Thursday, 3 October 2013

Chinatown Speedpainting

Quick Chinatown speedpainting (30 minutes)

#Original photograph

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Speed Painting


Recent watercolours, sketches and inks from trip to Santorini!

Sketchbook and Animal Drawings

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Samurai Jack Speedpaints

Found some really inspiring images of backgrounds from samurai jack so I decided to have a go at a few. The backgrounds may appear flat on the show but compositionally they have a lot more depth and dimension than I thought.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Monday, 5 August 2013

Ralph Steadman Exhibition

This past weekend I went to the Ralph Steadman's exhibition. His work looks even better up close so many marks and brushstrokes are lost through the print process. The energy of the inks and and watercolour look so much more animated on the original artwork, Real inspirational stuff and I really got into sketching from his work. I also had the chance to meet Uli Meyer who was there introducing his new picture book 'Cuthbert Was Bored' which was real cool as well!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hellboy Speed Painting

All new comic book movies again this year .. still no Hellboy 3

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

FIlm Noir Speed Paintings

A few speed paintings to get a better understanding of value. I chose Film Noir scenes for shadows and lighting a lot funner than drawing apples and oranges instead! (All around an hour)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

Dr Sketchy and Life Drawing Session inspired by Manrays Photography

A bit bored with the same old Life Drawing classes I decided to go on a search for something new.. First I went to The National Portrait Gallery were hosting an evening of Life Drawing based on the Photography of Manray. The class encouraged us to capture the essence of the poses in the photographs using the model and the lighting was specifically setup to help capture the moods and lighting of the compositions. Dr Sketchys was a different experience as the model was a professional burlesque dancer which meant some of the poses and themes were a bit out of the box! Interestingly enough in many of the poses we had to include narrative or integrate another character or try different drawing styles such as cubism this added interest but the poses were a little too fast!