Sunday, 25 December 2011

A giraffe painted on plywood, for dad for Christmas. Did this a while ago but ya never know who's watching... Acrylic, gel medium and tissue paper.

Friday, 2 December 2011

I finally finished that zine I was working on. It's a collection of drawings based on rides at Thorpe Park.

Currently giving away a copy over on Facebook. Click here.

Available to buy on from Folksy. Click here.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

I did these on the train the other day. Some quick sketches and ideas for the Fenrir dark ride I've been toying with for ages.

Friday, 25 November 2011

I did this a few weeks ago for dads birthday, but didn't want to upload it and risk him seeing it.

Acrylic, tissue paper and gel medium on plywood. Really attacked the plywood with sandpaper too to try and remove any nasty edges as well as make a sort of grassland feel to the background.

Oh also... Can I encourage you all to like my Facebook page? I'm only a few away from 200 likes and when I get there I shall be doing an epic giveaway!

Thank you. :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sorry I'm so quiet. Really need to fix that instead of keep apologising. I actually have a few things to blog, but it's just getting round to doing it.

Here's a bleach painting I did on a t-shirt yesterday, of a leaping killer whale. It's for sale on Folksy! It's a one-off, hand painted, unique item. Medium in size, 19" across the chest armpit to armpit/8" around.

The robin painting is also now available on cards for Christmas! Click here.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Here are some recent sketches and studies. I really like this pen... I need a new sketchbook as I'm having to resort to drawing on pages I already had drawn on. Anyway, have some fuzzy dinosaurs... and dragons.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween guys! Have a werepine! It's also my 4 year anniversary with Kyle today, so this was a gift for him. :)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Painted this robin day before yesterday. Intend to print it on cards for Christmas.

And then with the left over paint I did this Dragon...

Monday, 10 October 2011

First proper attempt at drawing Walibi. Turned out pretty decent!Still something a bit wrong with the face.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

I'm a little late to the party, but I've been blown away by the stunning re brand of the Walibi theme parks in mainland Europe. I've never visited the parks, but after years of neglect they had quite a reputation for being awful. The new characters and universe they've created are really rather awesome. Check out the website.

I figured they can't be that difficult to draw and would be a nice whimsical fun thing to sketch. Turns out they are really difficult to draw...

Or it could be that I simply haven't drawn much in ages. Yeah. That needs to change.

I've got a new portfolio site over at Wordpress... I think it's a lot better than the Carbonmade one. I hate complicated web pages, as a user and Creator.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

I don't know when I drew this guy, or even what species he's supposed to be, but he's pretty good. found him in a sketchbook. A few weeks old I think.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hey, sorry for the lack of activity. I was doing work experiance at Merlin Studios last week and the week prior to that, which was awesome. I got to sketch up loads of ideas for future attractions. Really sad it's over actually... Was like a dream come true.

And this week has been spent job hunting for similar positions (including more work experiance), researching and the like. Productive, and it's been worth it too as I've had some great people get back to me with advice.

And no, I havne't started on that dinosaur sculpt yet. I've also been thinking a lot about an attraction idea I scrapped earlier this year... I think I should take another look at it. Here's a couple of generic dragons in the meantime... Really should have looked at a ref for the antelope thing. It's dire.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Think I'm going to make another dino sculpt, larger this time. I'm thinking maybe a carcharodontosaurus. I was going to go for tyranotitan based on a suggestion, but the lack of reference material put me off. I've done some prep sketches... Still having issues with legs, I draw them too straight I think.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Added some colour to one of the creatures from a few posts ago.

And this dragon has apparently just finished peeing or... maybe scratching. I don't know, but I like him anyway.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

I started clearing out my cupboard and I found this amongst other treasures. It's a print out of an MS Paint drawing I did back when Pokemon was huge.

I used to draw things in MS Paint a lot, I wish I had a comp with a floppy disk drive so I could look at them all.

Anyway, haha, thought I'd share... I think it's pretty good considering.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Back in college, I made several of pictures of lemons exploring the idea of communicating taste with visual image making. This was the largest, inspired by lemon slices in a glass of coke. It's acrylic and sand (yes, sand - to capture that fizzy sharp flavour/sensation) on thick paper. It's huge, like 4.5ft wide. I decided to get it out of the loft and list it on Folksy. I hope it finds a hope where someone has the room to display it, would look great in a cafe. I really like the images from that project. I should get the rest out and photograph them. This one is kinda too big to photograph nicely. Click here to see it on Folksy with more images.

I spent yesterday cleaning out a drawer full of art materials and boxes of craft stuff. I came across some more "work" from college. People would often pour perfectly good inks and paint into the sink, and If you placed paper or heavy-duty kitchen tissue on top it would create some beautiful abstract images. I've kept them for years wondering what to do with them.

I think they are pretty neat. I've still got some more but I've run out of double sided tape so it will have to wait.

Oh, and I apologise for the lemon thing not being clickable, that's blogger's stupid incompetence. Please go to the Folksy link to see it larger, thanks.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

I bought a smallish sketchbook that I could take with me everywhere so that, when bored on public transport or whatever, I could be productive. These are from the weekend when I was on holiday with friends in Blackpool (don't judge me, I hear you judging me... stop it) and York. They aren't very good but practise is practise. Oh, and it would appear the new blogger uploader works slightly better, however it's worse than Word when it comes to positioning stuff on the page.

I've listed a selection of unusual prints that were made in response to Jeanne DuPrau's book The City of Ember on Folksy. They were made in 2009, and you can see more by going back to June-October 2009 in this blog. They kind of look like antique paranormal photography, make sure you check them out. They are only £1 each! Click here to go to my Folksy shop.

Friday, 15 July 2011

It's Splat Griffon! Coloured and everything. Look at me, being all productive... my standards anyway.

Pencil sketch coloured in Photoshop.

Present for Kyle. :)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I forgot to post here about the portfolio I finally set up, check it out!

...I have up trying to make my own. There's no way anything I did could ever be as effective as the endless supply of free portfolio sites out there. I'm just using as a hub to find all my stuff now, which I think is pretty sensible.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I'm testing out the new post creator on blogger. I don't like it. I don't like change! It was broken and they made it even more broken it seems. Has anyone noticed with the old editor how if you move images around they loose the ability to enlarge them? As in, the link dissapears? The level of stress that has caused in my time blogging is extraudinary, and if you've ever come accross an unclickable picture here, now you know why. I wonder if it happens with the new editor? We'll see.

Anyway, Here's some dragony creature doodles from the past couple of days, and some Sonic and anthro related doodles at the end. I like the sea dragon thing the best I think. Probably because he doesn't have any feet, and as we established in my last post, I have an issue with feet.