Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Eye revisited.

I've been thinkng of making this thumbnail into a large painting to see how far I can go with what I know in painting. A little more research and sketches... and hopefully I might pluck up the courage to get on with it!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Framed and Finished

I've finally finished my study portrait of Olga and she now hangs on our wall. All in all I was pleased how it turned out, and from this exercise I'm confident to start my next one shortly. For those that have followed along, I hope you enjoyed the process of this W.I.P as much as I have.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fridged Exodus

The top right image was the first of this batch and I dec ided to keep with the theme.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Feast of the Unicorn!

My wife happened to pass by while I was doodling and saw this one of the unicorn. I happened to explain that it was about to be goblin food..."Nooooooo, you can't do that!" she said,"They're beautiful and peacful creatures!"
I replied, "But goblins gotta eat too!" Wife walks off muttering something about it not being right :D

Olga study #8

After finishing the ear and neck I let it dry for a couple of days before I started the hair...just in case I needed to make adjustments. For the hair I used a mix of English red, Burnt Sienna and Raw Umber(I made about four value strings from that mix).

The ear and neck is completed.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Farewell Mr. Squiggle

Norman Frederick Hetherington a.k.a Mr. Squiggle has passed on to his reward at the age of 89.
Mr. Squiggle was a major part of my childhood and I can remember the squiggles my mother did for me to draw from...and now I do it for my kids.

Farewell to the man from the moon!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Olga study #7

I premixed my paint colours in seperate strings with a total of five values. It took me a couple of hours just to do from the jawline to the forehead but I'm happy with the results. I used several brushes of the same type, my main brush used here is a 1/8th Neef 988Taklon oval. For the lips and eyes and slight blending I used a 000 Neef 225 finest sable round. And for the major blending on her cheek and jaw I used a 4 Fracheville 200 Talkon. I'll add some pics of them at a later date.

Here's a closer look.