Saturday, February 27, 2010


I speak of the second image-Really happy with this, it really feels like I'm where I want to be with this type of image, but I'm out of time for the moment and have just enough for the gallery show in June. it's time to focus on other parts of my art, and come back to this style of work later.

Also got a better shot of the bird painting...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

tentacle woman

here's a progress shot. Don't really feel like I want to work on it anymore- feeling a bit burnt out on it- although I am excited how it's going.

Probably work on it again in a couple of days time.

When drawing the figure i usually use straight lines that are slightly bent, so as to find the quickest route from point A to B, and so if it's wrong I can erase it easily, whereas if I drew every subtle undulation I would get too precious. It's really hard to get proportions, but it's crucial.
I usually add the variations in the outline at the very end. This is important because sometimes the halftone shapes inside the outline can give the illusion that its curving a lot- a lot of masterworks generallly can have a very simple outline but incredibly intricate shadow/halftone shapes inside the form, which give the illusion of it being quite curvy and undulated.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


just at the stage where i can just play around with the drawing, and just try and let the image form without too much planning. Started with a suggestion from a friend, then pushed it around till I felt I'd had enough.
too much fun!

hot pink flaps

the results of today's morning session. I had fun!!
havent touched oils for about 1.5 months so be nice..and gentle ;)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


got a bit busy with things but here is another couple hours work.
messing around and trying out colours, composition, etc. not committing to too much at this stage.


hey all, knocked out a bit more on this today, had to work sun/mon.

top is after acrylic wash, bottom is before.

Going to work into the wash now and add the foreground elements- she is summoning some flowers that will be coming out of the barren soil!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Just got around to starting a new drawing today. Yesterday's efforts were a TOTAL abortion, just had a shocking day and started about 4 new works, none of which worked and were all subsequently scrapped.
finally got to a good rhythm today, and managed to salvage what would have been a wasted weekend.
gotta work tomorrow, bummer!!

And body in progress, just tweaking the theme of the last one into a slightly different direction- she will be manifesting some 'flowers' coming out of that dirt in the final.

Head- spent some time fixing it up and making some improvments, unifying elements and strengthening with more acrylics + rendering.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


well this is a new drawing, based on a few ideas about merging nanotechnology with neuroscience to create this organic entity, a large global synchronised mind, that is connected to everything or something like that... i want to try and explore this in sort of a symbolic way, trying to fuse organic forms with technological synthetic forms and see what happens. I hope I will have time to refine this one before our group exhibition in june this year.

Monday, February 08, 2010


Firstly here is a work in progress, did this once I got home from work. Can't wait to get this one finished- I am really happy with the ideas and their subsequent manifestation in visual and metaphorical form, which I will explain once it's done. For now though, I will only post up a segement, the nude figure.
The second image is just an experiment with coloured pencils.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Garden Sketch.

today's efforts.
Work tomorrow...guuuughhhhhhhhh

Friday, February 05, 2010


further experimentation with oil pastel and pencil combinations, still searching for the atmosphere and mood that I'm after. Hope you dig it!
The scanner makes pastel looks so harsh which is VERY frustrating, as it is much softer in real life, i swear!!! It's the main reason I use it...

quick sketch