Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Inked Lady

I picked up my sketch book and thought I would have a little doodle, started off drawing an eye, carried on doodling and ended up with this. 

I didn't really have a plan of what it would look like it just happend haha.  

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Witches of Scotland

I haven't posted in a while so I thought I would post a snipit of what I'm working on now.

This is a quick rough sketch of the three witches from Macbeth, I have based the features of each character on people I know :P.
I have decided to illustrate each act with my five favourite scenes, for example this sketch is from Act 1 Scene 1.
I'm planning on refining the drawing and try out a bit of editing on the computer.

Christina Empedocles

I came across this artist not too long ago and I absolutely love her work. Her pencil work is fantastic, the drawings look like they are about to pop out of the page. Looking at her work, the concept is quite simple yet creates somthing very eyecatching. She also draws and paints people, but my favourites is her drawings of animals.

Danilo Kato

While browsing through the interwebs I found Danilo Kato's blog, his works are very intricate and delicate. he uses pens, ink and acrilics. I really love his black and white drawings.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Detective L

Recently I have been watching the Death Note Movies and reading the new graphic novels Death Note Black, and I have just fell in love with the character L. I decided to take screenshots from the movie and draw from them.


Usually when I paint with watercolours I tend to use the paint very thick on the paper, whereas for this piece I wanted to do the opposite and see if I could use the paint thiner . I started by painting the face and slowly building up the colours.

Then I started to add the finer details to finish off the painting.     

I also tried a quick pencil sketch to make sure I could get his features right before starting my painting.                                                                                                                    

Hope you all like it.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

David Bowie in pencil

I love David Bowie so I decided to draw him. I looked though some photographs of him and this one caught my eye, I really liked his expression and how different his face is to everyone else's, he would never blend into a crowd.                                                                                          

I started by sketching the outlines and features using a B2 pencil, once i was satisfied with the proportions I started building up the tone on his face using a B pencil, once that was completed I started filling in and shading the the hair with the same pencil.

As you can see I then moved onto drawing and filling in the scarf, which I had to measure out in sections using a B6 pencil for depth.
 Hope you all like it.  

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Arian Behzadi

 Arian Behzadi is a collage illustrator, I particularly like his work when he uses alot of dark tones, as they are simple yet very bold and effective.

Although the dark and light tones are simple, the detail used in this drawing are so delicate which I find very interesting, I also think it adds to the contrasting features in each of his images.    

These are my favorate three pieces by this artist.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Tabby kittens and ink!


My friend got married a couple of weeks ago and as soon as he told me I knew I wanted to draw him somthing as a gift. Low and behold he inherited his wife to be's mothers cat... PING! There was the anwser, and this is how these pieces of work came about.

I started off by sketching the kittens in pencil, then inked over them with a dip pen and used a fine liner for the basket in the second drawing.