(PS: I'm in the process of updating my webhosting, so if images are broken I'll get it fixed ASAP. )
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Spent the day doing a digital study of local Fitzoy, Melbourne artist Joseph Zbukvic. He lives 100 meters from me and is just a great bloke and fantastic watercolour master Click here for his website
Joseph if you are reading this, I owe you a beer mate. Learnt a lot from doing this one.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Spent the last couple of days with my nose in a book of John Singer Sargent's later portraits. Couldn't resist some digital master studies. Hope you enjoy them, I've certainly learnt a lot while painting them.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
This blog is meant mostly to showcase my polished work, but there are occasional times where I'll share some jewels of information that I pick up on my life long journey into this thing called art. :D
Here's some rough, rough value sketches I did today after going back and revisiting some books about painting nature and building a strong composition. It's a great quick exercise that'll teach you about some of the options you have when creating a piece.
These are all the same scene with 3 main tones shifted about (foreground, midground and background) to give a different mood and highlight to each piece. They are all possible scenarios in reality depending on time of day and lighing.
The top row have the light value in the Background.
The middle row have the light value in the Foreground, with the dark value either in the mid (right image), or background (left image).
The last row has the light value in the mid ground highlighting the bridge element.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I've been hiding from the sun these past few days doing this colour study. The boys at Concept Art gave a killer quote the other day; (paraphrasing) "Painting is just fixing one mistake after another until you are sick of looking at it.
and here's the process for those playing at home:
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So I'm trying my hand at redesigning the well known characters from the Grimm brothers; Red Riding Hood. Yes I know it's been done to death, but I'm going to do it better.
Here's the first stage: Thumbnails. I did dozens of these lil guys, and I really should have done hundreds more; hell I still might, but this marks the pushing off down the river without a paddle. Come join me, the water is great
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
We had a killer turn out for the first Melbourne gra-Fight Club of the year! Amongst some of the peeps to rock up were:
Edward, Georgina, Luke, and all the way from Ireland (although he swears he's from Scotland for some reason) was visiting artist Ken Anderson.
We meet up weekly on Sundays at 11am rain, hail or shine; cnr of Bourke and Elizabeth st (next to the marble purse). Call me on 0408 409 909 if can't find us on the day! See you on Sunday; bring your sunnies, it's going to be a hot one.