Friday, 27 September 2013

Food market and cafe Brera, Lyric square, Hammersmith, London.



I really enjoyed painting this one, feeling like i'm loosening up at last. Especially like the red and yellow running down the paper. Its always so tempting to try and correct these mistakes but they really give the painting an 'honest' feeling. 16 x 12 inches. Watercolour.

Monday, 9 September 2013

On the train

My weekly commute to London flew by as I did this little watercolour of my reflection in the train window....at least I kept still for myself!

Monday, 10 December 2012

I've got characters coming out of my ears!!!

Just a small example of my character designs created over the years. Some you may well recognise from the telly, others from the vaults. Want something designed bespoke for your business? then get in touch.

Super geek!

Not your usual superhero character, more nerd than hero! Pencil on watercolour paper.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Minotaur logo design


Just finished this design for a friend of mine. Hand drawn using a wacom cintiq 21ux and sketchbook pro.
Nice job as i only did one rough then straight into finished artwork. Thanks Danny!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

milkface

Here is my first effort at making a character in flash. I've been meaning to learn this package for soooo long and at last i have started! I'm gonna attempt to do some animation with this guy which should be interesting.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Camelot 2D TVC's 'Clamp' and 'Coach'

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I've just finished directing and animating these 2x15'' TV commercials for an American client, via happy Hour Productions in Bristol, UK. All animation was hand drawn using TVpaint software on a Wacom Cintiq. All backgrounds digitally painted using Artrage software.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fiery alpine forest

After upgrading my watercolours to the winsor and newton artists range i finally got all my kit together and was having a little play. The fire came from mixing winsor orange (red shade) with quinacridone gold....cant wait to find the time to play some more...watch this space!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Ashcombe park cafe

My watercolour efforts have been rather non eventful lately due to having to earn money and do some proper work LOL, been busy animating a commercial and will remain busy for a few more weeks yet, but today i just threw caution to wind and took a few hours off! why not? surely thats the point of being your own boss eh? So Patch and i had a pleasant walk up to Ashcombe park and i sat down to do this little sketch. Forgot to pack a pencil so had to just dive straight in....my previous attempts to do this have all failed miserably but with a bit of patience and some cool jazz tunes soothing me from my iphone i am quite pleased with this one, especially as i only took my little mini field watercolor kit. Not happy with the red banner....note to myself...put a decent red in that kit!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Alien design

and now for something completely different! an alien sketch  i did for a recent commercials pitch. Digital using sketchbook pro.

Cloud study

Cloud study, Weston Grand Pier. pen and ink, watercolour.

Value studies

 Trying out some value studies of ashcombe park cafe, above is the sketch done on location and below is the tonal painting, definatlly an interesting exercise.

Clarence park cafe

Clarence park cafe on a sunny day in august...one of the rare ones! started this one as a plein air study, only got to paint the roof then got called away to do something else so i finished it at home from memory.
Watercolour.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Watching the air display

What an incredible day for a spot of plein air painting. Debi happily sat soaking up the rays whilst we were treated to the second day of the Weston air show. Watercolour.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Anchor Head recent watercolours




At last the sun has shone on us! here are my efforts from the last few days......i feel i am improving slightly...what do you think? comments welcome.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Animation test using After effects

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Thought i would post this simple test ive just done, i need to gen up on animating in after effects (which ive only ever used for very basic stuff before). Finding this very enjoyable!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Toes in the sun

A welcome spell of blue sky in this poor summer we are having inspired this little iPad painting done in procreate.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Lunchtime sketch

Sat in the sun next to the SS Great Britain Dockyard cafe in Bristol, this very busy cafe scene made for an interesting outline type sketch with a splash of watercolour before heading back to work.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Debi checking iphone by the pond

Todays painting in my garden on a beautiful sunny day...for a change! I drew this using only  negative shapes. Some bits i feel are still overworked but i feel like i made some progress with this one. Double page spread in sketchbook, 18''x 6'' watercolour and ink pen.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

I'm currently spending a couple of weeks animating with the guys at Hi-Sim in Bristol. They have been putting together a short piece over the last 15 months in rare downtime spots they get, I've been lucky enough to do all the animation for this piece and it should be finished pretty soon. All I can say is that it's a game of footy between a bunch of alien robots in the desert !