Saturday, 19 April 2014

Secretary Bird

I've been pretty busy lately so I've not had much time to finish any more bird paintings.

Here's a few half finished pieces anyway, hopefully I'll work on them a bit more over Easter.
This ones a secretary bird I've been working on.

I've also been teaching myself Rhino recently and made a whisky glass just so I could learn a few of the basics.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Silver Cheeked Hornbill

Here's my latest bird painting. This ones a Silver Cheeked Hornbill from East Africa.
I'm still pretty undecided on what the final bird will be but some of the African birds are pretty amazing so it might be a Spoonbill or a Marabou Stork.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Bird Paintings

I got quite obsessed with drawing birds lately and started a series of paintings which I'm hoping to get prints made. I was planning on doing just the 4 but I can see myself getting carried away with it...




Silvery cheeked Hornbill

Belated Update

This blog's become a bit redundant lately but I have kept up with drawing and painting.
I think for the most part I've become pretty critical of my art lately and have thought there wasn't much worth posting.

Anyway I need to kick that habit and just keep posting so here's a few things I did over the last year.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


I started this blog a while back mainly so it would force me to keep sketching and painting but seeing as its a new year and all I thought I'd post some of my work I've done over the last year. It hasn't been particularly busy one but I managed to work on some really nice jobs including the Olympic opening ceremony.

 Cancer Research Advert

I can't take much credit for this as I only made the grid which is barely seen in the advert. I just thought I'd post it as its such a good ad

Olympic opening ceremony

I can't remember how long this took but there was probably at least about 10 of us working on it at any given time. The deadlines were pretty tight on this one but it was good to be involved in the Olympics.

Tea Commercial 

This was about 8 weeks work and was for an advert for a tea company. The idea was that the tea flowed through the tree and dripped out of the leaves. I've still not seen the advert yet so i hope it hasn't been canned.

A Mouse and his Child

This was a costume I helped make at JagProps for a production at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Betty Swollocks

Here's a coloured version I did tonight of my cousins dog Betty.
I just scanned the pencil sketch into Photo shop and laid down a few colours behind the image. 
Probably took about an hour to do give or take some faffing about.

Monday, 28 January 2013

January art dump.

Here's a few sketches I've done though out the last month. 
Really want to improve drastically this year so hopefully there'll be a noticeable improvement by Christmas time...