Thursday, 10 December 2009

when paintings fail


They fail with style. Someone (me) attacked it with some cerulean dots. Oh dear.

Steadfast


Just a quick painting, loosely referenced so i could test my photoshop palette arrangement. It works nicely.

Concieve Of You

Acrylic on watercolour paper. I did this to enter a competition over at deviantart. Bigger image and more information available here:

http://apricotmuffins.deviantart.com/art/Concieve-Of-You-146096670

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Printyprintprints

If anyones interested, I have some prints available from http://apricotmuffins.deviantart.com/.


Boy, they sure would make awesome christmas presents. ;)

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Fortune comes in Three


New desk, new monitor, new wacom tablet. Life is complete, ladies and gentlemen.

Monday, 2 November 2009

My new friend


Look at him! Isn't he simply awesome? I found him in an old antique market, slung at the back of a large room full of half-useable furniture, and I got to take him home for free. The thing is, I really bought him for the frame. Yes, its falling apart and all wormwooded and very much worse for wear, but I liked the asthetic. I plan on taking him out and putting in one of my own drawings. I just need to think of a suitably wonderful and eerie subject.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

I am alive, and doing work..

..That im not going to show to you right now. (dont worry, its really not exciting)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Winghead

I had this idea, that i may come back to at some point. But I tried painting digitally a while back, and even started again because the first ended up totally the wrong feeling. They've both been hanging around on my pc and not being shown to many people, so I thought I'd put them on here. Maybe I'll finish it, or re do it in natural media sometime.

A little early clip:

Then where the first painting was left:


And then the second painting. which dispite feeling more successful than the first never left off.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Faliures can be good too


Sometimes, a picture doesnt quite go to plan, but it ends up a nice sketch anyways.

P.s I love quink ink and guache. LOVE.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Sneakypeek


a bad camera picture, but I felt like showing it around anyway.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Garden girl revisited


You know how you look at an image and you think 'something's missing...' and then it twigs, and you correct it, and suddenly it becomes a whole pile of awesome you never really imagined? Yeah. That happened here.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Why so shy?


another digital girl. She's a bit more approachable, perhaps.


In other news, I went and got an Agent. Watch this space!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Indeed.


I was planning on doing a whole lot more finished piece, along with 3 other different designs for some eyeshadow palette packaging, just because I think I can do it. and I needed something good for my portfolio....

Its more a mock up, a sketch. I'd totally re-do it if i had the time, but I have to print more pages tomorrow, and then thats that.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Stuff and things


A recent commission for Leitch & CO solicitors (website coming soon). Landmarks of evesham! It reminded me how much architecture fustrates me. I can't get things even, ever. all them angles and mathmatical lengths, gah!

Friday, 22 May 2009

more old things

I just remembered that I did these right at the end of my 3rd year, but they never made their way into my portfolio nor on to any art sites I participate in. they are portraits of two influential aisian writers, Bidisha and Bali Rai. I did them as a commission for Mantra Lingua, a childrens book publisher that specialises in publishing in minority languages. though I am unsure if they ever were used.


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

A Norwegian *cough* i mean, RPG landscape.


Heavily inspired by Norwegian beauty, this is just a little peek at what im working on currently. Its taking forever, because I havent painted in PS from scratch since FOREVER. And I never do landscapes.

I am unusually proud of the water in the bottom right corner.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Caw! Caw!


I love jackdaws. So i turned one into a mythical Myrebird for ArtPG. Its a low-level enemy that won't attack you unless it feels threatened, and tends to scratch at you with those claws and emit a confusing cloud of black energy in your face.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Monday, 4 May 2009

Dove

Dove is a character for a forum activity called ArtPG. Its an RPG where everyone creates a character and draws them along with enviroments, enemies and adventures. Every drawing gains EXP. I thouhgt I would Give it a stab! here goes nothing.



I'm not quite sure of the story about Dove as yet, but it involves something like fallen splendour. She's led a sheltered existence in her past, but now she has to face the harsh world of Artpg...

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Sketchbook scans





Just some little things for your perusal. the last one is my absolute favourite drawing for a long time. Strange how the simplest things are sometimes the best.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Why yes, I am actually still alive.


and im still drawing. for now, just a mspaint sketch.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Guache and Quink ink makes a happy maria


So, I've been experimenting the past couple of days with Quink ink and white gouache- and I'm very happy with the results. A very theraputic and easy manipulated medium to use.

Here are some close ups for your perusal:

Firstone
Secondone

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Old favourites




These are just some older pieces that I particularly like and need to be shown on here. Why are they all facing the same way? guh.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Might as well start this thing off then

Welcome, friends, strangers, ladies, gentlemen and everyone else

Welcome to my new art blog. Hopefully I'll update this place with sketches, finished works and older pieces I want people to see. Hopefully.