Thursday, January 31, 2019


H Matisse 1 
H Matisse 2

H Matisse 3

Its been a challenging week - some hard lessons learned.  Most of my time has been spent doing client work and that old classic freelancer experience of working and not been paid- watch out for that one.  Fortunately it is not my typical experience so far. Anyway I did get a little time to try out some simpler rendering - producing the 3 Matisse.  
I also returned to my roots doing pencil work.  It was what I started out doing and I deliberately avoided it for the past number of years.  Forcing myself to work with the unforgiving pen.  It was a bit of jolt to realise how imprecise the mark is compared to the pens.  I ended up having to take the image into Photoshop to clean it up. 

House - pencil 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Two Landscapes

Cottage Study

Forest Scene 1
Last week was a week of studies and trying out stuff some of it was more comfort zone like the cottage study and some of it was new like the forest scene.  The forest scene was an attempt to do a more stylised landscape.  I followed a Youtube tutorial   by  Andrea Gerstmann and learned a lot. I even used some features on Photoshop for the first time.   I have committed to doing a whole set of these to get some practice and get quicker.

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.