Monday, 16 March 2015

Some beasties

And here is a series of A4 beasties. All for sale. You give me the price you're ready to pay and you pay packaging and shipping (depends on your location)

As an indication one of these takes me between one and two hours to finish

For some reason, blogger seems to "grey" the white backgrounds and show the eraser marks from the digital scanning (the scans look better on my deviantArt page) and of course the signature stamp won't be on the original

Monday, 9 March 2015


Sorry for the lack of postings lately. I'm a bit busy to blog.

I'll scan all of the black and white beasties I have (all for sale at your price) and put them up here soon

Meanwhile here is a new Dragon, also for sale at whatever price you propose (plus postage)

A3, pencil and acrylics

Friday, 20 February 2015

How to make a beastie

Well this is how I do it.

The filming part is tricky, I need to find out better angles and also learn how to stick it all together properly. I used Adobe Premiere here, all well except I don't know why the image isn't filling the frame when it's horizontal.

The finished piece on my deviantArt gallery:

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Better photo. Beorn

I managed to take a much better photo today, just had enough light for a few minutes, no sun and bright overcast skies. Plus I shot it in raw and calibrated the white balance, which of course is the minimum. Next step buy a colour chart ;)

The original is slightly warmer but I got as close as possible with just guessing, as opposed to having a proper colour chart etc. Now my main problem is to work out at what zoom I am at 50mm on my bridge, to avoid deformation, I don't really know how to work that out yet.

Friday, 23 January 2015

More beasties timelapse

Well eventually I posted the rest of the "challenge" on Facebook, sorry about that.

The other day I finally got around to listen to the BBC radio play of "Good Omens" one of my favourite books ever. The play was good, some parts were a bit rushed, not enough indication of what was happening, but if you knew the story it was ok. and it was very well played, I enjoyed the fact that the actor who played Crowley was sounding a little bit like Alan Rickman who will always be "my" Crowley, it's how I imagined him when I read the book.

And while I was listening I worked on a coloured beastie. At least I am trying one, this will be the underpainting, see if I get anywhere with this


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Day two

Part of the five days of art challenge, here is the second part.
Three drawings from my artbook, published in 2012 (links on the right)

Friday, 16 January 2015

Three for five

I rarely accept challenges on social media, as fun as the are they are also time consuming.

But this one is really great, and rather than posting on Facebook I'll post them here. I am trying to centralise things on my site now and this blog is part of it.

So today I give you three drawing from my very first children book published in 1999, "Edward the Long-Eared Bat (sadly out of print in English now):