New Work: Seahorse

New Work: Seahorse

Over the last few months I have been working hard creating new drawings and experimenting with a few different themes. I always come back to sea creatures and woodland animals, sometimes with the addition of a mysterious lady. My most recent project however has been designing illustrations for notebooks and other illustrated gifts, which are …

Spring Sheep…

Spring Sheep…

Hello, Ok so I started this sheep painting a while ago and I’ve been working on and off with it. I think it is finally finished, yaaaay bring out the Champagne. I’ve been working on my illustration style for children etc. I have so many different styles of work to choose from now…Anyway, here is …

The Owl and the Pussycat – New Art!

The Owl and the Pussycat – New Art!

New Art Posted on March 21, 2013 Hello all! Just a short post for you to introduce you to some of my new digital paintings… I wanted to produce some more illustrative work and create some more animal characters. So here is a kitten (who I have yet to name – help!) and we have Oswald Owl …

Traditional Vs Digital!

Traditional Vs Digital!

Morning all, Now as you know I am a convert to digital painting but I like to keep that traditional style. (well I think I do anyway) My main reason for going digital is because of the MAMMOTH mess I make whilst painting – seriously there was a time when all of my clothes had …

Is that a…Wizard Bird?

Is that a…Wizard Bird?

Is that a...WIzard Bird?

This magical little bird appeared to me in doodle form on a slow day at work. He has since been sketched (as you can see) and is currently being brought to life on my computer screen. I am thinking of some exciting stories about him, although I’m yet to give him a name, poor bird. He looks happy enough at the moment.

That’s it from me tonight, short and sweet. I’ve been ill with a bad cold so forgive me AND there will be more exciting posts soon!

Sketches Galore!

Sketches Galore!

Howdy Folks, I’ve been sketching away over the last couple of days, just getting a few ideas together for some more digital wildlife paintings. Generally, this is how I start an artwork, I’ll create an initial sketch, refine the drawing then scan it in for painting. Although, I do love drawings as stand alone artwork …

Barn Owl (New Painting – in Progress)

Barn Owl (New Painting – in Progress)

Barn Owl (New Painting - in Progress)

Following my recent trend of digitalising (probs not a word) some of my old drawings..here is the Barn Owl. He isn’t finished at the moment but thought you might be interested in how it was coming along. I am yet to do some major detail work on the wings, it should be fun…yet challenging. You’d think as an artist I would be patient…no. I am not, it’s why digital work seems to be working for me there is no waiting for layers to dry…but I don’t think staring at screens is particularly good for your eyesight. I love drawing and WILL always start my art with drawing but hand with a good old fashioned pencil first.

Well, I’ve rambled on long enough I hope you like it and I’ll post the finished version ASAP.

Kingfisher (New Painting)

Kingfisher (New Painting)

Kingfisher (New Painting)

I digitally painted this image from a pastel drawing I had created a while ago. I love reworking traditional pieces I have made with Photoshop painting…I love it because I don’t get as messy and I don’t have to wait for things to dry. I am impatient to see the finished result! Oh dear.

Painting in Progress – Fairy!

Painting in Progress – Fairy!

Hello all, Good morning hope you aren’t too cold in the dastardly Winter weather. Yes, I am being typically British and always complaining about the weather – the frost looks pretty though. As you know if you have read my blog before (if not hello, welcome take a look around) a lot of my art …

Painting in Progress!

Painting in Progress!

Hello all, Good morning hope you aren’t too cold in the dastardly Winter weather. Yes, I am being typically British and always complaining about the weather – the frost looks pretty though. As you know if you have read my blog before (if not hello, welcome take a look around) a lot of my art …