Thursday, April 17, 2014


Well, looks like this blog has gone the way of blogs everywhere, into neglected no-more-updates-land. I'll probably come back to it one day, but that day is not today.

Peace out for a while!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I've been mucking around with different ways to draw faces - I still need to work on accuracy and placement of features, but I don't want to become rigid and characterless in my work so am trying to exaggerate and interpret in order to add some feeling... these were 2 minute scribbles from some life drawing references.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I saw this photo somewhere and really liked the lighting - something about those glowy edges you get from things in sunlight combined with cool midtones...

Monday, July 1, 2013

A few more colour studies

Colour and value and stuff!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Moar coloar!

A few colour/light studies from a Doctor Who episode...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Colour studies

It seems that colour studies are a thing that people do - basically little speedpaints focusing on colour (and by extension, light) and working on establishing a scene or atmosphere quickly.
These ones were probably 15 mins each, I used a few scenes from the movie The Fall.

It's been my experience that my paintings don't really "emerge" until quite late in the process, and I often abort before that point because I'm mostly just doing sketches or practices from references... it's quite unsatisfying to do that but so be it! I guess all the practicing should mean that I get through those early stages quicker and with better foundations, at least.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Painty McPaint Paint

Just another speed paint. I think I established my values a bit more quickly and more effectively than often, so that's good. Doesn't look at all like Scott Pilgrim (the movie from which I referenced the picture) but that wasn't the point :)

Would be fun to play with the fire (both in accuracy and stylistically) but again, just a sketch...