Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Rhys Darby

The wonderful comedian Rhys Darby who I'll be seeing live later in the year :)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Anna Fur Laxis

Here's the final piece.
To be honest I felt less motivated today than I did yesterday, so the tattoo sleeves and hands look a little rushed to me and messy =/ But I think I'm definitely done with it now, overall I like it. I may come back to it at some point in the future and smarten it up perhaps.

Anna Fur Laxis (from a shot by Inaglo photography)
Acrylic on canvas

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Work in progress

This is what I've been working on today.
Bought a couple of canvases yesterday, this ones pretty small, about 10" x 7"

Don't think I've painted anything on canvas since I was at school! Haven't painted with acrylics for a couple of years, so I'm somewhat happy with how its looking so far.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Portrait Swaps

Here's a little video featuring portrait swaps I've done with other artists and illustrators :)

If you're interested in doing a portrait swap, get in touch! So long as I have no commissions on
I generally enjoy doing them :)

Lowri Portrait Swap

Y'know what, I liked that Lee Evans drawing when I first did it, and it looks ok in my sketchbook, but the more I see the scan of it online the worse I think it is!

Oh well.

Here's a portrait from today of Lowri Mai Roberts, a fellow illustrator, from Twinkle and Gloom

It's been done with pencils on brown paper then scanned and digitally coloured.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Today's work

A commissioned piece from today for model 'Ivory Lovelust' for her website.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

A Brush with Burlesque

I have some rather exciting news to share!
A few weeks back I was asked to be involved in a group exhibition in London later in the year that featured artists who capture the UK burlesque scene. I had to keep it 'hush hush' until it was officially announced, but now I can write about it publicly, and I'm bloomin' excited!

Not 100% regarding the work I'll be doing for it yet, but I have an idea.

Did a bit of experimenting with a graphite and white pencil earlier on toned paper

And I'm quite liking the result, I do like the look of the white on the brown background. The likeness isn't quite right, but I did this one (fairly) quickly, and in a small A5 sketchbook, but I splashed out on an A4 highly rated one earlier so I'm going to hopefully do some more in this style as soon as it arrives and see if it's a route to go down for the exhibition. Definitely think it's something to consider. Spending longer on them and doing them in a larger size should definitely improve the final image. And I can imagine them actually standing out amongst the other artists' work as the rest either work in quite a graphic way, or are fine art painters, so something in this more delicate detailed feminine sort of style should contrast nicely :) In some pretty frames...
So, yeah, very excited!