Sunday, 30 January 2011

Stages of artistic mastery

I've been going through an art slump lately. I was going through all my past work when rummaging around I stumbled upon this "stages of artistic mastery" chart I'd saved ages ago and it made me feel a lot better about my state of mind.

I didn't make it and I don't remember where I found it, and you might have seen it before. Still, it's worth looking at often to put things into perspective.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Quick Character Update

I thought I'd add some older characters of mine that I'd not posted earlier.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Speedpaint 1

Here's a quicky trying out a looser style.

2011, rock and roll!

It was nice to put all those previous posts up as a retrospective, but it's time to get cracking with this year's work. I've only been lifedrawing once this month and here are the results.

The poses were short (5-20mins) so I went with charcoal to get some more expressive markmaking. I'm quite unfamiliar with the medium, but I really like the way it handles. I'll definitely be experimenting more with it!

I also have a couple of digi paints, the last two being WIPs from last year that I still havent gotten round to finishing!

2010 Sketchbook 02 Life drawing

Life drawing from July to December, most poses ranging from 5 to 35mins, with a couple of hour long poses here and there.

Heh, and a bit of messing around inspired by one of the models

2010 Sketchbook 02

Here are some imagination sketches from the sketchbook I started in July and eventually finished in December.

Plus some studies from, the V&A, Natural History museum and after Waterhouse.

2010 Figure and portrait painting

The first painting is done in oils during my 2 weeks at the Florence Academy. The rest are in acrylic, done during the Hesketh Hubbard sessions at the Mall galleries. Poses range from 30mins to two hours.

2010 Still life in Oils (except for one)