Tuesday, 23 July 2013


I'm looking at values again on muscles; these are quick paintings started by blocking out the negative shape of the limb. Then with a sketchy brush value is added by taking from the original reference. I have refrained from adding detail as I will do that in the future.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Sandstorm Cube Thing...

I'm some-what following Feng Zhu's video's and applying the perspective I've learnt to help me paint. This is a small break through for me and an important step for the paintings.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Body Worlds - New Inspiration

Desperately needing to find anatomy reference I remembered this exhibition, not having been myself I'm having to work from scarce online images. I am looking to improve my value painting as well as bettering my anatomical visual library. Make of this as you will.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Floating Imaginary Heads

Using Andrew Loomis's books I am relearning to draw, currently I am working on Heads and Hands which has been fruitful. Above you will see a range of different heads from my imagination, there are successful and unsuccessful drawings, but am happy with the progression I am making. 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Textures and details

These helms are looking ok from a distance which is good as it means the Values, perspective and proportions are fine. However under closer inspection, they don't hold up to scrutiny; so the next step is details and textures. Hopefully in the next week or so I'll have another one posted up looking a bit better.

If you know of any good resources online or in books to help drop me a message.


No use making another post, as I havent advanced any further with details or textures but here is a late night painting of one of my favorite book characters Dace from Dark Moon by David Gemmell.

Perspective is off on this piece but i think i can sort that with better lighting and body positioning.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Another Post: Insects and Structures

I've come to realise Im becoming more and more nerdy as I get older; I have an increasing fascination with insects next I will be snorting and pushing up my glasses as I correct someone on the real latin name of an Ant or whatever...

Back on track I really enjoyed this exercise is mapping out the structure of the insects, the grub bug (center) was especially challenging because of the changing nature and contours of its body. Tell me what you think and if youre a concept artist get in touch and drop me some feedback!

Bugs Galore.

Concept Work

This is a painting not based on reference. 

German Helm reference painting.

I feel like I am improving, only time will tell though!