Thursday, 4 September 2014

Day 3 of male portrait paintings - Alan Carr


Day 3 of my male portrait painting. I struggled a bit with his hair, so I guess I need more practice painting short hair to get the texture right. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Day 2 of male portrait paintings - Sean Bean



Day 2 of doing a male portrait painting - Today I chose to paint Sean Bean from Game of Thrones. I had a lot of fun painting this one, though I still need to get better at beards.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Day 1 of male portrait paintings - Robert Pattinson


I realised that I tend to not painted or drawn many male characters as I find them quite difficult to get right - especially facial hair! As you can see above. So my task for the next few days is to paint various male portraits of all different shapes and sizes to improve my skills. I thought I would start off with a face fairly easy to paint - so here is Robert Pattinson.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Cat doodle part 2


Here are the two panels together. I look forward to painting these on some board. just need to buy some more acrylic paint :)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Kitty cat doodle


I have two spare strips of wood left over from building a cubboard, so thought I would use them to paint on. Here is a cat design idea that I want to paint on one of the strips of wood for my mother as she loves cats. The other strip of wood will be of another cat as well.

Monday, 11 August 2014

The yearly shower


Always wanted to draw a troll. So here is my one having his yearly shower with his jelly cap and not looking too happy as even just one shower a year is too much.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Day Dreaming


What started as a doodle and ended like this. I am not sure what is wrong with my blogger, as when I uploaded this image the colour seemed slightly darker and more saturated in some areas. So the original is slightly different to this one...oh well.

Quick detective doodle


Monday, 9 June 2014

The fish shop


I found this sketch that I drew about a year the other day and only now had the inspiration to paint it. I am glad I keep all my old drawings :) Anyway's here is The fish shop - business is slow.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Google maps virtual plein air painting - Old N1 Rd, South Africa


Here is my second attempt at some virtual plein air painting. I kept it to an hour and a half as before. This is a view from the old N1 road in South Africa near Paarl. And as promised as before here it the google maps link - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-33.705176,19.244624,3a,37.5y,294.28h,100.01t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1svESojmDqJkPChQweGULgDw!2e0



Friday, 23 May 2014

Virtual Plein air painting based from Google Maps


I noticed some people doing virtual "plein air paintings" the other day and so today I thought I'd give it a go. Here is a plein air painting of a random house on Murchinson Rd in New Zealand. I stupidly did not think to save the link to the exact location on Google maps but anyone is welcome to help me find it again :) I'll remember for next time. My aim was to paint it within 2 hours and I managed to do this one in an 1hr and a half. It was good fun. definitely will do more :)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Has technology stolen our imaginations?


Something that just started out as a doodle and ended like this. Not really sure where I was going with it, it was just a good way to pass the time.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Portrait study - Parina


Thought I would do a portrait painting of one of my friends using reference from various photos. Here is Parina Mehta :) I think I will do a few more portraits of some of  my friends over the next few days. It is a good challenge to try and get a likeness to the person you are wanting to depict.