Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Decided to cobble together a new Steam-sized avatar for myself the other day and, well, I got a little carried away. Not ragingly arty of me I know, but it can't be a bad thing to play around with layers, effects and textures.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Recently finished this for the pin-up contest over at ReMIND, a beautifully drawn and written comic which I've been following for a while. Hopefully I've done it justice! Link to the comic below, do check it out if you get the chance.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Thought I would share some naked chaps from life drawing at uni. These are a good few months old now but I'm still rather pleased with them (and that's saying something, being the raging art perfectionist/egomaniac that I am), if only because the experience of drawing the wobbly bits on nudes has been incredibly helpful in anatomy/form the usual gubbins.

All done in oil pastel on roughly A2 around.. march-ish time.

I really wish I had the chance to take life drawing classes sooner, my first year at uni being the first time I'd ever done it. Having a teacher on top of it all to push and poke me in the right direction was a massive help as well. 'Twas a nice gradual build-up over the months to the point where I could sit for a good few hours non-stop, concentrate on one picture and not feel the constant urge to wander off and put the kettle on.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

'Sbeen a while so figured I ought to post something-or-other on here. I'm doing brilliantly at this blogging lark aren't I? Oh well, I'll get there in the end I'm sure.

Dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuun some sunflowers (and a wee bee, who knew!!). Painting on kitchen tiles is certainly a new experience... so are the sunflowers for that matter. Took a while but I think I did an alright job; certainly my 'clients' upon viewing didn't demand I immediately expunge it from the tiles and beg for forgiveness for my hideously rendered flora.

I'd get a close-up of the bee but sadly with my non-existant camera skills I wasn't able to get a photo that wasn't blurred to buggery. Suppose we'll just have to admire it from a distance.