Friday, December 19, 2008

The Rivals - development

Artwork was export to Photoshop where shading and textures were added.

The final vector artwork in Illustrator.

A vector version in greyscale to show values

A more refined version on detail paper

My first rough sketch

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rough sketches for paintings

Here are some quick sketches for possible paintings.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sontaran from Dr Who

The ink drawing was made with a Raphael sable brush. Colour was added in Photoshop.

Goodbye Bettie

Some quick sketches of Bettie Page who passed away this week.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Painting Cat Girl

Here are a few progress photos of a the Cat Girl painting.
Will be entering this in the Art at Burnley Harbour Exhibition on 5th, 6th & 7th December.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cute Cat Girl

Colour tests in Photoshop.

Rough painting in grey tones. acrylic on watercolour paper.

These are thumbnail roughs for a larger acrylic painting.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Kirby's Ironman

This is based on a Jack Kirby drawing of Ironman from the 1st issue of the Avengers. Always loved the original Ironman suit.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Josephine 90

Josephine 90 is my take on a female (Derek Flint/Matt Helm style) secret agent.
Of course her name is inspired by Jerry Anderson's Joe 90 and i have tried to give her a very retro sixties look. Here are my first rough attempts for a poster.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sleeping fat cats

Here is the final colour version.

The pencil sketch.

A rough test.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life Drawing class

I haven't done life drawing in ages (not since the early 1980's). This evening i went to a two hour session at Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Girl variations

With each of these I began with the figure on the left. Then using detail paper I made two variations, trying to give the girl a chunkier "R.Crumb" type of body.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Melbourne Child magazine

This is an illustration for Melbourne Child magazine. The article is about how parenting advice changes over the years and the idea comes from the following passage in the article
"In the 1970s we knew just how wonderful sheepskins were. Air circulated between the fibres; there was no suffocation risk. Sleeping on the stomach was healthier and more natural. Any mother who positioned their defenceless baby on its back was just asking for trouble.Why would you expose your little one to the risk of aspirating vomit?
I wouldn’t dare utter the word ‘sheepskin’ out loud now, and as for placing a baby on its stomach, that would be tantamount to placing it in the middle of a freeway. On the back is back…and that’s that!"
The linework is black faber castell pencil on detail paper. It gives a nice soft rough line. The scans were assembled in Photoshop with each element on a separate layer. Colour was added using adjustments layers and masks. More information on this technique can be found here-

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Quick sketch

A quick sketch made with a pentel brush pen. Colour added in Photoshop.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Betrayal

This is final painting of the silver haired girl. Check out the colour rough here. I have made her gun smaller and adjusted her mouth to the left a bit.The paint was applied quite thickly since i wanted the brush marks to be visible.Will be coating with a nice thick gloss varnish which should unify the colours a bit more.

The title is "The Betrayal".
Acrylics on canvas. approx size 20cm x 25cm.

Friday, September 12, 2008

2nd prize win at Nintendo exhibtion

The Nintendo "Out of Controller" opened on Wednesday night (exhibition runs from 10 - 27 Sept)) at the FAD gallery in Chinatown. My entry "Pauline and Donkey Kong" won the second prize. Here are a couple of pics from the opening night.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Silver hair girl

Here is a colour study for a small painting i plan to do on canvas.
The study was done in acrylic on 300gsm watercolour paper.