Monday, 30 December 2013


Hogarth study, and start of another Rockwell study sheet, pic is a bit blurry I think, but I will update this page another time anyway.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

More Hogarth study, didn't get much in today at all,  sleep work sleep work, study, but it's about to hit midnight so going to continue on through the night, just wanted to get something up before midnight.

Friday, 27 December 2013


Bit more Hogarth study, mainly been trying to work out more personal ideas, having a go at a larger oil painting 20x30, it takes time just to cover the surface with paint, before you can even start thinking so much about edge and value, but you got to have a go I guess, I heard a saying not so long ago "if you haven't wasted paint you haven't learnt how to paint" from an interview with a comic artist, I can't seem to find it again. I may show the painting when I have worked out certain areas, first time working that large, I may have to restart over.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013



Work in progress skull study sheet from life, Bridgman eye study and a loose basic shape sheet, as I didn't feel like drawing anything too attentive after the eye studies, but wanted to keep moving my hand with the charcoal pencil. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

Wanted to try something a bit Thomas Moran inspired, need to figure out the snowy mountains at the back a bit more I think, I don't know, will keep trying out other ideas.

Sunday, 22 December 2013


Bridgman study, pretty rough, want to get something up before midnight.

Saturday, 21 December 2013




I did an oil sketch of one of my digital paintings that I created a few months back, it was never really finished, but I am thinking of painting it to a finish in oil instead of digital, so I did an oil sketch just to see how well I could handle it and in the process adding some other ideas for value and colour in places.  The second is a study of a Edward Theodore Compton painting, just focusing on blocking in, and the third a Bridgman study. 


Thursday, 19 December 2013

This set-up has been really frustrating, painting with one lamp on my painting and one on the skull and the card set-up, (I have never really had a problem with having one lamp on my painting) but whenever I would turn all the lights back on in my room the colours and values would look completely different, mainly too dark or too light in places, so the light on my painting would make things appear lighter, it was really confusing, but I did the best I could.  I had to readjust the darker values and half tones to make them lighter in certain areas, as there were certain areas such as the left cheekbone (skull's right) surrounded by shadow, the area lit would come through really light when looking back at it with all my lights switched on.  But it all looked fine when painting with my one light on the skull.  I'm not sure I made any sense there, I should really be going to sleep.  Values could still use adjusting but I would like to move on now.

Study from my window this morning and Burne Hogarth anatomy study.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Bit more work on that Norman Rockwell study sheet, all need working over, I like to go back and forth between each study, plus will add some additional studies in the spaces.  Mainly been working out what I want to do for a more personal work, just been getting ideas down, there all a bit rough, I'm going to try and make myself work a bit cleaner or just presentable.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Page got a bit messy trying to work out this pose, may try and clean it all up a bit and work it over tomorrow.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Thought I would try a character portrait, not finished but I'm not sure I will work on it more, maybe just do another one, it's a change in direction from the last small rough, still want to do a full body nude, to explore anatomy.

Saturday, 14 December 2013


Been a pretty relax day today, started a Norman Rockwell study sheet, and been thinking about some ideas for a painting, just a rough head sketch for what might be a full body character painting, I want to do it pretty large in oil, but there's a lot to work out yet.  The idea is to have this shot looking up at him full body probably completely nude, I have some titles floating around such as "Goliath the destroyer" or "the killer" just a very brutal looking guy, set in maybe a snowy environment or cave.

Thursday, 12 December 2013



A bit of  Burne Hogarth studies, mainly been looking into ideas for personal paintings today, I want to get something done before the New Year in oil.