Thursday, 14 August 2014
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Monday, 4 August 2014
hit this link to visit the charity site. I wasn't being intentionally lazy by keeping all the heads the same - just felt it had more comic potential...
Friday, 1 August 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Just to let you know that original art is now for sale! If you've seen original artwork by me on the net somewhere then there's a good chance it can be exchanged for hard currency. At present I'm not considering art exchanges - but maybe in the future...
If you want to know a bit more then click on the tab at the top of this blog marked 'Original Art For Sale'.
Friday, 27 June 2014
Acrylic paint on watercolour card - 41.5cm x 29.5cm
Above are some progress shots - 'pologies about the bad quality; they were lit only by one angel-poise lamp - but it gives an idea of how it built up. Some details changed, like the bow tie, but I kept pretty faithful to the original sketch with this one. And yes, his 'tache really was that wonky.
Above is the original sketch, done digitally with Sketchbook Pro.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
I've have had this doodle knocking round the hard drive since digital-time began and have now finally admitted to myself that it wasn't going anywhere, despite liking the feel of it. Somehow couldn't find inspiration to develop a bigger peice for it to occupy. All the same, he looks happy enough.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Do not give your work away for free, friends. Repeat: DO NOT GIVE YOUR WORK AWAY FOR FREE!
I would write my own post on this, but for now here's the great illustrator Stephen Silver giving you what you need to hear. He directs it towards art students - and that's understandable because they're often new to the commercial world - but we all need the reminder because we can all be tempted to let our standards slip. I know I previously linked another of Stephen's videos where he gives similar advice - but it bears repeating because so many of us are intent on learning the hard way. Heed that man!
(Just saying - slightly earthy language, if you're easily offended by such stuff.)