Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I'm Back

Hi everyone, this post has been a long time coming, blogger had decided that I wasn't me for a while and I wasn't entirely sure I disagreed. This is a test posting, I'll be catching up with loads of drawing and painting soon, starting tomorrow, WOW it's good to be back.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Im Back

Where have I been? you probably haven't been asking, well I'll tell you anyway. I've been doing loads of painting like this, these have been keeping me busy. Anyway, I've been doing a lot of sketching as well, I'll be posting them as of tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sarah Step By Step

I built up the values pretty quickly here, I was trying to preserve the cool to warm/blue to orange and keep things loose, I was trying to choose my hard and soft edges and keep a sense of spontaneity. I've been often accused of missing some good stopping places, but when I'm enjoying a painting it can be very hard to stop.
This painting will be on display at the Society of Illustrators from June 9th-August 15th. Or join me for the opening on June 17th.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Color Comp

This is my idea for color, I'm looking to create a cool to warm shift based on a complimentary color palette, blue to orange.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I was gone again wasn't I? I'm back now and let this be the beginning of a new string of posts, starting with a portrait project, this is Sarah, a study for a painting I'm working on.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Artichoke

I didn't post for a while because I was back in the UK, mostly in this pub drinking pints with my dad. this is the second painting I have done of the bar, it's a beauty.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Louis CK Demo

Here are 5 steps for this latest demo, the issue with these demos tends to be not to over do them in terms of finish, keep them loose, move them quick. it's a question of sorting out the major values and working the whole painting up at the same time.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I'm waiting to hear back for my agent but I was happy with the way it went.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Color Comp

They chose sketch 4 and here is the color comp, keep it light and fun, warm and up beat.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sketch 4

What's this you say? Another cat, another tree and another house? so which cat, tree , house combo was chosen, I hear you ask. Come back tomorrow and I might just tell you.

Sketch 3

Another cat and another tree and another house.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sketch 2

Yes, this is sketch 2, another cat, another tree.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Extra Time

Cop a load of these, such a lot of work, doing some more at the moment. I'm going to need new glasses after this, my prescription just ran out.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Final Drawing

so this is 3 of 3, a fun assignment, I'm ready for more like this.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Drawing For Magazine

The second drawing for the magazine assignment.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spot The Difference

It's rare to make changes on a color comp but these are rare times.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


This is my finished Tokyo drawing, I still haven't been there.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Color Comp

Here is a color sketch for this book cover which i won't be painting until the summer, roll on summer I'm looking forward to this one.

Monday, March 9, 2015

This Is Also Rachael

A second study for a painting I'm working on. The general opinion seems to be the head from the first one on the body of this one. Any thoughts?

This Is Rachael.

This is a study for a painting I'm currently working on.

Saturday, March 7, 2015


This is another sketch for a finished piece I'll post later, fun job this one.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Self Portrait

Quick self portrait for a magazine commission. I always look a bit weird when I'm drawing myself.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Quick Sketches

Well, what would you call them?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sketch 3

This is the one that was chosen, next step is a color comp with a few minor revisions, probably  do that at the weekend, that what weekends are for, right?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sketch 2

The title says it all I guess, one more sketch to come, can't wait can you.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Cover Sketch 1

I'm looking forward to this one, it's a chance to do something a little different, I love the pulp fiction genre.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Sketch.

This is what you get today, come back tomorrow, you never know what you might see.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


No, I've never been to Tokyo, it's just a sketch for a job I'm working on. Yes, I'd like to go to Tokyo.

Friday, February 27, 2015


A sneak peek into what I've been up to, oh boy, I'm certainly learning some new tricks here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clive Owen Demo

Here we go again, loose transparent washes over a tight pencil drawing, building up the values bit by bit and finishing with a little opaque color for the final detail.

Oil Change

This is not my car, this is the car I drew whilst my car was getting a oil change, so now you know.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Subway Dude

Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen.