Tuesday, March 30, 2010


That's right! I'm breaking away from the computer and getting some vitamin D. :D Here's some watercolours for you to point and laugh at. Enjoy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Value Options

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

Industrial Rig Concept

Had fun with this one.... easy to get lost in the details. Enjoy.

and for those playing at home:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Returning home.

Spent a little more time on this one fleshing out the details of the house.

Monday, March 1, 2010

another speedie

here's another one... with an Asian influence.

speed environments.

Here a couple of speed sketches done under 2 hours each from imagination. These were a lot more free and fun than the character work I'm used to... more to come soon.