Sketch 2
Dog sitting.  Very quick 5 min sketch of a sleeping dog left to lie.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lets Play - start

Lets play draft 3
Lets play draft 2

Lets play draft 1

A while ago I did a character  concept  and shortly afterwards a beast.  I had figured they would exist together so I wanted to make an illustration with them both in action.  Above are the first stages of the illustration.  I started out in greyscale to work out as much detail as possible.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Roman Soldier study

Roman Soldier study
A photo study.  I copied a photo from a site which has a large number of photos taken at a history festival.