Monday, 27 February 2012

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Painting women is weird.

Ive been painting Colin, the male life model for so long its crazy. Since I stayed in plymouth for Uni, he actually posed at my secondary school too. Kinda strange when you think i've been seeing the same older man naked since I was about.. 16. Anyways... we had a new model and it was very difficult at first. Men and women are very different in terms of curves. Here is a quick 20 min painting I did, and its actually my favourite one of the session. I need to learn when to stop overworking things...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Productive life drawing session. Thanks muchly Colin. :)

Monday, 6 February 2012


I used to paint landscapes ALL THE TIME. But now, since uni work is filled with animals and figures and acrylics, watercolours and landscapes feel like fun. Not really work at all. Its difficult when something you like doing as a hobby becomes work... Anyway... a few couple A4 watercolours from a weekend.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Illustration Friday - Forward.

Little Sister

Pretty much what it says on the tin. This is an A2 painting of my little sister :) Took about three and a half hours, and now I am exhausted! Trying hard not to muddy my water too much and keep my colours fresh. Its harder than it seems when I use so much paint quite quickly layered up... Pretty happy with the result. Lips are so hard to paint!
Also... I cannot draw to save my life. So heres a little snippet of how I start and construct my paintings with wide brushstrokes and bright colours.