Thursday, 18 July 2013


more fun with random themes, this one was "Discomfort" and a quick 20 min enviro sketch before work

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

more lunchtime scribbles

some more lunchtime sketches. the themes were future, medievil, sanctuary. futer was about ten mins, medievil was the full lunch hour and sanctuary was about 30 mins.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


lunch time quickie at work, the theme was scars but i liked the idea of giving the lion king character a bit of a makeover.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Bot Mug

Quicky after work, some fun with colour. i wanted to try and work with a restricted palette so i went to this cool colour scheme site and chose a pallete with the blue/green as the main colour. You can edit it and choose what you think works but I went with what it gave me. i went with a triad scheme. You can save it as a PS swatch which is pretty useful.

Sunday, 16 June 2013


ive been looking at Shaddy Safadis environment videos and they are a wealth of information and he's pretty funny too.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Some Animation

So i'm going back to do ianimate in September and i needed a reel to get in, so I put together what i could muster. Nothing groundbreaking here but enough to show a decent knowledge of body mechanics so i could get into the next workshop (close up acting and lip sync) Sadly I couldn't use anything i'd done in the past year at work due to NDA's which is a shame as I was happy with a lot of the work ive done. Oh well.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Bad Guy

thought i'd posted these before but i hadnt. it was just some fun to see what kind of characters i could come up with using the one base character( top left)
may take some of them further some day

Friday, 7 June 2013


Yo! its been a while, ive been busy animating in my spare time. anyway here is a veery quick cloud study i did before work yesterday.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Some characters

I searched for interesting faces on line and tried to capture a bit of the character, these were the more
Successful ones, only 3 out of about 20. oh well

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Life drawing

Soo... It's been a while, finally got my act together to go life drawing again. I even resisted the going out in the lovely spring weather. And I'm glad I went as I feel I actually learnt a few things today. I usually just sit and draw the model but today I really tried to look and understand what I wanted to get from each drawing.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Abandoned Hospital

Hello, I'm having a go at interiors, so here is one. i had lots of fun with this. Should've looked at my perspective better at the start, but hey ho, i know i need practice there. I'm quite pleased with it for a first indoor scene. i really tried to think about light and how it bounces around. Should be lots more of this stuff to come.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Cave Creature

Did a sketch of this guy the other day and thought it might be fun to paint him up, not the most amazing design but im happy with how it turned out

Friday, 15 February 2013

Value study

I've been watching some Scott Robertson
vids on value and rendering, very useful. Thought I'd have a little blast at a sphere, it's freehand and very small but it was fun to do, I enjoy the construction process.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

speed environment

trying to build up my mileage, just got to keep going


some character stuff, had a little flick through the ol skillfull huntsman, always inspirational!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Three things

some practice sketches with environments and colour. also some simple story telling. lunchtime fun

Monday, 28 January 2013

line of action

Have been unwell today but i thought some light studies would be useful. so i wanted to find some nice dynamic poses and what better than sport for reference. So here are some very quick studies. i find i learn quite a lot from these kind of things, particularly about foreshortening. it always surprises me how extreme it can be when it looks quite simple. i also wanted to gain some more understanding of line of action. Anyway I'm waffling...

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Old Street

Well, the new year is upon us and with it comes a new job, i am now a concept artist! Cool huh?
im hoping i'll improve more quickly with more time spent at the desk drawing each day, and I'm looking forward to learning more about art from my new colleagues. I'm going to have to step up my game!

Heres a quick sketch for fun, something a little different. Not a monster in sight.