Monday, 29 April 2013


Completed Concept

Today I have been working from a reference picture to recreate a picture of Ironman I liked but in my own art style. 

As you can see from the image below I work with an original picture as reference but I do not believe in drawing over the picture (that would be cheating!) my artwork is all free hand. Making mine slightly different to the original picture making it unique to me, learning more about form and composition as I go. 

I also learnt a lot from this exercise regarding colour range and tone to achieve metallic effects of metal.

My next steps are to learn more about the human form and eventually be able to recreate artwork like this from memory.

I've also had some excellent advice today regarding form and anatomy and that is to look at the Hulk - as his muscles are exaggerated this can help again a greater understanding of the subject. (Thanks Stu!).

Development early stages and reference image

Sunday, 28 April 2013

'On the Prowl'

I've really been focusing on loosening my art style recently, trying to work much quicker mapping out key areas of form using quick rough looking strokes up close but from a distance the image looks well formed.

This particular painting took me between 2-4 hours but i did spend more time on this one ensuring I was happy with the level of detail on the face whereas the body, limbs and background are not as detailed as i aim to draw peoples eyes to the 'eyes of the Tiger' as this i believe is the main focal point of the image, the rest is only suggested...

Really enjoying this style and will continue to produce more possibly looking into environments and landscapes next!

I'll keep you updated!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

'Bunny on a Tundra'

Continually trying to speed up with the Digi-painting, and its working!

Practice Practice Practice!!!

Using photographic reference imagery i can get the colour and lighting right as well as discovering new brush effects.


(Also trying to make my Blog 'Followable' stay tuned).

Monday, 22 April 2013

Tiger Shake Down

Not updated for a while guys I do apologise! Above we have a Tiger having a Shake Down which i LOVE and I am contemplating getting in printed for my Wall!

Below is still a learning curve for me, not done much environment based artwork so more practice is needed.